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Green Crafting: 14 Crochet Patterns to Make with Scrap Yarn

By: Nicola Trumbull, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

Green Crafting: 14 Crochet Patterns to Make with Scrap Yarn

Green Crafting: Scrappy Crochet Afghans

Green Crafting: Stash-Busting Granny Squares

Alright yarn hoarders, it's time to fess up. How much yarn do you have in your stash? How many little balls of yarn do you have lying around? Too many? Well, never fear, because Green Crafting: 14 Crochet Patterns to Make with Scrap Yarn is here! There are quite a few crochet patterns to help you burn through that stash in no time. You can feel great about using your left over yarn because it's green crafting! By using up all of your yarn, you are preventing waste and helping keep the earth clean.

Green crafting can be a lot of fun, especially when you are crocheting. Many crocheters learn how to take yarn from existing sweaters at thrift stores and crochet with the yarn again. By crocheting with recycled yarn, you can create a recycled craft that was cheap to make and a blast to crochet. Earth day is a great reason to tackle your scrap yarn. Make some earth day crafts and crochet the day away!


Follow these patterns for crochet below and see which one you like best. There are a variety of patterns to make with different stitches and techniques. Green crafting has never been easier for crocheters and these crochet patterns are going to prove it. Take a deep breath and get ready to purge some yarn and make some great crocheted afghans and granny squares!

Green Crafting: Scrappy Crochet Afghans

No, not scrappy fighters - these crochet afghans always play fair! These patterns for crochet will let you pick and choose what yarn you want to use and what colors look best. The best part about crochet patterns for green crafting is the way you can use whatever yarn you want and still be able to create a beautiful crocheted afghan. Afghan patterns for crochet don't get any more spontaneous and exciting than this!

  1. Double Cross Scrapghan
  2. Scrap of Beauty Afghan
  3. U-Scrap Afghan
  4. Do It Your Way Afghan
  5. Granny Bobble Blanket
  6. Hearts of Many Yarns Afghan
  7. Brain Dead Afghan
  8. Paddle Ashore Afghan
  9. Coins Quilt
  10. Earth Day Afghan

Green Crafting: Stash-Busting Granny Squares

The infamous granny square is here to bust your stash - and help you go green! Granny square patterns may seem time consuming, but they can be a great way to use up your yarn. Crochet granny squares also let you decide just how big to make your crochet project or granny square afghan. Follow these patterns below to learn how to crochet granny squares that will eat up all of your extra yarn!

  1. Bonnie's Scrap Yarn Square
  2. April Square
  3. Granny Square Flower Tute
  4. Chain Granny Square
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