Free Crochet Patterns to Bust that Stash!

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If you are a crocheter without a yarn stash, then I absolutely commend you! But if you have alot of leftover yarn lying around then this is the post for you 🙂

I had convinced myself that I only buy yarn with a specific project in mind. However, it was only when I decided to organize my yarn, that I discovered that I am indeed a bit of a yarn hoarder.

Now that my yarn is a lot more organized, I can see exactly what I have and I’m doing my best to work my way through it.

All of the patterns in this post are perfect for using up left-over yarn. From coasters to pot-holders to baskets to accessories, this is pretty much the ultimate list of stash-busting patterns!.

For each pattern, I also list the yarn weight used so you can see at a glance what you might fit with what you have in your stash.

Now, let’s get crocheting!


Which brings me to the Stash Busting Challenge event, an exciting, stash-busting frenzy is running for the entire month of April!

I have joined together with a group of designers, who are each making a different pattern PDF available for free for ONE WEEK.

How does it work?

Each week, designers will share a new set of scrap yarn projects crochet and/or knit. Each of these patterns will be available as a free PDF to download for the duration of the week. The entire collection of projects for leftover yarn will be updated at 11:59 PM EST every Tuesday.

Sounds great, how do I get the PDFs!?

1. Come back to this post every week (you can signup for reminders below) Scroll down to the current week to see the featured patterns.

2. For each pattern that you would like to download, click on the link to go to the designer’s pattern page.

3. On the pattern page, find this button ->

This will bring you to the download page (either on Ravelry or the designer’s website). Then use the code SBCHALLENGE to claim your free PDF!

Stash busting challenge infographic



Patterns using Crochet Thread and #2/Fine Yarn


Happy feet baby socks by Knitting with Chopsticks

Happy feet baby socks by Knitting with Chopsticks

Yarn Weight: #1/Super Fine/Fingering weight


Strawberry Pacifier Clip by Raffamusa Designs

Strawberry Pacifier Clip by Raffamusa Designs

Yarn Weight: #2/Fine


The Flora Flower by Yarnhild

The Flora Flower by Yarnhild

Yarn Weight: #2/Fine


Fox Face Brooch by Crochet Cloudberry


Easy Headband by Brittany Alice Crochet

Yarn Weight: #2/Fine

Suggested Yarn: Alize Bamboo Yarn


Cross Bookmark by Edith Blayne

Yarn Weight: Size 10 Crochet Thread


Coco Earrings by Creations By Courtney

Yarn Weight: Size 5 Crochet Thread

Suggested Yarn: DMC Pearl Cotton


Two-Toned Scrunchies by Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Weight: #2/Fine

Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering



Patterns using #3/DK/Lightweight Yarn


Stashbusting Lace Scarf by Crafting Each Day

Stashbusting Lace Scarf by Crafting Each Day

Yarn Weight: #3/Light/DK


Seaglass Bandana Scarf by Hanjan Crochet

Seaglass Bandana Scarf by Hanjan Crochet

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light


Ombre Coasters by Ned & Mimi

Ombre Crochet Coasters

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK


Sapphire Star Granny Square by Crochet Cloudberry

Sapphire Star Granny Square by Crochet Cloudberry

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK


Zipper Pouch by Ned & Mimi

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light or #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK or Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton


Flower Face Scrubs by Burgundy & Blush

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK


Simple Basket by Yarnhild

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light


Spring Modern Granny Infinity Scarf by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport


Venus’s Looking Glass Motif by Needle Klankers


The Classic Cowl by HanJan Crochet

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Scheepjes Merino Soft


Arewa Ear Warmer by Fosbas Designs

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light


Tunisian Crochet Tresca Potholder

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light


Triangular Headband by Bear Rye

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK


Ragdoll Jellyfish by Yarnhild

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK


Arewa Bracelet by Fosbas Designs

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light

Suggested Yarn: Scheepjes Sparkle DK


The Suze-Anna Racerback Top by Desamour Designs


Crochet Easter Eggs by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light OR #4/Medium/Worsted


