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(2) How to destash – Cotton
If you do not feel like making dish cloths, tea pot cozies and pot holders (and for some reason I never do), then you need some other projects that make use of your cotton yarn.
Cotton is not my favorite choice of yarn, but from time to time I buy a few skeins for a specific project. Therefore I never have more than one to three skeins of one particular cotton yarn and color left over.
Following projects look rather tempting to me:
- What I particularly love are toys that are different looking. Therefore I bought the book “Creepy Cute Crochet“. The author has several free patterns on her website. I could also not resist getting “The Knitted Odd-Bod Bunch“. Little Tig from the book is available for free from goodtoknow.
Other patterns along those lines are the Panama Dolls and The Thrifty Critter.
- If it is a style you like to wear, you could make yourself a scrap scarf. There is a simple garter stich version or you could go for some hexagons. If you feel very adventurous, you could knit Eunny Jang’s “Blooming Cotton Scarf“, but it is probably a little too complicated for me right now.
- Cotton is very good for grocery or market bags, which has the added benefit of crafting green. You can find a nice crocheted version at CAPs crochet or Artemis Adornements. If you’d rather like to knit, then the bag at OrangeJuicyKnits or MeTyme patterns should work nicely.
I would love to know how you reduce your cotton stash!
Now I have to think about what I will do about my hills of sock yarn turning into mountains.