I have been knitting and crocheting for over 30 years, and in that time I have accumulated hundreds of single balls of yarn. At first they were leftovers from larger knitting projects; the afghans and sweaters I knitted seemed always seemed to use less wool or yarn than the instructions called for. I just can’t bring myself to throw out leftover yarn or wool, and am always looking for ways to repurpose yarn into unique crafts and projects. As my collection of single skeins and balls of yarn grew, I began to look for creative ways to use up my wool ends and leftover yarn bits. Here is a list of 30 ways to use up your leftover yarn for knitting projects. Check back often as I will be adding links to patterns for these projects, and adding to the list as well!
- Knit a hat for an adult woman or man.
- Knit scarf, hat and mitt set for a toddler.
- A knit cowl or neckwarmer for an adult.
- Knit five hairbands.
- Knit three headbands to keep ears warm.
- Knit a glasses case.
- Knit a case for snowboard goggles.
- Knit a pair of mittens for a child or teenager.
- A pair of knitted fingerless mitts – perfect for texting!
- Make twenty pompoms to use on the top of knitted hats or the ends of hat strings.
- A Knitted purse with strap.
- Knit a Kindle Book Cover.
- Knit a Bible Cover.
- Knit a pair of wristlets to keep arms and wrists warm in the winter – perfect for kids.
- Knit a pair of socks.
- Knitted slippers with pompoms – one skein of yarn can make a pair for an adult.
- Knitted baby sweater.
- Knitted baby vest.
- Knitted baby hat and booties set.
- Knit three dishcloths – cotton yarn works best for this.
- Knit two placemats.
- Knitted soft bear -and stuff it with clean used pantyhose or nylons.
- Knitted soft doll.
- Knitted soft monkey.
- Knitted one-of-a-kind throw cushion cover.
- Knit a twelve inch square to use as part of a patchwork afghan.
- Knit a soft cushion cover for a rocking chair.
- Knit a sweater for a small dog.
- Knit doll clothes – one ball of yarn can make several sweaters for Barbie.
- Knit a skirt for a toddler.
What do you do with your leftover yarn? Drop us a line and let us know!
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