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Top 30 One Skein Crochet Projects

Don’t you love small crochet projects that you can make in no time at all? I often have some random one skeins of yarn laying around and wonder what to do with them. So, I decided to put together a list of some of the most modern, practical and just simply fabulous one skein crochet projects you can do with your yarn!

So, what can you crochet with one skein of yarn? The answer to that question is – so many things! But some of them are: crochet scarves & shawls & cowls, beanies, gloves, cup cozies, potholders, washcloths, wall hangings, kitchen and home decor and the list goes on.

Top 30 One Skein Crochet Projects You’ll Love!

In this post you’ll find one skein crochet projects for:

Wrapped Arrow Beanie Hat – Free One Skein Pattern 

This one skein beanie pattern has a whole lot of texture and squishiness! You could make one for each member of your family as the pattern is available in 3 sizes! And, it’s a quick make as it takes less than 2 hours for one beanie hat!

Yarn: Stylecraft Special Aran or similar

Design & Photo Credit: Raffamusa

Done in One Beanie – Free Pattern

This one skein crochet project is a super thick, super-quick, super bulky winter hat. The stitches used here make it look like it’s been knitted. This beanie can be made in one hour!

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Design & Photo Credit: A Crocheted Simplicity

Simple Crochet Ear Warmer Headband- Free Pattern

You’ll need less than one skein for this crochet ear warmer headband. The stitches used in this pattern make an elastic and stretchy fabric that will hug your ears and keep them warm! You can use a thicker yarn for this ear warmer, just adjust your stitches and hook size!

Yarn: 4 Seasons Marvel or any light worsted yarn

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Single Crochet Men’s Beanie- Free Pattern

This is an easy one skein crochet pattern for a men’s beanie – perfect gift for Christmas, Birthday or just because you want to make something nice for your loved ones! Made with simple basic stitches it’s an easy and quick project!

Yarn: Bernat Velvet Yarn

Design & Photo Credit: Desert Blossom Crafts

Berry Fun Beret – Free Pattern

This Berry Fun Beret is a fun crochet project! You can make this in one solid colour or in stripes – it’s totally up to you.

Yarn: Lionbrand Mandala Sparkle

Design & Photo Credit: Straight Hooked

One Skein Crochet Hat – Free Pattern 

This hat is gender neutral and is a quick and simple project to work up. It’s available in two different sizes and each size uses a single skein of We Crochet’s Chroma Twist Worsted Weight yarn.

Yarn: We Crochet Chroma Twist Worsted

Design & Photo Credit: The Loopy Lamb

Ocean Breeze Crochet Headband

These crochet headbands can be made in under an hour! They are part of a set, which includes a scarf too (Ocean Breeze Scarf). The headbands crochet pattern is beginner friendly and uses easy crochet stitches. You can use any type of yarn you like, just make adjustments on the stitch count.

Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Your Morning Headband Crochet – Free Pattern

The simple and modern crochet headband is lightly textured and naturally stretchy. The front twist adds style while keeping your hair off your forehead and your ears nice and warm. This one skein crochet pattern is available for free on designer’s blog.

Yarn: Lionbrand Wool Ease 

Design & Photo Credit: Knitting with Chopsticks

Piedmont Headband Ear Warmer – Free Pattern

This stylish ear warmer pattern uses the basketweave stitch to add some texture. It’s the right width to cover your ears but of course you can adjust the size if you need to!

Yarn: Berroco Lustra

Design & Photo Credit: Banana Moon Studio

Sweet Stripes Ear Warmer Pattern

This ear warmer headband is super versatile and it’s perfect for Fall, Winter, and Spring wear. The crochet pattern is available from designer’s online store, check all details below.

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre

Design & Photo Credit: Green Fox Farms Designs

Crochet Chevron Headband – Free Pattern

This chevron headband looks great in just about any colour! Four sizing options are available in the pattern, check out the details on designer’s blog post.

Yarn: any worsted weight yarn

Design & Photo Credit: Toyslab Creations

Invisible People Hat – Free Pattern

The Invisible People Hat makes a slouchy beanie without the extra bulk in back. You can use any worsted weight yarn you like for this one skein crochet project.

Yarn: Worsted Whims Merino Crochet Yarn

Design & Photo Credit: Betty McKnit

Nepal Textured Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

Another beginner friendly crochet beanie pattern that’s easily adjustable to any size, whether you making it for an adult or a child. Only one skein of yarn needed for this project, see details in designer’s blog post.

