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Scrap Yarn Projects

Here are some great ideas for scrap yarn projects to use up even the smallest pieces of yarn and make something useful.

Scrap Yarn??

As every crafter knows, especially those who crochet and knit, there are always bits of yarn scraps left when a project is complete.  Even after you’ve done a leftover yarn project, there is still scrap yarn! 

And don’t forget about all of those well-meaning friends who gift their leftover yarn, the yarn mixed in with the craft supplies from the thrift store, and yarn that was purchased and turned out too scratchy or the wrong thickness for a project!

It’s either find a project or toss it!

Please don’t let those craft materials go to waste, especially with the projects that are gathered on this page!  

scrap yarn crochet projects

There are so many scrap yarn crochet projects for sure!  Those little leftover yarn scraps lend themselves perfectly to crochet.

For example, take a look at the Basket from My Poppet Makes. It looks like the most useful and versatile basket ever, and it is simply beautiful!  Looking for a scrap yarn crochet project? Look no further!

There are many scrap yarn blanket patterns too!  Whether you crochet or knit, there are blankets to be made with yarn scraps!

Check out the beautiful Hexagon Scrapghan from The Cookie Snob website. This scrap yarn blanket is made with small hexagon shapes, just perfect for little leftover yarn balls.

I’m partial to hexies, and this scrap yarn blanket is something to see!

other scrap yarn projects

But that’s not all!  There are many other scrap yarn projects here that do not involve crochet or knitting!  Take a look and see the new and innovative ways to use up scrap yarn that we’ve found for you!

Try the leftover yarn project to Darn Large Holes in Socks and Clothing.  It is a visible mending technique that gives new life to worn clothing with decorative stitching.  

There are a variety of leftover yarn projects to create fun bracelets and bangles that don’t involve any knitting or crochet!  These are wonderful to make and wear or to give to a special friend.

Scroll down to see many more ideas for scrap yarn projects.

Be sure to check out the cute plushies to be made on the amigurumi page. That page has another creative and fun way to use up scrap yarn!

Time to tackle that growing pile of yarn scraps!  The perfect project is waiting below!

Scrap Yarn Projects

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Afghan - Ripple Afghan

Easy ripple afghan pattern, complete with a variation to the pattern to create a ribbed ripple effect. Hand Crafting with Love

Basket

Basket

Baskets are soooo useful. With leftover yarn and this pattern make a scrap yarn crochet basket. My Poppet Makes

Butterly - Lisa's Butterfly (Crochet Project)

Crochet 'N' More

Button Blanket

Crochet a variety of colorful squares, join them together and you've made a blanket with lots of scrap yarn using this pattern. It's All In A Nutshell

Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornament

Crochet some small Christmas Tree ornaments to hang on the tree or attach to gifts. My Poppet Makes

Coffee Cup Cozy

Coffee Cup Cozy

A great way to dress up your morning java and use up scrap yarn. Craft Bits

Colorblock Cowl

Colorblock Cowl

This easy-to-crochet cowl is also easy to customize making it great to fit any yarn you have on hand. A yarn scrap buster. Christa Co Design

Corner to Corner, Join as You Go Blanket

A multi-colored blanket that is perfect for using up scraps. Get the free pattern here. The Patchwork Heart

Crazy Scrap Yarn Scarf

Do you have a yarn stash? Make this crochet scarf with it. Crafty Chica

Crochet Flowers

Crochet Flowers

Crochet flowers and make them into a colorful bouquet with this tutorial. DIY Candy

Darn Large Holes in Socks and Clothing

Darn Large Holes in Socks and Clothing

Use yarn scraps to decoratively patch up holes in your favorite garments. My Poppet Makes

Earbud Holder

If your earbuds are always missing or constantly tangled, this is the perfect practical project to use up those little yarn scraps. A Crocheted Simplicity

Easy Crochet Necklace

Easy Crochet Necklace

With only a mere 20 yards of yarn, a crochet hook and wooden ring, this free pattern will instruct you on how to make an easy crochet necklace. Christa Co Design

Easy Friendship Bracelet

Easy Friendship Bracelet

Make matching braided bracelets with this free pattern for a friend or make bracelets with different colors. Yarnspirations

Finger Knitted Friendship Bracelet

Finger Knitted Friendship Bracelet

A video on how to make a simple finger knitted friendship bracelet. Kids can make for themselves and exchange with to friends. Needlepointers.com

Four Leaf Clover Crochet Headband

Four Leaf Clover Crochet Headband

Learn how to crochet a four-leaf clover in this photo tutorial. This clover would also be great sewn on blankets, hats and scarves. Christa Co Design

Granny Flower Coasters

Granny Flower Coasters

Spring is in the air! These super easy, super quick pretty granny flower coasters are perfect for spring. Lullaby Lodge

Granny's Treasure Crochet Throw

Granny's Treasure Crochet Throw

You’ll love the way colors of this yarn work together for a very special throw. This free pattern is easy to follow and stitched from the center.

