I have joined forces with some fabulous designers to bring you the Stash Busting Challenge and some amazing scrap yarn projects!
Challenge yourself to use up odd balls, and left over skeins, of yarn you have stashed away! Let’s see just how much you can turn into beautiful, useful, finished crochet projects.
Over the next 3 weeks, we’ll be giving you a list of crochet patterns, perfect for using up your small amounts of scrap yarn or odd skeins left over from other projects.
During the Stash Busting Challenge event, you’ll be able to grab the PDF downloads for the week’s featured patterns, for FREE!
The weeks will be featured as follows:
To grab your free PDF downloads, check out the featured patterns below, and click through to visit the pattern’s blog post. Then simply scroll down the designer’s blog post to find this download button:
Click on the button to be taken to their Ravelry listing and enter Coupon Code: SBCHALLENGE at the checkout. The code will be valid throughout the week the pattern is featured, from start of day Wednesday until end of day Tuesday, EST time.
Share your projects made from these free patterns on social media, using #sbchallenge, so we can see your stash busting progress and cheer you on! How many patterns do you think you’ll be able to make with your stash?
Various Scrap Yarn Crochet project Ideas
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Stash Busting Challenge – Week 1
To start you off, we have 15 free stash busting patterns for you!
Free PDF downloads valid from June 9th 2021 until June 15th 2021, EST time. Simply click through, find the download button, and enter coupon code SBCHALLENGE
This pattern is great for using up small amounts of scrap yarn, especially cotton yarn. Crochet these sweet heart shape jar cosies to upcycle your empty glass jars. Use them as handy containers around the home, or pop a candle inside to use as a pretty candle holder.
Protect your sunglasses (or regular glasses) from scratches by whipping up a crocheted glasses case! This pattern features a lovely bubble stitch texture to provide extra padding.
Make yourself a fun new phone case with your random coloured scrap yarn. This pattern is fast and easy to make, and will explain how to customise the size for a perfect fit for your own cell phone.
Make something useful from your odd balls of scrap yarn; make coasters. They are so handy to have around the house, and they make great quick gifts too! Here’s a beautiful simple pattern to get you going.
If you have some spare T-shirt yarn laying around, this would be a great project for you! Put them to use by making some handy potholders. Being thick and 100% cotton, most T-shirt yarns would be an ideal heat resistant material to work with.
If you have some pretty 4 ply (#2 Fine Weight) yarn leftover from making a shawl, why not make some of these beautiful little bookmarks? These dainty bookmarks would make lovely gifts too!
These sweet little sunflower appliques only need the smallest amount of yarn. You can use other bright colours to make other flowers too! Attach them to blankets, hats, bags, or anything else you’d like to decorate.
Got some spare cotton yarn in your stash? Learn how to work the Iris Stitch in a square, and create some useful hot pads while you’re at it!
How about using your scraps to make a funky leopard print clutch purse? This would look HOT in neon colours too, why not experiment with what you have in your stash!
These lovely simple coasters would make a beautiful addition to your coffee table. Grab some scrap yarn and get hooking! You’ll have these worked up in no time.
Here’s a great pattern to use your variegated yarn on. Mixing multicoloured yarn with a solid colour gives a fabulous eye-catching effect, and this chevron pattern really makes it pop!
If you have lots of odd skeins of yarn to get through, this fun and easy pattern will help you get through them all at once! Go wild with mixing and matching random yarns to create this fun crochet scarf.
If you have some green and beige yarns in your stash, how about crocheting yourself a palm tree key chain? Perhaps it will act as a memento of that special beach vacation you took? Or a reminder for you to take one soon!
Put those scraps of cotton yarn to good use by crocheting some washable and reusable face scrubbies. These puff stitch scrubbies provide a great texture for a nice deep cleanse, to wash the day away.
Here’s another great pattern for your leftover T-shirt yarn. Make a lovely boho style handbag out of your spare yarn, ready for a girls night out. You could try doubling or tripling other yarns, to get a nice chunky thickness instead, if you don’t have any T-shirt yarn.
Don’t forget to use #sbchallenge when showing off your work, so we can take a look at how you’re getting on with the Stash Busting Challenge!
Scrap Yarn Projects – Week 2
Ready for some more great scrap yarn projects? Well, here’s 19 more for you!
Free PDF downloads valid from June 16th 2021 until June 22nd 2021, EST time. Simply click through, find the download button, and enter coupon code SBCHALLENGE
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These coasters are a fun way of using up 2 colours of scrap yarn at once. You’ll only need around 9 yards of each colour, so it’s great for those tiny balls of leftovers!
Turn your colourful scraps into cute fruity keyrings! These are quick and easy to make, and just super adorable.
Here’s a scrap yarn project for Tunisian crochet lovers! Make some sweet honeycomb stitch wall hangings to add a splash of colour to your home.
Have dinner guests coming over? Whip up a bit of fancy with these crocheted napkin rings. We won’t tell, that you’ve just made them out of scrap yarn laying around 😉
These pretty bow headbands are super easy and quick to work up. The pattern includes guidance for working sizes from Preemie, all the way up to Large Adult too.
This crochet square would be great for using up your colourful scrap yarn. You could use these as part of a blanket, or make them into cushion covers.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, here’s a fab little scrap yarn project! Soap on a rope, just for Dad… not to say that he needs it or anything…
How about having a go at crochet cabling? This small cafetiere cover would be a great project for learning the art of crocheted cable stitches.
If you have some cotton yarn knocking about, how about making some tea towels to freshen up the kitchen? These tea towels use the Moss Stitch, so they’ll work up quickly.
Pretty up your dining table with some leftover yarn. These lovely oval shaped placemats would be much more useful than straggly balls of yarn sitting in your cupboard.
Got skeins of various colours left over from previous projects? Work them all together into a gorgeous textured blanket with this free pattern!
These flower face scrubbies are practical and cute! They would also make sweet little gifts, along with some handmade soap or other smellies.
Put those odd balls of yarn to good use, by crocheting yourself a new sweater. With this striking colour block design, no one will ever know it was just made with leftover yarn.
Here’s another option for your cotton yarns. This classic design would look just as great in your kitchen or bathroom, and you can easily adjust the size.
Feel the summer festival vibe with this awesome crop top. Go wild and use up all of the random colours you have laying around.
Want to make something fun out of those scraps? Crochet some sweet cupcakes! These are ideal for having handy, in case someone’s birthday creeps up.
Fancy a bit of colour work action with your odd skeins? Give this beautiful shawl a go!
Baskets always come in handy, and they are great for using up the bulkier yarn in your stash. Or you could work multiple strands of thinner yarns to really get busting through that stash.
Here’s another great face scrubbie pattern. Eco friendly in many ways… using up scrap yarn, using natural cotton fibres, washable, and reusable.
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Leftover Yarn Ideas – Week 3
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