I've also been itching to make an afghan, but would hate to have to go buy lots more yarn to make one when I already have more than enough already.
So, what to do, what to do... make a scrapghan!
JSYK, as awesome as it sounds, "scrapghan" isn't a word D:
But, it is a combination of two equally awesome things: Scrap yarn, and an afghan (which is a blanket, knit or crochet, that is made out of yarn).
Now, there is something to remember before making the scrapghan: Chance's are, it's going to be an eyesore. It will be warm, but it won't be much to look at (but don't worry. You can take joy in knowing that you used up bits and pieces of your stash). But, you can also use this pattern to make a afghan with the colors of your choice (but I have to warn you, it will get very boring. The only fun part in making this blanket is changing colors, and if you do only one color, it will get very boring very fast).
One more thing; These are really more guidelines. It's a basic circle, but modifications can be done to make it look even better :)
Scrap yarn in multiple colors
5.00 mm hook
Stitch marker (optional, but recommended)
Stitch and technique abbreviations:
Magic ring: mr
Single crochet: sc
Increase: sc 2 in next st
Work in a continuous spiral, using the stitch marker to make the beginning of each round.
1) Mr, sc 8 into the ring (8 st(es))
2) Sc 2 in each st (16 st(es))
3) *Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st(es)* repeat from * 7 times (24 st(es))
4) *Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 st(es)* repeat from * 7 times (32 st(es))
5) *Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 st(es)* repeat from * 7 times (40 st(es))
And that's it! Just keep increasing 8 stitches per round, and after a whole lot of stitching, you'll have yourself an afghan!
This really OT, but I'm really tempted to get this book: