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Granny Square Afghans from Leftover Yarn


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Granny Square Afghans from Leftover YarnI enjoy making afghans for a charity group called Project Linus. They make blankets, quilts and afghans for children in hospitals, disaster situations, children who have lost parents from the war, etc. We get a lot of donated yarn at the meetings and I have now tried to use up the "scrap" balls of yarn that most people don't want to use, preferring full, new skeins. I make large granny square afghans out of the yarn and add to my squares as I get new colors from the donations. It is fun to try to coordinate the color scheme or just to add colors to get a new pattern.

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Granny Square Afghans from Leftover Yarn
 
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December 13, 20150 found this helpful

Every square a picture of perfection. The blue on blue is especially nice.

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December 14, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you. The yarn was all donated to our chapter of Project Linus. I was fortunate to have enough of the colors to create the color scheme. Working on several now and love coming up with new color patterns.

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So worthy when you read the thank you's from the parents of children who received these blankets.

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December 22, 20150 found this helpful

I make 12 inch Granny Squares and use the the same color for the last round of each square. then put them together for an afghan or a Poncho. I also once made a king size square for my daughter and she has it on the bed in her guest bedroom.

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July 1, 20161 found this helpful

These are beautiful. Another thing you might do with leftover yarn is log cabin knitting or crochet. I've made several things, pillow covers, bath & commode covers, by log cabin knitting, but I think it could be adapted to crochet, too.

 
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