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Crafts to Make With Grandma’s Leftover Yarn

In our house, yarn crafts might be the absolute most popular kinds for everyone living here. Besides being avid knit and crochet enthusiasts, we’ve also raised kids who adore making little crafts that use yarn in all kinds of creative ways. That’s why we always hang onto our own scraps and our mothers’, who taught us to knit and crochet originally!

Just in case you like the sounds of using different techniques to make cute, fun things from yarn scraps just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas and tutorials we’ve bookmarked lately.

1. Crocheted coasters

Crocheted coasters

Are you keen on doing some small, simple crochet projects lately because you just finished something much larger and now you’re looking for a couple little palate cleanser projects while you make decisions on what your next big piece will be? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Smitha Katti used scraps of yarn in different colours to make these adorable crocheted coasters! We love things that are creative and practical.

2. Decorative yarn balls

Decorative yarn balls

If you’ve never tried glue dried yarn wrapping decor then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! Give it a try now by following this tutorial from All Things G&D, which guides you step by step through the process of dipping your yarn in glue, wrapping it around a balloon, letting it dry, and then popping the balloon so you have an awesome structure when negative space inside at the end.

3. Miniature multi-coloured pom poms

Miniature multi coloured pom poms

Are you looking at your yarn scraps and thinking about how convinced you are that they’re probably too short in length or small in quantity to manage the projects you’ve seen so far? Then perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like these absolutely adorable multi-coloured miniature pom poms instead! Picot Pals shows you how they’re done.

4. Striped crocheted phone case

Striped crocheted phone case

Perhaps we got your attention when we started talking about an idea that will let you use yarn scraps in a way that’s both fun and practical but you’re just not sure that you’ll use yarn crafted coasters in your house? Then maybe you’d prefer a soft phone case that will help stop your screen from getting scratched! Take a look at this tutorial to see how My Hobby is Crochet crocheted this one.