Yarn: any light worsted #3 / DK yarn

Design & Photo Credit: Stitch & Hustle

Pemba Mittens Free Crochet Pattern

Those mittens look super warm and cozy! The free pattern comes in three sizes and you’ll need one skein of yarn (see below) to make a pair.

Yarn: Ancient Arts Yarns Lascaux

Design & Photo Credit: Banana Moon Studio

Ridged Crochet Fingerless Gloves

The Ridged Fingerless Gloves are made from a square (or rectangle)! This pattern is perfect for advanced beginners with basic crochet skills. It’s a nice and easy one skein crochet pattern and you can adjust the size easily.

Yarn: Comfy Worsted by WeCrochet

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Crochet Fingerless Gloves – Easy Free Crochet Pattern

This crochet gloves pattern is even easier than the one before. Using the basic stitches and working flat in rows makes this pattern truly beginner friendly. The yarn is fluffy and very soft, just what is needed to keep your hands cozy warm!

Yarn: Lionbrand Vel-Luxe 

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Tree Branch Crochet Hot Pad – Free Pattern

Need something practical? This hot pad pattern is not just pretty but also practical and quick to work up. You can use up your leftover yarn for this small one skein crochet project.

Yarn: Knit Picks – Dishie or similar

Design & Photo Credit: Made by Gootie

Cross Stitch Potholder – One Skein Crochet Project – Free Pattern

Have you tried to crochet the cross stitch? You wouldn’t think that just by changing one little thing in how you work a single crochet results in a cross stitch. Pretty fun and so easy!

Yarn: Abbey Road Kung Fu Cotton Yarn

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Crochet Thick Potholder – Free Pattern

Now, the thermal stitch is one of my favourites for potholders! I think this stitch is the go-to if you want to make a thick, modern potholder. They do a very good job at protecting your hands and your kitchen surfaces from hot pots and pans! This is an easy/ intermediate level one skein pattern for advanced beginners with attention to details.

Yarn: Fiddlesticks Finch Cotton

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Extra Thick Crochet Potholder – Free One Skein Pattern

Another thermal stitch pattern – a step up from the one before, with a slight twist! This one, I think, is even thicker than the previous as it’s using a different thermal stitch. I love the texture of this potholder and in my opinion there is nothing that compares to thermal stitch in terms of creating a thick and dense crochet fabric! I classify this stitch as Intermediate level and you’ll need attention to detail to master this stitch! But the result is so worth it.

Yarn: Fiddlesticks Finch Cotton

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Easy Crocheted Tea Cozy – Free Pattern

Looking for a unique housewarming gift? This one skein crocheted tea cozy will keep your tea warm for longer, is super fast and easy to crochet plus you can practice your skills! This cute little cozy will stretch to fit many teapot shapes – all you need now is a teapot!

Yarn: Universal Yarn Deluxe Bulky Superwash

Design & Photo Credit: Edie Eckman

Crinkle Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

This durable little crochet project is about 8 inches square and it’s made with 100% cotton yarn. The texture of this dishcloth is perfect for scrubbing, washing and drying dishes!

Yarn: Plymouth Yarns Fantasy Naturale

Design & Photo Credit: Banana Moon Studio

Sweet Stripes Wine Cozy – Free One Skein Pattern

These cozies are cute, stylish and fun! They make great gifts for housewarming or just someone who loves wine! The condensation from a chilled glass of white can be easily absorbed by the cozies. They are super quick and fun to make, in less than 20 minutes each!

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn 

Design & Photo Credit: Green Fox Farms Designs

Knit-Look Crochet Can Cozy – Free Pattern

This little crochet project will make the perfect gift for your beer lovers friends or for anyone who loves cool beverages! Cotton yarn would suit best for this can cozy as it’s durable, gives a nice stitch definition and keeps the shape!

Yarn: Knit PIcks – Dishie by WeCrochet

Design & Photo Credit: Made by Gootie

Crochet Coffee Cozy – Free Pattern

This pretty crochet mug cozy pattern is quick and easy – you can make in under an hour! It makes a perfect gift for any coffee or tea drinkers in your life.

