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Scrap Accessories Knitting Patterns

by | Jan 19, 2018 | Accessories, Bags, Purses, Totes, Cowls, Featured, Footwear, Gloves and Mittens, Scarves, Stash and Scrap

Knitting Patterns for Scrap Yarn Accessories. Most patterns are free

Great ideas for using up leftover, scrap, stash yarn in these knitting patterns for hats, cowls, scarves, mitts, socks, and other accessories.

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 Skein Hash Cowl

Skein Hash Cowl

Infinity scarf designed to be knit with leftover stash and scrap yarn. Knit flat in a garter stitch chevron on the bias. Designed for fingering weight yarn but adaptable to other weights. Designed by Sybil R

Free Knitting Pattern for Log Cabin Mitts

Log Cabin Mitts

Fingerless mitts knit in modular log cabin style. The pattern is written for three colors and it’s a great way to use up leftover yarn since it only uses 110 yards total. Designed by Karen Templer.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hawthorne Street Cowl

Hawthorne Street Cowl

Reversible cowl knit in stripes of varying widths separated with three simple rows of colorwork to transition from one color to the next. Designed for 7 colors (or more), it’s a great use for leftover yarn. DK yarn. Designed by Holli Adams Samet

Free Knitting Pattern for Gander Socks

Gander Socks

A very simple stranded sock pattern of triangles, ideal to use up leftovers. Designed by General Hogbuffer.

Free Knitting Pattern for All That Jazz Cowl

All That Jazz Cowl

This stranded and fair isle cowl was designed for up to 16 colors of DK yarn but can be adapted to any number as few as 4 or 5 so it’s perfect for scrap or stash yarn. Designed by TheTwistedYarn. Pictured project at top is by NaugyKnits who used 13 colors.

Free Knitting Pattern for Corrugated Pillbox Hat

Corrugated Pillbox Hat

A pillbox had with multi-colored vertical stripes in corrugated ribbing and a latvian braid at the crown. The designer made this hat with scraps of Noro Kureyon, but you can use also use just two different colorways. Designed by Ellen Rodgers

Free Knitting Pattern for Peace Sign Mittens

Peace Sign Mittens

These Ingela mittens feature stranded colorwork of peace symbols and hearts. 3 sises. Perfect for scrap or stash sport yarn. Designed by Kamilla. Available in English and Swedish. Pictured project by MissAcacia

Free Knitting Pattern for Fiddly Bits Cowl

Fiddly Bits Cowl

Create your own ball of yarn by knotting leftover bits of sock yarn for this cowl. This infinity cowl is knit in a tube so all the knots and stray ends are hidden in the tube’s interior. Designed by Jana Pihota of Hipknitzer

Free Knitting Pattern for Le Quebrada Socks

Le Quebrada Socks

A simple stranded pattern for colorful striped socks. 2 sizes. Perfect for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Dela Hausmann. Available in German and English

Free Knitting Pattern for African Adventure Bag

African Adventure Bag

Purse using the modular shells and slipstitch-bands designed by Horst Schulz for his African Adventure Afghan. Designed by Phazelia. Available in English, German, and Norwegian.

Free Knitting Pattern for DaPunzel Neckwarmer

DaPunzel Neckwarmer

Triangle shaped scarf with braided edge and stripes that are perfect to use up scrap yarn. Fingering yarn. Designed by Finja Hansen. Available in German and English, but the English is not always clear, so you might want to check the project notes of other knitters and the video she mentions.

Free Knitting Pattern for Stripes and Tulips Mitts

Free Knitting Pattern for Stripes and Tulips Socks

Stripes and Tulips Mitts or Socks

Colorful fingerless mitts or socks knit in fingering weight yarn. Socks in 2 lengths and 3 sizes. Perfect for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Dela Hausmann. Available in German and English

Free Knitting Pattern for Mini Mania Scarf

Mini Mania Scarf

Colorful scarf knit with mini skeins of sock weight yarn in linen stitch to get a woven effect. Perfect for your leftover scraps of yarn.4 sizes. Designed by Sarah Core

Free Knitting Pattern for Popper's Hat

Popper’s Hat

This colorful beanie with geometric stranded design was inspired by the hat the designer’s father wore everywhere. Knit in 5 colors of fingering yarn with 4 colors using 30 yds 28 m each, and the main color using 120 yds 110 m, it’s perfect for using up scrap and stash yarn. Designed by Kalliopi Aronis

