Stretching Your Yarn Stash

Stretching Your Yarn StashWhen you want to make an afghan with a different color in each square, but your stash doesn't stretch to that goal, you might want to try this.


You will need thin yarn of a contrasting color. When you have a color you like, add a thin white, cream, or contrasting color ensuring a different color square with a color you have already used in your afghan, but the outcome with be entirely different. You need nothing more than you already have.

Total Time: Same time as any square you might make

Yield: Same amount of squares as normal

Stretching Your Yarn Stash



  1. Choose the primary color.
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    Stretching Your Yarn Stash
    Stretching Your Yarn Stash
  3. Select a thin yarn (less ply than the original color). Baby weight yard is helpful in this.
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  5. Crochet both strands together as if they were one strand.
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  7. Enjoy a look that isn't variegated, but isn't the color of another square.
  8. crochet square with blue and white yard
    Stretching Your Yarn Stash
  9. You can also make only part of your main pattern using this method for an even different look.
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    Stretching Your Yarn Stash
    Stretching Your Yarn Stash

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