I don’t know about you, but my yarn stash seems to grow exponentially-with yarn scraps! Often, I’m left with tons of small yarn balls and no idea what to crochet with them. Some times pairing them up to crochet a larger project is possible.
But what do you do with all those leftover yarn balls when they accumulate? I’ve put together this list of over 18 crochet pattern that only require a small amount of yarn to crochet.
For the purposes of this list, I’m identifying “scrap” yarn as less than a full ball of yarn. A skein of yarn, or a ball of yarn can vary greatly in length of yards. Many of these crochet patterns need only 15-20 yards of yarn to make.
I hope you can grab your crochet hooks, browse these scrap yarn patterns and find some inspiration for those leftover bits of yarn you have in your stash. Be sure to save your favorites to Pinterest!
33 Amazing Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns
A lot of times when we finish a project, we're left with odds and ends of yarn. So I've complied a list of free crochet patterns that only use small amounts of leftover yarn. You can use up those loose odds and ends of yarn and crochet the perfect project!
The Bria Crochet Washcloth Pattern looks lovely in Red Heart’s variegated Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn. The subtle texture makes a beautiful crochet cloth and is an essential for cleaning. The Bria Washcloth crochets up well with 100% cotton yarn as it is washer and dryer friendly. This free pattern includes a helpful video tutorial.
A true stash buster the Happy Scrappy Sweater from Carroway Crochet will keep you cozy and lighten your basket of all those random bits of yarn! This easy crochet sweater is perfect for all those yarn colors. This yarn uses a variety of simple stitches like single and double crochet.
This Colorblock Cowl crochet pattern is the perfect summer stash buster. Just one skein of yarn (or less!) will crochet this cowl. This easy to crochet cowl is also easy to customize making it great to fit any yarn you have on hand.
Learn how to crochet the Larksfoot Lovey. Use scraps of yarn to create a stunning striped lovey pattern. Crochet this small lovey onto a maple wood ring for a sweet gift. This small project doesn't take much scrap yarn at all.
This Crochet Towel Topper is a free crochet pattern with photo tutorial. Learn how to add the crochet topper to the towel in the step by step tutorial. Crochet the towel topper in contrasting colors for a striking effect.
Learn how to crochet a quick bookmark project for the readers in your home. Inspired by the talented Dr. Seuss books, this crochet bookmark is so fun for kids and encourages reading. This free crochet bookmark pattern includes a step by step photo tutorial.
This little crochet Christmas light applique is so useful for your holiday crocheting! The Crochet Christmas Lights make great handmade gift tags to add to your holiday boxes. Crochet a colorful selection of Christmas Lights and string them together for a decorative crochet Christmas Lights garland.
Crochet a mug cozy that's filled with texture. Warm and comforting for those cold mornings, this crochet cup cozy will delight with it's texture. The free crochet cozy pattern uses just scraps of leftover yarn.
The Wild Lupine Crochet Washcloth is and easy and quick crochet pattern that works well with cotton yarn, scraps and bold colors. The texture of this crochet stitch is easy to achieve. Crochet washcloths make amazing handmade gifts and are so easy to customize.
The Aria Crochet Headband is the perfect summer crochet project. Open stitch work and cotton yarn combine to create a lightweight headband. The crochet pattern for this little headband includes 5 different sizes.
This easy crochet necklace pattern requires just a small amount of worsted weight yarn. The Mia Easy Crochet Necklace Pattern features an organic maple ring at center. This handmade crochet necklace makes a lovely mom and baby gift.
I think so many of these little crochet patterns make fabulous gifts. This collection of scrap yarn patterns would easily be giftable to so many of your loved ones.
What do you think? Are there any other types of scrap yarn crochet patterns you’d like to see on this list?
If you are looking for larger projects to use up partial skeins, crochet scrap blankets are popular. You can just start up a double crochet blanket or, try one of my afghan patterns to see what might work.
You might also like this list from the Lavender Chair for even more scrap yarn patterns!
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