As a yarn lover, I find myself always saving little oddballs of left over yarn. If you are like me, I’m sure you have a bin full of such yarn. Today I’m sharing a few simple Yarn Scrap Projects to use up those leftover yarn!
5 quick YARN SCRAP PROJECTS:
This Crochet Beanie Pattern uses up multiple yarn scraps to create this colorful striped wearable.
I always get asked if I made this hat when I wear it 🙂
This Crochet Flower and Leaves pattern uses extremely little yarn and the flowers turn out so cute! These flowers would look so pretty on a head band or cardigan!
This Crochet coaster pattern is super simple, and the results can be as colorful or neutral as you like! I love having a stack of these coasters on my desk at all times.
This cute and super handy crocheted sunglass case is a much requested pattern in our family. Everyone loves having their own special case!
Cast on 56 stitches onto Circular knitting needles Size 17 US . Work in stockinette stitch till 36 inches long. To help the blanket stay flat, crochet a single crochet border using a Crochet hook Size N US (or 9mm).
I’d love to hear from you in the comments. What are your go to Yarn Scrap Project Patterns?
Thank you for being here today and spending some creative time with my friends! I’m so thankful for your kind words and support.
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Thanks for the pattern. Seems super easy and looks really nice too. I will have to give this a try.
Hope you enjoy it!
Very nice. The edging was a great touch to flatten it out per your comment. Thank you for the demo!
To keep sides from curling, always slip first stitch, without working it…
I am doing that for my current wip!
Thank you for this pattern! I’m new to knitting and I love that you can use different yarn weights!
I’m so glad you liked it! Hope your blanket turns out super comfy 🙂
Ok I’m kinda new to knitting and LOVE this blanket!! I was wondering how would you go about making this larger in size?? Thanks!!
Hi Amy! You could add a few extra stitches at cast on to make it wider. To make it longer just add an extra color or two for as many extra inches you need to add.
Love it! Thank you! !
Great idea! I love to knit but don’t know how to crochet! 🙁
You can skip the crochet border, and instead knot the first stitch of each and every row!
I am new to knitting and have never heard “knot the first stitch of each and every row”. Could you explain please and give directions. Thanks!
Sorry, it’s not knot, but knit the first stitch of each row.
Thanks so much! That I can do.
I bought some yarn to crochet a baby blanket but would love to try this to practice my knitting. I don’t have circular needles, and the largest needle I have are 15 US 14″. I have 5 skeins of red heart cutie pie DK weight yarn. Would that be enough to complete this?
A smaller needle would work, but I am not sure how much yarn you would need. It would depend on your gauge and whether you are knitting one strand or double strand
What brand are your been knitting needles, they are different from the Lion Brand?
These are not Lion Brand, they are the Michaels craft store brand.
What size needle and crochet hook did you use?
I think it was a size N?
If you were to buy new yarn for this project, about how many skeins do you think you would need of bulky weight?
I would think 3 or 4 skeins would do. It’s a smaller blanket. But to be on the safer side maybe 5 skeins.
Doesn’t mixing wool with acrylic make it hard to wash? Is there a secret i don’t know about that?
No you are right! I did not realize it when I mixed the two yarns
Stash busting blanket is a swell idea! I will have enough stash in a bit as I’m doing several projects (scheduled) to prepare for holiday bazaar season. I’m trying to reduce volume of leftovers.
Thank you so much!
I’m a beginner. I ‘inherited’ a huge stash of unused & left over yarn…and I then continued to collect more thats been mounting in the corner of my craft room…with the intention of ‘one-day’ taking up knitting or crocheting. (I have done a little knitting – at 13 y/o under Mothers guidance, I knitted a scarf lol)
My daughter left home for Uni recently and she has asked I make her something. I’ve googled lots in search of some inspiration, ideas & help on where/how to start!
Finally, I found your articles & patterns…Most of the patterns/ideas I’d come across previously had scared me off in some way lol. Thankfully I can stop searching. After reading through the article, Im feeling confident & ready to have a crack at this. From now on, while I’m on this learning curve I will just stick to with your patterns/instruction 😉 Easy, straight forward instructions. Love that you have a bunch of other art & craft topics as well. I’ll definitely be checking those out too and following you for potential future projects!
Thanks again <3
Hi Laurita! So glad you found this and other patterns easy and useful! I personally like simple blankets that keep my hands busy and don’t need much attention while making. This one cleans up your stash as well and turns out super cute! I hope you enjoy your blanket knitting, have fun!