I've seen lots of people making blankets out of small squares, some call them scrappy blankets whilst others call them memory blankets, essentially they're made from bits of leftover yarn from other projects. I've resisted starting one myself, up to now that is.
Oh my goodness, what trap have I fallen into? I've made just four squares so far but all I want to do now is add to this blanket.
The squares are quite small, just 8cm x 8cm so I know I'll never have enough leftovers to make a blanket but that's where mini skeins come in. I bought a pack of five when I was at Spring Into Wool last month but I know people swap amongst themselves so I shall be up for a bit of that in the future. Each square only takes about 5g of yarn so you don't need a huge amount. They don't look all that neat at the moment but they should even out when more squares are attached.
So far I've used Third Vault Yarns - Dragon Scales, Laughing Yaffle - Mango Tango, one of the minis I bought in a set from Rosie's Moments, and Fondant Fibre - Amazon Orchid.
I suppose it's a good way to use up all the leftovers, but of course, as with most stash busting projects, I'll end up buying more yarn for it.
What do you do with the leftover yarn you have from a project?