At the beginning of this year, I participated in somewhat of a crochet-along project that some folks on TikTok were doing. That account, @needlelittledream, is a small-business duo who create crochet items and showcase their beautiful work. They decided to do a “scrap project,” using scrap yarn (NO purchasing allowed!) that they had been using to make their regular projects. And I decided to do it with them!
The project was a “scrappy” blanket. They made 12 squares out of different colors of yarn, with each square using a different crochet stitch. Then, the squares were put together in a blanket.
The stitches, chronologically as I worked on them (with a handy photo for reference):
- Traditional Granny square (light gray) (top right)
- Lemon peel (light pink) (top middle)
- Bobble (multicolored) (top left)
- Sedge (dark green)
- Mixed cluster (red)
- Baby bean (pink)
- Grit (light blue)
- Waffle (sea green)
- Solid Granny square (purple)
- Arrow (dark pink)
- Moss (multicolor purple)
- Larksfoot (dark blue)
You can see the videos I made about the process at my TikTok account. It was a really fun project and used up some yarn I didn’t have allocated to something else. I might actually do something like this again soon; now that I’m a seasoned crocheter (hah!), I have yarn favorites — and these squares gave me the opportunity to use some of the yarn I bought earlier in my crochet journey. It also helped me learn a few new stitches, which I’m hoping to use for other projects down the road!