40 Quick and FREE One Skein Crochet Projects

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This is a compilation of 40 free, one-skein crochet patterns. These are great for last-minute gifts on a budget.


Trying to make something from just one skein of yarn may seem to show limits. But no worries, you can make a LOT with just one skein of yarn. But it doesn’t matter the reason why you want to use only one skein of yarn for just 1 pattern.

Maybe you’re on a budget and purchasing copious amounts of yarn for that blanket pattern is just not something you can afford right now. Or maybe you’ve finished that large project and have just one skein leftover and are looking for something to make with it. Or…you’ve got this one gorgeous skein of yarn that you’re dying to use but you have no idea what to make with just one skein.

While it may seem challenging, making a project from just one skein is actually quite doable! In this blog post, I am going to show you 30 amazing patterns that require just one skein of yarn or less! There are so many possibilities. And all of these patterns are incredible, even with just one skein of yarn.

40 Quick and Free One Skein Crochet Projects

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40 Free One-Skein Crochet Patterns

Whether, you’re looking for one-skein crochet patterns because you’re on a budget, or you’re short on time, with these 40 free patterns, there’s sure to be something for everyone here.

Choose from stylish accessories such as shawls, hats or fingerless gloves.

Or maybe you need a last-minute baby shower gift – you’ll find a cute kitty lovey and baby bib in this list.

Check out all thirty free patterns below and save money by crocheting these amazing one-skein crochet patterns.

Crochet Kitty Lovey

This pretty kitty lovely is a perfect gift for small children. The ‘blanket’ part of the lovely is actually a spiral shape and the head and arms are amigurumi style.

It does have a few parts to put together but overall is still a simple pattern and a great one skein crochet pattern.

Get the free crochet pattern for the Crochet Kitty Lovey here.

Spiral Kitty Lovey

Cotton Crochet Bowl Cozy

Learn how to crochet a simple bowl cozy with square corners that you can use and handles.

Bowl cozies are great because they’re functional but they are also decorative! Keep your hands safe from hot bowls all while making your bowls look pretty 🙂

This easy crochet pattern uses just basic stitches. As long as you know how to crochet in the round, with increases then you can make this simple bowl cozy.

HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET BOWL COZY is available on my website.

Microwave Cotton Bowl Cozy - Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Phone Stand

This easy phone stand crochet pattern is a great catch-all featuring pockets for you to keep your crochet hook, pens or pencils in – all while providing a hands-free option for your phone or tablet as well!

This easy one-skein crochet pattern uses beginner-friendly stitches and works up quickly.

CLICK HERE to get the Crochet Phone Stand Wedge as a free crochet pattern.

Phone Stand Crochet Pattern

Quick T-shirt Yarn Crochet Basket

This quick and easy crochet basket uses t-shirt yarn. T-shirt yarn is super durable and holds it shape really well, making this a very sturdy crocheted basket. It only takes about one hour to crochet and is a fun crochet project. 

This easy one-skein crochet pattern uses beginner-friendly stitches and works up quickly.

CLICK HERE to get the Quick T-shirt Yarn Crochet Basket as a free crochet pattern as well as video tutorial.

Quick T-shirt Yarn Crochet Basket

One Skein Textured Crochet Beanie

Learn how to crochet this lovely beanie! This beanie is made with chunky weight yarn and features ridges and textured stitches with a ribbed brim. Lastly, top it off with a faux fur pom pom.

This crochet beanie pattern is written for an adult medium.

You can find this pattern for free ON THIS WEBSITE.

Textured Crochet Beanie

One Skein Cabled Crochet Headband

If you’re looking for a winter headband/ear warmer pattern then you need to check out this one!

Featuring a beautiful cable design, this crochet headband truly stands out. The pattern is very thorough in walking you through the steps for creating the cables (if you’ve never made cables before).

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

Cabled Crochet Headband

One Skein Crochet Cowl Pattern

This pretty, lacy cowl crochet pattern actually comes with two versions: one that uses bulky yarn if you need extra warmth and one that uses worsted yarn – like the one you see in the photo below. Whichever one you choose will be lovely either way.

Use Caron Cakes yarn if you want to take the guesswork out of picking colors.

