14 (mostly) FREE SCRAP YARN Crochet Projects

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Do you have scraps of yarn that you don’t know what to do with? 

Me too! 

And today I’m sharing the 14 best (mostly) FREE scrap yarn crochet projects to use up those scraps!

We will explore blankets, accessories, garments and even some amigurumi projects to use up those left over yarn scraps.

14 Fabulous (mostly) FREE SCRAP YARN Crochet Projects

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14 Fabulous FREE Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects

Do you have a stash of leftover yarn that’s too precious to discard but too small for a big project? In this post you’ll find 14 exciting projects that not only help you declutter your yarn stash, but also spark your creativity.

From cozy blankets to unique accessories and charming home decor, discover how to turn those leftover strands into stunning, one-of-a-kind creations.

Double Strand Granny Square Blanket

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I have a plethora of number 4 worsted weight yarn in my stash. I’ve got every color under the rainbow and I need to use it up!

As I was searching around I came across the most gorgeous granny square project from Jayda in Stitches

It’s a genius way to use up a bunch of yarn all at one time, plus you’ll end up with the most fun blanket of all time. 

Jayda has a full video tutorial, which I highly recommend checking out, she shares tips for getting the colors right and helpful trouble shooting suggestions. 

granny square blanket made from yarn scraps

You hold two strands of yarn together and you use a large crochet hook, I’m using a 9 mm. 

What I love about this is that you can just go crazy. There aren’t any rules. Make each round as weird and wonderful as you want. 

For my blanket I’m giving each granny square five rounds and the final round is going to be the same color white. 

I felt like it gives the blanket a little more cohesion and looks less like a fever dream. But I’m obsessed. 

I’m using up yarns that I wouldn’t normally choose for other projects, either I don’t love the color or I don’t have enough of it to do anything with. One of the yarns I’m using with this project is the Red Heart All in One Granny Square yarn. 

I made a whole video about it, but ultimately I decided I wasn’t going to use the yarn to make traditional granny squares, but I like how it feels and I like the color combinations. It’s just so much fun making this whacky, wild blanket. 

Find the Double Strand Granny Square Tutorial Here

Quick and Easy Crochet Scrap Yarn Blanket

The Quick and Easy Crochet Scrap Yarn Blanket from Maria’s Blue Crayon is gorgeous!! It’s incredible how simple this project is! 

One thing that makes this blanket extra special is that Maria planned out the color combinations and that’s what makes those colors pop! 

Find the Scrap Yarn Blanket Here

C2C Lemon Peel Dishcloth

The Corner to Corner Lemon Peel discloth is a great scrappy yarn project from Loops and Love Crochet. 

This is a great project when you want to learn a new technique like corner to corner crochet or the lemon peel stitch. And because it’s a small project you don’t need a lot of yarn to make it. 

Find the C2C Lemon Peel Dishcloth Pattern Here

The Scrappy Granny Shawl

The Scrappy Granny Shawl by Morale Fiber is absolutely stunning! This project uses scraps of #4 worsted weight yarns and I love the color combinations she used. 

She’s made it in the most beautiful autumn colors, but you could make it with any scrap yarns you have lying around. 

Find the Scrappy Granny Shawl Here

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Easy Daisy Flower Appliques

The Easy Daisy Flower Appliques by Raffamusa Designs are a great scrap yarn project. They are so tiny that you could really use up those small scraps of yarn. 

The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn, but any size would work. You could also make them in so many different colors! 

You could add these daisy appliqués to so many different projects or embellish your own clothing. The possibilities are endless. 

Find the Easy Daisy Flower Appliqué Pattern Here

Scrap Yarn Beanie

This next project is the Scrap Yarn Beanie by Pops de Milk. I am such a fan of this crochet hat! It’s so colorful and fun! What a great way to use up those scraps plus add a fun accessory to your wardrobe. 

Patricia has a free pattern plus a video tutorial that I highly recommend checking out. 

She uses the magic knot to join her yarns together and if you haven’t tried that technique before make sure to watch her video! 

Find the Scrap Yarn Beanie Here

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Crochet Cherry and Strawberry Keychains

Oh my goodness, the Crochet Cherry and Strawberry Keychains from ETM’s Studio is one of the cutest projects I’ve ever seen!! I just want to spend my days crocheting cherries and strawberries. 

These are such a great scrap project because they require a small amount of yarn and they will whip up super quick!

What’s really nice is that she has a full video tutorial on her YouTube channel! So cute! 

Find the Crochet Cherry and Strawberry Keychain Tutorial Here

Crochet Pocket Shawl

Who says you can’t make something stunning with scrap yarn? 

