60+ Fabulous Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns You’ll Love to Make

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If you’re looking to crochet with leftover yarn, these scrap yarn crochet patterns are a great way to do it. These patterns use up all the yarn you have on hand, so it’s always an excellent money-saving measure, and you can really see the results in your finished project.

Does this sound like you? I have a problem. I love yarn. I love having a stash of it. And I love being able to crochet with it. But there’s one problem: my yarn stash keeps growing until I can’t fit it all in my “yarn space.”

Luckily, there is a solution to this problem–these scrap yarn crochet projects are fun and will help you use your leftover yarn in no time!

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What can I crochet with spare yarn?

You can make a long list of easy crochet patterns with your yarn stash, including blankets, potholders, coasters, scarves, beanies, and more.

Materials Needed to Crochet With Scrap Yarn

To follow Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns there are some materials needed such as:

On each of the scrap yarn crochet patterns below you can find specific yarn suggestions and crochet hook sizes. If you want to substitute yarn, I recommend crocheting a gauge swatch.

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Fabulous Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns You’ll Love

Without further ado, here is a list of crochet ideas to help you discover your next crochet project using scrap yarn. These are some fun projects that you’ll love to make!

It’s been divided into sections:

  1. Patterns that use many yarn colors
  2. Small crochet patterns
  3. Granny square crochet patterns

Let’s dive in & get inspired to use up our yarn stash!

Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns Using Many Colors

There are many amazing scrap yarn crochet patterns that uses multiple colors to create some amazing results.

One of the popular ways to use yarn scraps is to crochet a scrap yarn blanket, but there are so many more ways to utilize a huge range of yarn scrap colors.

Next, it's also great to crochet stripes when you use scrap yarn.

Crochet Round Rug
The Crochet Round Rug offers a fantastic way to embellish your living space with handmade charm. Crafting a circular rug presents an enjoyable and straightforward challenge, perfect for beginners due to its utilization of basic crochet stitches. With a simple pattern repeat, you can easily customize this design, experimenting with various colors and yarn weights to create unique round rugs to suit your home decor needs.
See the Crochet Round Rug Pattern
Scrappy Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket
With this scrap yarn blanket pattern, you have the opportunity to make good use of lots of unused yarn. Bring your favorite colors together without worrying about weaving the ends together! The C2C design is stunning, especially with the color changes in the pattern.
See the Scrappy Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket Pattern
Yarn Basket
When you’ve got some scrap yarn in your hands, it’s really a great idea to use that yarn to make a yarn basket for your current project or other yarn you’ve got stashed away. You can use different colors of scrap yarn to make this basket look amazing. The pattern is made with single crochet and double crochet stitches, so it’s straightforward for beginners. You can use a different color of yarn every couple of rows, so it’s a fun way to use your leftover yarn!
Crochet the Yarn Basket
Sandy Crossbody Tote
Discover the Sandy Crossbody Tote, the perfect project for your scrap yarn in a variety of colors! This design stemmed from the need for a lightweight bag to carry essentials without lugging around a heavy purse. The crossbody strap and stylish appeal make this tote much more practical than reusable shopping totes when carrying young children or anything else in your hands.
Crochet the Sandy Crossbody Tote Pattern
Crochet Pencil Case
Crocheting a pencil case is a great idea for anyone, especially children or people who use pens and pencils frequently. It’s an easy project that can be completed in no time at all. Also, it makes a personalized addition to any child’s back-to-school gear.
Crochet the Pencil Case
Mosaic Crochet Pillow Pattern
Get ready to adore this mosaic crochet pillow pattern! It's an exciting introduction to mosaic crochet, offering a striking appearance without the complexity. Utilizing scrap yarn in a variety of colors adds to its charm.
See the Mosaic Crochet Pillow Pattern
There are many ways to make crochet bracelets. If you change the stitch you use, as well as the yarn color, you’ll be able to create a variety of beautiful bracelets. Here is one simple pattern that can be made with leftover yarn and beads!
See the Bracelet Crochet Pattern
Chair Leg Covers
If you want to ditch the felt pads on the bottom of your chair legs and upgrade to something a little more comfortable, try these crochet chair socks. This pattern is an easy and fun way to protect your flooring and chair legs on all your furniture!
See the Chair Leg Patterns

Small Crochet Projects Using Scrap Yarn

Below you will find some amazing and quick crochet patterns using small amounts of scrap yarn.

This can range from just a few yards to something like crochet hats that calls for 1 to 1.5 skein.

