15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

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If you’re a crocheter, you know that it’s always a good idea to have some small crochet projects on hand.

Whether you’ve got a bunch of leftover yarn that you’re not sure what to do with, or you just want to use up some of your scraps, small crochet projects are the perfect solution.

I’ve gathered together some of my favorite small crochet projects to inspire you, and I’ve also created some crochet patterns specifically for scrap yarn.

So if you’re looking for a quick and easy project, make sure to check out my small crochet patterns collection below!

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Crochet Skills Needed To Crochet Small Projects

There are a few basic crochet skills that you will need to know in order to crochet small projects. Firstly, you will need to know how to make a slip knot and chains.

Then many of the small crochet projects below feature simple stitches & many can be made knowing only basic crochet stitches. Some are suitable for beginner crocheters, while other have the skill level easy crochet patterns.

Why Should You Crochet Small Projects?

Small crochet projects are great way to make something quickly. If you love crochet it’s easy to quickly accumulate a yarn stash and especially left over scraps from previous projects. These could be used to crochet small, but great quick crochet projects.

Creating these small crochet projects between bigger crochet projects like a blanket pattern & crochet garments, is great both for your wallet, but also the environment since you’ll use up left over yarn.

Finally, the best reason is there’s so many amazing and beautiful small crochet projects to make.

Small Crochet Projects – Free Crochet Patterns

Below you can find a great selection of free crochet patterns for small crochet projects. All the crochet craft patterns below can be made quickly and easily with just yarn scraps of multiple colors or one skein.

Some of the pattern ideas are more like mini projects, while other are bigger but require just a small yarn yardage.

1. Phone charger covers

Crochet covers for your phone chargers or USB chargers. It’s a simple way to make your charger stand out & avoid getting it mixed with others.

It’s a quick small crochet project, but also a great personalized crochet gift. Make sure you do it in a safe way – no broken cords & fire hazards.

Headphone or phone charger covers.

2. Granny Squares

Granny squares a great small crochet projects. You can easily make a granny square in just a few minutes.

When making multiple, you can assemble them into all kinds of scrap yarn projects & even gather each of the small granny square projects into crochet blankets.

There are many types of granny squares you can crochet:

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

3. Coffee Cozies

This is an amazing idea for a small crochet project. They can be made in many ways, but below you can find a quick step-by-step how to. For the most basic beginner-friendly version, opt for the single crochet stitch (video tutorial) or double crochet stitch.

HOW TO Crochet a Coffee Cozy Instructions:

1. Find your favorite cup or mug.
2. Chain the number of stitches that is needed to reach 1 round around your cup.
3. Turn & start crocheting your favorite crochet stitch. Finish as many rows needed to make your coffee cozy in the size you want.
4. Whip stitch the short edges together & weave in ends.

4. Mobile Covers or Glasses Cases

You can easily use your scrap yarn to crochet mobile covers or glasses cases. My favorite way to do it is to also line the mobile case or sunglasses case with fabric.

This small crochet project can be made with cotton yarn and are great small crochet projects.

Crochet Glasses Case Pattern.

scrap yarn crochet

5. Crochet hearts, stars & other cute shapes

You can easily crochet cute hearts, stars or other shapes as small crochet projects. These can be used as ornaments with hanging loops, as decor or brooches.

Crochet star ornament.

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

6. Crochet Coasters

One of my favorite small crochet project is crochet coasters. They offer some lovely texture, while still being stable and keeps the table free from coffee spills.

They can easily be made with a couple of yarn colors and small amounts of yarn.

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

7. Crochet Headbands or Ear Warmers

Crochet headbands or ear warmers are great quick and small crochet projects. There are many ways to crochet headbands, from using basic stitches to more complex creations.

Some great crochet headbands:

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

8. Chair leg covers

Crocheting Chair Socks is an amazing idea is perfect to save your wood floor. It also is amazing when it comes to the sound from the chairs against floors. I simply think it’s amazing!

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

9. Crochet Cowls

A crochet cowl is a great small crochet project. It can be worked up with just some left over yarn or a single skein.

They can be made in the round or back and forth in rows and are great beginner-friendly crochet projects.

Some amazing crochet cowl patterns:

really warm winter bundle, crochet infinity cowl crochet pattern design

10. Crochet Washcloths

Crochet washcloths are a great quick crochet pattern idea. They are useful crochet projects & quick to crochet.

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

11. Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

A great small crochet pattern is to crochet dishcloths. Here you have a crochet dishcloth made with granny squares and an edge of crab stitch.

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

12. Crochet Scarves

One of the easiest crochet projects you can make are crochet scarves. These can for some be viewed as a bigger crochet project, while other still look at it as a small project (especially compared to a blanket).

They can be made back and forth in rows with simple crochet stitches & not a lot of yarn.

Great scarf crochet projects are:

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

13. Crochet Fingerless Gloves and Wrist Warmers

Crochet fingerless gloves and crochet wrist warmers are fun easy and small crochet projects. They can be made similar to how the coffee cozies are described above.

They are also a great way to make a crochet project while also learning new crochet stitches.

Wrist Warmers Crochet Pattern.

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

14. Crochet Beanie

Crocheting beanies or hats are also amazing project when you don’t have much time and need to make something small.

They can be made in all crochet hat sizes & are great gifts for loved ones.

A list of amazing free patterns for hats:

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

15. Crochet Garland

Crocheting garlands are a great way to decorate your home. They can be made in many ways, but one great alternative is to crochet triangle granny squares for a garland.

Make one in a solid color or combine multiple colors for a great colorful crochet project.

15+ Small Crochet Projects You Can Make Quickly

Other Crochet Projects You May Like

I really hope you enjoyed browsing through these amazing small crochet project ideas. There are of course many other small crochet projects you can make, but these may be exactly the inspiration you needed.


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