How big is your stash of scrap yarn? I’ve been guilty of just letting it sit around and then tossing it (don’t judge) – but no more! I’ve gathered a list of some of my favorite patterns from designers I know and trust that will help you use those pretty scraps you’ve been saving for something special!
If you make one of these patterns with your scraps, let me know by tagging me in a story on IG @kneedlesandlove. And of course tag the designer as well. We would love to see!
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Summer of 77 Collection Rainbow Pillow
One of my all time favorite patterns to crochet is Megan’s Rainbow Pillow. If you have some worsted scraps laying around, have some fun putting together different color combos and make one of these pillows. You won’t regret it!
Belyea Bobble Coaster
This bobble coaster pattern would be such a quick and fun way to use up cotton scraps. I plan to make a few sets of these for Mother’s Day gifts!
Cali Hair Tie
How cute is this hair tie? This knitting pattern is a free blog post and you only need a tiny bit of worsted weight yarn!
Bobble Paci Clip
This is one of my most popular patterns and you can make one in about 30 minutes or less! I designed the paci clip with cotton yarn but have recently used some of my luxury hand dyed wool scraps to make some for my daughter and am OBSESSED!
These scrunchies are on my list to make for this summer. I love the minimalist look compared to other wild scrunchies, and you can use any kind of worsted yarn! Christina also has a few other patterns in her shop that would be perfect for scrap yarn.
Chunky & Classic Hair Bows
I have made both of these bow patterns for my little girl and they are both so beautiful! The classic bow is crochet and the chunky bow is knit. I always make a classic bow with my hand dyed scraps! Kristen also has a beautiful coffee cozy pattern in her shop that would be perfect for scrap yarn.
Crafty Rainbow Rattle
These rainbow rattles are too freaking cute! They’d even make cute stuffies without the rattle. Ashley is such a talented designer and I’m thinking I need to make one of these for my daughter’s first birthday coming up!
A Beary Cute Hat
Do you have a bunch of super bulky scraps? Justyna’s bear hat is perfect for customizing with unique stripes and colors. Just look at this gorgeous one she made with her scraps!
Sanibel Shells Mason Jar Cozy
This was one of the very first patterns I published and it’s perfect for a little bit of cotton yarn. I love making these mason jar cozies for gifts in the spring!
Here are a handful of other great ideas for busting your scrap stash and reducing waste!
- Pom poms or tassels
- Stuffing amigurumi projects
- Packaging orders with a tie/bow
- Granny squares
- Newborn hats
- Adding stripes to beanies
Click here to check out my FREE dishcloth patterns you can make with your cotton scraps!
Thanks for reading! I hope you found a new project to use your pretty yarn scraps for. Remember to pin this post on Pinterest to come back to later and let me know in the comments what your favorite way to use scrap yarn is!