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Scrap and Stash Afghan Knitting Patterns

by | Aug 26, 2017 | Featured

Knitting Patterns for afghans knit with scrap, stash, and leftover yarn.

Use up your leftover, stash, and scrap yarn with these blanket knitting patterns.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Happy Blanket

Happy Blanket

This afghan uses short rows to create triangle patterned squares from your stash or scrap yarn. Knit in section rows of 7 separate garter stitch pieces. Designed by Camilla Gugenheim. Pictured project by Mirja. Also makes a fun scarf or shawl. Available in English and Italian.

 Free Knitting Pattern for Overlapping Squares Afghan

Overlapping Squares Afghan

This stashbuster is a variation on mitered squares. Knit in section rows of 7 separate garter stitch pieces. Designed by Irina Poludnenko

 Free knitting pattern for Sediment Scraps Blanket

Sediment Scraps Blanket

This afghan is an addictive way to use up your stash according to Ravelrers. You knit with multiple strands of yarn to create bulky or super bulky weight and add different yarn as you run out of one strand. Knit diagonally in garter stitch. Designed by Katie Rose Pryal. Pictured project by natb7 who said, ” I loved knitting this – I think it was seeing all my ugly yarn being used up, and the colour changes were interesting to see.”

 Free Knitting Pattern for Lily's Scrap Blanket

Lily’s Scrap Blanket

This is a recipe for creating a chevron striped blanket than a rigid pattern by winding stash yarn into DIY monster yarn cakes (instructions provided). Great use for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Webster Street Knittery

 Free Knitting Pattern for Color Pennant Afghan

Color Pennant Afghan

Three Strips are made separately, then sewn together following a diagram to make the Afghan. Each Strip consists of 22 triangles worked using short rows. Great use for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand Yarn

 Free Knitting Pattern for Mosaic Tile Afghan

Mosaic Tile Afghan

This afghan is a play on mosaic stitches presented in a random color format to suggest a mosaic tile wall. It is bordered by yet another mosaic pattern. 54 x 64″ (137 x 162.5 cm) Designed by Judith L. Swartz. One of 7 knitting patterns in Cozy Knitted Blanket Patterns ebook by Interweave Knits.

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 Free Knitting Pattern for Hourglass Blanket

Hourglass Blanket

Patchwork-inspired afghan worked in squares with a central hourglass shape in intarsia is great way to use scraps of worsted yarn. Or or course you can use the recommended yarn. Designed by famed quilt designer Kaffe Fassett for Rowan.

Free Knitting Pattern for African Adventure Afghan

African Adventure Afghan

This colorful patchwork quilt is perfect use for scrap yarn. You can make smaller versions to use as table runners and more. Designed by Horst Schulz at South African workshops. Pictured project by hermanm

Free Knitting Pattern for Ten Stitch Blanket

Ten Stitch Blanket

Frankie Brown’s pattern is perfect for your scrap yarn and odds and ends. Start in the center and work in a square spiral, joining as you go. No seaming! Keep adding on until you run out of scraps or patience! Pictured project by mrsskr who used up sock yarn scraps.

 Free Knitting Pattern for Mountain Cabin Afghan

Mountain Cabin Afghan

25 Blocks are worked separately, then sewn together. Each Block begins with a Center, then 8 Logs are worked around the
Center.  Great use for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand Yarn

Free Knitting Pattern for Apple Core Blanket

Apple Core Blanket

Frankie Brown says “The apple core shapes that make up this blanket are quick and easy to knit in garter stitch and the sewing up isn’t as bad as it looks!” Edged with applied i-cord. Perfect for scrap yarn and stash busting. Rated easy by most Ravelrers.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Corduroy Afghan

Corduroy Afghan

This easy throw is created from knitted squares with deep stocking stitch rolls to add coziness and texture. The designer Frankie Brown says it can also be used for a rug. Great use for scrap yarn. Pictured project by gicki .

 Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Pastille Baby Blanket

4 Row Repeat Pastille Baby Blanket

This colorful baby blanket is created with stripes of easy slipped stitch mosaic colorwork in in a 4 row repeat. Most Ravelrers rated this easy. Perfect use for stash yarn – you can make the stripes any size and colors you want. Great with multi-color yarn! 25″ x 29″ but you can customize to any size. Designed by Vickie Hartog. Pictured project by Tyek.

Easy As Pie Blanket By Ann Richardson - Free Knitted Pattern - (ravelry)

Easy as Pie Blanket

Mathematics and knitting come together in this design by OneHandKnits. Garter stitch short-rows are used to to form a full ‘pie’ of rainbow slices and again to ‘square the circle’.

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Squares on a Roll

Another fantastic design by Frankie Brown. Stocking stitch rolls add another dimension to these simple squares knitted in the round giving an exciting tactile fabric that is thick and warm.

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Lovequist Baby Blanket

Lovequist Baby Blanket

Striped lace blanket is a colorful use for stash yarn The lace is ideal for babies because it offers ventilation and texture for them to play with. DK-weight yarn. 26” Wide x 42” High.  Designed by Tanis Gray

Knitting Pattern for The Beekeeper's Quilt

The Beekeeper’s Quilt

Afghan made of little stuffed honeycomb shaped puffy pockets called hexipuffs. Great for scrap yarn and easy to join. Designed by tiny owl knits. Pictured projects by PorcupineSnuggles

Knitting Pattern for Hot Air Balloons Blanket

Hot Air Balloons Blanket

Modular blanket knit in pieces inspired by hot air balloons and then seamed in strips. 3 sizes. Great for scrap yarn. Designed by Laura Whittington (Knitting Emporium)

Knitting Pattern for POP Blanket

POP Blanket

This blanket is inspired by the graphics of comic books and American Pop Art. Great for scrap yarn. Designed by Tin Can Knits

Knitting Pattern for Striped Log Cabin Baby Blanket

Striped Log Cabin Baby Blanket

Knit with a chunky weight yarn and a #10.5 needle. The sample was knit with approx. 80 yards each of 14 different colors. You can repeat colors as often as desired. Finished measurements approx. 35″x 35″. Great for stash yarn. Designed by The Knitting Niche

 Knitting Pattern for Margarita's Coverlet

Knitting Pattern for Margarita's Coverlet

Margarita’s Coverlet

This patchwork afghan is composed of simple lace hexagons, with a star pattern at the center, designed for leftover scraps of self-patterning sock yarn. 3 sizes are offered but it is easy to modify. Each hexagon takes about 25 yards or so of sock yarn.  Designed by Andrea Jurgrau

Knitting Pattern for Polygon Blanket

Polygon Blanket

This afghan is made of individual garter stitch hexagons that are knit individually and assembled. Great stash buster and portable project! Blanket as shown: 29 1/2″W x 37 1/2″L

Knitting Pattern for Festive Fish Baby Blanket

Festive Fish Baby Blanket

This modular afghan of tessalated fish is a great stash buster and portable project. Designed by Paula Levy.  Available in Babies and Toddlers: A Knitter’s Dozen. Pictured project by devittles


Knitting Pattern for Domino Star Afghan

Domino Star Stashbuster Afghan

The center star is knitted in stockinette, and all the rest of the blanket is in garter stitch. The motifs consist of mitered squares, which are slightly modified to accommodate for the growing periphery of the circle.

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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