Baby Bunny Hats by HanJan Crochet

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light


Easy Baby Booties by Fosbas Designs

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Light


Daisy Headband by Bear Rye

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK



Lacey Little Hat by Crafting Each Day

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight


Knotted Mesh Headband by Sweet Thing Crochet ($)

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton



Patterns using #4/Worsted/Medium Yarn


Your Favorite Pot Holders by Joy of Motion Crochet

Your Favorite Pot Holders by Joy of Motion Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Any cotton yarn


Rosebud Beanie by The Blue Elephants

Rosebud Beanie by The Blue Elephants

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


3 Face Scrubbies and a Bowl by Edyth Blayne

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream Cotton


Woodland Tote by Desert Blossom Crafts

Woodland Tote by Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Flikka


Primrose Granny Square by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Primrose Granny Square by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Everlasting Infinity Scarf by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Crocus Headband by Burgundy & Blush

Crocus Headband by Burgundy & Blush

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Crochet Flower by Another Mum Fights the Dust

Crochet Flower by Another Mum Fights the Dust

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Ice Cream Cone by The Loophole Fox

Ice Cream Cone by The Loophole Fox

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Dreamer Beanie by Carroway Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver


Zig Zag Zipper Bag by Loops ‘n’ Love Crochet

Zig Zag Zipper Bag by Loops 'n' Love Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Mandala Monster by Sigoni Macaroni

Mandala Monster by Sigoni Macaroni

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala


Big and Thick Dish Scrubby by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

Big and Thick Dish Scrubby by Itchin' for some Stitchin'

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted Scrubby

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby


Not Knit Dishcloth by Desamour Designs

Not Knit Dishcloth by Desamour Designs

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium


Rainbow Dreams Wall Hanger by Stuck on You Crochet

Rainbow Dreams Wall Hanger by Stuck on You Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn


Palm Tree Tapestry Bag by Creations by Courtney

Palm Tree Tapestry Bag by Creations by Courtney

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


All Tied Up HeadBand by Needle Klankers

All Tied Up HeadBand by Needle Klankers

Yarn Weight: Any


Sunglasses Case by Pine Tree Crochet

Sunglasses Case by Pine Tree Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Cute Pouch by Fosbas Designs

Cute Pouch by Fosbas Designs

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Spring Sparkle Coasters by Noors Knits

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted and Size 10 Crochet Thread

Suggested Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream & Size 10 Metallic Crochet Thread


Knit baby booties by The Blue Elephants

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted


Butterfly Cardigan by E’Claire Makery

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Team Spirit Scrunchie by Simply Hooked by Janet


Sideways Dishcloth by No Hooks Given

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream


Assorted Rose Bouquet by The Loophole Fox

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


N Stitch mug rug by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Somerside Dishcloth by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted & Scrubby Yarn

Suggested Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream & Red Heart Scrubby


Diamond Bobble Scrubby by Sweet Thing Crochet ($)

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby Cotton Solids


Whale Amigurumi by Loops & Love Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium


Reusable Crochet Ear Protector by Sigoni Macaroni


Tunisian Mug Rug by Desamour Designs

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Florabelle Fingerless Gloves by Edyth Blayne

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Nordic Textured Coasters by Joy of Motion Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton


Diamond Reflection Cowl by Another Mum Fights the Dust

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable


Forest Trail Headband by Ned & Mimi

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Monkey Around Boot Cuffs by Through the Loop Yarn Crafts


 Tulip Twist Headband by Burgundy & Blush

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Caron Simply Soft


Heart Mason Jar Cozy by Carroway Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Caron Simply Soft


Sweet Daisies Pot Holder by Needle Klankers

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: 100% Cotton


Farmhouse Washcloth by Sunflower Cottage Crochet


Embossed Heart Pouch by Sweet Thing Crochet ($)

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Mini Unicorn Amigurumi by Loops & Love Crochet


