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Stash Busting Craft Books


All crafters know the curse of having an ever-growing stash of yarn. It’s like it grows on it’s own with no help from you! But never fear, we have many stash-busting knitting and crochet books to help get that pile of yarn under control.


Mini Skein Knits

Lark Crafts

Mini skeins are the hottest new trend in the fiber world and this collection of 25 knitting patterns will give you plenty of ideas on how to creatively use these tiny skeins. This is also the perfect pattern collection for using up leftover yarn. Create a woman s striped pullover, a slouchy beanie, a coffee cup cozy, and more."

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Crochet One-Skein Wonders®

Judith Durant, Edie Eckman

In this all-crochet addition to the One-Skein Wonders® series, Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 exciting crochet projects — including jewelry, scarves, bags, hats, dresses, and home decor items — that each use just one skein of yarn. With projects organized by yarn type and weight, you’ll be crocheting lacy shrugs for the springtime and heavy-duty beanies for the snowy winter months. Whatever your experience level, you’re sure to find a delightfully portable project that suits your individual style.

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Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies

Judith Durant, Edie Eckman

Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms — plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more — there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs.

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One Skein

Leigh Radford

These knitted and crocheted fashion accessories and decorative accents for the home vary in their required levels of skill, but all can be completed quickly and require only one skein of yarn. The stitch patterns and clear instructions make it easy for even procrastinators and the less-than-diligent to create a ruffled cravat, a drawstring bag, a tank top, cozy scarves, arm and leg warmers, lace wristlets, fingerless gloves, a mohair pillow, and even a sweater for a baby. Several projects do not require any new yarn at allâ€"instead projects such as the Felted Striped Tote or the Labyrinth Circle Rug are designed using up a skein's worth of leftovers from other projects. A guide to terms and techniques, a resource directory, and a bibliography are also included.

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Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders®

Judith Durant

Sock yarn isn’t just for socks anymore! Veteran knitter Judith Durant presents 101 original projects that can be created from just a single skein of sock yarn, including adorable baby clothes, warm hats, beautiful scarves, and even a dog sweater. A quick and creative way to use up leftovers, many of these projects knit up in less than three hours. Adapted from designs contributed by yarn shops and crafters from throughout North America, knitters of all types will delight in these fun and stylish creations.

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One-Skein Wonders® for Babies

Judith Durant

This irresistible collection offers 101 original knitting projects for babies and toddlers — each using just a single skein of yarn! From mittens and hats to tees, sweaters, hoodies, pants, dresses, socks, and bootees, you’ll find the perfect wearable for every child and every occasion. You’ll also discover beautiful bibs, blankets, and sleep sacks, plus adorable stuffed toys, blanket buddies, and more. These beautiful projects were contributed by designers and crafters around the world, and each comes with complete step-by-step instructions and a photograph of the finished piece.

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One Skein Crochet

Ellen Gormley

Gormley shares information on how to pair single skeins of yarn with the perfect crochet project, how-to's on anticipating when a skein of yarn will end, and lessons on designing original one-skein projects.

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Knitless

Laura McFadden

No-Knit Your Way to Great Crafts! This clever book gives yarn loversboth knitters and non-knitters alike50 fun ways to use their stashes without taking out their knitting needles. The projects are easy and simple, but with a modern aesthetic that manages to be both sophisticated and cozy. This book will strike a chord with DIYers who love yarn but don't always want to take the time and effort to knit something from it. Some of the projects include a Sputnik lamp shade, a welcome mat, jewelry, and even a rehabbed woven lawn chair. Put away your needles and crochet hooks and create fabulous projects, from accessories to home goods and more!

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