Stash busting crochet and knitting projects
Do you have a stash problem? Enter this month long roundup of stash busting crochet and knitting projects! The projects in this round up are great ways for using up small bits of yarn, or they use one skein or less of yarn. The great thing about this roundup, is that each of the patterns in this roundup will be free to download for one week!
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Each week of free patterns will run from Wednesday through the following Tuesday. Come to this roundup post each week to get the coupon code and the links to each of the free patterns. Keep in mind that each group of patterns is only free during the week they are featured.
I will update this roundup each week with the collection of patterns that will be available for free that week. The coupon code for the whole challenge is SBCHALLENGE. Once you click the download link on each designer’s page, use that code at checkout on Ravelry to get the download free.
Stash busting crochet & knitting patterns for June 15-21
This week we have 12 crochet and knitting patterns to get for free! Enjoy! We’ve completed this week now, so the patterns in this group are no longer available as free downloads. However, you can still get them either free on the designer’s blog, or by purchasing an inexpensive PDF.
Charlie Cowl from Knitting With Chopsticks is a simple knit cowl. Use separate colors for the ribbing and the body to use up yarn from your stash.
Criss Cross Mini Tote is a fun way to use up different colors. See what kind of fun color palette you can find in your stash! This free crochet pattern is from Loops and Love Crochet.
Crochet Chevron Headband from Toyslab Creations uses a small amount of yarn to make this wide headband with texture.
Fosbas Designs brings us this Crochet Wine Bottle Holder crochet pattern. Do you have a special occasion or holiday celebration coming up? Dress up your wine bottle for the occasion!
Keep your hands comfy while you have your ice cream or cold drink. The Drink & Ice Cream Cup Cozy from Simply Hooked By Janet is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn from your stash in a useful crochet project!
Knit Look Crochet Beer Cozies from Made by Gootie is a crochet project that’s great for watching the game or relaxing on your patio.
This week you can also get my own Lumi Cowl knitting pattern download free! This lovely cowl uses one skein of worsted weight yarn. You can even use separate colors for the garter stitch edging and the center lace panel if you have smaller amounts of yarn available in your yarn stash.
Crochet this simple Mitered Crochet Kitchen Towel from The Loophole Fox as a nice housewarming gift or make several for yourself to match your decor!
Quick Dice Bag from Crafting Each Day is a little crochet drawstring bag that you can use for dice or any other small something you’d like to make a case for.
Sunflower Cottage Crochet brings us the Scrappy Block Scarf. The great thing about this scarf is that you can make the blocks of color whatever size works for the scrap of yarn you’re working with.
Simple Mesh Mug Rug by Juniper & Oakes is a great project to keep handy in your dining or living room for your drinks.
Use up your yarn scraps to crochet these bright Team Spirit Headbands from Remington Lane. Make it in team colors and it will be perfect for wearing to the game!
Stash busting crochet & knitting patterns for June 22-28
Week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge brings you 16 crochet and knitting pattern downloads to get for free! This week’s coupon code is the same as last week’s code. It’s SBCHALLENGE.
This group of patterns will be free to download June 22-28 only!
Blooming Mug Cozy and Placemat Set is a beautiful dining room set from Fosbas Designs! I love the fringed edges on these crochet placemats!
Knitting With Chopsticks brings us the Strawberry Baby Hat knitting pattern. This sweet little garter stitch topper is so cute and has matching booties!
Preemie Lovey Baby Blanket is a sweet little cuddle blanket crochet pattern from Madame Stitch.
Snuggle Bonding Squares is a crochet pattern from Crafting Each Day. These simple crochet squares can be kept close by a mother and then left with her Preemie in the NICU to keep her scent close to baby.
Carroway Crochet brings us the Boho Mug Rug crochet pattern. Here’s another cute fringed dining room pattern to enjoy!
The Catherine’s Wheel Purse is designed by Made by Gootie. Catherine Wheel is a beautiful stitch pattern and this crochet clutch is a lovely application of it!
The Spiral 3D Applique is an itty bitty crochet pattern from Simply Hooked by Janet. You can use up very small amounts of yarn to make these little appliques and use them to accent other projects!
Stingray Amigurumi is a design for your little marine biologists from Loops and Love Crochet. I could see these being so loved by anyone that loves ocean life!
Summer Crossed Pair is such a cute summer headband crochet design from Crafting For Weeks. I really love the red, white, and blue patriotic theme here for Independence Day, but you can use bits of whatever scrap yarn you have and make this in any combo of colors.
Simple Bobble Baskets is a crochet pattern from Juniper & Oakes. These handy baskets are a great stash busting crochet project that can be really useful too!
McAlester Mittens is a single skein knitting pattern from me! The beautiful thing about getting this download free this week, is that this is one of my premium patterns! The pattern includes four sizes for children and adults. Need to use smaller amounts of yarn? Knit the cuffs, thumbs, and hands in different colors!
The Crochet Planter Pot Cover Basket is a pattern from Knitz N Purlz. You can make these in multiple sizes to cover different sizes of pots!
Easy Plant Pot Cover is easy and a perfect stash busting crochet project for your green little friends! It’s designed by Off The Hook For You.
This Crayon Pencil Case is an adorable crochet pattern from Sunflower Cottage Crochet! This would be a fun back to school gift for a student or teacher!
Toyslab Creations brings us the Crochet Knit Look Neck Warmer, a crochet pattern that looks like knit!
The Simple Farmhouse Hand Towel from The Loophole Fox is a beautiful and delicate stash busting crochet pattern that you can make with multiple shades of yarn for a lovely bathroom or kitchen piece.