The Crochet Pocket Shawl is a showstopper of a project. The pattern calls for using a #4 worsted weight yarn, but Patricia explains that it’s easy to adjust the size for whatever weight yarn you’re using. I love that. 

You’ll find the free tutorial on Patricia’s blog, but you’ll also find two video tutorials to help you make it! 

Find the Crocheted Pocket Shawl Pattern Here

Crochet Bunting

Another great way to use up yarn scraps is with bunting. 

There are so many different styles, stitches and colors that you can use to crochet bunting. 

You can make hearts, triangles and half circles just to name a few of the shapes. They can be simple or very ornate. 

My favorites are the Granny Bunting Triangles from Lucy from Attic 24. They are so simple and you can use up so many different scraps of yarn. 

You can even make these for different seasons and holidays to decorate with. 

Find the Granny Bunting Triangles Pattern Here

Solid Scrappy Granny Pillow

When I’m looking for gorgeous crochet patterns, one of the first places I look is NautiKrall Crochet. 

Mallory’s Solid Scrappy Granny Pillow is one of my favorite projects. You can make this either with worsted or Dk weight yarn. And what’s even better is that you can use up your random scraps to make this pillow. 

I love all the different color combinations with the solid and variegated colors all mixed together. It’s stunning! 

Find the Solid Scrappy Granny Pillow Here

Crochet Boho Style Earrings

One of the best projects to use up your scrap yarn are crocheted earrings. And the Crochet Boho Style Earrings are perfection! 

I love the fun boho style with the pop of fringe at the bottom. 

A pair can be made within 45 minutes and they use such a small amount of yarn. That’s a win-win! 

FInd the Crochet Boho Style Earrings Pattern Here

Scrap Yarn Cat

My intention with this post was to ONLY include free patterns and then I stumbled upon the Scrap Yarn Cat and my plans all went out the window.

These are the quirkiest, cutest little cats and I want them all. 

I can’t think of a better way to use up those yarn scraps than with these crocheted cats. They have so much spunk and personality. 

Find the Scrap Yarn Cat Pattern Here

Linen Stitch Scrap Rug

If you have a lot of yarn to use up, this is your next project! 

The Linen Stitch Scrap Rug uses 5 strands of worsted weight yarn held together. That is going to be one thick rug! 

What I love about this project is that you can make it as scrappy or as planned as you want depending on the amount of colors you have in your stash. 

I love projects that are as practical as they are beautiful. 

Find the Linen Stitch Scrap Rug Pattern Here

Seaside Stash Busting Blanket

One of my favorite crochet blanket designers is Eleanora from Coastal Crochet. She lives on the southeastern coast of England and she brings in that inspiration into everything she designs. 

She also has a super cute miniature schnauzer named Salty who makes a regular appearance in her posts. 

Eleanora does an annual blanket crochet-a-long and the Seaside Stash Busting Blanket is one of them. This crochet-a-long was held over 35 weeks and people from over 50 countries participated! Wow!

Her designs are so full of color and cheerfulness and they just make you want to go to the beach and smell the seaside air. 

“The original blanket was made using only yarns I had in my stash. The variety of stitch combinations and colors were inspired each week by the textures and colors of the seaside.”

Find the Seaside Stash Busting Blanket Pattern Here

Mabel the Chicken

I did say that most of these patterns are free, but this one is a paid pattern, but I had to include it. 

If you have some #6 Super Bulky Weight chenille yarn in your stash, this is the pattern for you. 

This is Mabel the Chicken and I need her in my life. 

I absolutely love this little chicken pattern and it reminds me that I have to share such a cool story with you. 

A few weeks ago I went to the H+H Americas in Chicago, Illinois. It’s a conference for craft based business like yarn and fabric companies. There were also a lot of designers and content creators there as well. 

One of my childhood heroes was there to promote her new quilt fabric line and that is Melissa Gilbert. If you are around my age you will immediately know who that is. But if you’re a bit younger let me introduce you. 

Melissa played the part of Laura Ingalls in the super popular TV show from the 1970’s, Little House on the Prairie. I got to meet Melissa and get a picture with her. I also won a giveaway of a chicken made with her new quilting fabric! It has a spot to hide the little eggs under the wings. 

And the best part is that she signed it!!! 

Find Mable the Chicken Pattern Here

14 Fabulous (mostly) FREE Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects

In conclusion, scrap yarn crochet projects are a fantastic way to breathe new life into your leftover yarn while creating beautiful and functional items.

Whether you’re crafting cozy blankets, unique accessories, or charming home decor, each project is a testament to your creativity and resourcefulness. Not only do these projects help reduce waste, but they also provide endless opportunities to experiment with colors, textures, and patterns.

So, gather your scrap yarn, grab your crochet hook, and let your imagination run wild.

Happy Stitching!

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