Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects

Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects

What do you do with your extra yarn? I have bags, literally bags of left-over yarn. I kept telling myself that I was going to make a super cool blanket, and I still may. BUT as I started to look for inspiration, I came across some really cool crochet ideas, using scrap yarn. Scrap yarn crochet projects or leftover yarn projects are exactly what I needed to create to help dwindle down my yarn stash.

From hats to purses, to bracelets to dish scrubbies, I found you can seriously make so many crochet projects with your left-over yarn. So, I tabled the blanket, temporarily, and create a super easy, ode to the past, crochet chain link scarf with some of my left-over yarn.

Check out these other WONDERFUL crochet creations created by some talented crocheters.

Please Note:
I’ve placed a number on or by the picture to ensure the creator receives the credit they deserve. Many of these are free pattern projects, be sure to click on the link to get the full detail of the projects.


  1. Hooked on Happiness- Crochet Bag  
  2. Knot Bad – Crochet Bow 
  3. ChristaCoDesigns – Crochet Fingerless Gloves
  4. Crochet for You- Boho Crochet Earrings 
  5. Joy of Motion Crochet- Crochet Nordic Textured Coasters
  6. Naztazia- Crochet Scrunchies 
  7. Ahselanne – Crochet Scrubbies


Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects
Crochet Nylon Scrubber
This is just a snippet of crochet creations that can be completed with unused or left-over yarn.

Many of these are small in size but you can tie small skeins of yarn together and really get created. I’ve come across some creative blankets, jackets, socks, using scrap yarn. The main thing is you want to try to match up the yarn weight, through the project. By using a similar weight, you won’t have to switch crochet hooks throughout the project, and it will create a more balanced project.

Oh shucks, here’s one more project. These crochet boot cuffs can also be created with scrap yarn. I added a button for embellishment but this touch is completely optional.


Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects
Boot Cuff

The next question is, where and how do YOU store all your leftover yarn. or better yet, how do you store your yarn?

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2 thoughts on “Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects

  1. Hello, I am currently making a blanket following your video but the sides are not straight (top and bottom of width are straight). When I started, I chained 70 and then chained 2 more at the end of the chain to turn. I then went into the third chain and then worked in every chain until the end, chained 2 more and turned, and worked in 2nd hole and then half double in every stitch until end.

    1. Hey Connie, sounds like you got off to the right start. Try this…I’m not sure how far you’ve gotten but try to count your stitches, as you go down the row. Then when you go to your next row, count again.. you should have the same number in each row. You don’t have to count the entire blanket but every so often, count back to back rows. It sounds like you are dropping a stitch somewhere along the row and they usually happens at the end. Make sure you place a stitch into the chain 2 stitch. I hope that makes sense. If you gotten really far along to start over I have a video on my YouTube page that helps straighten out blankets that curve or that shrink along the way.

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