The photo is of a throw made with this pattern by Chris of Needlepointers.com.
Yarnspirations

Harlequin Crochet Slippers

Harlequin Crochet Slippers

Use up yarn and keep your feet warm with these colorful crochet slippers. My Poppet Makes

Hexagon Scrapghan

You know all these small balls of yarn that are to small for most projects; use them to make this hexagon scrapghan. The Cookie Snob

Hydrangea Stripe Blanket

This simple stacked shell crochet blanket pattern lends itself well to scrap yarn. It's worked with basic crochet stitches. Attic 24

Ice Pop Cozy

Ice Pop Cozy

While kids east ice pops, crochet some cozies with this free pattern to keep their little hands warm and keep the ice pops cool. Lullaby Lodge

Keychain Chapstick Holder

These would make great gifts for almost anyone. Super quick, super easy and super inexpensive when using leftover yarn from other projects. Jen Hayes Creations

Lady Bug Magnet

Create this crochet lady bug magnet with scraps on red and black yarn. Mielke's Fiber Arts

Mug Cozy

Mug Cozy #ad

You only need to know one stitch, half double crochet, to stitch up a practical mug cozy. JOANN

Octopus

Octopus

This yarn doll octopus is a great rainy day craft for kids to learn and practice how to braid. Craft Bits

Pencil Can Holder

Cover a can with yarn to use for pencils, brushes, scissors, etc. Great gift idea for kids to make! Yarnspirations

Pom Pom Tutorial

Pom Pom Tutorial

This video will show you how to make a pom pom using a quick and easy method with cardboard. Needlepointers.com

Radiating Ripple Throw

Radiating Ripple Throw #ad

This radiant crochet throw showcases an abundance of tones from Red Heart Super Saver. Joann

Rag Rug

Rag Rug

How to make a rag rug from old worn-out jeans and lots of cotton yarn scraps. My Poppet Makes

Rainbow Crochet Washcloth

Rainbow Crochet Washcloth

This free corner-to-corner washcloth pattern is ideal for using up leftover cotton yarn. My Poppet Makes

Rainbow Friendship Bracelet

Rainbow Friendship Bracelet

Using these free instructions and scrap yarn, you and the kids can make colorful friendship bracelets. My Poppet Makes

Reusable Product Bag

Reusable Product Bag

Any leftover lightweight yarn, embroidery cotton or even kitchen string will work perfectly for this project. My Poppet Makes

SCRAP HATS KNITTING PATTERN

SCRAP HATS KNITTING PATTERN

Need a quick to knit pattern to use up all those balls of yarn leftover from other projects. These Scrap Hats are the perfect project! They knit up quickly from whatever worsted weight scraps you happen to have. Super Mom No Cape

Scrap Placemat

Gather your scrap yarn and crochet placemats using this free crochet pattern. Crochet Crochet 'N More

Scrap Yarn Blanket

Dig out your scraps. Gather them all up, choose a color scheme. And make this simple single crochet blanket. The Amazing Joysie

Scrap Yarn Pom Poms

Scrap Yarn Pom Poms

Pom poms are so easy to make, and a great way of using up leftover yarn scraps from knitting and crochet projects. My Poppet Makes

Scrap Yarn Scarf Knitting Pattern

Turn your leftover yarn into this oversized hurdle stitch scarf. Ideal for beginners! Gina Michele

Scrap-Buster Blanket

This free crochet blanket is worked on the front side only. The yarn is fastened off at the end of each row. A new color is chosen for each row. Crochet Instinct

Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket

Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket

This is a quick and easy blanket pattern that will use up leftover yarn from other crochet projects. My Poppet Makes

Scraps Throw

The black border on this crochet blanket provides the perfect background for all of your colorful bits of scrap yarn. Couch Surfer Crochet

Shaggy Latch Hook Cushion Cover

Shaggy Latch Hook Cushion Cover

This latch hook cushion is a color explosion that will brighten up any room. With detailed instructions for sewing the pillow cover and creating a design. My Poppet Makes

Striped and Tassel Washcloth

Striped and Tassel Washcloth

Use up leftover cotton yarn scraps to make colorful striped washcloths with this basic knitting pattern. My Poppet Makes

Tassel

Tassel

A video tutorial on how to make a tassel. Needlepointers.com

Unicorn Ornament

Unicorn Ornament

These unicorn ornaments are very simple to make by upcycling a mason jar lid, scrap yarn and few basic craft supplies. Creative Green Living

United States Flag

United States Flag

Wave handmade USA Crochet Flags for the patriotic holiday. With this free pattern, quick and easily crochet up some flags. Christa Co Design

Water Bottle Holder

A free crochet pattern for a water bottle holder. Crochet N' Crafts

Yarn Balls

Yarn Balls

Make some super fun decoration balls with leftover yarn, Styrofoam balls and glue. Super easy too! Champagne and Sugarplums

Yarn Bangles

Yarn bangles are a truly unique accessory. They don't need much yarn so make some to use up yarn scraps. My Poppet Makes

Yarn Bird

Yarn Bird

How to make a yarn bird. Scrap yarn idea. Sum of Their Stories

Yarn Filled Christmas Ornaments

Kids will have fun making these cute Christmas ornaments. Golden Lucy Crafts

Yarn Wall Hanging

Yarn Wall Hanging

Learn how to make this unique yarn wall hanging with a stick and some cute colors of yarn. DIY Candy





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