25 Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns

Do you have scraps of yarn left over after your crochet projects, or a basket full of half used balls of yarn? Don’t toss it just yet! Here are some great ideas for scrap yarn crochet patterns to use up even the smallest pieces of yarn and make something useful.

Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns

There are hundreds of crochet projects that can bring new life to your yarn scraps. You can combine all of your leftover yarn together to make one big project, or you can create lots of little things with individual scraps. Check out the our favorites below.

25 Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns


1. Scrap Yarn Crochet Basket Pattern by The Burgundy Basket

Take a big pile of ugly or old scrap yarn and make this set of crochet nesting baskets. You can use any colors and make a fun, unique set of baskets to use as home decor or give as gifts.

Scrap Yarn Crochet Basket Pattern by The Burgundy Basket

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2. Happy Scrappy Booties Crochet Pattern by Cro Jennifer

Use all those bits and pieces to make the nicest house booties. Make a set for each friend and family member, customizing the height according to their preferences—whether they want them as high as the knee or just a bit above the ankle.

Happy Scrappy Booties Crochet Pattern by Cro Jennifer

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3. Double Strand Scrap Blanket Crochet Patternby Sigoni Macaroni

Make a mindless, colorful blanket with all that yarn lying around. This Double Strand Scrap Blanket is easy, beginner-friendly, and works up fairly quickly. The entire blanket is created by holding double strands and using the half double crochet stitch.

Double Strand Scrap Blanket Crochet Patternby Sigoni Macaroni

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4. Solid Scrappy Granny Pillow Crochet Pattern by Nauti Krall

The Solid Scrappy Granny Pillow Crochet Pattern allows you to create a stunning pillow using small scraps or skeins from your stash. The possibilities are endless – mix and match colors randomly for a fun and eclectic look, or plan a more structured design for a “plaid-like” effect.

Whether you have tonal, variegated, or self-striping yarn, this pattern will work beautifully.

Solid Scrappy Granny Pillow Crochet Pattern by Nauti Krall

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5. Scrap Yarn Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern by Lisa Auch Crochet

Add a little handmade sunshine to your noggin’ by using up all your colorful scraps or choose a deliberate color scheme to crochet your next favorite accessory.

This portable, packable and giftable bucket hat is the perfect mindless-yet-creative project to stash in your purse this season!

Scrap Yarn Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern by Lisa Auch Crochet

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6. Scrap Yarn Crochet Bag Pattern by Winding Road Crochet

This Scrap Yarn Crochet Bag is a sturdy and colorful crochet pattern perfect for all your outdoor adventures. It’s super easy to make, and it would look cute in various color options.

Scrap Yarn Crochet Bag Pattern by Winding Road Crochet

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7. Scrap Yarn Dishcloth Crochet Pattern by Yarnhild

If you are new to crochet, making dishcloths are an easy way to practice your skills without having to commit to a large project. You can whip this up in no time and shrink the mountain of leftovers.

Scrap Yarn Dishcloth Crochet Pattern by Yarnhild

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8. Mini Whimsy Rainbow Crochet Pattern by Sweet Bee Crochet

Whip up this Crochet Mini Whimsy Rainbow to make a sweet ornament small enough to hold in your hand. It only takes about an hour to finish, and it’s great for using up leftover yarn. Use whatever yarn you have, and you can make it exactly how you like with any colors you want.

Mini Whimsy Rainbow Crochet Pattern by Sweet Bee Crochet

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9. Happy Scrappy Coasters Crochet Pattern by Hookedo Patterns

Just like dishcloths, crocheted coasters can take your leftover yarn and make it into something useful for your home.

The carefree happy effect of this mandala style coaster works best with random mixes of colours, which is why it’s perfect for leftover scraps of yarn.

Happy Scrappy Coasters Crochet Pattern by Hookedo Patterns

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10. Butterfly Crochet Pattern by Kerry Jayne Designs

These crocheted butterflies are so easy to make, you can practically whip them up on auto-pilot. They’re the perfect little projects to use up all of those tiny balls of scraps you’ve been hiding in the bottom of your project bag!

Butterfly Crochet Pattern by Kerry Jayne Designs

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11. Easy Bookmark Crochet Pattern by Jo To The World Creation

It doesn’t get easier or scrappier than this — these crocheted bookmarks can be whipped in less than half an hour and uses only 25 yds of yarn. The pattern is perfect for beginners and makes for an ideal crochet gift for anyone!

Check out more Crochet Bookmark Patterns here!

Easy Bookmark Crochet Pattern by Jo To The World Creation

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12. Scrap Sock Yarn Hair Scrunchie Crochet Pattern by Merrian Holland

Crochet Scrunchies are a great way to use up the tiniest balls of yarn. They’re fun, practical, and great for using up scraps in lots of different colors.

Scrap Sock Yarn Hair Scrunchie Crochet Pattern by Merrian Holland

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13. Waste Not Want Not Sweater Crochet Pattern by Dora Does

Using scrap yarn to crochet sweaters can be a great way to create unique, one-of-a-kind garments that are full of personality.

