The best stashbuster knitting and crochet patterns


Looking to pare down your yarn hoard to make some room for new ones? Our stashbuster patterns are just what you need! 

We know the pain of not having enough space for all the yarn we want. We've implemented every clever, creative storage solution, and still fell short of making room for the new squishies we have in mind. So we've chosen some of our favourite stashbuster patterns for knitting and crochet! 

Stashbuster accessory knitting patterns

Hats, scarves, and mittens galore - accessories are some of the best ways to bust your stash down to a manageable size, and use up odds and ends of yarn leftover from other projects. 

Mitts stashbuster knitting pattern FREE

This FREE knitting pattern is from Manos del Uruguay, and is a perfect little gradient pattern for those of us who really love watching colours shift into one another. You can of course use odds and ends for this pattern, but if you're on the hunt for some cute 25g mini skeins, these were made with Manos Bocados

Scrappy hat stashbuster knitting pattern


Who doesn't love a scrappy hat? Pictured here in the fan favourite Rowan Big Wool, this chunky stashbuster knitting pattern works up in a snap to keep you and your loved ones cosy and warm through the cold winter months. Plus, it's great for beginners! (Featured as part of the Big Joy collection, available here.)


Scarf stashbuster knitting pattern


This stunning scarf pattern features a range of shades of Rowan Felted Tweed, a customer favourite yarn for its lovely tweedy texture and softness, as well as the wonderful range of colours. Striped projects are fantastic choices for stashbuster knitting projects, especially if you don't have any specific order - once you run out of a colour, you simply move on to the next. This pattern is available in the Mason-Dixon Masterclass pattern book, written to help knitters tackle unfamiliar techniques and grow their skills. 


Stashbuster baby patterns


We love baby patterns for stashbusting, whether it's a little cardigan, or a stripey blanket, or some cute booties! 

Baby booties stashbuster knitting pattern


These ADORABLE baby booties use small amounts of a DK weight yarn, finished with a cute little pom pom! The ones in the photo use Patons Fairytale Dreamtime DK, which we highly recommend as it's a yarn designed for little ones (and it's machine washable!). Get the pattern here.


Stashbuster baby cardigan knitting pattern

Featuring the same yarn as mentioned above, Patons Fairytale Dreamtime DK, this cute little cardigan has a textured stitch and a ribbed button band for easy on, easy off changes. The beauty of striped projects for stashbusters is that you can make a wild combination of stripes, using yarn until you're done! Get the pattern here.


Baby cardigan stashbuster knitting pattern


Garter stitch: the smushiest, easiest of all the knitting stitches! We love this cute little cardigan, knitted up in Rico Recycled Cashmere yarn. It only uses 175g of yarn, so a great candidate for some stripes, or leftover oddments from a larger project. Get the pattern here.


Stashbuster knitting patterns for the home


Brighten up your home with these cute stashbusting knitting and crochet patterns! These quick makes will have your living or office space looking spiffy in no time. 


cushion cover crochet stashbuster pattern


Cute cushion covers, crocheted to perfection! This pattern is great for all the leftover bits of cotton yarn you used to make dishcloths or other household items. Pictured here in Patons Cotton DK, which is machine washable and hypoallergenic! Get the pattern here. 


Plant holder stashbuster pattern


Dress up your plants with some cute stashbuster knitting patterns! These pot cosies knit up fast, and in this photo feature Rico Mega Merino yarn. Using simple knitting techniques, these are a great project for a beginner! Get the pattern collection here.



Mandala stashbuster crochet pattern


Crochet mandalas are well known for being a great idea for stashbusting crochet patterns, and so this one repurposed as a stool cover is just the ticket! Shown here in Patons Cotton DK, you could top up your stash with this fantastic cotton yarn, or use stash! Get the pattern here


The best stashbuster patterns for knitting and crochet