Stashbusting Washcloths by Crafting Each Day

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Adjustable Freeze Pop Sleeve by Sigoni Macaroni


Easy Plant Hanger by Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton


Cali the Crochet Cactus by The Loophole Fox

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Brighton Beanie by Stitch & Hound

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Party Bear Coasters by Raffamusa Designs


Crochet Easter Eggs by Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


Llama Wall Hanging by E’Claire Makery

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Hobby Lobby Soft & Sleek yarn


Crochet Heart by Yarnhild

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted


X Bangle by Creations By Courtney

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream


Ice Cream Cozy by Sigoni Macaroni

Yarn Weight: #4/Medium/Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream


Kimono Baby Booties Pattern by The Blue Elephants



Patterns using #5/Bulky Yarn


Western Style Wall Hanging by Simply Hooked by Janet

Western Style Wall Hanging by Simply Hooked by Janet

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky


Tunisian Twist Ear Warmer by One Little Hook

Tunisian Twist Ear Warmer by One Little Hook

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick


Alpine Crochet Purse by Brittany Alice Crochet

Alpine Crochet Purse by Brittany Alice Crochet

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Maker Home Dec


Slouchy Hipster Beanie by King & Eye

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky


Spiral Baby Hat by Crafting Each Day

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Soft Essentials


Bobble Fingerless Gloves by E’Claire Makery

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy


Boho Plant Hanger by Brittany Alice Crochet

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Home Decor



Patterns using #6/Super Bulky or T-Shirt Yarn


Two Toned Beanie by E’Claire Makery

Two Toned Beanie by E'Claire Makery

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky


T-shirt Yarn Slippers by Knitz ‘n’ Purlz

T-shirt Yarn Slippers by Knitz 'n' Purlz

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky/T-Shirt yarn


Diamonds Hat by Creations by Courtney

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand ZZ Twist


Honeycomb Cowl by One Little Hook

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick


Short and Chunky Fingerless Gloves by Carroway Crochet

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick


Easy Boho Evening Purse by King & Eye

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky


Marley Beanie Knitting Pattern by the Blue Elephants

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA


Two Colour Cowl by King And Eye

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky


Simple and Sweet Bowtie Headwarmer by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA


Luxe Spa Headband by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Blanket


Peek-a-boo Hat by Knitting with Chopsticks

Yarn Weight: #6/Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick

Happy crocheting!

Sarah


15 thoughts on “Free Crochet Patterns to Bust that Stash!”

  1. Hi! Thank you very much for this patterns. For me crochet make things easier.
    This projects give the time to relax and focus in the lovely things of life.
    This is good!
    Big hugs and stay safe!

    P.S. I’ve tried to dowload the Suze Anne Top and the Arewa Bracelets and the links does not work…

    Reply
    • You’re so welcome Marcela! Thanks for letting me know about this issues – both designers are aware and it should be fixed really soon, I’ll keep you posted 🙂

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      • Hello!
        I have looked forward to these stash buster emails each week. Already working on multiple patterns!!!
        I tried to download the blue elephant booties through the link and the code does not work in Ravelry stating it is expired. Thank you

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  2. Hi, Just wanted to mention the whale link is incorrect. And a BIG thank you for all the great patterns!

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  3. The code for Stash Busting Basket, N Stitch mug cozy or Flower Face Scrubs isn’t working.
    Loving all the patterns!!

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    • Hi Christina, sorry for the late reply, I think there were some timezone issues with Ravelry last night, did you manage to get the patterns?

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  4. A very big thank you to all the designers who have provided us with free patterns over the four weeks of the stash busting challenge.

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  5. Thank you so much for all your wonderful patterns and being part of the STASH BUSTING CHALLENGE. The flower pattern from Another Mum Fights the Dust is not working. Thank you for all you do. Amanda

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  6. I’m sorry it showed charged but somehow it downloaded. My mistake I downloaded free and forgot I downloaded it. Thank you for everything you do. Amanda

    Reply

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