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable

Design & Photo Credit: Jo to the World Creations 

Crochet Wine Bottle Holder – Free Pattern

This Crochet Wine Bottle Holder is the perfect pattern if you’re looking for a last minute gift. Perfect crochet gift for friends or family or just make it for yourself! Plus it’s a fun small crochet project too.

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable

Design & Photo Credit: Jo to the World Creations 

Water Bottle Holder – Free Pattern 

If you like going for walks / hikes and like to have your hands free – then this is what you need! This one skein pattern comes in two sizes to hold most plastic and reusable water bottles. You can customize the strap so you can make for a child or an adult. It’s a great crochet gift idea!

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable

Design & Photo Credit: Jo to the World Creations 

Bohemian Plant Hanger – Free Pattern

Do you like being surrounded by lush green plants? Then you’ll need to make one (or a couple) of these boho-style plant hangers. The pattern uses simple stitches to create an open, diamond-like mesh and you’ll need only one skein of yarn.

Yarn: Dishie by WeCrochet

Design & Photo Credit: You Should Craft

Simple Fringed Wall Hanging – Free Pattern

This is a perfect project for beginners! If you never made any wall hangings before, then start from this one here. There are simple stitches used in this pattern, you can also practise increasing and adding a fringe!

Yarn: Dishie by WeCrochet

Design & Photo Credit: You Should Craft

Endless Shamrocks Garland – Free Pattern

The special thing about the Endless Shamrock Garland is that it’s made without having to cut the yarn! You can make it in any length you like and you’ll only have two ends to weave in at the end!

Yarn: any worsted weight yarn #4

Design & Photo Credit: Edie Eckman

Crochet Heart Basket – Free Pattern

This cute heart-shaped basket is perfect for holding your candy or anything small. Cute little gift for someone you love!

Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown

Design & Photo Credit: Simply Melanie Jane

Date Night Crochet Purse – Free One Skein Pattern

This is a cute little purse for a date night! Put your phone, keys, glasses or whatever essentials you’re taking with you.

Yarn: Knitcrate Uru.Yarn Sugared Sock

Design & Photo Credit: Knitting with Chopsticks

Star Flap Crochet Purse – Free Pattern

This stylish little crochet purse can be made for either women or girls and is a perfect crossbody or shoulder handbag. You have an option to make it without the strap as a clutch or a hand purse.

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn

Design & Photo Credit: Jo to the World Creations 

Crochet Glasses Case – Free Pattern 

This case pattern is perfect for holding sunglasses or any type of glasses you might have. It’s a quick free crochet pattern and a fantastic and practical crochet gift for anyone who wears glasses!

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn

Design & Photo Credit: Jo to the World Creations 

Granny Merge Market Bag – Free Pattern

Crochet a reusable and practical market bag using the traditional granny stitch! Gift it to your friends and family for a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. This too is made using only one skein of yarn.

Yarn: Azalea – Hobbii

Design & Photo Credit: Me ‘n’ My Hook

Granny Hex Tote – One Skein Crochet – Free Pattern

This is a quick and fun one skein crochet project to make! Take a modern approach on the traditional granny stitch and make a vibrant tote bag to show off!

Yarn: Caron Colorama O’Go

Design & Photo Credit: Moogly

Summer Berries DIY Scrunchies – Free Crochet Pattern

The scrunchies are back! They are fun and practical and easy to crochet. You could easily make a few of these with one skein of yarn!

Yarn: LionBrand Coboo 

Design & Photo Credit: Knitting with Chopsticks

Reusable Crochet Face Scrubby Mitts – Free Pattern

These scrubby mitts are simply a must if you love natural wellness. They are made to fit both hands, left or right. Practical and easy!

Yarn: Performance Yarn Cotton Passion

Design & Photo Credit: Yarn Craftee

Crochet Exfoliating Scrubbie Pattern

This is the perfect one skein crochet project! Made with cotton yarn, you can wash and reuse those scrubbie mitts. They are not just useful and practical, but your skin will also love it!

Yarn: King Cole Cottonsoft DK 

Design & Photo Credit: Me ‘n’ My Hook

Crochet Laptop Case Free Pattern

The laptop case is using a basic stitch with a slight modification. It’s a simple pattern that is worked in a round. The velvety texture of the yarn adds a touch of luxury and class.

Yarn: Lionbrand Vel-Luxe

Design & Photo Credit: My Crochet Space

Hope you love those one skein crochet projects as much as I do!

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