Amazing Stash Busting Crochet Patterns

This is a round up amazing stash busting crochet patterns that will help you to use up leftover yarn. We all have those odd yarn balls we do not know what to do with!


You fasten off after making the last crochet stitch on your sweater. A large crochet project you bought more yarn for than needed. We all do that, don’t we? However, I would much rather buy too much yarn than not enough!

But now, what do we do with all those leftovers? Of course, we need to use them up! However, sometimes looking at a pile of scraps can be a bit discouraging! When the creative juices are running quite low, it is not easy to come up with a stash busting crochet patterns, is it?

We do want to use up all our scraps and be as eco-friendly as possible and not create even more waste. The downfall of some stash busting crochet patterns is that they can look a little messy. However, I have a round up of some amazing crochet patterns that will help you to use up as much of your scraps as possible.

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15 amazing stash busting crochet patterns

15 Amazing Stash Busting Crochet Patterns

Let’s get our hooks ready and dive into these amazing stash busting crochet patterns. There is a wide range of crochet projects. We have glasses or phone cases, pouches, purses and clutch bags and many many more! Take a look at these amazing patterns below!

Lotte Lace Corner Bookmark

A beautiful lacy crochet corner bookmark- Lotte Bookmark would make a fantastic teacher’s gift for the end of the school year. Secondly, it would be a great crochet gift for a book lover. It is a super quick stash busting crochet project! Crochet Corner Bookmark is a pattern right here on the blog.

crochet corner bookmark displayed on book

Crochet Glasses Case

This cute crochet glasses case or crochet sunglasses pouch is a quick crochet pattern & perfect for summer. It can be made with any cotton yarns or anything you find among your left over yarns, it’s great to use when crocheting those cute & small crochet projects. Protect your sunglasses when out and about and prevent them getting scratched! CLICK HERE for the free pattern!

crochet sunglasses case stash busting pattern

Crochet Phone Case

This crochet phone case isn’t just a necessity, it can be a fashionable crochet accessory to reflect your personality too! The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing colors for this great stash busting crochet pattern! Make it all in one colour or use as many as you wish for a really colourful case. Check out THIS WEBSITE for the free pattern.

crochet phone case pattern

Iris Stitch in a Square Crochet Pattern

This beautiful crochet stitch has a flower-like look, it creates a lacy fabric and still has more a modern look. 
It’s a great stash busting crochet stitch to use in blankets or as a border. The stitch consists of double crochet and chain stitches, and that’s why it also works up really fast! You can use this pattern as a washcloth or made in thick cotton as a potholder! CLICK THIS LINK for the pattern.

stash busting crochet patterns for iris stitch in a square

Stash Busting Crochet Sunflower Applique Patterns

You can bring the sunshine straight into your home decor with these super cute crochet stash busting sunflower patterns. You can use them to make flower garlands for your home decor or to embellish summer accessories like crochet bags or hats and garments. Or you can use them to make some magnets, cards, and so much more! Maybe some crochet earrings too! THIS BLOG has the pattern!

Stash Busting Crochet Sunflower Applique Patterns

Square Crochet Coasters

These super cute square crochet coasters will brighten up your table for sure! They work up super quick and add a pretty touch to a picnic or meal. You can really play around with colour combinations with this pattern. Choose yellow and white for a summery look or any colors of your choice. Find the pattern HERE.

square crochet coasters

Stash Busting Crochet Coaster Patterns

These circular crochet coasters are super simple to make but will add a touch of class to any table. The last round uses textured crochet stitch which creates a lovely border around your coaster. You can make them as a set in different colours and it would make a lovely gift or a craft stall filler! CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE for the pattern.

stash busting crochet coaster patterns

Chevron Stripes Crochet Pouch

The super fun chevron pouch uses tapestry crochet technique to make a lovely and practical accessory too! You can combine many scrap pieces of yarn for this project or even use a variegated and solid colour yarn combination. The results will be amazing and you will have a handy little pouch for storing your essentials. CLICK HERE for the pattern.

chevron stripes crochet pouch pattern

Crochet Face Scrubbies

Face scrubbier are such a brilliant idea! They are reusable and with the right materials used will last for a very long time. That makes them super eco friendly option for your daily skincare routine! Plus they are super easy to make and great stash busting crochet patterns. They would make a lovely gift paired with a handmade soap! Take a look at the pattern ON THIS WBSITE.

crochet face scrubbier

Easy Boho Evening Purse

This cute crochet purse works up super fast as it uses T-shirt yarn. It is suitable for beginner crocheter. T-shirt yarn gives this crochet bag that casual boho vibe but also is sturdy enough to help the purse hold it’s shape. FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.

Heart Jar Cozy Crochet Pattern

This filet-crochet style heart can be made as a decorative storage jar cozy, or you can pop a tea-light inside a glass jar for a beautiful candle cover which gives a dancing display of light. CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

crochet candle cover

Leopard Crochet Stash Busting Clutch

Great crochet clutch pattern featuring leopard animal prints. You can make a real fashion statement with this beautiful stash busting crochet clutch pattern. It’s worked flat in a rectangle to make it easy to carry yarn, and not have to do any added techniques beyond half double crochet. Take a look at the pattern HERE.

Easy Super Stash Busting Crochet Scarf Patterns

This easy Super Scrappy Scarf is made using up your left over yarn from your other projects. You use two strands of worsted weight yarn (aran) together. This way you can use up lots of your odd bits of yarn left in your yarn stash. It is simple to make as it is just the half double crochet with every other row done into the back loop only. FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.

Palm Tree Key Chain

The Palm Tree Key Chain is super easy to make as there is no sewing required. It makes a super easy and cute crochet gift you can hang on your keys or off your handbag to add a touch of summer. Check out THIS WEBSITE for the pattern.

palm tree crochet key chain

Linen Potholder

This Linen Potholder uses t-shirt yarn, which creates a nice thick hot pad that won’t melt like synthetic yarn or felt like wool yarn. Because the yarn is so thick, it also works up super fast. With this 2 color design, you can create a potholder to match any style or holiday. CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

stash busting crochet potholder patterns

I hope you enjoy this round up of 15 stash busting crochet patterns to help you use up the leftovers.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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