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Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

This is the final week of the Stash Busting Challenge for 2021! There have been some fabulous patterns offered to you through this challenge this year. Not to worry, there is still some fabulous patterns to be had below. Make sure you grab them with 

Week 2 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 2 – Stash Busting Challenge

Welcome to Week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge 2021! Below you will find a great collection of patterns that have been donated free, with the special coupon code, by some fantastic designers for this week only!   How it works: Participating designers will be 

Stash Busting Challenge – Week 1!

Stash Busting Challenge – Week 1!

The Stash Busting Challenge is back for 2021! Unfortunately, the free pdf patterns for those listed below has now expired. But the patterns are so cute and great stash busters that I wanted to leave them here as a round up post for you. A lot of these patterns are also free on the designer’s blog posts, so you can still get them as free patterns!




The Patterns

1. Crochet glasses cases by Joy of Motion

This glasses pouch is a great stash busting idea, and it can also make a great gift. Jazz it up with appliqués, gorgeous buttons or scrap pieces of yarn. Click the pic below to be taken to Janne’s post with the PDF Pattern links.


2. Foldover phone case by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This one is one of our older patterns and was designed as part of our stitch of the week feature. If you have never worked the paired half double crochet stitch before this one is a great project to try it out on … and we have a video tutorial to help you with the stitch too.

On our post there is also a different version of the phone case (the pink one), unfortunately that one is not on the same download, but the pattern is free in the blog post!

3. Iris Stitch in a Square Hot Pad by Made by Gootie

Agat loves her iris stitch! Have you tried it. It is a cute lacy stitch (we have a little headband pattern in this stitch).

There are so many uses for this square – use it to create or incorporate into a blanket, a table runner, increase the size so it is a placemat, use small thread and hook for a coaster or doily … the list is endless.


4. Crochet Sunflower Applique by Raffamusa Designs

Rafaella has some of the most gorgeous appliqués (and other designs)! Check out her Sunflower appliqué. Of course we love it!




5. Sunshine Coaster pattern by Crafting Each Day

Suzanne’s coaster pattern is just the ticket for a great summer make and is a fantastic stash buster. Make them for yourself or make them as a gift …. or both!


6. Lotte Lace Corner Bookmark by Blue Star Crochet

If you are a member of our Facebook group you will have seen this one before! I just adore the elegance of this bookmark!


7. Super Simple Crochet Coaster by Sigoni Macaroni

These coasters would make a perfect addition to any garden table or picnic table! Where would you use yours?


8. Chevron Stripes Pouch by Loops and Love Crochet

I just love everything about this pouch – the fantastic effect of the chevrons and the colours that have been used! What colours will you make yours in?

9. Face Scrubbies by Desert Blossom Crafts

Can you ever have too many face scrubbies? Personally,. I don’t think so. Team them up with some lovely soaps or lotions and they finish off a gift perfectly.


10. Easy Boho Evening Purse by King and Eye

I love this purse! Although I have to admit I am not a huge fan of tassels from a practical point of view, but they do look great and finish off this bag perfectly! This one is a quick make with t-shirt yarn and a 12mm hook!




11. Heart Jar Cozy by Hooked on Patterns

This one is such a sweet pattern, and would look perfect with a candle in it either inside or outside!


12. Palm Tree Key Chain by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

This pattern just screams summer! It would also make a great key chain for a school bag.

13. Leopard Clutch by E’Claire Makery

This is a great colour work project, especially if you are new to colour work. Why? because if you don’t quite manage to get the spots right who will know? It will still look fabulous. And by the time you have finished this one you will feel so much more confident!


14. Super Scrappy Scarf by Carroway Crochet

I love Pam’s scrappy patterns! She has everything from cardigans to sweaters and scarves! And her photos always make me smile. What do you think of this scarf?


15. Linen Pot holder by Knitting with Chopsticks

This linen pot holder uses t-shirt yarn and a 4mm hook! It looks stunning in the two colours – I love the effect it creates! I’m thinking I may make mine in yellow with green accents! what about you?




Thats 15 fabulous designers providing you with 15  patterns! It will go a long way to busting some of that stash!

You can find the 19 patterns that were included in week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge HERE – again most are available as free on the blog patterns.

We would love it if you would share your #sbchallenge projects with us in our FB Community Page  You could also join us on instagram and share your makes with us by tagging us (@sunflower.cottage.crochet.too) and using the hashtag #sbchallenge.


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Stash Busting Challenge Week 4!

Stash Busting Challenge Week 4!

The Stash Busting Challenge Week 4 has now finished!! Can you believe that it is over already? Did you collect the patterns when they were available? I have decided to keep the round-up posts because a lot of these patterns are available either free on 

The Primrose Granny Square

The Primrose Granny Square

Primrose Granny Square Pattern This post contains affiliate links.  Affiliate links help us keep the blog going and are at no extra cost to you! The Primrose granny square is a beautiful, modern take on something that is very traditional and has stood the test 

Stash Busting Challenge Week 3!

Stash Busting Challenge Week 3!

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?

Don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram (@sunflower.cottage.crochet.too) or join our Facebook community group!

Stash-Busting Challenge Week 2!

Stash-Busting Challenge Week 2!

Week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge is here! A group of designers have got tether to provide you with FREE PDF PATTERNS to download as part of the Stash-Busting Challenge Week 2. This round-up contains patterns that will be free on Ravelry from 12am