Stash Busting Challenge Week 3!

Stash Busting Challenge Week 3!
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We had so much fun last week we signed up to do it again! Here are more patterns from some great designers, specifically designed to help you bust your stash!

Click on the photo to take you to the pattern post which will link to the pattern for you! 

At a time when a lot of us cannot venture far with social isolation or lockdown , obtaining yarn can be difficult. But those of us who have been crocheting or knitting for any period will have a stash!

We all have that little bit of a skein left over from a previous project, or a skein or two that we bought thinking that it was pretty or you would find the perfect project for it. This round-up is aimed at helping you use those and making some space.

However you built up your stash (and stashes are great – after all who knew that we were preparing for a time when yarn shops would be forced to close their doors!) we all have one. Even if its just a couple of skeins, we have a challenge for you to get it used on a gorgeous project!

Like last week this post is packed with some really great stash-busting patterns.

Let’s start stash-busting….

Our pattern this week is the N Stitch mug cozy. If you haven’t tried the N Stitch yet this is the perfect opportunity to have a go and wonder why you haven’t come across it before! You can find our post with pattern links and links to a video tutorial here.



Joy of Motion Crochet has this really sweet  crochet striped sunglasses pouch for you. The blues used here remind me of the ocean ….












Knitting with Chopsticks are offering the Sunday at the Pool Coaster. I love the colour combo she has used for these ones and how changing the colours emphasises different elements of this pattern!



Raffamussa Designs have these super sweet basket weave baby booties. Can you look at these without saying “awww”?


Desert Bloom Crafts have some awesome Quick and Easy Earrings for you. I love how cheery and bright these are.


These Spring Sparkle Coasters are this week’s offering from Noors Knits! Perfect for those barbecues or picnics in the garden!




The patterns from the Blue Elephants make me wish I could knit! I tried a few years ago, maybe its time to try again?


Creations by Courtney have this sweet diamond hat to offer you this week! Its such a unique take on creating the diamond effect.


Sarah from Ned and Mimi is giving you this zipper pouch, made using the moss stitch. So many uses and a great gift idea to help get you started on those Christmas gifts early! Fill it with make-up, hooks and yarn vouchers, pencils or whatever the intended recipient would like and voila!


This Butterfly Cardigan from E’Claire Makery is a style that I haven’t seen before! It’s a sweet summer staple.




Simply Hooked by Janet have the Team Spirit Scrunchies. So many colour combinations to be used! They are perfect for any girl, whether they consider themselves ‘girly’ or not! I made the ones from last week’s giveaway and my daughter loved them! It was my first time making scrunchies and they are super quick and kinda addictive lol.


These flower face scrubs from Burgundy and Bliss are fantastic! I’m thinking of pairing them with the zipper pouch from Ned and Mini and the washcloth from last week to create a perfect gift set for my sister in law!


This Sideways Dishcloth from No Hooks Given is one of the prettiest dishcloths I have seen in a while!


The Loop Hole Fox has the Assorted Rose Bouquet for you. Make a few and create a bouquet that will never wilt. I’m thinking about making one and using it as a bookmark … I can never have too many bookmarks!

This fox face brooch from Crochet Cloudberry is just the sweetest. If you don’t wear brooches turn them into key rings!


Hanjan Crafts are giving you the PDF of the Classic Cowl which is long enough to also use as a wrap. I love the simple elegance of this.


Through the Loop Yarn Craft are offering you the Somerside Dishcloth which is double sided for extra durability!



Grab your diamond bobble scrubby from Sweet Thing Crochet.


The Spiral Baby Hat from Crafting Each Day is another one that’s too cute not to grab!





Yarnhild has this simple and very practical basket! Its perfect for any room in the house. What will you use yours for?

Whether you already know how to do Tunisian Crochet, or whether you want to learn, this honeycomb cowl from One Little Hook is a great Tunisian project!


Carroway Crochet are giving you the free pdf for their short and chunky fingerless gloves.


Loops and Love are really making me want to try amigurumi with their Whale pattern! Can you ever be too old for one of these? I’m thinking probably not 🙂


The Easy AF Crochet Headband really is easy! Its a great project whether you just want to keep your hands busy for a few minutes or whether you want to try a crochet pattern for the first time!


Ear protectors are all over social media at the moment. And they deserve to be! Anything we can do to say thank you to front line staff and help make their days a little more bearable is worth it.  Sigoni Macaroni is offering you one of the best patterns I have seen for these!

Itching for Some Stitching has provided you with the classic Spring Modern Granny Infinity Scarf.


Grab your Venus’s Looking Glass motif from Needle Klankers!


Another great Tunisian pattern for beginners is the Tunisian Mug Rug from Desamour Designs.


Grab your copy of the Florabelle Fingerless Gloves from Edyth Blayn.


This easy Boho Evening Purse from King and Eye is gorgeous! Do I have the yarn I need for it in my stash????





And last but not least is this unique and gorgeous Area Ear Warmer from Fosbas Designs!


So that’s 31 amazing patterns from 31 fantastic designers available for you. Which ones will you be making?

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