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30 Stash Busting Knitting Patterns


In this post, you will see 30 stash-busting knitting patterns.

All knitters have a yarn stash full of one skein wonders and leftovers from other projects.

A great way to use them up is to choose projects like knitted dishcloths, hats, gloves, or baby knits.

You could also choose larger projects like striped sweaters, striped baby blankets, or a scrap yarn throw blanket with stripes.

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Shopping Your Own Stash

In these strange times, we may not be able to make it to the yarn store or feel very safe doing so.

Even ordering yarn online is a little daunting, thinking about when your package will arrive and the process of cleaning it.

So what else can you do? – Shop your own stash!

Our yarn stashes are just waiting to be used up and there is no better time than now.

Stash busting knitting patterns

One Skein Knitting Patterns

A great way to use up the leftover skeins you may have is to look for one skein patterns.

You can make hats, mittens, fingerless gloves, a tea cosy, and perhaps even a cowl.

These all make great gifts, so even if you don’t want them for yourself, you can donate them or gift them.

easy mittens knitting pattern free

What About A Stash Busting Blanket?

Smaller projects may take you a while to use up those leftovers but a larger project like a blanket will do it much faster.

Think a patchwork blanket or stripes and those yarn scraps will definitely become useful.

Baby blankets or larger throw blankets can be made with lots of different colors, weights, and textures.

stash busting yarn stash with lots of different colours

More Yarn Stash Patterns

If you want to see more patterns that will help you to use up your scrap yarn, then take a look at this post: 20 Patterns To Use Up Your Yarn Stash.

This pattern roundup includes both knitting and crochet patterns.

There are many small projects to choose from as well as larger projects like blankets.

You may also like this crochet pattern round-up – 30 Stash Busting Crochet Patterns.

Stash Busting Knitting Patterns

Choose a new project to cast on and use up those yarns you have in your yarn stash.

There are 30 patterns to choose from, ranging from smaller projects to larger projects.

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  1. Thank you for these ideas. I’m pretty excited that I just got a great deal of some Lion Brand yarn and I’m going to make your chunky cable blanket! I’ve been thinking and thinking about that pattern since I saw it. I already had size 50 needles so now I’ll be all set come fall to start it. I usually knit in the fall and winter as it’s too warm now.

    1. Hello Maria, that’s great! The Lion Brand yarn will be great for the cable blanket pattern, I saw one knit in the deep purple colour and it looked amazing!
      I hope you enjoy making it 🙂
      Happy Knitting!

      1. Hello Claire,
        I don’t have any full-fingered glove patterns on the site.
        Only mittens or fingerless mitts/gloves.
        Sorry about that!