Earth Day: 30+ Eco-Friendly Free Crochet Patterns and Ideas

With spring comes the annual celebration of Earth Day. This day is a special reminder that it is important to care for the Earth every day!

There are so many Earth Day activities, and who would have thought there were eco-friendly crochet items to make? 

These useful crochet items include zero-waste options, like the Bar Soap Holder. Just tuck the bar of soap inside and the soap holder saves every last bit of the bar until it is used.

The Duster Cover is an eco-friendly substitute for those disposable sweeper covers bought, used once, and tossed. Imagine how many once-and-done sweeper covers could be prevented from adding to the landfill.

Market bags are reusable totes that can carry just about anything and everything. They are a wonderful replacement for plastic or paper grocery bags, which end up in landfills. A DIY market bag is the perfect solution.

There are two very different tutorials for DIY makeup remover pads. These little crocheted circles work wonders, can be washed and reused, and are so much better for the environment than disposable pads.

For the ultimate in an eco-friendly project, learn to crochet using plastic bag yarn! Use up those plastic bags AND make one of the projects below with the "plarn".

It is possible to crochet useful household items that will help save the Earth. In celebration of Earth Day, get that handy crochet hook and colorful yarn out to make some of these items for yourself or to give as little Earth Day favors.

Earth Day Activities for Adults

There are many Earth Day crafts and activities for kids to enjoy. In what way can adults celebrate Earth Day?

  • Plant trees and flowers
  • Carpool or use public transportation
  • Pack meatless lunches
  • Pick up garbage
  • Compost
  • Keep lights off in unoccupied rooms
  • Ride a bike to work

Do your part to care for the Earth on Earth Day and every day! Enjoy a favorite hobby, crocheting eco-friendly household items that help save the environment.

Mother Earth will thank you!

Earth Day: 30+ Eco-Friendly Free Crochet Patterns and Ideas

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Bar Soap Holder

Bar Soap Holder

This simple soap holder for shower crochet pattern is designed for a full-size bar of soap; however, even smaller pieces of soap can be added to the soap holder as well for a zero waste option. Pattern Princess

Basic Striped Dishcloth

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When crocheting, want to learn to change colors. Practice changing colors with this dishcloth pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Basketweave Scrubby Cloth

Be paper towel free by stitching up some of these dishcloths using this free pattern. Moogly

Bath Pouf

Eco-friendly means you can wash and reuse this scrub bath pouf over and over. Aabhar Creations

Circle Scrubby

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Here's a quick and cute, crochet scrubby. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Dish Cloth

Dish Cloth

With this free crocheted dish cloth pattern, you can stitch up fun and easy dish cloths.
Chris at has been making these dish cloths and would like to tell you about them.
Get the free pattern and purchase supplies for making this pattern. Staff

Duster Cover

This eco-friendly DIY project is a washable, reusable crochet duster cover. Left In Knots

Duster Cover Pattern

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You can create a washable, long-wearing dust cover that slips right onto the ends of your duster with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Earth Day Quiet Book

This quiet book is filled with nature-themed appliques that you can enjoy with your children on Earth Day Repeat Crafter Me

Earth Day Square

A free crochet pattern featuring the earth in a heart. Traveling Hook Creative

Face Scrubby Pad

Face Scrubby Pad

Learn how to make these reusable crochet face scrub pads with this pattern. Easy Crochet

Farmhouse Washcloth

Farmhouse Washcloth

Farmhouse washcloths are eco friendly, frugal, and reusable as dishcloths for kitchen and other uses. Pattern Princess

Greeting Card Basket

Greeting Card Basket

Learn how to upcycle old greeting cards by making a greeting card basket that will look attractive anywhere in the home. Also Gift Idea! Associate

Lacy Market Bag

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Keep this crochet reusable market bag handy for shopping or when traveling. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Linen Grocery Tote

This grocery tote scrunches up in a little ball inside a purse, weighs nothing, and fits more groceries than you'd think. Get the free pattern. Purl Soho

Market Bag

This reusable crochet market bag is sturdy and the perfect size to use as a shopping bag at a market. Left In Knots

Market Bag

Market Bag

Here is an easy to follow crochet market bag pattern perfect to use while shopping to replace paper or plastic bags. My Poppet

Market Tote

Market Tote

This crochet market tote includes a solid bottom, mesh sides and single wide strap. You can use it at the farmers market or grocery store. Christa Co Design

Mesh Market Bag

Mesh Market Bag

This crochet mesh tote is fun to make and eco-friendly way to carry items while shopping. Pattern Princess

Mesh Soap Saver Bag

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Crochet a mesh soap-saver bag to hold a bar of soap and the inevitable leftover slivers. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Mop Cover

Mop Cover

Tired of buying disposable covers for your mop? Then it’s time to make your sweeper cover with this free crochet pattern! Christa Co Design

Nylon Pot Scubber

This crochet pot scrubber pattern is super quick and easy to work up! Maggies Crochet

Pineapple Mug Cozy

Replace the single-use paper cup cozies with this reusable pineapple cup cozy. Devine Debris

Plastic Bag Keeper

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This plastic bag keeper is an easy way to keep the bags organized so you can take them to the store over and over or use them as trash bag. Affiliate Link to Lion Brand Yarn

Reusable Face Scrubbies

Reusable Face Scrubbies

These crochet face scrubbies are eco-friendly, reusable, and will save you money because you won't need to use disposable scrubbies. Easy Breezy Crochet

Scrubbing Bobble Dishcloth

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This durable, reusable dishcloth pattern is machine washable and perfect for washing dishes. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Slash of Citrus Scrubby

Slash of Citrus Scrubby #ad

This citrus crochet scrubby looks so juicy. Make some and you will enjoy washing the dishes. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Soap Saver

You can place a full-size standard soap bar or place the leftover pieces of used soap bars in the Crochet Soap Saver. Aabhar Creations


Use this free pattern to make a reusable crochet sponge with scraps of yarn from your stash. Left In Knots

Sun Dish Scrubby

Sun Dish Scrubby

Here is a pattern for a zero waste kitchen scrubby. A Crocheted Simplicity

Swiffer Sweeper Cover

This washable and reusable cover will fit over Swiffer sweepers. Left In Knots


This washcloth is eco-friendly and a great sustainable addition to the bathroom. Aabhar Creations

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