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Stash Busting Challenge: Week 1!

Are you ready for a challenge?! 


The lovely Janne of Joy of Motion and Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks have put together a great way to use up all our stashes on fun and useful projects: The Stash Busting Challenge! We all have a stash of leftover bits and bobs of yarn that we hold on to; all those half-used skeins and trimmings just long enough to save but with no real idea behind. Well, now’s the time to make something out of it all!



The Stash Busting Challenge





How it Works


Designers will share a new set of patterns each week, and each of those patterns will be available as a free PDF to download. They’ll be available every Wednesday at midnight for one week only. You can sign up for reminders about the challenge down below so you don’t miss out on any patterns!




How to Download a Pattern



Click the images or titles of the patterns you want to go to the designer’s page. 


On that page, look for the free download button. It’ll take you to Ravelry or the designer’s website where you can grab the free PDF. We’re all using the same coupon code to make it easier: SBCHALLENGE



Share this with friends!


We’re so excited to host this challenge and have so many amazing designers join us. If this is an event you enjoy, help us share the event! There are buttons at the top and bottom of this page for sharing to Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest if you want to help us spread the word. 


Please share THIS PAGE, not the individual pattern pages. That way, everyone can see how to download patterns and all the designers get a chance to be seen. 


Now, let’s get into the patterns!




Week 1: April 1-7




1. Easy Plant Hanger



2. Peek a Boo Beanie




3. Pretty in Pink Booties



4. Brighton Beanie



5. Party Bear Coasters



6. Easter Eggs



7. Daisy Headband



8. Llama wall hanging



9. Crochet ragdoll heart



10. X Bangle



11. Ice Cream Cozy



12. Simple & Sweet Bowtie Head Warmer



13. Kimono Baby Booties



14. Luxe Spa Headband



15. Lacey Little Hat



16. Knotted Mesh Headband



That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading and joining us on this Stash Busting Challenge! You can also join the fun over on Instagram by following me @_theblueelephants and using the #SBChallenge to share what you’ve made. Plus, if you want to be reminded when the next set of patterns are released, be sure to sign up for that below!



See you soon 🙂

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Denisa Scott

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

This is amazing!! Thank you so much for all these amazing patterns. My love and gratitude go out to you and all these amazing designers! Thank you again.

Anne Zinnack Zinnack

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

the Sb challenge isn't working for me. I get through to revelry , only to find I have to pay? I was following instructions.??

Shehla Ahmed

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

You have to use the code SBChallenge at checkout and it'll be free!