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More Stash Buster Knitting Patterns

by | Dec 13, 2016 | Featured, Quick Projects

More Stash Buster Knitting Patterns

These stash buster knitting patterns are perfect for scrap, oddball or leftover yarn.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Itty Bitty Bear Cub Baby Hat

 Itty Bitty Bear Cubs

These easy preemie sized bear cub hats come in two sizes. Great stash buster! Designed by Carolyn Ingram. Pictured project by jooney

Free Knitting Pattern for Pan Handle Cozies

Pan Handle Cozies

Easy quick pattern for insulating covers to protect hands from hot handles. Three designs. Great for scrap yarn and quick housewarming gift! Designed by Sharon Fuller

Free Knitting Pattern for Key Cozies

Key Cozies

These tiny key sweaters are great for identifying your keys, keeping them warm in winter, using up stash yarn and learning Magic Loop techniques. Designed by Liat Gat who has included an instructional video.

Free Knitting Pattern for Pocketbook Slippers

Pocket Book Slippers

These easy mary jane style slippers fold up in a pocketbook shape that makes them portable enough to carry in your pocketbook! A quick project using less than one skein of yarn, they make great last-minute gifts or stocking stuffers. Designed by Lisa Vienneau & Allison Barrett, pictured project by SarahAlderSign

Free Knitting Pattern for Re-Usable Swiffer Cover

Ballband Dishcloth Reusable Swiffer Cover

An ingenious yet easy pattern for a re-usable cloth cover for your Swiffer by noelle. Pictured project by chaoticcrafter

Free Knitting Pattern for Pen Holder / Cozy

Pen or Stylus Holder / Cozy

This clever felted flowered cozy keeps your pen or stylus handy in a pretty way. Just insert your pen in the stem and hook the flowered end over the edge of your purse, tablet, or wherever you want. Designed by Crazy Dazy.

Free Knitting Pattern for Seat Belt Cozy

Seat Belt Snuggles

A simple cozy to cushion the feel of the seat harness and keep it from digging into skin. Fastened with bobble buttons. Designed by Chris Behme. Pictured project by CoriInKansas

Free Knitting Pattern for Flock Bird Baby Mobile

Flock Bird Mobile

Colorful nursery mobile of stash buster birds hung from dowels. Designed by Meg Bakewell. Pictured project by Pamplemousse

Free Knitting Pattern for Card Deck Holder

Card Holder

Corral your playing or collectible cards in this deck holder by Samiha Qureshi. Roomy enough for two decks of regular playing cards. Perfect for Uno, Magic The Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh, or regular playing cards. Great stash buster or quick gift. Add an optional strap for easy carrying. Pictured project by nitro9

Free Knitting Pattern for Long Striped Cardigan

Long Striped Cardigan

This long-sleeved sweater lets you mix different colors of yarn including multi-color and self-striping. Great stash buster. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Fantasy Flower Napkin Rings

Fantasy Flower Napkin Rings

Easy knitting pattern by Scarlet Taylor from Red Heart. Each flower is knit in 3 sets of 4 petals. Great stash buster!

Free Knitting Pattern for Calendar Cubes

Calendar Cubes

These two cubes form a perpetual calendar. You can turn them around until you find the date you want. The numbers you need nicely fill all the faces on two cubes. They can double as juggling balls or stress-relieving balls if they are filled with something more fluid, like rice, polyester beads, etc. Plastic canvas version also included.

Free Knitting Pattern for Stashbuster Mad Mix Socks

Mad Mix Socks

This pattern contains instructions for both cuff-down and toe-up versions with six different stitch textures that make these socks perfect for stash-busting and scrap yarn. Designed by Virpi Tarvo

Free knitting pattern for Journal Band with Pen Pocket

Journal Band with Pen Pocket

Laura Crowley designed this easy, quick-to-knit band with a built-in pen pocket. Great stash buster or quick gift!