Stash busting crochet patterns for June 29-July 5
It’s time for week 3 of the Stash Busting Challenge! All of this week’s patterns are crochet. Just like the past two weeks, the coupon code is SBCHALLENGE. This week’s collection of free patterns includes 14 stash busting crochet patterns that are free to download!
This crochet Easter basket pattern is from Knitting With Chopsticks. Use up your scraps and make a bunch for the kiddos in your life!
Fosbas Designs brings us these traditional knee high lace socks! These seem perfect for wearing with a pleated, plaid skirt.
Make each granny square in a different yarn for maximum stash busting potential! This cute, colorful pillow is designed by Madame Stitch.
This fall staple is the Wide Ribbed Pumpkin crochet pattern from Crafting Each Day. Make pumpkins in a variety of fall colors when you work from your yarn stash.
Carroway Crochet designed this sweet little Daisy Square Bag. The vintage vibe of this little piece seems perfect for carrying to festivals and concerts this summer!
This Spider Stitch Washcloth is from Made by Gootie. I always find handmade washcloths so luxurious. These would be very elegant in a guest bathroom or as part of a spa gift basket!
I love this bright Chevron Stripes Pouch from Loops and Love Crochet! Use up your scraps in place of the striping yarn and see a beautiful result!
Piedmont Headband is from me! This basketweave stitch ear warmer pattern takes about half a skein of worsted weight yarn. This pattern has been free on my blog for a few years, but I’ve now made it available as a PDF for the first time!
Harlow Wall Hanging is a great stash busting crochet pattern from Juniper & Oakes. One of these could be lovely in your own home!
Sweet Stripes Freeze Pop Holders are sweet little summer crochet projects from Green Fox Farms Designs.
Connection Square Washcloth from Sunflower Cottage Crochet has a nice texture. Make it in stripes of the colors you have in your stash.
Off The Hook For You is the designer of this Elizabeth Stitch Cowl. Stripe it in different colors and make it for yourself or a loved one!
Radiant Hand Towel is a beautiful and elegant crochet design from The Loophole Fox. These would make a beautiful housewarming gift! You could work the different stitch sections in different colors too.
Crochet Coaster from Toyslab Creations can double as a pretty bow when you gather the center of it!
Stash Busting Crochet Patterns for July 6-12
This is the final week of the Stash Busting Challenge! This week we have 16 crochet pattern downloads that you can get for free from July 6-12.
This week the coupon code is the same as previous weeks: SBCHALLENGE.
Click on the buttons below to go to each designer’s post or listing. From there, find the download button in their post. That should take you to Ravelry or some other shopping platform. Add the pattern to your cart, use the coupon code at checkout, and your download should be free. Enjoy!
First up we have the Boutchou Baby Booties from Knitting With Chopsticks. These would be a wonderful baby shower gift that you could make to match the nursery colors!
This sweet little crochet pinafore dress from Fosbas Designs could be so cute in stripes of the various colors and textures in your stash!
Winter Wonderland Coasters from Madame Stitch use up just a little yarn and could be a great gift this holiday!
Lila Coaster from Crafting Each Day is a lovely spring or summer crochet project that could be made in bright colors with small amounts of yarn. Perfect for stash busting!
Carroway Crochet brings us this super simple dishcloth. This project is great for using up scrap yarn and it’s also a great opportunity for beginners to learn and practice a basic stitch!
These Diamond Coasters from Made by Gootie are like little classic doilies. They would look beautiful in a farmhouse chic dining or living space!
Did I mention that crochet drink coasters are excellent stash busting crochet projects? They just work up quickly and don’t take much yarn! These Simple Seed Coasters from Noor’s Knits are a little more rustic looking in their bulkier yarn and texture.
This sweet little whale amigurumi is designed by Loops & Love Crochet. I know you must have a little animal enthusiast in your life that would love this! Don’t have blue yarn in your stash? I doubt they’ll mind, wink!
This is my very own Bruges Bracelet, an easy crochet pattern that only uses about 12 yds of yarn. You can make it with any thickness of yarn you want and easily customize the length to fit anyone. Written pattern with full video tutorial!
The Striped Moss Plant Pot Cover is from Juniper & Oakes. Make it big or little in colorful stripes!
Coco & Chanel the Cats is a cute little amigurumi pattern from Roxy Crochet. Know someone that loves cats? Who doesn’t?! Make them one of these little cuties to match their own furry friend.
This Unicorn Cup Cozy comes from Green Fox Farms Designs and uses a technique called tapestry crochet. This is an excellent colorwork technique to learn as it can be used to stitch pictures and words into your projects!
X’s Can and Glass Bottle Cozy is from Sunflower Cottage Crochet. This uses a stitch pattern of crossed double crochet stitches. Make it in stripes for maximum stash busting potential!
These Crochet Face Scrubbies are from Off The Hook For You. Each one uses just a little yarn and a set makes a great gift!
The Radiant Soap Saver is a match to the Radiant Hand Towel from last week. It’s from The Loophole Fox. Have you used a soap saver bag? These things are genius if you love using up the last bits of your soap. So useful!
Twisted Ribbed Headband is from Toyslab Creations. Twisted knot headbands are all the rage in the crochet and knitting world for cold weather accessories!
I hope you have all loved the Stash Busting Challenge! It ends on July 12, but many of these patterns are still available free on the designer’s blog or as an inexpensive PDF on Ravelry or another shopping platform. If you missed out on the free download, you can still get the pattern and support the designer!
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