Six Projects for Using Your Scraps

Do you have a collection of yarn scraps languishing in a pretty pile waiting to be used? You’re not alone!

Rather let them sit unused, here are some project ideas that can give those extra lengths a beautiful new life.

Shaggy Scrap Yarn Scarf - Wool and the Gang


This fun project can also be adapted into a blanket or shawl if you’d prefer! All you need to do is collect scraps of similar weighted yarns and tie the ends together, creating a ball. Once you have your ball of yarn - start knitting!

Reusable Crochet Face Pads

If you use cotton face pads to remove your makeup or use toner and you have a selection of soft yarns, these crocheted pads are an excellent quick project and an eco-friendly addition to your bathroom

Pompom Bookmarks - DesignMom

Design Mom’s playful bookmarks are a fun and quick way to use up small scraps of yarn and they make great gifts!

Coffee Cup Cozy


Love sipping on a cup of coffee while knitting? This double seed stitch coffee cozy is perfect for keeping your coffee hot and your hand comfortable - all while putting your yarn scraps to great use!

Laura Peters’ Giant Square Scrap Blanket

Laura Peter's Scrap Blanket

If you have lots of scrap yarn, this project is a perfect way to use it up - you can make it as large or small as you’d like! Her free Ravelry pattern is incredibly customizable, in addition to size, it can be knit in any weight yarn, and you can even change the type of increase. Knit in the round, there’s no seaming or edges to pick up.

Whip up some coasters!

All three of these crochet coaster patterns from Lucy Kate Crochet are quick to whip up and they’re handy to have around the house.

Do you have any favourite ways to use up your yarn scraps?

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