Hats and Beanies
Hats and beanies are trendy crochet projects because they’re practical and make great gifts. The beanie pictured below are easy to make, fun to wear, and great for using scraps of yarn. You can even add cute, fuzzy pom poms to the top of the beanies!
See more Hats and Beanies Crochet Patterns
Potholders are an essential item to have in your kitchen, especially if you do a lot of cooking and baking. This crochet pattern features the linked double crochet stitch. The edging offers a great way to change up your color scheme.
Crochet the Potholders
Similarly, washcloths are a great idea as a crocheted scrap yarn project. They are fast to make and work as a perfect handmade gift. They are fast to make, and they work as a perfect handmade gift. They are mostly best made with cotton yarn, so go see what you can find among your scraps. This crochet washcloth pattern is a great way to use up some yarn. It’s easy to follow, so you’ll be able to complete it in no time.
See the Washcloth Crochet Pattern
Crochet Star Pattern
If you're in search of a star crochet pattern, look no further! This step-by-step tutorial makes creating a charming star appliqué a breeze. Perfect for those wanting to crochet something small and adorable, it's also an ideal project for using up leftover yarn scraps.
See the Crochet Star Pattern
You’re going to love these crochet coasters, because they’re so beautiful and quick to make at the same time. I wanted to create a short crochet pattern for my ever-growing yarn stash when creating this pattern! These will be used repeatedly and save my furniture from those coffee spills.
Crochet the Coasters
Crochet Plant Hanger
You'll adore this Crochet Plant Hanger pattern—it's a fantastic idea for a speedy project that requires less than one skein of yarn. With minimal crochet time and materials needed, all you'll require is a pot (preferably with a plant), your crochet hook, and a small amount of yarn. The beauty of this pattern lies in its versatility—it can be adjusted to fit pots of any size, particularly those with consistent circumferences from bottom to top.
See the Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern
Crochet Headbands
Discover a collection of Free Crochet Headband Patterns, offering various sizes with detailed charts catering to multiple head sizes. These patterns, including twisted ear warmers and buttoned headbands, are not only quick to create but also make wonderful gifts. Each design showcases different crochet stitches, such as single crochet variations and the double crochet stitch, to achieve unique textures and styles. Among the popular patterns are the Gyri Headband, Quick Classic Ear Warmer, and Bellus Headband.
See more Crochet Headband Patterns
Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Get ready to fall in love with this crochet pumpkin pattern, ideal for using up leftover scrap yarn and adding a festive touch to your home decor for Halloween. This quick and enjoyable amigurumi-style crochet project requires minimal seaming or hot glue, offering a hassle-free crafting experience. With just a crochet hook and yarn, you can create charming crochet pumpkins that will delight any Halloween enthusiast.
See the Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Coffee Cozies
This crochet coffee cozy pattern is perfect for beginners. We will create a rectangle using basic crochet stitches and then sew it together to form a tube to create a cozy. These cozies are great gifts for Christmas and other holiday seasons!
See the Coffee Cozies Crochet Pattern
Picnic In The Park Jar Cozies
The Picnic in the Park Jar Cozies offer a quick and satisfying project, ideal for hot days when larger projects seem daunting. This trio can be completed in a day, making it perfect for last-minute 4th of July gatherings. All you need are wide-mouth pint jars for a charming table centerpiece. With options ranging from advanced beginner to intermediate levels, these cozies provide an opportunity to practice and improve crochet skills while learning new stitches.
Crochet Picnic In The Park Jar Cozies Pattern
Crochet Bandana Pattern – Corner 2 Corner
Discover a delightful crochet bandana pattern showcasing the corner-to-corner technique, promising simplicity and charm. Ideal for summer, this accessory offers both style and functionality. Personalize it with your preferred yarn hues and ensure a snug, all-day fit by adjusting the ties.
See the Crochet Bandana Pattern
Crochet Bolero
