If you’re anything like me, you have a yarn stash. Random skeins you’ve picked up from here or there. Or skeins you have leftover from other projects.
It can be hard to find one-skein crochet patterns, so you end up just holding on to a lot of these single skeins for a long time. Even if you want to use them right away.
Well, in order to help inspire you, I’ve compiled a list of 12 easy one-skein crochet patterns. All of these fun projects just require one skein of yarn. So you can finally use some of those leftover skeins. One great class that I really enjoy and that would be perfect for leftover skeins is the Log Cabin Blanket class which I highly recommend.
The one-skein crochet patterns listed below also make great last-minute white elephant gifts or if you just want a fast, fun project to fill your time. There’s a lot of variety to choose from. See for yourself!
One Skein Cowl
Like the name says, you’ll only need one skein of Red Heart Reflective yarn to complete this cowl which makes it budget-friendly, too. You might want to pick up three or for skeins and go to town. It’s simple and easy, so why not make a few?
One Skein One Night Big Pom Hat
This hat works up with just one skein of yarn and you can make it in one evening! Easy enough for an advanced beginner, it is a quick and simple project. Stylish for any age!
Via Mama in a Stitch
Credit Card And Coin Purse
A crocheted purse is one of the cutest crochet ideas you could use your one skein on. It’s both a great gift, but also quite an easy crochet project to finish.
Crochet Slouchy Beanie
This One Skein Crochet Slouchy Beanie is comfortable, warm, and everything you want it to be in the winter. It has a little bit of leeway room since it has that slouchy look, so you don't have to worry about running out of yarn or messing up.
Textured Soap Saver
The “Textured Soap Saver” that is made using the textured stitch is a fun and quick to work up project. If you are in the need for a last minute gift to make, this will hit the spot.
Via Goddess Crochet
Peter Pan Collar
The Crochet Peter Pan Collar is a child’s whimsical dream come true, fitting ages x-x. This collar makes a wonderful gift for your sweet niece who is coming to visit you for the holidays or those adorable grandkids who have blessed your life in more ways than you can count.
Girl's Boho Halter Top
I've never made a crochet halter top before but I have to say, I absolutely love this top and it was super easy to make. I whipped it up in only a few hours.
This little purse is crocheted in a rectangle with a half circle flap closing the bag. What really makes this bag modern though, is the delicate fringe detail and fun tassel attached to the edge.
Via Ideal Me
Cozy Fall Headband
The Cozy Fall Headband is worked using single and double crochet stitches. And it’s crocheted as one long piece that can be tied and untied each time you wear it. That way it’s sure to fit you and your little one!
Aveline Reversible Crochet Scarf
The Aveline Reversible Crochet Scarf is not only stylish and REVERSIBLE, but it’s also a great (mostly mindless) project that you can crochet when you’re needing to decompress from the busy holiday season or just a long stressful day at work.
Winter's Cerise Crochet Fingerless Gloves
You can finish this pair of fingerless gloves in an hour. It’s easily adjustable to any size.
Via Crochet For You
Mineral Springs Cosmetic Bag
Simple stitches create a textured fabric that keeps toiletries and cosmetics stylishly contained in this one-skein project. Zipper closure ensures everything stays in one spot.
Via I Like Crochet
From children’s gifts to a last minute winter accessory, this list of full of great gift ideas. If you pulled a name for secret santa, make them the crochet cosmetic bag or a cozy cowl. Finally use on those single skeins you’ve been hanging onto all this time. Also, I'd like to remind you again of the great Log Cabin Class that's perfect for using up all of those single skeins laying around.
For those that are visual learners, here are a few great one-skein crochet projects that we love from YouTube: