Bits and Pieces

We all have them. Tiny bits and pieces of yarn. Not really enough to do much with, but we don’t want it to go to waste. There are a lot of projects you can do with just one or two yards of yarn. And what about those 2-inch pieces that you cut off after you are done weaving in ends? There are a lot of things you can do with those pieces. If you have children you can save them to glue onto their paper crafts or even fill a clear vase with them. It will make a great centerpiece with a lot of color and it will make a great conversation piece. You can tie them into loops to make your own FREE place markers.


For longer pieces or small balls of yarn that you have lying around your house, it is always hard to decide what to do with them. You can make newborn hats, flower accessories for the hats, and you can make simple jewelry for children. Here are some other patterns that require minimal yarn:

Snowman Ornament to make for your tree or as a gift.

Doll Clothes are a wonderful addition to any little girls’ playthings.

Knit doll clothes to help add some pizazz to every little dolls wardrobe.

Flower Coaster great for any household.


Would you like to see more ideas? Check out our Pinterest board on scrap yarn.





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Kendra Sagash

Kendra has been crocheting for over 20 years. She became obsessed and enthused with crochet when she realized it was a great way to interact with people. She enjoys sharing her love of crafts with her two beautiful daughters. Kendra also paints in her free time.

Kendra joined Mary Maxim in 2013. She is the crochet instructor at the Mary Maxim retail store in Port Huron. She assists customers with our pattern support team and is the Social Media Assistant.

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  • I make medium size pompoms from yarn scraps. They are colorful play toys for cats. You can even rub them in catnip; also can be washed by hand or in a ‘delicates’ bag in the washer. Just tie them off tight!

  • I use my leftover yarns for a multicolored afghan. I do granny squares and for the first 2 rows or three I do in color and then then out side white or black. I find its nice because when you finish you can see all the colors you have used on different projects you have done over the years.. I just roll up whatever I have left if its a small amount and put in a see through container and when I get enough I start making the squares.

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