Here are 5 quick and easy stash-busting crochet projects! Perfect for finally tackling yarn stashes of all sizes!
I LOVE crocheting – and I always get excited about trying new patterns and projects! But now that I’ve been crocheting for about 10 years now, it’s time to start working on my ever-growing yarn stash.
There are probably thousands of crocheters and knitters around the world who face a similar dilemma…
I want to keep learning new patterns and I just LOVE buying more yarn (it’s honestly an addiction by now) – but I have 10 years worth of leftover yarn piling up in my closet! Being the yarn hoarder that I am, throwing any of the yarn in my stash away is NOT an option.
So, what can I do?
The answer is stash-busting projects! There are a huge amount of stash-busting patterns to be found on the internet – but for now, I’m focusing on quick and easy projects. Because I just can’t *sigh* seem to set aside the time for a big project right now.
So, if you’re ready to tackle your yarn stash, I’ve rounded up 5 quick and easy stash-busting projects that you can whip up in no time!
Each one of these projects should be able to be completed in 20 minutes or less. Plus, they’re absolutely perfect for using up small scraps of leftover yarn! There’s no particular order to this list, so scroll and enjoy!
To be honest, I haven’t tried these projects myself yet – except #3 (hint: it’s mine). This is the list of projects that I want to make in order to get started stash-busting myself.
I should be getting around to making these very soon… And as soon as I do, I’ll update this post with what I personally thought of each one.
Sound good? Great! Let’s get stash-busting!
1. Colorful Crochet Bangles
These bracelets from Crochet For You look like a bunch of fun!
I always somehow forget about small projects like bracelets. But now that I’ve been looking at some different patterns, I can think of SO many great gift ideas – think birthdays and Christmas!
I love the idea of having two colors for each bracelet – meaning you can use up a bunch of your little scraps of yarn! Plus, I just LOVE vibrant colors. So, the idea of being able to make these little cuties with the scraps of vibrant greens, pinks, blues, and yellows that I have piled up is amazing! I can’t wait!
Imagine being able to give someone a gift that you made yourself without having to buy supplies for it! When you utilize your yarn stash, you’re basically making these projects for FREE (seeing as you’ve already bought it for other projects).
Pretty amazing, right?!?!
2. Simple & Practical Dishcloths
These dishcloths from Stitch11 are so cute and practical!
I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough dishcloths – they just never seem to last. That, or they somehow all end up in the dirty laundry faster than you would believe.
I’ve been meaning to start making my own crocheted dishcloths for a while now. But with all the projects that I get excited to try, somehow this super fast project always gets pushed to the bottom of the list.
Now I’m determined to make a bunch of these! I’m already imagining how cute they’ll be with all great color scraps I have… I bet with half an hour I could make quite a few of these!
3. Adorable Owl Motif
I just love this Adorable Owl Motif Pattern!
I actually came up with this pattern while trying to learn Tapestry Crochet – which is not as hard as you’d think! Tapestry Crochet is perfect for making amazing colorwork designs that are clearly defined.
So, whether you’re just learning Tapestry Crochet or you’ve been doing it for a while, a quick and easy motif is absolutely perfect for practicing this great technique! Plus, it’s an owl – and let’s face it, owls make everything better!
4. Crocheted Cotton Face Scrubbies
These scrubbies from 5 Little Monsters look amazing, don’t they?!?!
I love how these look complicated and elegant, but it’s actually just using puff stitches! And puff stitches can be so much fun to make!
I’m dying to give these a try! I think they’d be the perfect birthday or Christmas gift -especially for stocking stuffers. Because let’s face it, it is NEVER to early to start planning out Christmas projects.
Ideally, I’d like to have mine made by Thanksgiving. Otherwise, I’ll end up with the last minute craziness only 2 weeks before Christmas – which somehow always happens to me!
Imagine actually having your gifts all made ahead of time and being able to fully enjoy the Christmas season…
5. Braided Crochet Bracelet
Even I don’t end up getting around to the other projects here, I HAVE TO MAKE THESE BRACELETS from YAY for Yarn!
My little sisters caught a glimpse of these over my shoulder, and now I have no choice. Plus, I’m pretty much in love with them myself, so I have to make at least 3…
I love how deceptively complicated these look! They have a certain elegance to them that you don’t always find with crocheted bracelet patterns (unless you have the time and the patience to use crochet thread for some lacework). But they’re really not hard at all!
Best of all, the talented creator over at YAY for Yarn made a great video that will show you exactly how to make them!
Well, there you have it – 5 quick and easy stash-busting crochet projects!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to go tackle my huge yarn stash! There were some really great gift ideas here (plus, some to treat myself) and I love the idea of being able to make these all so quickly.
Now, I’m going to get crocheting…
Please let me know what you think in the comments below! I will answer any questions as quickly as I can.