20 Fabulous Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns You’ll Love to Make

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.

Fabulous Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns You’ll Love

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

1. 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.

Free pattern by: My Poppet

2. 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!

Free Pattern by: Poppy & Bliss

three balls of yarn next to a colorful crochet basket

3. Granny Squares

Classic granny squares are excellent practice for beginners. You can also assemble them to make a variety of crochet projects. One way that you can use granny squares is by creating a dishcloth like the one pictured below. It’s fun to alternate yarn colors, so no two dishtowels have to look the same!

Free Pattern by: Joy of Motion

crochet granny square washcloth placed on a side of a bowl

4. Hats and Beanies

Hats and beanies are trendy crochet projects because they’re practical and make great gifts. The beanies pictured below are easy to make, fun to wear, and great for using scraps of yarn or variegated yarns. You can even add cute, fuzzy pom poms to the top of the beanies!

Free Pattern by: Mariah’s Blue Crayon

crochet beanies for kids made with scrap yarn and pom poms

Note: We also have several hats and beanies on our website here for you to check out: Beginner Crochet Hat, Striped Crochet Hat, and Crochet Luxe Hat.

5. Potholders

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.

Free Pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

two crochet potholders made out of scrap yarn

6. Washcloth

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.

Free Pattern by: Crochet 365 Knit Too

two crochet washcloths folded over and stacked on top of each other

7. Coasters

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 pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

cup of coffee on top of a crochet coaster

8. 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!

Crochet Pattern by: Winding Road Crochet

three crochet coffee cozies in dark blue, red, and yellow yarn colors

9. Wrist Warmers

Crocheting wrist warmers are easy and can be made with any crochet stitch. What I love about these wristwarmers is the beautiful display of the broomstick lace stitch!

Crochet Pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

woman wearing gray crochet wrist warmers

10. 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 Pattern by: Megamade with Love

crochet dream catcher with lace and flowers

11. Bracelet

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!

Crochet Pattern by: By Katerina

woman wearing four crochet bracelets with beads

12. 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 Pattern by: Petals to Picots

crochet pencil case made with scrap yarn in green, pink, purple, blue, and white yarn colors

13. Star

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.

Crochet Pattern by: Joy of Motion Crochet

crochet star being used as a gift topper

14. Christmas Wrapping

To crochet your Christmas wrapping is a great way to make the Christmas gifts look even more personal. If you’ve already made a crocheted gift, you might as well crochet the Christmas wrapping too.

Crochet Pattern by: Bella Coco Crochet

PS: We also have a Crochet Christmas Wrapping pattern that you can purchase!

crochet Christmas wrappings made into bows and pom-poms wrapped around Christmas presents

15. Flowers

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 Pattern by: Make and Do Crew

crochet cherry blossoms on a tree stem

16. 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.

Crochet Pattern by: Merino and Tomatoes

crochet cushion cover made with nine classic granny squares

17. 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 Pattern by: Bailey Boot Cuffs

woman wearing brown boots and crochet boot cuffs


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.

Crochet Pattern by: Just Be Crafty

crochet bookmark that's shaped like a bow inside of a book

19. Earrings

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 Pattern by: Love to Stay Home

10 unique crochet earrings

20. 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!

Crochet Pattern by: Knitting with Chopsticks

colorful crochet leg chair covers made with orange, yellow, and blue yarns

Hope you enjoyed this list of scrap yarn patterns! As you can see, there are plenty of crochet projects that you can make with leftover yarn. Let us know what your next great project will be and share it with us on social media!

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