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

Crochet Cowl Pattern

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I love the simplicity of these fingerless gloves. This is an easy crochet pattern featuring knit-like ridges.

This is a beginner-friendly pattern that can easily be adjusted to fit most sizes.

Check out the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

One Skein Crochet Puff Stitch Hat

This puff stitch hat is super easy because you start by making a simple rectangle. No worries if you struggle with crocheting in the round for this pattern.

This is made with worsted-weight yarn. The pattern states that it is quite simple to use any weight yarn you desire. Since this is made in a rectangle, it can easily be adjusted to fit any size.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

Easy Crochet Puff Stitch Hat

Crochet Nesting Baskets – One Skein Pattern

I love crochet baskets! These nesting baskets are perfect for adding some organization to your home. They also make great gifts!

This crochet basket pattern comes in two sizes and is made with bulky weight yarn.

You can get the free pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Crochet Nesting Baskets

Crochet Sunglasses Case

Make this simple crochet sunglasses case and protect your sunglasses from getting scratched.

This easy crochet sunglasses case pattern can be made in an hour and takes less than one skein of yarn.

You can get the free 1-hour crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Crochet Sunglasses Case

Crochet Laptop Case

Learn how to crochet a super soft and practical laptop case!

This crochet pattern is made with velvet yarn and is worked in the round. Not only is this a one-skein pattern, but this is also made in one piece!

The free crochet pattern is AVAILABLE ON THIS BLOG.

Crochet Laptop Case

One Skein Crochet Wine Holder

This is an easy wine bottle cozy that works up in just a couple of hours or less.

This is made using DK weight yarn. It’s worked in the round, from the bottom up, and is seamless. Seems pretty easy, right? If you need a last-minute gift, this is a great option.

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

Crochet Wine Holder

Crochet Slipper Boots

These crochet slipper boots are made with worsted weight yarn and feature two buttons on each one.

This pattern is actually made in rows, which makes it a quick and easy design to make. The pattern is written for adult size.

CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.

Crochet Slipper Boots

Crochet Baby Bib – One Skein Pattern

This cute baby bib features a fun dot pattern on it. Isn’t it adorable?

Got a baby shower coming up? Here is a perfect gift that only takes one skein of yarn to make.

This easy crochet bib pattern is made from DK weight cotton yarn and is made in one piece.

You can find this pattern for free ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Baby Bib

One Skein Crochet Bandana Cowl

The star of this crochet pattern is the Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn. The colors are just so striking!

The very simple stitches allow the colors to really stand out. This is a beginner-friendly pattern.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

Crochet Bandana Cowl

Crochet Bath Mitt

This crochet bath mitt would make a lovely addition to any gift basket! Made with cotton yarn, these bath mitts are both practical and eco-friendly.

This is an easy crochet pattern that takes up very little time and yarn – win-win!

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

Crochet Bath Mitt

One Skein Crochet Mittens Pattern

These crochet mittens are perfect for keeping your hands warm on those cold winter days.

This crochet pattern comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. These are made with worsted-weight yarn and of course, they only take a skein of yarn or less 🙂

Check out the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Mittens Pattern

Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Such a pretty and simple scarf! This modern mesh crochet scarf has a light and airy vibe to it.

Made from Caron Cakes yarn, you don’t have to worry about trying to put color together. Just pick your favorite colorway and let the yarn do the work for you.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Coffee Bean Infinity Scarf

Learn to crochet this easy infinity scarf. This features the bean stitch and is made from one skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn.

No worries if you don’t know how to make the bean stitch. This crochet pattern also has instructions on how to make that.

You can get the free pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Coffee Bean Infinity Scarf

Mountain Ridges Crochet Hat Pattern

I really love the beautiful texture of this hat! Plus, it looks so nice and warm, doesn’t it?

This crochet hat pattern comes with instructions for child, teen, or adult sizes. And of course, it only uses one skein of yarn 🙂

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Mountain Ridges Crochet Hat Pattern

One Skein Crochet Mini Market Bag

If you think this cute little mini market bag looks quick and easy to work up…then you would be correct!

This is worked in the round and is all one piece, including the handles. So if you’re looking for something that works up in a pinch, give this easy one-skein crochet pattern a try.

The free crochet pattern is AVAILABLE ON THIS BLOG.