Prepare to be delighted by this free crochet pattern for a crochet bolero, perfect for a quick summer project that's surprisingly easy to make. With minimal yarn requirements, you might find all you need in your scrap yarn crochet stash. This bolero will fly off your hook in just a matter of hours, and the compliments you'll receive while wearing it will be abundant. Whether it's summer weddings, parties, or beach outings, this versatile bolero is the ideal accessory for any summer occasion, adding a touch of style to your favorite summer dresses or crochet tops.
See the Crochet Bolero Pattern
Crochet Rose Blanket Square
I'm thrilled to introduce the Crochet Rose Blanket Square, showcasing charming small roses paired with vibrant green leaves. Complete this crochet pattern in one hour or less for a quick and satisfying project.
See the Crochet Rose Blanket Square Pattern
Mosaic Crochet Hot Pad
Introducing the Mosaic Crochet Hot Pad, an excellent crochet pattern for enhancing your kitchen decor. Crafted with a delightful mosaic crochet stitch pattern and cotton yarn, this technique creates a tight, double-layered fabric perfect for a durable hot pad.
Crochet the Mosaic Crochet Hot Pad Pattern
Wrist Warmers
Crocheting wrist warmers are easy and can be made with any crochet stitch. What I love about these wrist warmers is the beautiful display of the broomstick lace stitch!
See the Wrist Warmers Crochet Pattern
Crochet Mittens
What better way to use your scrap yarn than with warm cozy crochet mittens! These patterns incorporate various crochet stitches, spanning from basic ones like the single crochet to more specialized stitches. Additionally, these patterns utilize different yarn weights, including worsted weight yarn and bulky yarn.
See more Crochet Mittens Patterns
Dream Catcher
Making a dream catcher is very fun and there are many different ways to do it. You can use lace, ribbons, flowers, or feathers to decorate it and make it uniquely your own.
Crochet the Dream Catcher
To crochet a star might seem like a simple project, but you can use it in many different patterns. For example, you could use a crochet star as an embellishment on other crochet projects, or as an ornament or garland. When it comes to Christmas decorations, crocheted stars can also be great as scrap yarn ideas.
See the Star Crochet Pattern
Crochet Christmas Garland
The Crochet Christmas Garland is an amazing crochet pattern for the Holidays. It’s a great Christmas crochet idea for any scrap yarn you have laying around. The crochet Christmas bunting itself features tiny crochet presents, that you can make as many of as you’d like and then attach them together with a crocheted string. Those tiny Christmas gifts you crochet can also be turned into crochet ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree.
See the Crochet Christmas Garland Pattern
Christmas Tree Crochet Ornament
Presenting the Christmas Tree Crochet Ornament, a wonderful way to utilize any scrap yarn you have on hand. This versatile ornament can adorn gift wrapping, serve as a garland when made in multiples, function as a gift tag, or simply hang as a crochet Christmas tree ornament. With the ability to complete one or more ornaments in just an hour or less, it's a quick and satisfying crochet project.
See the Christmas Tree Crochet Ornament Pattern
Crochet Christmas Ball Pattern
Prepare to adore the crochet Christmas ball pattern, as it makes a charming addition to your Christmas tree decorations. Among the various crochet Christmas ornaments available, this one is particularly popular. With only scrap yarn and a crochet hook, you can swiftly crochet a festive bauble like this one in no time!
See the Crochet Christmas Ball Pattern
Crochet Glasses Case
Prepare to be delighted by the crochet pattern for the Crochet Glasses Case. This design, one of my earliest creations, continues to captivate me to this day. This adorable case for glasses or sunglasses is not only a quick crochet project but also ideal for summer. Whether you prefer to crochet it alone or add a lining, both can be accomplished by hand without the need for a sewing machine.
See the Crochet Glasses Case Pattern
To celebrate the arrival of spring, crochet a cherry blossom flower. This pattern is easy and takes only a few minutes to complete. You can use these flowers for decor, garland or as an accent on another piece.
Crochet the Flowers
Boot Cuffs
Boot cuffs are a really popular crochet project! These boot cuffs look stylish peeking out of your jeans. You can wear them well with skinny jeans as well as a dress or skirt. This is one fashion accessory you wouldn’t want to miss!