Free Knitting Pattern for Earthy Mouse Pad Wrist Pillow

Earthy Mouse Pad Wrist Pillow

Quick project for a wrist rest support to make working on the computer more comfortable. Designed by Jennifer Tallapaneni. Pictured project by JecDesigns

Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Cozy

Free Knitting Pattern for Apple or Pear Cozy

Fruit or Yarn Cozy

This easy cozy is a great way to corral your yarn ball or cake to keep it neat or to protect your apple or pear from bruising in a lunch bag. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Apple cozy project by AngelaTong

Free Knitting Pattern for Sweater Mug Cozy

Coffee Cozy Sweaters

Cute mug cozies by from Studio Knit

Free Knitting Pattern for Gear Stick Sock

Gear Stick Sock

This gear shift cozy by imawhale protects your hand freezing in the winter or burning in the summer.

Free Knitting Pattern for Nests for Rescue Birds and Animals

Nests for Rescue Birds and Animals

What better use for your leftover yarn stash than to keep orphaned birds and small animals warm and safe! Knitting for Charity published a call for nests from Second Chance Wildlife Rescue along with links to patterns for knit and crochet knits.

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Kicking Bag

Kicking Bag for Babies

Annika’s design is great way to use up leftover stash sock yarn to create a one of kind gift. Pictured project by sarahdennis

Free Knitting Pattern for Hacky Sack

Hacky Sack

Gillian Kratzer’s All Good Hacky Sack is super easy and quick. Fill with plastic beads or beans for a fast toy. A great stash buster!

Free knitting pattern for Metalouse Shawl by Stephen West

Metalouse Shawl

This free pattern is designed by the amazing Stephen West for It is knit top down in corrugated rib and slip stitch colorwork. Although it is designed for multi-color yarn, I think this would easily lend it self to stash busting several colors.

More Stash Busters

Stash Buster Knitting Patterns with many free patterns to use up leftover scrap oddball yarn

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Knitting Themed Pins

Knitting Themed Pins or Fridge Magnets

Knit these tiny knitting needles with a small project and yarn ball that can be used as jewelry, refrigerator magnet or ornament. Each pin measures approx 3 ½ x 2 ½ ins & uses tiny amounts of DK yarn. Perfect gift for knitters!

Knitting Pattern for Festive Fish Baby Blanket

Festive Fish Baby Blanket

This modular afghan of tessalated fish is a great stash buster and portable project. Designed by Paula Levy.  Available in Babies and Toddlers: A Knitter’s Dozen. Pictured project by devittles

Free Knitting Pattern for

Dave the Stash Busting Dachshund

This toy dog is a cute way to use up your stash! Knit flat or in the round in whatever weight yarns you have in your stash.  In a DK weight he measures up at about 7in/18cm high and 11in/28cm in length.

Cozy Stashbusting Knits

Cozy Stash-Busting Knits: 22 Patterns for Hats, Scarves, Cowls & More

Hats, shawls, mitts, mittens, scarves, and cowls designed for the DK, worsted, and bulky yarns in your stash by Jen Lucas

Knitting Pattern for Easy Dunkelbunt Cowl

Easy Dunkelbunt Cowl

This colorful cowl is worked flat in mosaic / slip stitch colorwork. A great way to use up leftover yarn in your stash!

Knitting Pattern for Cheery Scrap Cap

Cheery Scrap Cap

Sizes from Adult to Newborn. Two designs are included for this earflap hat – one featuring a row of hearts, the other a skull and crossbones.

Stashbuster Knits ebook

Stashbuster Knit ebook

Designer Melissa Leapman  gives you 21 ingenious projects for men, women, children, and home that are designed so no one will ever guess they were made from odds and ends.

Knitting Pattern for Aromatherapy Balls

Aromatherapy Balls

Great gift idea and stash buster. Add some essential oils for scented decor. Or use as dryer balls.

Learn to Knit Afghan -- combine all kinds of knitting techniques in a single project -- and more sampler stitch knitting patterns

© Violiknit

Sitch Sampler Afghan

Sampler afghans are a great stash buster! Use a different yarn or stitch for each square. Barbara Walker, famous for her stitch collections, created this Learn to Knit Afghan pattern book that combines all kinds of knitting techniques in a single project.

Knitting Pattern for Patch Sweater

Patches Cardigan

This fun cardigan is worked in strips which are joined as you go.  Choose between different crew-neck or V-neck necklines and different edgings (ruffle, garter st, ribbing). Size: Child 2 (3, 4, 6, 8).

Knitting for Fall Branches Afghan

Fall Branches Afghan

The blanket is knit in narrow, lacy strips, knit in as many colors as you want. Great stash buster!

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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