Hello everyone! Tara here—
There’s nothing better than finishing a project, but then you’re almost always left with leftover yarn.
What do you do with it? Do you make a magic ball by tying all of your scraps together? Do you find scrap buster crochet projects? Or do you use them to stuff your amigurumi?
Maybe you use your scraps another way.
Here are a few more fun projects that you can use your scraps on:
# 1: Tassels
Tassels are classic scrap-busting projects, but there have been some incredibly cute ones floating around Pinterest lately. From multi-tiered tassels to tassels that have intricate weaving around them, they’re definitely something to check out!
# 2: Pom Poms
If you haven’t seen some of the pom pom art floating around, I highly recommend it. Forget single-colored pom poms and try your hand at making pom poms with images in the center.
# 3: Luggage Tags/ Purse Accessories
Stitch up a quick motif or a granny square, or, well, anything! Hang it off of your luggage or attach it to the straps on your purse and make your bags stand out.
# 4: Elbow Patches
Add some unique and whimsical elbow patches to your favorite shirts and sweaters to keep them from wearing. I love the heart-shaped patches, but you can use any motif for this too!
And don’t just stop at the elbows! Add patches to your jackets, book bags, and jeans. Get creative with it and have fun.
# 5: String Art
String art is always fun and you just need some kind of board or canvas and nails or push pins. Hen you can make any shape you want and wrap your yarn scraps around the pins/nails to fill in your design.
# 6: Macrame-Style Ornaments
I love ornaments. There’s so much you can do with them and, if they’re neutral, you can use them all year long! Make some ornaments by taking multiple strands of yarn and knotting them together to form stunning macrame-inspired designs, and hang them around your home, car, or you can add these to your purse and luggage too!
# 7: String Balls/String Lanterns
String balls and string ornaments are classic projects to make. Soak your yarn in glue and wrap it around a balloon, wat for it to dry, then pop the balloon and you’re done! You can really get creative with your yarn scraps too—try playing with leftover textured yarn or play with a monochrome look.
Let us know how what you do with your scraps in the comment section!
– Tara Orchard, Crochet Expert