Crochet the Boot Cuffs
Lace Produce Bag Crochet Pattern
Get ready to adore the Lace Produce Bag Crochet Pattern, a practical and stylish reusable bag designed for your produce needs. Featuring a charming lace stitch pattern and a durable round crocheted base, this bag is perfect for grocery shopping or trips to the market.
See the Lace Produce Bag Crochet Pattern
If you enjoy reading, then you’ll love making your own crochet bookmarks. These bookmarks are small so they’re easy to take with you on the go. They can be made in any size you like and are perfect for holding up your favorite book.
See the Bookmarks Crochet Pattern
Crochet Bookmark
Numerous fantastic small crochet pattern ideas abound, and a crochet bookmark is undoubtedly one of them. Utilizing yarn scraps and requiring minimal time, this crochet bookmark pattern is an ideal choice for a speedy handmade gift. Featuring straightforward crochet stitches, it is worked back and forth in rows for ease of construction.
Crochet the Bookmark Pattern
Crochet earrings are a great way to use up scraps of yarn, as it can be made in just a few minutes. You can customize your earrings to match the outfits you already have.
Crochet the Earrings
Face Scrubbies
Do you have leftover scraps of yarn that you don’t know what to do with? Transform them into something useful by trying your hand at scrap yarn crochet patterns. Face scrubbies are a great way to get started, as they require minimal materials and time. Plus, the results are adorable and practical! This guide will provide all the advice and resources needed to give it a go. From selecting the perfect scrap yarns for texture and functionality, to easy-to-follow instructions on how to whip up these little gems – this is an opportunity not to be missed! With just some basic supplies, you can make your own unique face scrubbies from scrap yarn in no time.
See the Face Scrubbies Crochet Pattern
Crochet Heart Pattern
If you're searching for a crochet heart pattern, you're in luck as you've come across an excellent step-by-step tutorial for crafting a heart crochet appliqué. In this tutorial, you'll discover how to crochet a charming heart design. This heart crochet pattern is ideal for creating something cute and petite, making it a perfect scrap yarn crochet project.
See the Crochet Heart Pattern
Skull Crochet Pattern
In need of a skull crochet pattern? You're in fortune as you've discovered an excellent step-by-step tutorial for crafting a skull crochet appliqué. This pattern is ideal for using up scrap yarn and adding a spooky touch to your Halloween creations.
See the Skull Crochet Pattern
Crochet Flower Pattern
Do you love making crafts with scrap yarn? If so, check out this crochet flower pattern! It’s a quick and easy way to use up all those odds and ends of leftover yarn. Get creative with your colors and combine them into unique creations that will last for years! Discover how to make your very own crochet flowers today – start using up that scrap yarn in fun and beautiful ways.
Crochet the Flower Pattern
Granny Heart
Utilize your scrap yarn to crochet the ideal granny heart! Lucky for you, this step-by-step granny heart tutorial is available. Within this guide, you'll master the art of crocheting a granny heart, perfect for those who appreciate a twist on the traditional granny square.
Crochet the Granny Heart Pattern
Triangle Granny Square Garland
Elevate your home decor with the Triangle Granny Square Garland pattern—a quick and simple crochet project. Customize it with your choice of colors using basic crochet stitches, making it suitable for all skill levels. Create garlands for every season and master the art of crocheting triangle grannies, a delightful twist on the classic technique.
Crochet the Triangle Granny Square Garland
Crochet Cowls
Discover a collection of easy Cowl Free Crochet Patterns perfect for keeping warm on cold winter days. Patterns range from simple cowls featuring basic stitches to beginner-friendly designs and button cowls. These crochet patterns showcase various stitch patterns and utilize different yarns such as bulky yarns, striping yarns, and can even be made as color block cowls.
See more Crochet Cowl Patterns
Daisy Crochet Stanley Tumbler Cozy Pattern
Cute and quick crochet pattern for your Stanley Quencher Tumbler.
See Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Crochet Patterns Using Scrap Yarn