Free Knitting Pattern for Ingy's Handwarmers

Ingy’s Handwarmers

Fingerless mitts that are knit flat with your scrap fingering yarn held doubled to let you experiment with creative color and fiber combinations. Designed by Ingrid Mutsaerts. Sizes Small, Medium, Large

Free Knitting Pattern for Werewolf of Westport Hat

Werewolf of Westport Hat

This colorful beanie features garter stitch, stripes, short rows wedges and modular construction. It uses 5 colors of worsted yarn ranging in amounts from 10 meters to 42 meters so it’s perfect for scrap yarn and stash busting. Designed by Les Tricoteurs Volants. Pictured project by JulieKnitsInParis

Free Knitting Pattern for Scrap Happy Hat

Scrap Happy Hat

Colorful earflap hat perfect for scrap yarn. Knit 2 strands of worsted weight yarn doubled throughout the project. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Rated easy by Ravelrers

Free Knitting Pattern for Scrap Mittens

Scrap Mittens

These colorful mittens are knit in a stranded pattern that use between 2-12 colors, with some colors only requiring 4-6 yards of yarn so this a perfect project for scrap or stash yarn. Designed by AbbyeKnits. Pictured projects by the designer, canarytree, and maprice

Free Knitting Pattern for Aztec Socks

Aztec Socks

Colorful socks knit in worsted weight yarn 3 sizes S, M, L. Knit with 6 or more colors, it’s perfect for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Abbyeknits

Free knitting pattern for Slip Stitch Stash Hat stashbuster beanie and more beanie knitting patterns

Slip Stitch Stash Hat

Designed by Renee Rico, this hat is a great stashbuster and introduction to color work since you only use only one color per row and use slip stitches for the color pattern. Sizes for toddler to adult.

Free Knitting Pattern for Attention Span Hat

Attention Span Hat

This colorful earflap hat by Mimi Kezer is a great sampler of knitting techniques. Pattern includes a pinhole cast-on, a bit of Entrelac, a lateral braid or two, some stranded colorwork, tassels and a pom-pom, German short rows, and a little stockinette stitch.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Blinking Eye Scarf

Blinking Eye Scarf

Striped openwork scarf is great for stash and leftover yarn. Includes instructions for shawl as well. Designed by JeanMossHandknits

Knitting Pattern for Dazzle Hat

Dazzle Hat

Knitted using fun, easy garter stitch short row stripes, this hat offers many options to play with color and works up super fast. Great for stash and leftover yarn. Designed by Katy Osterwald

Knitting Pattern for Greenwich Cowl

Greenwich Cowl

Buttoned neckwarmer with fringe. Great for stash and leftover yarn. Designed by AuntJanetsDesigns

Knitting Pattern for Anguloj Mitts

Anguloj Mitts

Fingerless Mitts designed for at least 3 yarns so it’s great for stash and leftover yarn. Designed by Fiber to Fabric Magic

Knitting Pattern for Stashbuster Slouch

Stashbuster Slouch

Textured loose-fitting slouch hat or beanie using scraps of different colored worsted yarn. Sizes toddler to adult. Designed by Rian Anderson

Knitting Pattern for Bazaar Socks

Bazaar Socks

Stranded colorwork in seven colors makes these socks perfect for using up scrap sock yarn. Designed by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts

Knitting Pattern for Allegiant Hat and Cowl Set

Allegiant Hat and Cowl Set

Hat and cowl set featuring garter stripes and sections of colorblock in garter stitch, mesh and garter rib. Cowl is worked flat with 3 options: cowl, infinity scarf and scarf. Aran weight yarn. Designed by britt schmiesing

Knitting Pattern for Tilting Fair Isle Hat and Mitts

Tilting Fair Isle Hat and Mitts

Bands of stranded colorwork are separated by short-row wedges that put everything at angles for a quirky effect.

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!

Free Knitting Pattern for Mini Mania Scarf

Mini Mania Scarf KIT

Hand-dyed mini skeins to knit this colorful scarf. 4 scarf sizes. Designed by Sarah Core

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.

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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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