The Spring Square Stashbuster Blanket

Every now and then we need to use us our yarn stash and our yarn scraps. I certainly need to. For most of my projects I find there are spares left over, and each time I add these to my yarn scraps and spares bag.

I started off my getting all my spares and scraps laid out on the floor. I then selected a few colours for my Spring Squares Stashbuster Blanket.

All of my yarn was Stylecraft Special DK.

I then got started! I wanted to use my Spring Square design. I made 100 mini squares, made up of 4 rounds of each colour (this required approximately 2-3g of each colour).

I then added a further 3 rounds to each of the squares in a different colour (this was another 3-4g of yarn).

I choose to join the squares using the join-as-you-go joining method. You can join the squares however you wish. I arranged the squares in a 10 x 10 formation.

Border

To finish my blanket off I added a simple border using the same pattern as for the squares for 4 rounds (approximately 80g of yarn required for this). I used 1 colour, but you could opt to use different colours, depending on what you have leftover.

Remember – in each of the corners I worked 1 chain stitch. However, you can insert 2 or 3 chain stitches if you prefer. Do what works best for you.

Border Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner space. Ch2 (counts a 1htr). Work 2htr in between each of the 2htr clusters in the joined squares below. When you reach the corner work [1htr, ch1, 1htr] in the corner space. Continue to work 2htr in between each of the 2htr clusters around the blanket, and with [2htr, ch1, 2htr] in each corner space until you reach the beginning of the round. Work 1htr in this corner space, ch1 and ss in beg-ch.

Border Round 2. Turn over. Ss back into the ch1 corner space you just formed. Ch2 (counts as 1htr), work 1 htr into same corner space. Work 2htr in between each of the 2htr clusters in the row below. Work *[2htr, ch1, 2htr] in the corner space, work 2htr in between each of the 2htr from the row below.* Continue from *to* until you reach the corner where you started, work 2htr, ch1 and ss in beg-ch. 

Border Round 3. Turn over. Ss back into the ch1 space you just formed. Ch2 (counts a 1htr). Work 2htr in between each of the 2htr clusters in the row below (placement indicated by needle in Fig 11). *Work [1htr, ch1, 1htr] in the corner space, work 2htr in between each of the 2htr clusters from the row below.* Continue from *to* until you reach the corner where you started, work 1htr, ch1 and ss in beg-ch.

Border Round 5. Turn over. Ss back into the ch1 corner space you just formed. Ch2 (counts as 1htr), work 1 htr into same corner space. Work 2htr in between each of the 2htr clusters in the row below. Work *[2htr, ch1, 2htr] in the corner space, work 2htr in between each of the 2htr from the row below.* Continue from *to* until you reach the corner where you started, work 2htr, ch1 and ss in beg-ch. Fasten off 

…….and then it was finished!