Granny Squares are made for the use of scrap yarn.

Mix and match colors and create stunning projects with a huge range of different crochet granny square patterns.

Granny Squares
Classic granny squares are excellent practice for beginners. You can also assemble them to make a variety of crochet projects. It’s fun to alternate yarn colors, so no two dishtowels have to look the same!
Learn the Granny Squares Free Tutorial
Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern
You'll adore this Granny Square Cardigan crochet pattern. It's size-inclusive, accommodating sizes from XS to 5XL. Simply choose your six favorite colors and embark on this delightful granny square project. Crafting granny squares is quite suitable for beginners, and assembling this cardigan pattern is no more challenging than creating a granny square blanket.
Crochet the Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Cushion Covers
To make this granny square cushion, you will begin by making nine basic granny squares. Each of these squares will consist of four rounds. Once you have completed all of your squares, join them together when adding the fifth round. The final product is a large square piece of crochet with an edge that is made in seven rounds.
See the Cushion Covers Crochet Pattern
Granny Square Dish Towel
You’re going to love this Granny Square Dish Towel crochet pattern. It’s an easy crochet pattern, featuring the traditional Granny Square. With lovely pops of color, this crocheted dish towel for sure makes cleaning the kitchen more fun!
Crochet the Granny Square Dish Towel Pattern
Sunburst Granny Square
Are you eager to master the popular sunburst granny square? You're in luck, as here's an incredible step-by-step tutorial to guide you. Within this crochet tutorial, you'll discover the art of crocheting a sunburst granny square. This sunflower-inspired design is a sought-after alternative to the classic granny square, perfect for enthusiasts of all things granny square-related.
Crochet the Sunburst Granny Square Pattern
Granny Circle Crochet Chair Pad
Get ready to enjoy crocheting the Granny Circle Crochet Chair Pad. This pattern is not only perfect for home decor but also serves as a practical addition to any household. Using just four colors of bulky yarn and a crochet hook, you can quickly complete this project. Additionally, this crochet project is ideal for using up leftover yarn or scrap yarn, making it both economical and environmentally friendly.
See the Granny Circle Crochet Chair Pad Pattern
Ferris Wheel Granny Square
Discover the Ferris Wheel Granny Square, a delightful crochet square that's sure to capture your heart. With just three rounds, this square creates a beautiful foundation for various projects. Whether you're crafting a blanket entirely from this granny square or incorporating it into garments and other multi-square creations, the possibilities are endless.
Learn the Ferris Wheel Granny Square Pattern
Skull Granny Square
See the Skull Granny Square, the perfect twist on your skull design! Here's an incredible step-by-step tutorial to guide you through the process. Within this crochet tutorial, you'll discover how to create a skull granny square—a playful Halloween-themed twist on the classic granny square. Perfect for enthusiasts of all things granny square-related!
Learn the Skull Granny Square
Granny Square Basket
Introducing the Granny Square Basket, a beginner-friendly crochet pattern perfect for crafting a charming storage solution. This project works up quickly and showcases lovely traditional granny squares. Use it to store small toys, crochet projects, cherished nail polish bottles, or to add a touch of charm to your kitchen decor.
Crochet the Granny Square Basket
Star Granny Square
Check out this crochet star granny square pattern, a wonderful alternative to the classic granny square, featuring fewer gaps and a star motif. Ideal for those who enjoy all things related to granny squares!
Learn the Star Granny Square Pattern
Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern
With sizes ranging from XS to 5XL, this Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern accommodates a wide range of body types. Simply select your six favorite colors and embark on this stunning crochet project. Crafting granny squares is beginner-friendly, and assembling this sweater pattern is just as manageable as creating a granny square blanket. Plus, you have the option to choose between the whip stitch or the join-as-you-go method for joining the squares.
Crochet the Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern
Granny Square Bag
Prepare to fall in love with this Granny Square Bag crochet pattern. It's a versatile crocheted market bag perfect for groceries, yarn projects, or anything else you desire. Choose your six favorite colors and embark on creating this stunning granny square project with your choice of scrap yarn colors.
Crochet the Granny Square Bag Pattern
Granny Square Crochet Ottoman Pattern
You're going to be enchanted by the Granny Square Crochet Ottoman Pattern. This delightful crochet pouf design highlights the classic charm of the traditional granny square. Select your preferred yarn hues and dive into crafting this straightforward crochet pattern.
See the Granny Square Crochet Ottoman Pattern
Clover Leaf Granny Square Pillow
Prepare to be enamored by the Clover Leaf Granny Square Pillow. This pattern utilizes the unique Clover Leaf Crochet Granny Square pattern, offering a refreshing twist on traditional granny squares. Incorporating crochet into your home decor has never been easier with this charming pillow design. Whether you opt for uniform squares or a colorful mix, each square is a quick and enjoyable project, perfect for adding a touch of handmade charm to your space.
Crochet the Clover Leaf Granny Square Pillow
Leaf Clover Crochet Granny Square
The Leaf Clover Crochet Granny Square is sure to capture your heart. With just three rounds, it forms a stunning 4-petal flower or leaf clover. This versatile square makes an excellent alternative to the classic granny square, suitable for various patterns. Whether crafting a blanket, garments, or other projects, combining multiple squares offers endless creative possibilities.
Learn the Leaf Clover Crochet Granny Square
Granny Square Dishcloth
Get ready to love this Granny Square Dishcloth crochet pattern. This delightful pattern is quick and easy, featuring the timeless beauty of the traditional Granny Square. With charming pops of color, cleaning the kitchen becomes more enjoyable with this crocheted dishcloth.
Crochet the Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern
How To Crochet A Heart Granny Square
If you're eager to crochet a heart granny square, you're in luck! Here's a fantastic step-by-step tutorial to guide you through the process. Within this tutorial, you'll master the art of crocheting a granny square heart pattern—a delightful alternative to the classic granny square, perfect for enthusiasts of all things granny squares!
Learn How To Crochet A Heart Granny Square

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Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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