ScrapHappy February

This month’s ScrapHappy make is another blanket for Sixty Million Trebles.

All the yarn, except that in the border, was left over from knitting socks. This means that this entire project was worked in scrap 4-ply yarn… so it took a lot of hours and amounts to 19,812 crochet stitches (i.e. “trebles”). I wanted to frame the square nicely, so I used some wool out of my stash that was unwanted.

Originally this yarn was destined for my beekeeper’s quilt, but I got bored with that, so I’m going to convert the completed hexagons into a “beekeepers garden bench cushion” and pretty much all the rest of the scrap yarn collection went into this blanket.

This is the third of my charity blankets for this year.

I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) Scrap Happy posts by Kate, who provides links to other (mostly sewing) Scrap Happy bloggers at Tall Tales from Chiconia on the fifteenth of every month… do check them out.


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  1. ….and WordPress is back from its unscheduled outage, just in time for me to comment on your lovely, snuggly ScrapHappy project! Now, I have a question for you. Do you know what a size Q crochet hook is, and whether they’re commonly available? Hook sizes seem to work differently here. I know it’s big, but that’s the idea. I want to make a rug for Miz Lizzie using the Husband’s old denim work jeans cut into narrow strips for yarn, and I need a size Q, apparently…

  2. This is so pretty and will be so appreciated I am certain sure.

    • My current one has your square in it… I’ll probably completely it this weekend, but I might save it for ScrapHappy March since I have plans to make something for me from new yarn next.

  3. Wow you must be so patient! Looks lovely, and the huge range of colours really work.

  4. I actually love this and it’s quite inspiring!

    As I now possess a pair of reading glasses perhaps I can give crochet or knitting a real chance.

  5. The mix of colors is really cheerful, and the frame makes it. Yes, I need good light for sewing, that’s for sure!

  6. We’d better beware if next time you’re posting on the Ides of March Jan. That’s a very attractive blanket you’ve made.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  7. Oh, that’s brilliant! A whole blanket made just from small odds and ends of yarn… And the colours work so well together that you’d think it was by design!

  8. I’m just starting to crochet. I’m at the “frustrated” stage when I try to progress, so then I resume my single crochet so that I can maintain the every-import zen I am after.

    I need to find a friend to sit with me for the next steps. Trying to learn from my book isn’t working.

    I love that you are using all your scraps for a charity blanket. It’s such wonderful work and the piece so cheerful.


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