Over the years I (like most crocheters or knitters) have managed to acquire a yarn stash full of colors of small yarn balls and partial skeins. Not sure what to do with or how to match them up, I looked through my crochet pattern binder.
To my delight, I discovered the perfect yarn stash-busting project, the Diamond Overlay Scrapghan designed by Margaret Wilson that was originally featured in the October 2018 Crochet World Magazine.
There was something about the scrap crochet afghan pattern that I just love. The completely random mishmash of colors, the black border, the black diamond shell overlay design, and being able to take bits of colorful leftover yarn from other projects to create something beautiful.
If you don’t have access to the magazine, the afghan crochet pattern can be purchased online for a nominal fee. You will find a link to the pattern near the end of this post.
To learn more about the Scrapghan Crochet Pattern, click the link to watch our video in YouTube or keep reading this post.
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What can you create with a yarn stash like this?
Today's crochet scrap blanket pattern - Diamond Overlay Scrapghan.
For more ways to use up yarn leftovers, we have rounded up a collection of over 45 free scrap yarn projects. Also, be sure to check out the cute plushies to be made on the amigurumi page. They are another creative and fun way to use up scrap yarn!
Learn about the diamond overlay scrapghan pattern
WHAT YOU NEED:
If you are left-handed, check out our left-handed chain stitch, left-handed single crochet or left-handed double crochet tutorials.
Finished Size: Approximately 51" wide x 60" long
How to get started?
Purchase, download and print the pattern.
Round up all the suitable worsted-weight yarn from your stash and shop for your favorite main color yarn.
About the pattern!
At first glance, the pattern may look intimidating and tricky; but it’s really not as long as one keeps track of which row is being crocheted.
This crochet afghan is created using two rows of single crochet stripes with an overlay of double crochet shells arranged in a diamond pattern.
It's the perfect yarn stash buster since the two single crochet rows only required approximately 24 yards of yarn which made it possible to use up tiny balls of yarn.
The main color produces the overlay shell pattern. Five skeins of yarn are needed. However, to save money, you can purchase pound skeins of yarn.
The pattern is made up of 24 rows repeated 9 times. Since it's a mishmash of colors, it really doesn't matter where you put each one as you work the afghan.
As mentioned earlier, the hardest part was to keep track of which row was being crocheted. So I didn't lose my place in the pattern, I employed a technique using a paper clip. Check out this paper clip technique tip.
Another nice thing about this afghan pattern is the main color is never cut so there are fewer ends to weave in.
The finished result is stunning and this beautiful afghan is definitely one of my favorite crochet afghan patterns.
It can easily be displayed anywhere in the home and would make a wonderful gift.
I hope this project has inspired you. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section of the YouTube video.
Grab your scrap yarn and get hookin!
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