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12 Stash Busting Crochet Patterns

Do you have a yarn stash? I have worked on so many projects over the years and I have a LOT of small balls of leftover yarn that I always wonder what to do with!

In this post, you will find 12 stash busting crochet patterns that you can make with leftover yarn from your stash!

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What is a stash buster?

A project that uses very little yarn or little quantities of yarn in multiple colors, which can usually be made from yarn in your stash, qualifies as a stash busting pattern.

These patterns can range from small projects such as mug rugs, potholders, and dishcloths to larger projects such as blankets and sweaters!

Round up of 12 Stash Busting Crochet Patterns

Here is a round of up 12 stash busting patterns ranging from mug rugs to dishcloths, and even a sweater!

Dishcloths made using the Feather Stitch in traditional crochet. This pattern is a part of a stash busting round up published in 2021.

1. Pankh Dishcloth

The Pankh Discloth is a useful stash busting project and an essential item for any kitchen. The pattern uses the feather stitch and comes with a video tutorial to help you make this project.

This is a Classic Striped Pot Holder pattern that can be made with yarn scraps.

2. Classic Striped Pot Holder

Photo Credit: https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/

Made with a cotton yarn, this pot holder features a lovely textured crochet stitch with some stripped detail. This stash busting project is another must for your kitchen!

The Paige Mod Scarf is a perfect stash busting pattern.

3. Paige Mod Scarf

Photo Credit: https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/

This colorful scarf uses 1 yarn cake, but would also work well using up small balls of yarn in your stash. Made using the bean and cross stitch, this scarf also has plenty of texture as well as color!

These square flower coasters are perfect stash busters and use very little yarn. Make a bunch of these and they would make a great afghan or bag when joined!

4. Square Flower Coaster

Photo Credit: https://madebygootie.com/

This cute flower square offers so many possibilities! It has been made into a coaster, a cup cozy and even a blanket! You can easily use your stash up on making a bunch of these for smaller projects or for a colorful patchwork blanket.

These Jellisfish and Octopus Appliques are perfect weekend projects!

5. Jellyfish and Octopus Appliques

Photo Credit: https://raffamusadesigns.com/

Appliques are a great stash busting project as they use very little yarn. These cute jellyfish and octopus appliques would be a fantastic addition to anything related related to the sea.

6. Gracie Gift Bag

Photo Credit: https://craftingeachday.com

This lacey gift bag is a lovely way to wrap a present for someone special. Made using left over yarn from other projects you easily make several of them from your stash.

Wedge project bag is a perfect small scrap yarn project.

7. Wedge Project Bag

Photo Credit: https://bluestarcrochet.com/

This unique shaped bag is another fantastic stash busting project. You can add as many different colors as you need to make this colorful unique bag.

Eyeball Coasters by Hooked On Patterns are something that can be made with less than 50 g of yarn.

8. Eyeball Coasters

Photo Credit: https://hookedonpatterns.com/

These spooky Halloween Eyeball Coasters are another perfect stash busting project. You can use any left over colors to create the central color of the eye.

The Monstera Clutch by Eclaire Makery uses tapestry crochet and is the perfect trick for blasting through your yarn stash!

9. Monstera Clutch

Photo Credit: https://eclairemakery.com/

This beautiful Monstera Clutch is made using tapestry crochet to produce the lovely pattern. The pattern uses less than two skeins of yarn and is, therefore, another useful way to use up your stash.

This Thick Crochet Potholder is made using the Thermal stitch. This is what you can make with leftover scrap yarn.

10. Crochet Thick Potholder (Thermal Stitch)

Photo Credit: https://mycrochetspace.com/

This extra thick potholder uses a series of stitches know as Thermal Stitches. The way they are created make an extra thick fabric perfect for use in the kitchen.

What can you do with your yarn stash? Make this bright and colorful Happy Scrappy Sweater by Carroway Crochet.

11. Happy Scrappy Sweater

Photo Credit: https://carrowaycrochet.com/

The Happy Scrappy Sweater is designed to be easy for beginners. It uses simple stitches and techniques to add some texture to it. This project is perfect for finishing up left over yarn in your stash, creating a rainbow sweater.

What can you knit with your yarn stash? These Seaside Mug Rugs by Desert Blossom Crafts are perfect stash buster! There are a great beginner project too!

12. Seaside Mug Rug

Photo Credit: https://desertblossomcrafts.com/

This beautiful Mug Rug is designed to echo the seaside, with a beautiful shell design in the centre. Made using very little yarn, this is the perfect stash busting project for your home.

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Sunday 27th of June 2021

Your newsletter said I had to visit your blog to receive these stash busting patterns for free. Here I am and I've read all about the challenge, but I never saw any coupon code for the patterns. I need more instruction please


Monday 28th of June 2021

@sandeleh, step 2 has the coupon code. I am not sure if her patterns are a free download but the 12 stash busting once are.


Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

Love these patterns will try some.