Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day to you!  On this lovely day, I'm here rummaging through my yarn and enjoying the sunshine streaming in through my windows.  In the spirit of reducing waste, I've gathered lots of fun things you can do with your yarn scraps, that will yield some beautiful little projects.

I have to admit I'm somewhat of a pack rat when it comes to my yarn, not only do I tend to hoard it, but I never throw away yarn when I'm finished a project...ever!  If I have enough left from my skein, I'll make something else from it.  If I have just a few inches, the teeny tiny pieces will go in a bag and be used for later like the photo below, and are perfect for stuffing toys, pillows, etc:

Here are some knitting and crochet patterns that use just a bit of yarn too, so that all of your scraps will be have a pretty use (just click on the link for the pattern):

Classic Granny Squares (Crochet)

Baby Doll Hats (Knitting)

Kitchen Lovelies (Crochet)

Play Kitchen Pot Holders (Knitting)

Modern Circles Garland (Crochet)

Tiny One Round Hearts (Crochet)

Fabulous Fish Dishcloth (Crochet)

Luggage Blossoms (Knitting)

Granny Berry Dishcloths (Crochet)

One Round Leaf (Crochet)

One Round Flowers (Crochet)

Little Raindrops (Crochet)


  1. I am just the same but also put bags in the garden in the Springtime for the nesting birds. Loving your blog x

    1. I love the idea of putting them out for the birds. I have 2 nests on my deck, gonna see if they will use some for their nests. Thanks for the suggestion!

    2. Yes Linda, that is a great idea! I love the thought of all of the little birds with bright cozy nests! :)

    3. I put my yarn scraps in a suet feeder and the birds whisk it away!

  2. Thanks for posting these wonderful patterns.

  3. lovely ideas.. thank you. first time visitor to your blog- love it!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, we're so glad you're here! :)

  4. Thank you so much for posting this Jennifer, these hearts, stars and flowers are too adorable! I stumbled across your blog today, and I echo the sentiment of your other followers that you are a "ray of sunshine" :) Thanks so much for all these lovely patterns, which I will be perusing shortly.
    I was actually looking for a pattern to crochet raindrops or teardrops, which I'm going to do in black so they can be seeds on two watermelon-themed projects I'm working on (a throw and a slouch hat)...and came across your raindrop pattern...much appreciated!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! It means so much to me...I love making all of these fun things and sharing them even more! I love your idea about using the drops as watermelon seeds...such a cute idea and I'm so glad you stopped by!


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