Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps


scrap yarn stash

If you are an avid knitter or crocheter like I am, you will inevitably at some point end up with a stash of scrap yarn, left over from various projects, which you cannot bear to throw away. Fear not, however - those little odds and ends can be used in a variety of creative ways which will leave your craft cabinet looking a lot more orderly. 

The obvious way to use small quantities of yarn would be to make little things like dishcloths, pot holders, doilies, baby booties and hats, but sometimes you don't even have enough yarn of one kind for that. So what next?

Dolls and doll clothes - There are lots of cute patterns online for adorable tiny dolls that the children in your life will love. You can also make clothes for old beloved dolls. 

Pompoms and tassels - Nothing can be easier than making a pompom. Just wind your yarn around your fingers (or an assistant's fingers - one of my kids is always happy to volunteer for this) until you have a thick full yarn ring. Gently slip the yarn ring off, tie in the middle with a bit of same yarn, cut the edges, trim and fluff.

Gift wrapping - Bow-tied pieces of yarn go great with rustic-style paper packaging and handmade gifts such as natural body care products, spice blend bags, or mason jars full of baked goodies. 

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