19 Fantastic One Skein Crochet Projects You’ll Love for 2022

One skein crochet projects are perfect when you’ve just got that one ball of yarn to work with. After you see this list, you’ll see that there is never a reason to throw away leftover yarn! Use it for a simple and fun crochet project that only requires a single skein of yarn.

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What are one skein-crochet projects?

The idea behind one-skein projects is really just using one skein to create something. Here is one important thing to remember: one skein is not always “one size fits all”.

There’s a big difference between a 50 g size 1 lace yarn, and a 200 g size 6 super bulky yarn. Both are technically one single skein of yarn, but the result you’ll have is completely different. That’s where yarn weight comes into play! Make sure you check the yarn weight before beginning a new project.

What can you make out of one skein of yarn?

You may be surprised to learn that there are all kinds of crochet projects that you can complete with just a single skein of yarn. There are garments like crochet hats, scarves, and shawls as well as accessories like bags and even home decor projects like crochet pillows.

Why should you make one skein crochet projects?

If you’re not sure why you should bother making a one-skein crochet project, you’ll soon realize that there are many great reasons to make them. Even though it’s all about that one single skein, there are many benefits:

  1. You have a change to use your leftover yarn and make room for new yarn
  2. It’ll save you money since you’re using what random skeins you already have at home
  3. It’s an opportunity to make some handmade gifts for your loved ones, and these can be a last minute gift too since it doesn’t take much time to make put these projects together!
one skein crochet projects

One Skein Patterns to Inspire You

If you’re looking for some of the cutest crochet ideas, explore this list below! All you need is the perfect project, a ball of yarn, and a crochet hook to get started.

1) Crochet Coasters

You’re going to love these crochet coasters, because they’re so beautiful and quick to make at the same time. When creating this pattern I wanted to create a quick crochet pattern for my ever-growing yarn stash! These are going to be used over and over, but also save my furniture from those coffee spills.

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

cup of coffee placed on top of a crochet coaster

2) Crochet Potholders

Potholders are an essential item to have in your kitchen, especially if you do a lot of cooking and baking. This pattern shows off a beautiful texture with simple stitches and repeat rows. Pick your favorite yarn color and get started!

Crochet pattern by: My Crochet Space

19 Fantastic One Skein Crochet Projects You'll Love

3) Crochet Dishcloths

Dishcloths are a great one-skein crochet idea. It’s important that your single skein is somewhat both durable and soft at the same time. There are lots of crochet stitches you can use to make dishcloths but a few designs that stand out are this moss stitch dishcloth or this primrose stitch dishcloth. The dishcloth pictured below uses single and double crochet stitches.

Crochet pattern by: Midwestern Moms

19 Fantastic One Skein Crochet Projects You'll Love

4) One-Skein Crochet Beanie

Many crochet beanies require two skeins but here is a beanie pattern that only needs one. The beanie sizes for teenagers, kids, and babies are usually one skein or less.

Crochet pattern by: Burgundy and Blush

19 Fantastic One Skein Crochet Projects You'll Love

5) One-Skein Shawl

You’re going to love the crochet Autumn Leaves Shawl. It’s a fun one skein wonder, and it’s a great introduction to Tunisian crochet.

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

autumn themed crochet shawl made with one skein of yarn

6) Crochet Headbands

Headbands make a great starter/beginner crochet project, and there’s no limit on how you could make headbands. Headbands can easily be one skein projects, and they’re quite easy to make.

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

yellow crochet headband with two buttons sewn in

7) Pouch for Sunglasses

A great one skein crochet pattern is for sure making a crocheted sunglasses pouch. It’s perfect to keep your sunglasses safe whenever traveling, and you might keep them free from scratches. Amazing I’d say!

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

crochet striped sunglasses pouch with sunglasses inside

8) Crochet Baby Booties

Baby booties make a great one-skein crochet project and an amazing gift. They’re usually not that big, and with the thinner yarn weights, you could easily make them with just that one skein of yarn.

