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Scrap Afghan

This yarn scrap afghan crochet pattern is great for a relaxing weekend project. Do you have a pile of leftover yarn from other crochet projects that you just can’t bear to part with? If so, why not turn those pretty scraps into something beautiful and useful?

Using scraps of yarn for a crochet blanket is the perfect way to upcycle your favorite materials while creating a meaningful project that will last for many years.

Scrap yarn blankets may not sound like they would be beautiful. However, there are so many ways you can pair the yarn colors together with a simple crochet stitch.

While I used wider rows of each color with this throw, it could also be made using one new color of yearn for every row. This would give it a really scrappy look. It is a great way to use leftovers to make a large project.

The results just might surprise you on how beautiful the finished blanket turns out.

Yarn Scraps Crochet Afghan Pattern

There are many different ways to combine different scraps of yarn to create a cohesive afghan. This pattern is just one method. 

This crochet pattern is easy with a repeating stitch.

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Clear Our Your Yarn Scraps

Start setting aside those small leftover balls of yarn today because we’re about to dive into the delightful world of creating something wonderful from seemingly nothing; a colorful yarn scraps crochet blanket.

This crochet pattern features the chain stitch and treble crochet stitch.

There are many different ways to combine different scraps of yarn to create a cohesive looking blanket.

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Scrap Yarn Blanket

Using Leftover Yarn Blanket

We all have those leftover pieces of yarn piled up in a bag in your closet somewhere. Well, I took some of the leftover pieces and made them into a crochet blanket.

I tried to coordinate the yarn colors a bit for this particular blanket; however, it would also look lovely if a different color of yarn was used with each row or two. Go ahead and give this a try and make your own unique and beautiful afghan.

Simple Scraps Crochet Blanket: Make in one afternoon!

With the treble crochet, this blanket is very easy to do and it works up so quickly. I went through my yarns that had at least about 1/2 of a skein of yarn.

This helped be able to make the same colored rows a bit wider, which means; less yarn ends to sew in at the end. If you are like me, this is not the best part of crocheting.

Therefore, this would be a great crochet pattern to make if you are in a hurry for a gift for any special occasion.

Scrappy Baby Blanket on the side of a crib

Crochet Baby Blanket

I am updating this post with photos of this blanket. I made this crochet blanket at least six years ago. We have used it to cover up with while watching television and it has been washed numerous times.

Look closely and you will see that the blanket shows signs of use. However, it has now been repurposed as a baby blanket! My first grandbaby is using it in his playpen. I couldn’t be happier to see this still being used.

It is amazing how many things we make that will be used for years to come and their uses will change through those years.

Close up of Crochet Blanket

Directions: Scrap Afghan

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

You should be able to work the chain stitch and the treble crochet stitch. Once you know how to work these two stitches, this pattern is very easy to work.

Finished Size

42 inches wide X 62 inches long

Change the width size by increasing or decreasing 1 chain stitch in the beginning. Change the length by adding or decreasing the number of rows.


Gauge is not crucial in this crochet pattern. I had 10 stitches every 4 inches.


I have made this in a number of leftover colors. Most likely Red Heart Yarn. I do not have the color number. I used mauve, white, lilac, teal, and dark red.

Size J Boye aluminum crochet hook 6.0mm

Yarn needle

Scissors I just love these scissors


BLTR = Back Look Treble Crochet

CH = Chain Stitch

ST = Stitch

TR = Treble Crochet

Crochet Pattern


Foundation chain: CH 134

Row 1:

In 4th CH from hook, TR in back loop and continue to work a BLTR in each CH until the end. You should end up with 130 St. Turn

Row 2:

CH 4. TR in second ST from the end. Work a BLTR in each ST until the end. Turn

Rows 3-72:

Repeat row 2 until desired size.


Fasten off by pulling the yarn through the last loop on the hook. Weave in the ends and remove the excess.

Multicolor Crochet Afghan

Color Rows:

2 mauve, 3 white, 3 lilac, 4 white, 3 teal, 3 white, 3 lilac, 4 white, 3 teal, 3 white, 4 dark red, 3 white, 3 teal, 4 white, 3 lilac, 3 white, 3 teal, 4 white, 3 lilac, 3 white, 2 mauve, 3 white

Enjoy using your afghan!

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