It’s always great to keep a list of one-skein crochet patterns that you want to make someday. When you want something to work up quickly for a gift or specific date, you can turn to those one-skein crochet patterns. When you have a single lonely skein leftover from another project or just from a must-have purchase, you can use those crochet patterns to turn it into something fabulous. These one-skein crochet patterns are wonderful choices and can definitely be bookmarked to become something on your own hook one day! You’ll find thirteen crochet patterns below along with links to another 130 one-skein crochet patterns.

crochet cowl pattern

Squish! One skein cowl free crochet pattern featuring a Split Bullion Crochet Stitch from Moogly; this is a really unique alternative to the classic bullion stitch, which many people find difficult to do because it requires so many yarn-overs that can be affected by your tension. Moogly’s solution is great and it’s fun to work it within the context of this crochet cowl pattern.

crochet shawl free pattern

This fabulous flirty shawl is a free crochet pattern worked up in a single skein of yarn. It’s open and lacy and can be worn in almost any season to give stylish flair to your personal wardrobe. This one is in a roundup by Simply Collectible (who created the pattern) of 30 free one-skein crochet patterns

crochet cabled hat pattern

Cabled beanie free crochet hat pattern from All About Ami – a really rich textured crochet hat that doesn’t require more than one ball of yarn

crochet cowl pattern

One skein crochet cowl pattern for sale from @poetryinyarn; a simple crochet cowl pattern with a great elegant appearance that uses up very little yarn in the making

crochet cowl free pattern

Chi-town crochet cowl one skein free pattern from Crochetbird; here’s a similar-but-different single-skein crochet pattern worked with a large K hook and a lot of love. I spotted this one in the round-up of ten one-skein crochet patterns over on Chaleur Life.

crochet hat free pattern

One-skein hat free crochet pattern from Annaboo’s House; this is only a single-skein crochet pattern if you leave off the pom or work it in the same yarn as the beanie but the hat itself is just one skein and is a great textured crochet hat pattern

crochet headband pattern

One-skein crochet headband pattern from Moogly; a textured headband pattern that makes a bold statement without using up an excessive amount of the yarn that it calls for

crochet scarf pattern

Jessie created this asymmetrical (or off-kilter) crochet neck wrap using a single skein of yarn. It’s a great option for a statement piece to wrap around your neck, dress up your outfit and keep you warm and cozy.

one skein crochet pattern

This crochet wrap free pattern from Marie Segares is worked in a single skein of bulky weight yarn. This is a great example of how the right design can really showcase what a single type of yarn is all about. You can’t rely just on color (generally) to make a single-skein crochet project stand out so the motifs and shaping really matter.

one skein crochet kids scarf

Kids’ crochet patterns are obviously smaller than those for adults and can sometimes make great single-skein crochet projects. This child’s scarf crochet pattern for sale from Divine Debris on Ravelry is a great example of that. Spotted in a round-up of ten one-skein crochet scarves over at Crochet Cafe.

treble crochet dishcloth

The Treble Dishcloth is a free Ravelry download crochet pattern by AnastaciaKnits that has excellent texture. This makes it a joy to work it up but it’s also a project that provides instant gratification.

single skein crochet coffee cozy

Dish towels are not the only small crochet projects that use up less than a full skein of yarn. Lots of little items can be good one-skein crochet projects, such as this crochet coffee cozy by The Stitchin’ Mommy, which was featured in a roundup of 50 One-Skein Crochet Projects over on Fiber Flux.


Crochet by Kathy offers a crochet pattern set that features six different single-skein crochet patterns! There are two scarfs, three cowls a single-skein crochet collar pattern. This set is also featured in a Craftsy roundup of 10 one-skein crochet projects.

Still need more ideas? Here are 20 more one-skein crochet patterns.


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