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

blue crochet baby booties with ribbons that are tied up like shoes

9) Camera Strap Cover

This idea is really great if you’re having a DSLR camera and love to take it on the go. I’m really loving this idea, and I’ve found a great example from We Are Knitters. This is a quick crochet project that you can try to practice your skills. You can incorporate different colors if you want as well.

Crochet pattern by: We Are Knitters

Canon camera and a crochet strap cover

10) Crochet Necklace and Chokers

Here is another one-skein project that could easily be a crocheted necklace. These can be made in thousands of ways, and you’ll also find great inspiration for these on Pinterest and on Etsy.

Crochet pattern by: Rhinestone Mumma

six crochet chokers with beads sewn in

11) Crochet Laptop Case

Here is a practical crochet gift for the college student in your life (or anyone who uses a laptop frequently and while they’re on the go). This laptop case is simple so pick out a yarn that’s soft and durable. Such a great idea!

Crochet pattern by: My Crochet Space

pink crochet laptop case covering a Macbook Air

12) Water Bottle Holders

These water bottle holders are just great for summer. It’s like the perfect hydration station that you can carry with you anywhere!

Crochet pattern by: Crochet Dreamz

three water bottles that are being held by crochet water bottle holders on the side of kitchen chair

13) Picnic in the Park Jar Cozies

The amazing light from crocheted Mason Jar Covers is totally worth it. It’s totally a great one skein crochet pattern you should use. You could make more than one with just that one skein & you can enjoy the wonderful candlelight for hours.

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

19 Fantastic One Skein Crochet Projects You'll Love

14) Crochet Keychains

Crochet keychains are all the rage these days because they’re quick and simple crochet projects. You can easily use leftover yarn to make all kinds of animals, fruits, vegetables, and other cute designs. We’ve listed a simple crochet keychain pattern here that uses one color.

Crochet pattern by: Hooked on Homemade Happiness

two crochet keychains in purple and blue yarn colors

15) Ice Cream Cozies

This idea is really cool. It’s sort of like the popular coffee cozies, but it makes a lot of sense when it comes to ice cream as well. The fingers freezing when eating ice cream is really not that comfortable. Making crochet ice cream cozies is really an incentive for even more comfort eating.

Crochet pattern by: Sigoni Macaroni

woman holding a container of Ben & Jerry's ice cream that has a crochet ice cream cozy on it

16) Finger Puppets

This free pattern for crochet heart finger puppets is one of the great gift ideas on this list! They’re perfect to share with young children on Valentine’s Day or any time of the year. There are many different ways to make finger puppets like farm animals, cartoon characters, and more. But

Crochet pattern by: Traverse Bay Crochet

19 Fantastic One Skein Crochet Projects You'll Love

17) Egg Warmers

When you hear egg warmers or egg cozies you might automatically think of Easter. At least that’s what first comes into mind for me. However, I also think you could use egg warmers all year around. Or just as decoration in your kitchen!

Crochet pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

pot holds and egg warmers crochet pattern design

18) Doily Crochet Stones

With some good-looking stones, you can crochet different designs around them with your favorite yarn and crochet hook.

Crochet pattern by: Flax and Twine

variety of stones that have lace crochet stitches around them

19) Pincushions

A pincushion is really a crafty person’s best friend so it makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one. It’s the best thing to have handy when you’re finishing up any crochet project so you’ll always know where your needles are! This pincushion technically uses two types of yarn but you can easily use one skin if that’s all you have. But pin cushions can get really creative when you use a variety of colors!

Crochet pattern by: Dora Does

yellow crochet pincushion that resembles a sunflower

Hope you enjoyed this list and are able to feel instant gratification with one of these patterns! I refer to this list all the time to get inspired when I have just one skein. 🙂 Happy crocheting!

19 Fantastic One Skein Crochet Projects You'll Love

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