Roundup: Free One-Skein Patterns That Make Great Gifts!

It’s that time of year where everyone is looking for handmade gift ideas. I’ve pulled together a collection of over 54 free one-skein crochet and knitting projects, including patterns for babies, kids, teens, and adults. Find your next project to keep, gift, donate, or sell in this roundup of one-skein crochet and knitting patterns!

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Whether you are on a “yarn diet,” trying to bust your stash, or just looking for projects you can finish quickly, one-skein crochet project and one-skein knitting projects can be just the answer! I’ve pulled together over 50 free patterns for one-skein projects from around the web, including accessories for babies, kids, teens, and adults, home decor projects, and amigurumi!

54+ One-Skein Crochet and Knitting Projects

One-skein projects are perfect for using up leftover “oddballs” of yarn, or making cherished items from a single special skein of hand dyed or hand spun yarn. Whether you’re making something for yourself or to gift, sell, or donate, you’re sure to find a great one-skein project in this roundup!

35 Free Crochet Patterns

These one-skein crochet projects include earwarmers and hats, cowls and scarves, shawls, boot cuffs, bags, amigurumi, and home décor projects and more!

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  • Drop To It Beanie by Heart Hook Home: This adult-sized hat pattern includes helpful photos for hook placement.
  • Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf by Underground Crafter: This simple, textured project works up quickly in one jumbo skein of super bulky yarn.
  • Malia Twisted Earwarmer by Yarn + Chai: This textured, one-skein earwarmer is one of several accessories patterns using the Malia stitch combination.
  • Frosted Petals Slipper Socks by Left in Knots: This one-skein sock pattern is available in 3 sizes.
  • Amigurumi Polar Bear by Underground Crafter: This ragdoll style amigurumi pattern uses just a small amount of yarn.
  • Ashland Cowl by The Unraveled Mitten: This lacy cowl is crocheted with one skein of light (#3/DK) yarn.

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  • Bramble Hanging Basket by One Dog Woof: This hanging basket crochets up quickly using one skein of bulky yarn.
  • Vintage-Inspired Snood by Littlejohn’s Yarn: This Rockability-inspired pattern includes a full video tutorial.
  • Slouchy Hat by Naztazia: This Tunisian crochet pattern includes a full video tutorial.
  • Slip Stitch Beanie by HanJan Crochet: This gender-neutral pattern is available in 10 sizes. Preemie through Teen/Adult Small are one-skein projects!
  • Mock Bobbles Cowl by Underground Crafter: This textured cowl mimics the look of bobbles by varying stitch heights.
  • One-Skein Beanie by Olive + Brook: This open hat pattern is designed for a single 1.75 oz. skein of yarn.

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  • Frazier the Frog by Underground Crafter: This fun little frog is a quick one-skein amigurumi project.
  • One-Skein Bag by High Strung Crochet: This Tunisian crochet project makes a great clutch or makeup bag.
  • Marci Hat by Nana’s Crafty Home: This textured Tunisian crochet hat is made with medium (#4/worsted) weight yarn.
  • Cluster Stitch Hat by Underground Crafter: This simple beanie pattern is available in 10 sizes. Newborn through Adult Medium can be crocheted with just one skein.
  • Chunky Button Slippers by Love Life Yarn: The pattern for these slippers are available in 3 adult women’s sizes, and
  • emPower Bandana by Detroit Knots: This Tunisian crochet craftivism project is crocheted with light (#3/DK) yarn.

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  • Celtic Winter Mittens by Left in Knots: This pattern includes a video tutorial for crocheting the celtic knot in the round.
  • Spider Stitch Trimmed Cowl by Salty Pearl Crochet: This simple cowl pattern is crocheted with one skein of medium (#4/worsted) weight yarn.
  • Lunt Twisted Headband by Joy of Motion Crochet: This headband is crocheted with one skein of light (#3/DK) weight yarn.
  • Indigo Cowl by Creative Crochet Workshop: This pretty cowl works up quickly.
  • Warm and Toasy Twisted Cowl by Oombawka Design Crochet: This beginner-friendly seamed cowl includes helpful photos to guide you through the twist and join process.

19 Free Knitting Patterns

These one-skein knitting projects include hats, mitts and fingerless gloves, earwarmers and headbands, socks, and more!

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Grey Days Beanie by Underground Crafter: This stretchy cabled hat is knit with one-skein of light (#3/DK) weight yarn.
  • Herb Garden Mitts by Handy Little Me: These textured mitts are knit with one skein of medium (#4/worsted) weight yarn.
  • Honeycomb Earwarmer by Briana K Designs: This earwarmer pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Simple Wrap Bracelet by Jessie At Home: These easy bracelets are perfect for tweens and teens. Pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Easy Beanie by M and M Crochet Designs: This pattern links to a video tutorial for making a pom pom.

Second column, from top to bottom:

  • Twisted Headband by Designs by Phanessa: This headband pattern is available in two widths and includes a video tutorial.
  • Criss Cross Baby Booties by Jessie At Home: This pattern is available in five infant and toddler sizes.
  • Lallybroch Fingerless Mittens by Handy Little Me: These cabled mittens are made with one skein of medium (#4/worsted) weight yarn.
  • Purple Haze Hat by Kristina Kittleson: This snug-fitting cabled hat is perfect for a special skein of hand dyed yarn.

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  • River Run Fingerless Mitts by Handy Little Me: This pattern is available in three sizes.
  • Braided Beanie by Underground Crafter: This textured, gender-neutral beanie features a central cable that can be worn in the middle or at the side for different looks.
  • Super Bulky Hat by Sewrella: This simple, yet classic design works up quickly in bulky yarn.
  • Diagonal Scrunchie by Hooked for Life: This scrunchie pattern includes tips on making modifications when hair elastic is not available.
  • Trendy Ankle Warmers by Creative Crochet Workshop: These simple ankle warmers are knit with one skein of light (#3/DK) weight yarn.

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