Thursday 19 May 2016


Having started a pair of socks from odd mini balls of sock wool got me to thinking about all the other mini balls of left over yarn I have...100's!
nothing over 10g in this little lot.....but after making a magic ball or two from some of my left over yarns

I like 5g balls best...more colour changes

creative crochet and knits all very original never to be repeated or seen any where as we all have different left overs to make magic balls with. 

A project to use the 15 Minute Rule 
Tie all the ends together in one big ball of useable yarn and make yourself a fabulous and original blanket....or make something at least.

I made 100g balls to start with but think 50g are better

 50g Magic balls of left over yarns

All you need to know about magic yarn balls and what to make on this post...
I love the randomness and individuality of the magic ball projects

Want to use up all those little left over balls of yarn?

Click on each of the links below to give you all you need to know: How to make the Magic Yarn Ball and then some suggested and awesome hats, scarves, blankets or socks...

Magic Yarn Balls

Tiny Purrs Blog

Magic Ball Knitting

Fabulous blog post from 
Chasing Centuras

Magic Ball Crochet and Knitting

The earliest Blog post about Magic Yarn Balls and blanket making, I could find....
 is this one from
A Blog Crazy Crocheting Fool 
in 2008, if you know of any blog post before this one let me know


What to make with them is the tricky part, making the balls was very relaxing
I started with a triangle, but hated it the 10g balls were too big, needed more colour changes
so re-think!!!
Tried mixing two of the magic balls together, happier with the outcome colour wise but chunky weight so not good for wearables really, great for a rug or cushion though

maybe a Rhombus bag?
UPDATE: it turned into a bigger project still to be joined together but very happy with all the left overs as a fab throw like this


US Terms
5mm hook
Just dk 4mm hook

With your magic ball and sock wool to give the shading, work as one yarn.

ROW 1: sl st, on hook ch3, dc, into fist ch sts, turn. [2dc]
ROW 2: ch2, counts as first dc, in all rows, dc into same st, dc in last st, turn. [3dc]
NOTE: it can be asier to do the last st into the sp rather than the st.

ROW 3: ch2, dc into same st, dc into next st, dc into last sp, turn, [4dc]
ROW 4: ch2, dc into same st, dc into next 2sts, dc into last sp, turn. [5dc]
ROW 4- 39: repeat row 4 with the increase of 1st, each row. [40dc]


Increase is only one side so the rows run 2,3,3,4,4 5,5...and so on.

MARK THE INCREASE SIDE so that you don't forget.
 After a few rows it will be obvious which is the straight side and which is the angled, increase side.

Right angle triangles just need a little more attention
Strictly speaking it should run 2,2, 3,3,4,4... but i didn't like the first 2 sets of 2 so increased so it runs 2,3,3,4,4....and so on.

ROW 1: sl st, on hook ch3, dc, into fist ch sts, turn. [2dc]

ROW 2: INCREASE ROW. ch2, counts as first dc in all rows, dc, dc in same st, dc in last st, OR sp, which ever is easiest for you, turn. [3dc]

ROW 3: ch2,[do not dc in same st, as you did with the Isosceles, this will be the straight side], dc, into next st, or sp, turn, [3dc]

ROW 4: INCREASE ROW. ch2, dc in same st, dc into next st, dc into last st or sp, turn. [4dc]

ROW 5: ch2, do not dc in same st, dc in next 2st, dc in last st, or sp, turn. [4dc]

ROW 6: INCREASE ROW. ch2, dc in same st,  dc in next 2sts, dc in last st or sp, turn. [5dc] 
ROWS 7 - 39: repeat rows 5 and 6 with the increase on odd number rows.
ROW 39: will have 21sts, 

Sew all your triangles together in the pattern of your choice, or join with sc and ch3 loops, using the 2nd ch as a sl st to join the the previous edged triangle. making a lovely linked ch, loop edging as below

The Isosceles triangles would join in a hexagon pattern but i preferred the split diamond pattern below

Using sc in the side of each dc, on the two sides and and ch3 loops.
 sc in every other st, and ch3 loops, along the ends of the triangles 

I tried adding 15 st, triangles to start with but didn't like the effect so decided on a closed 'v' stick border of several rows..

Each round is in a different col. I used shades of blue and green for my border, but as its a left over yarn blanket then use what you have and like.

ROUND 1: 2dc, in each ch3, loop, 2dc, ch3, 2dc, in corner ch3 loops.
ROUND 2-6: 2dc in each sp between pairs of dc, creating a closed 'v' st, with 2dc , ch3, 2dc, in each ch3, corner sp.

Although it looks like a rectangle when laid out it is in fact almost a perfect square, as you can see when you fold it in half diagonally

all the triangles joined together with sc, ch3, sc.

A wash to block it and it will be ready for use...enjoy 


  1. Hey Sue, I would love,love,love to make this triangle blanket. Maybe I;m going crazy, but can't find the pattern. Please help!! Thanks Sue!!

    1. Hi Diane, might be there isn't one! xx

    2. Don't remember doing one lol xx

    3. cant find one either so definitely didn't do a pattern sorry xx

    4. Thank you Sue, Your the BEST!! xoxo

    5. Hi Diane, Done now and thanks. It gave me something to do at silly o'clock hey? enjoy xxx

  2. Hi Sue, I love this idea. Thanks for the pattern and inspiration. I have two questions. Are you mixing acrylics and wools? And what joining method do you find best? I'm thinking that simple knots would be easy enough to crochet over

    1. Hi Lekki, yes i mix all yarns together and yes again knotting the ends and rocket over then works perfectly xxx

  3. I love it!!I cant wait to try it.thank you!!