Welcome back to the 2018 Fiber Flux Granny Stashdown Challenge! So glad you could join us! If you’re just joining us or not familiar with the concept, we’re working on a year long project designed for those of use that have tons of extra yarn on hand (can you relate? I sure can!!). We’re making a simple granny square blanket using all of those odds and ends…the result at the end of the year will be a gorgeous, one of a kind blanket! I am so excited to see what all of you end up with!
Here’s what I’ve been working on…loving this project!
Queue up on Ravelry!
If you’re just joining us, here’s what you’ll need:
- Yarn odds and ends in a similar weight
- K (6.5 mm) crochet hook (or recommended hook for your particular yarn)
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Here are some tips to get started! (written instructions for the square are further down):
- Grab a bin or basket (mine is in the photo above) and use it to collect your yarn odds and ends.
- Try choosing a color palette you like and look for yarn in that color (I chose shades of pinks, purples, and blues)
- Make sure it is a similar weight. This does not have to be exact, but I stuck to worsted-ish weight. Some is slightly thinner, some a little thicker. Basically yarn that recommends an I, J, or K hook. However, if you have lots of sock yarn, use that! Have tons of super bulky? Try that instead!
- Last thing, if you plan on machine washing your blanket when it is finished, make sure all of your yarn is machine washable too!
Below is the video of the progress that I’ve made so far + a few little tweaks:
Please visit and join the Fiber Flux CAL group on Ravelry to get updates, see everyone’s progress (fun because we all live in different places in the world with a variety of temperatures! Also, get questions answered, help others, and show off your work.
Use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal to share your work or tag @fiberflux on social media!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2018