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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make your own dishcloths featuring the intricate Celtic cable knit stitch pattern.
Grab a skein of your favorite cotton yarn and get ready to knit a new dishcloth or two!
Make an easy knitted dishcloth with a textured Irish moss stitch pattern for your home.
Great for beginners who are learning basic knitting stitches.
Dishcloth knitting patterns to practice basic knitting stitches.
Make a set of three knitted dishcloths each with knit and purl stitches.
Free knitted dishcloth patterns including lots of easy designs for you to choose from.
Great for beginner knitters to practice their skills.
Why not knit this lovely tea cosy knitting pattern, it’s an easy knitting pattern that looks great knit in any colours of your choice.
The design is simple, with pleated panels in two colours that are stitched together leaving openings for the handle and spout.
Make a set of knitted coasters with this coaster knitting pattern.
Easy to make and great for using up leftover yarns in your yarn stash.
This set of coasters features an interesting stitch pattern – the herringbone stitch.
This baby beanie hat pattern is a great project for anyone who loves knitting cables.
The hat is knit with worsted/Aran yarn and uses less than 1 skein in total (with two colours).
This post will show you how to knit a hat with straight needles for complete beginners, worked flat, back and forth.
This is a great project for anyone who is learning how to knit.
In this pattern post, I want to share with you a very colourful dog jumper knitting pattern with rainbow stripes.
This bright sweater will make anyone you pass on your daily walks smile.
Made in rainbow stripes, you can knit this dog jumper in any colours you like!
In this post, you will see a knitted heart pattern.
Perfect for using up scrap yarns and donating to a worthy cause.
You will see four different stitch patterns within this blanket design.
The knit baby blanket is made up of 16 squares in total, made separately, then stitched together.
This dog sweater knitting pattern has three sizes, so whatever dog breed you have, you can make something that will fit.
You can knit with the stripes or without, using one block colour if that is your preference.
In this post, you will see an easy and quick knitted pumpkin pattern.
I made the small knitted pumpkin using a lightweight (03) yarn (DK yarn) in orange with scraps of brown for the stalk.
This was knit up quite quickly and used leftovers in my yarn stash, around 20g per pumpkin.
Cast on a new project with this super easy corner to corner baby blanket pattern.
The blanket is C2C meaning that you knit the blanket diagonally from corner to corner.
I made this blanket in three pastel shades of chenille yarn, making it warm, soft and snuggly for baby.
Make your little one a pair of cotton knit booties for the warmer weather with this baby booties knitting pattern for beginners.
You need around 50g of yarn for the booties.
This easy mittens knitting pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round using the magic loop technique.
You need one skein of super bulky yarn to make the mittens.
In this post, you will learn how to knit a pumpkin with this beginner pumpkin knitting pattern.
With a step by step photo tutorial and a video tutorial, you will be able to make your pumpkins in no time at all!
This puppy sweater knitting pattern is really easy and can be made in around 2-3 hours.
Perfect for an XS puppy, this sweater will keep them warm on the coldest of days.
You need one skein of super bulky yarn to make the sweater.
This cable knit hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit cables in the round.
You need one skein of super bulky yarn to make the hat.
This cable knit mittens pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit cables in the round.
You need one skein of super bulky yarn to make the mittens.
This snow mountain mittens pattern will knit up quick and the finished mitts will definitely keep your hands warm in the snow!
This project uses around one skein of super bulky yarn in total - with two colours.
This fingerless mittens pattern will knit up quick and the finished mitts will definitely keep your hands warm.
You need 100g / one skein of worsted weight yarn to make the mittens.
This cable knit arm warmers pattern will allow you to create large, medium and small twisted cables in an intricate design.
For this project I used two yarns knit together, to give a fluffy texture.
The Outlander Claire’s cable knit wrist warmers pattern will allow you to create large twisted cables in an intricate design.
This design uses around 100g of worsted weight yarn.
This fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to practice a 4-stitch cable and the finished mitts will look great made in any colour.
1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) or worsted 100g
In this pattern post, I want to share with you a striped sweater knitting pattern.
This sweater can be made in any stripe colour combination.
Perfect for those breezy summer days and nights at the beach take a look at my sea glass shawl knitting pattern.
An advanced beginner knit, this knitted shawl is light and airy made from 100% cotton.
This can be made in any colour combination.
This mariner’s hat knitting pattern will work up into the perfect ribbed beanie!
The hat is stretchy as it is knit all in the rib stitch, so will fit a variety of adult head sizes.
Any medium (04) yarn (worsted or Aran) 100g
This ribbed beanie knitting pattern is a great project for anyone who wants to make a hat that never goes out of style!
1 x The Petite Wool in Olive from We Are Knitters.
- Each ball is 100 GR. Per 140 M.
This Irish moss stitch hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit in the round.
Any medium (04) yarn / 100g
This simple striped men’s hat pattern is an excellent advanced beginner project.
3 colours - super bulky yarn.
- Scrap yarns can be used, as you do not need a full skein for each colour.
This simple women’s ponytail hat knitting pattern is an excellent beginner project, for anyone who wishes to learn how to knit in the round.
1 skein (or leftover yarn) of super bulky yarn (Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in grey marble) and leftovers of another colour, I used Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in wheat.
This simple women’s messy bun hat pattern is an excellent beginner project, for anyone who wishes to learn how to knit in the round.
1 x skein of super bulky yarn (in black) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
This bobble hat knitting pattern would make a great project to make for the colder weather.
The knitted beanie hat is a relatively easy pattern and can introduce you to working with three yarns.
3 colour - scrap yarns of super bulky yarn (in dark brown, brown and light brown) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.