15 FREE STASH BUSTING Crochet Projects To Help REDUCE YOUR Yarn Collection

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These are 15 of the best FREE stash busting crochet projects. You’ll find everything from dish cloths, notions pouches, bookmarks, chapstick holders and everything in between.

I have a situation.

I never meant for it to get like this….but here we are.

My craft room is becoming increasingly full of gorgeous, colorful, squishy yarns. But I’m finding it harder and harder to carve out room to store my ever increasing stash.

So I’ve been on a mission to find fantastic stash busting crochet patterns that will help me work down my “collection”.

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Yarn Stash Basics & Benefits

First, yarn stash sizes are relative. You may find my stash obscenely large and completely out of control. But some of you may laugh at mine and think I can barely call it a collection, let alone a stash.

And there are definite benefits to having an ample yarn stash like:

  • always being able to start a new project because you have what you need on hand
  • having a skein… or ten to share with a new crocheter
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But at some point we may need to reduce our yarn stashes by either:

  • donating unwanted yarn to a charity
  • swapping yarn with a crafty friend
  • selling yarn online or at a local crochet/knitting group
  • using up what you already have (aka don’t buy any more yarn until you use up some of the yarn in your stash)

Check Out How to Use Up Your Yarn Stash | NO More Wasted Yarn

I found 15 amazing stash busting crochet projects that are going to help me reduce the amount of yarn in my stash with patterns from dish cloths, notions pouches, bookmarks, chapstick holders and everything in between.

In addition to these patterns I also wanted to share my own FREE patterns right here on my website if you would like to check them out.

Recently I had my website redone and I think (and hope) it’s easier to navigate. So if you have never been to my website or if it’s been a while, you might want to check it out because I have a lot of FREE resources and patterns for crocheters, knitters and amigurumi makers.

Check Out My FREE Crochet Patterns Here

FREE Stash Busting Crochet Projects

Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Set by Handy Little Me

This lovely set of three crocheted dishcloths are all made with different stitches.

I love the colors the designer chose as well. Grays and yellows are some of my favorite color combinations.

I also really like that each one of the dishcloths has a different edge!

Look at all that gorgeous texture.

Check Out the Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Set Here

Granny Square Fingerless Mitts

I am a sucker for all things granny square and these fingerless mitts are giving me all the happy feels!

Using a solid cream color with the variegated yarn looks so pretty. Alternating the two for each round was a genius idea!

These gorgeous fingerless mitts would make a wonderful gift or something to make for yourself.

Check Out the Granny Square Fingerless Mitts Pattern Here

Crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder

This colorful pot holder just makes me smile.

What I love about this project is that you can make them in any color combination. But also those little colorful circles in the middle will only take a small amount of yarn. Perfect for stash busting!

Check Out the Crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder

Crochet Bobble Clutch

Oh my goodness!

I absolutely love these gorgeous bobbles.

This little clutch is perfect for crochet notions or a little makeup bag for your purse.

I also love the little wooden toggle button.

Check Out the Crochet Bobble Clutch


One of my favorite things about these face scrubbies is that they are both reusable and eco-friendly.

Plus, those little scrubbies are just so darn pretty too.

The addition of the mesh bag makes it the perfect gift set or as a way to store the scrubbies in your own bathroom.

Check Out the Easy Crochet Face Scrubbie Patter + Mesh Bag

Crochet Scrunchies

As a child and teenager in the 80’s, I’m still a big fan of scrunchies.

These are the perfect combination of retro and modern. What I love most about this set from Daisy Cottage Designs is that they are made with the prettiest chenille yarn.

How cute are they as little bracelets as well!

Check Out the Crochet Scrunchies Pattern Here

Lil Teabag Bookmarks

Stop it!!!! I can’t handle the cuteness.

These sweet little crocheted tea bags make me smile.

As an avid tea drinker and a lover of books, the combination of the two makes me so happy.

These are the perfect stash busting pattern and you could make them in so many different colors.

Check Out the Lil Teabag Bookmarks Here

Keychain Pencil Chapstick Holder

I love everything from Jen Hayes Designs and these little crocheted chapstick holders are no exception.

Making these into a keychain is such a great idea. Now you’ll never lose your chapstick again!

Plus it’s just so darn cute.

Check Out the Keychain Pencil Chapstick Holder Here

Crochet Rainbow Purse

Awwww, how sweet is this crochet rainbow bag?

The boho bobbles give it texture and interest. It’s also a wonderful stash busting project as well.

Check Out the Crochet Rainbow Purse Pattern Here

Crochet Remote Control Holder

Oh my goodness.

Where has this been all my life?

As a family, we constantly lose our remotes. At least once a week, you will find us pulling up our couch cushions in search of the remote.

This crocheted project would solve that problem, while at the same time helping me to reduce my yarn stash!

Check Out the Crochet Remote Control Holder Here

Bobble Notions Bag

I tried not to duplicate any particular crocheted items, but I had to include this adorable clutch designed by Stitch and Hound.

First, I love the contrast of the white bobbles and the gorgeous teal green color.

Another one of my favorite things about this bag is the addition of the zipper.

The pattern explains how to add the zipper without using a sewing machine and it’s a technique I had never seen before.

Check Out the Bobble Notions Bag Here

Crocheted Jar Covers

These crocheted jar covers are perfect for beginners and more advanced crocheters alike.

I love the idea of upcycling simple glass jars and making them into something useful and beautiful.

I can imagine these could be really beautiful if you added a flameless candle. How gorgeous would that be on a cozy evening?

Check Out the Crocheted Jar Covers Here

Crochet Pot Holder Diner Trio

I’m looking for things to add to my kitchen to make it feel a little more fun and whimsical.

These diner themed potholders would be the perfect addition.

The trio includes a cherry pie, a cup of hot coffee and toast with an egg. I love that they have loops to hang them on the wall to display.

Check Out the Crochet Pot Holder Diner Trio Here

Boho Crochet Rainbow

This pattern by the Stitch Foundry was designed in support of health care workers. Those bright, cheerful colors just make me smile.

Check Out the Boho Crochet Rainbow Here

Harbor Crochet Hand Towel

The Harbor Crochet Hand Towels are the perfect size for the kitchen or a bathroom.

I also really love the color the designer chose for each one of them, but the combination of the three is simply gorgeous.

Check Out the Harbor Crochet Hand Towel Here

I hope you enjoyed all fifteen of the stash busting crochet projects!

Let me know which one was your favorite!

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