This ‘Waste Not Want’ Not V-Neck Crochet Sweater is an easy, super chunky winter pullover, made using multiple strands of leftover yarn scraps crocheted together. This stash busting method creates a beautiful marled effect and a unique sweater that will keep you warm all winter.

Waste Not Want Not Sweater Crochet Pattern by Dora Does

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14. Crochet Rainbow Caterpillar Pattern by On A Whim Crochet

This Crochet Rainbow Caterpillar Pattern is perfect for using all your yarn scraps from your stash. This is an easy pattern; the caterpillar’s body is simple crochet circles that are threaded together and attached to the head.

Crochet Rainbow Caterpillar Pattern by On A Whim Crochet

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15. Pixie Pocket Pouch Crochet Pattern by Ola Ogunlolu

Here’s another quick, fun, beginner r-friendly project that lets you make use of any leftover fingering weight yarn you might have. It’s an adorable pocket pouch to store various small items like stitch coins, jewelry, and other small valuables. Plus, it easily fits into your pockets!

Pixie Pocket Pouch Crochet Pattern by Ola Ogunlolu

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16. Leftover Yarn Slippers Crochet Pattern by My Accessory Box

These crocheted slippers have such a fun vibe! They are a great way to use up different colours of yarn. The color combinations are endless!

Leftover Yarn Slippers Crochet Pattern by My Accessory Box

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17. Scrap Granny Cardigan Crochet Pattern by Calmly Crocheted

Do you want to make the coziest, most colorful cardigan using all these scraps and single skeins laying around? This Scrap Granny Cardigan Crochet Pattern makes L, XL, and you can adjust hook size and rows to create larger or smaller cardigans! 

Scrap Granny Cardigan Crochet Pattern by Calmly Crocheted

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18. Scrap Yarn Crochet Bracelet Pattern by Sweet Softies Co

Make this lacy bracelet with an adjustable closure using leftover yarn scraps! It can be made in any size from child to adult. Experiment with various colors to match different outfits!

Check out more Crochet Bracelet Patterns here!

Scrap Yarn Crochet Bracelet Pattern by Sweet Softies Co

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19. Jefferson Scrap Scarf Crochet Pattern by Knits N Knots Wig

This Jefferson Scrap Scarf has a wavy pattern and is made by using a different color of yarn for each row. To make this colorful scarf with the granny stitch, you’ll need about 40 yards (37 meters) of medium-weight yarn for each row. Check your yarn stash to see what leftover yarn you can use!

Jefferson Scrap Scarf Crochet Pattern by Knits N Knots Wig

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20. Easy Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern by Colored Braidss

Granny squares are a classic crochet motif perfect for using small amounts of yarn. You can crochet a bunch of these in different colors and them combine them to create a blanket, cardigan, or pillow covers.

Easy Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern by Colored Braidss

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21. Twisted Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern by Crafted By Cat UK

Crochet accessories like ear warmers are great for using scrap yarns. The pattern is available in different sizes and is a quick project — ideal for creating thoughtful holiday gifts!

Twisted Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern by Crafted By Cat UK

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22. Easy Crochet Earrings Pattern by Love To Stay Home

Create 10 pretty crochet earrings that go well with any outfit. They’re easy and quick to make, perfect for using up scrap yarn. You can whip up all 10 pairs in about an hour!

The fun part is customizing them to match your outfits, and with various thread colors, you can have beautiful handmade earrings in any color you want!

Easy Crochet Earrings Pattern by Love To Stay Home

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23. Crochet Fruit Slice Keychain Pattern by Raffamusa Designs

These Crochet Fruit Slice Keychains are quick and easy to make, they are great to use up some scrap yarn and make a cute little gift. Plus, they are a great project for the summer!

Crochet Fruit Slice Keychain Pattern by Raffamusa Designs

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24. Stash Buster Crochet Motif Shawl Pattern by Briana K Designs

Grab your scrap yarn and get ready to make an easy stash buster crochet shawl. Add a variety of colorful motifs for a gorgeous piece.

Stash Buster Crochet Motif Shawl Pattern by Briana K Designs

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25. Itty Bitty Baby Bunting Crochet Pattern by Haak Maar Raak

If you love crocheted buntings, then this pattern is a must-try. It’s an excellent way to use up all your leftover yarn scraps since each flag requires approximately 3 meters of cotton.

Itty Bitty Baby Bunting Crochet Pattern by Haak Maar Raak

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CROCHET THE LIFE OUT OF THOSE SCRAPS WITH YOUR FAVORITE SCRAP YARN CROCHET PATTERNS!

Don’t let those yummy bits of yarn go to waste. Explore more scrap-yarn friendly crochet patterns on our site.

Rather than dumping scrap yarn or letting it sit forever untouched in a closet, grab some hooks, your favorite scrap yarn crochet patterns and start crocheting. Who knows what you’ll end up with?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elle Grospe

Elle has been part of the Crochet News team since 2019 and her love of crocheting shines through in the beautiful and unique patterns that she shares with our community.

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