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17 Stashbuster Knitting Patterns

These precious stashbuster patterns include fair isle and mini-sized patterns!

By: Jessica Farris, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Updated July 31, 2019
17 Stashbuster Knitting Patterns

Picture it: you wake up in the morning with the perfect knitting epiphany; you know just what you’ll make and how you’ll make it. You march straight to your craft room, but stop -- the place is a complete disaster! It looks like someone detonated a yarn bomb.

We've all experienced a messy craft room. It's typically caused by one of two things: either a lack of organization or way too many scarp pieces of yarn. If you've got the first problem, check out our guide to keeping your yarn organized. If you've fallen prey to the ever-dangerous scrap stash disaster, we've got some patterns below for you!

The most difficult part of the creative process can be cleaning up after a whirlwind of artistic genius. These easy knitting patterns can help you create the best patterns with the little bits of yarn you've got lying around.

By knitting leftover yarn projects, you can get rid of some of those small yarn skeins and messy knots of yarn that litter all of your spare surfaces in the craft room. These recommendations for how to organize the craft room can help you accomplish your New Year’s resolutions for tidying the house. The stashbusters in this collection are a great way to create little gifts and accessories for friends and family while getting rid of excess yarn.

Cable Stitch Jar Cozies

Mason jar crafts and decorations are all the rage, and this darling knit cozy pattern is no exception. These Cable Stitch Jar Cozies are the perfect finishing touch to any of your bare and boring mason jars.

Cable Stitch Jar Cozies

Candy DIY Catnip Toy

For the cat who's just as sweet as candy, the Candy DIY Catnip Toy is the perfect pattern. Kitties are always batting around toy mice and adore knit or crochet cat toys, so these little wrapped candy catnip toys are perfect for them.

Candy DIY Catnip Toy

Simple Stashbuster Mittens

Use up some extra yarns by adding some fun stripes to these lovely warm mittens.

Simple Stashbuster Mittens

Festive Knitted Christmas Ball Ornaments

These Festive Knitted Christmas Ball Ornaments are the perfect gift for you to bring to any Christmas party you attend this season, or to add to your own collection.

Festive Knitted Christmas Ball Ornaments

Easy Stacking Bangles

Whether you're looking to use up colorful yarn scraps from your stash or if you're hoping to find an easy knitting pattern that's both fun and fast to make, this 10 Minute Knit Ring is just what you need.

Easy Stacking Bangles

Easy Cable Knit Headband

This simple knitting pattern is called the Easy Cable Knit Headband because you can use it to show off your newly acquired cabling skills!

Easy Cable Knit Headband

Knitted Patchwork Afghan

Get rid of that extra sock yarn by turning it into a cozy and cuddly afghan.  The random colors will make this a truly striking blanket.

Knitted Patchwork Recipe

Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern

Essentially, you knit an extra large ear warmer with a bit of decreasing at the top so it hugs the crown of your head but has a hole for your messy bun or ponytail to show through.

Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern

Grandma's Simple Knit Slippers

This pattern is very beginner friendly as it utilizes basic stitches such as the garter stitch and purling method. Furthermore, these slippers can be made in a variety of sizes ranging from children's sizes to adult sizes.

Grandma's Simple Knit Slippers

Valentine Mug Hug

These cute little cozies will keep your loved ones' drinks nice and hot while keeping their fingers away from the burn.

Valentine Mug Hug

K1. P1. Hat

The K1. P1 Hat is the ultimate winter accessory for knitters all around the world. This fun exercise in colorwork knitting is a cute way to celebrate your love of the fiber arts.

K1. P1. Hat

Warm Memories Tea Cozy

There's nothing quite like gathering around for tea and desserts after a big Christmas dinner. Some of your favorite holiday memories will be around the dining room table with this tea cozy in the center.

Warm Memories Tea Cozy

Checkered Hat

Your new favorite hat is waiting for you. Complete with an utterly adorable yarn pom pom, the Checkered Hat is the fun knitted hat you wouldn't mind wearing over and over again. Use this easy knit hat pattern to learn how to knit a hat with a beautiful colorwork design around the brim.

Checkered Hat

Tiny Tree Ornaments

These knitted Christmas ornaments make great gift toppers or wine bottle charms. Add these ornaments to your hostess gifts for all of the holiday parties you attend. Everyone will love these delightfully tiny trees!

Tiny Tree Ornaments

Baby's Ruffle Hat

This darling baby hat knitting pattern features a sweet little ruffle around the edge to guard baby's face from the sun. Baby's Ruffle Hat is a great pattern for the novice knitter looking to whip up a baby hat with a little extra flare.

Baby's Ruffle Hat

Holly Wine Topper Knitting Pattern

Add that special touch to a gifted bottle of wine with this precious wine bottle topper pattern!

Holly Wine Topper Knitting Pattern

Fantasy Flower Napkin Rings

Add a pop of color and fun with these adorable napkin rings. Match the yarn to your desired color scheme for seamless holiday decor.

Fantasy Flower Napkin Rings

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