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Stash Busting Week - Granny Square & Ripple Crochet

How many balls of various colors do YOU have in YOUR stash? I did some cleaning and organizing this past weekend and found that I'm running out of storage space! I have so many matching and mismatching balls of yarn that just aren't enough on their own for a specific project, so I'm gonna make some Stash-Busting Projects!

I started with a ripple blanket. I used the pattern from my site for the Reversible Ridged Baby Blanket. As I went along, I just used up all that was in the ball even if it didn't complete the row. Then continued the row with another color.

Some colors look really good together on the blanket and inspire me to create something from that palette... some time!

Then there are Crochet Granny Squares! I decided that since this is a stash-busting project, I was going to keep it simple. So I'm making basic granny squares. Not that I'm bragging (much) but I'm pretty good with my tension so I don't block my squares. Would you like the pattern I use to make mine?

My Favorite Crochet Hooks! Susan Bates @ JoAnn!

The size of my squares is 6 1/2", about 4 rounds plus the center. You can make yours whatever size your yarn will allow.

Ch 4
Join with sl st in beginning chain to make loop.
Rnd 1:  Ch 2, dc 2x in loop, *ch 2, dc 3x in loop, repeat from * twice more
Rnd 2:  Sl st in each dc until you reach the next ch 2 corner. ch 2, dc 2x in corner, ch 2, dc 3x more in corner, *ch 1, Then (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next corner. Repeat twice more to finish round
Rnd 3:  Sl st in each dc until you reach the next ch 2 corner. ch 2, dc 2x in corner, ch 2, dc 3x more in corner, ch1 1, dc 3 x in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(dc 3x, ch 2, dc 3x) all in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, dc 3x in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around.
Repeat putting 3 dc shells in the ch 1 spaces and (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in all ch 2 sp corners. Do as many rounds as you want your square to be.

So many squares!

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So much rippling goodness!

UPDATE: The Stash-Bustin Granny-Ghan is nearly finished! I may add a few more squares but I'm currently 50/50 on adding a border.


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