Some time back, I had written a bit about crochet using a Magic Ball. I love the idea of creating and using a Magic Ball. If you aren’t familiar with the term, you’re in for a treat! A Magic Ball is simply one you create by tying together all your odd lengths of leftover yarns. You can either make the ball totally random, combining differing weights, fibers, and lengths of yarn. A more practical approach to creating a Magic Ball would be to combine lengths of related yarns – either all the same fiber or the same weight. If you happen to crochet a lot of socks, it would make sense to build yourself a Magic Ball of all the leftover sock yarns you accrue. If you have a penchant for babyghans in acrylic yarns, make a Magic Ball using only those strands. A potholder fan? It’s a cotton Magic Ball for you.
I’ve rounded up a few examples of Magic Balls and what you can do with them. Enjoy!
This beauty is a rug made entirely of cotton scrap yarn.
This blog gives all the ‘rules’ that turned out these two beautiful scrap afghans. I am particularly fond of these pretty afghans since they show us how to make good use of those left over novelty yarns we all have stashed somewhere in a bin or basket.
There might even be a way to make a little money with your yarn scraps! This creatively designed purse shows how a good eye for color and design can turn one into a bona fide designer! It’s for sale on etsy.com and can be seen here .
And, just when you thought you had seen every iteration of Magic Ball Crochet, you come across real Magic Ball Crochet – LOL. Who’s gonna crochet me some of these?? You can see these and some even more interesting looking ones here .
Stay tuned here for more on Magic Ball Crochet coming up soon.
By jd wolfe