Get inspired with these 5 stash busting crochet projects putting your left over yarn to good use! Let’s face it, there are TWO types of yarn stash. One, a few skeins, balls or hanks of yarn that look pretty, give you inspiration and are ready to go when you find the perfect project. Two, the absolute MOUNTAIN of yarn that threatens to collapse on you every time you walk past it. Hands up if you’re guilty of number two…
Well, don’t worry, I’m here to HELP. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite stashbusting crochet projects that are perfect for hoovering up any small scraps of yarn you have left, or full balls that you stashed ‘for later’…three YEARS ago. Ready to do a deep dive into that stash? Let’s go!
Just…don’t blame me if you need to buy more yarn to refresh your stash!
1. face scrubbies
Perfect for using up any cotton yarn in your stash! They are fun, quick and easy and make great gifts so if you already have a pile of these you’ll be making them knowing they;re going to be put to good use by someone else. This design is from my book You Can Crochet with Bella Coco but don’t worry if you haven’t got my book I realised this pattern as a tutorial over on my YouTube channel.
2. Baby Booties
What’s not to love about a cute crochet baby make. These crochet baby booties make the perfect gift for a pending arrival, baby shower gift, for a doll or to donate to charity. This adorable pattern most definitely puts your scrap yarn to good use!
3. crochet coasters
The perfect handmade accessory for your home or workspace , these colourful this coasters are sure to bring a smile to your face every time you use it. Not only is this pattern quick and easy they make great stash busters or equally beautiful presents to gift for all occasions.
4. daisy chain bookmark
Never lose your page again with this cute practical daisy chain bookmark can be easily adapted to what ever size you like just simply add more or less daisies whilst using your left over yarn.
5. granny squares
Last but not least Granny squares are AMAZING at using up yarn leftovers. DK weight yarn is ideal, but you can also hold two strands of 4ply or fingering weight together to create a cool marbled effect!
how to use your granny squares
Now you have a pile of beautiful granny squares you could transfer them into one of these beautiful projects!
Want to try some alternative granny squares? Check these out:
- Circle of Hope Granny Square
- Sunburst Granny Squares
- Solid Granny Square
- Mitered Granny Square
- Spiral Granny Square