10 Free One Skein Knitting Patterns

I recently finished a few knitting projects and as I thought about what I should cast on next, I realized I have so much yarn in my stash. Leftover yarn, skeins I bought with no project in mind, stray projects I abandoned--I have enough to fill up a couple of cubbies in my IKEA cabinet. Instead of buying new yarn for new projects, I thought I would challenge myself to at least make a dent in the stash I have now. I've been knitting quite a few hats this winter (for me and for gifts). Many one skein projects are for hats or baby gifts or dishcloths. I tried to find some that looked fun and interesting and didn't all fit under the traditional categories.

It will be nice to try a few of these quick projects. What's your go-to project to use up leftover yarn?

10 Free 1 Skein Knitting Patterns

1. Beer Mitt By Toby Roxane Barna Yarn: Super Bulky, 90-150 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

Wouldn't this be great for camping or tailgating or spring BBQs? I'm not sure if I'd actually use it, but it made me laugh and would be great as a gag gift.

Find it: Free from Knitty

2. Mason Jar Covers By Erin BlackYarn: Worsted, up to 78 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

I was just looking at some flowers on my counter in a mason jar and thinking that the water looked kind of dingy and dirty. Enter mason jar covers. I love to have fresh flowers in my apartment, especially in the winter. These would add a nice touch!

Find it: Free from Michaels

3. Slippers By Dream in Color DesignsYarn: Bulky, 120 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

I typically lose my patience making socks with fingering weight yarn and the long, boring rounds. These would knit really quickly with bulky yarn and would be great for when my feet get cold at home.

Find it: Free Ravelry Download

4. Wine Cover By Brittany CoughlinYarn: Aran, 100-150 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

I never considered knitting a wine cover, but these look cute and are different from a traditional gift bag. It might be nice to have a few around for gifts.

Find itFree from Just Be Crafty Blog

5. Bangles By ambahYarn: DK, 15 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

For those REALLY small amounts of leftover yarn, make a few of these colorful bangles!

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6. Baby Bear Jacket By Lion Brand YarnYarn: Super Bulky, 150-170 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

Isn't this a cute jacket?

Find itFree from Lion Yarn (requires registration)

7. Holiday / Star Garland By Kristen Ashbaugh-HelmreichYarn: Sport, 15-20 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

This could be a Christmas garland, or a 4th of July garland or simply a star garland...I might make it to hang above my balcony door.

Find it: Free from Jimmy Beans Wool

8. Stuffed Hearts By Tanis LavalleeYarn: Fingering, 25 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

I like these little, stuffed hearts. I have NO idea what I would do with them, but I like them anyway.

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9. Felted Bowls By Kelly KingstonYarn: Worsted, 110-150 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

Who doesn't need a bowl for random coins, keys, etc? I haven't done a lot of felting before, but it might be fun to try.

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10. Golden Pear Baby Hat By Melissa ThompsonYarn: Worsted, 55 yards

free one skein knitting pattern
free one skein knitting pattern

I couldn't resist adding in a hat. I really like the multi-color effect.

Find itFree on Viridian Hue

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