One Skein Crochet Purse

Striped Crochet Bag Pattern

This pretty striped tote is made with one skein of Red Heart Roll It With Tweed. Since it is self-striping yarn, you don’t have to worry about changing color since the yarn does it for you.

I really love the bright stripes of this tote! And the leather handles are a great addition.

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

One Skein Crochet Bag Pattern

Crochet Men’s Scarf Pattern

This men’s scarf is classy and simple. Featuring knit-like ridges, this is a wonderful accessory for almost any outfit.

Made from Color Made Easy yarn this men’s crochet scarf works up in no time at all.

CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.

Crochet Men's Scarf Pattern

Crochet Flower Dishcloths or Potholders

Whether you’re looking to add more dishcloths to your kitchen or you are in need of a quick gift, these crochet flower dishcloths are the perfect project! And since they are made from cotton yarn, they can also double as potholders.

These flower dishcloths/potholders are worked in the round and are a great way to work through that yarn stash.

You can find this pattern for free ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Flower Potholders

Triangle Crochet Shawl Pattern

If you like C2C crochet patterns, then you will love this lacy, C2C triangle scarf.

This is made with Lion Brand Mandala Ombre yarn. The Mandala Ombre yarn comes in a variety of colors – you can’t go wrong with the color you choose for this lacy scarf.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

Triangle Crochet Shawl Pattern

Crochet Wall Hanging

This crochet wall hanging will give a fresh look to any room you put it in. If you’re trying to decorate on a budget, try making one of these pretty wall hangings. They are easy, work up quickly, and…you guessed it: takes a single skein of yarn!

Attach your wall hanging to a stick for a rustic look and add some fringe – and now you’ve got a lovely addition to your home!

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

Crochet Wall Hanging

Analeigh Crochet Shawl Pattern

This beautiful crochet shawl pattern features easy stitches and lots of texture!

You’ll be making the crochet shawl from the top down – so you’ll be increasing as you go. You can easily adjust this size to your liking by adding more rows.

This crochet pattern has an easy repeat, making it a simple project to tackle in an afternoon.

Check out the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Analeigh Crochet Shawl Pattern

Crochet Hair Scarf Pattern

This crochet hair scarf is so pretty!

This hair scarf is made from fingering weight yarn but hear me out – you can actually get TWO hair scarves from one hank! Remember, we are trying to stay within a budge here…

The yarn used for this pattern ensures that it’s not too bulky around your head, but that it also drapes nicely. You have to add this pattern to your list of one-skein crochet projects.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

Crochet Hair Scarf Pattern

Crochet Beret Pattern

I love a good beret, and this one is no exception. This is a perfect beginner pattern as it uses just basic crochet stitches.

This is made from super chunky yarn and works up very quickly. This pattern is written for an adult size.

You can get the free pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Crochet Beret Pattern

One Skein Wonder Bag

Just because it uses one skein doesn’t mean it has to be small! This luxuriously large bag is made with one of the Caron Big Cakes and I just love the end result!

This crochet bag features textured stitches and is worked flat. Super simple and the perfect size!

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Wonder Bag

One Skein Spider Stitch Trimmed Cowl

This gorgeous cowl crochet pattern is a perfect pattern for beginners. The pattern is full of basic stitches to create a beautifully textured cowl.

The cowl pattern calls for a soft, worsted weight acrylic yarn and makes a great one skein crochet project.

You can get the free crochet cowl pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Spider Stitch Trimmed Cowl

One Skein Modern Men’s Headband

This headband crochet pattern makes for a thoughtful gift. It is made to be used as an ear warmer and it works up rather quickly.

This crochet men’s headband features herringbone half-double stitches and is worked in a continuous round.

You can get the free one skein crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Modern Men's Headband

One Skein Chunky Crochet Beanie

This crochet beanie pattern calls for a bulky weight yarn and features a knit-look design. It works up so fast with one skein of thicker yarn, making it a great last-minute gift.

If you like to have a crochet project with you when you travel, this is an ideal pattern for you.

You can get the free crochet headband pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Chunky Crochet Beanie

One Skein Magic Square Potholder

The small and quick magic square potholder is a great crochet project for a beginner. It uses basic stitches and creates a double-thick potholder. Who doesn’t love a thick potholder?

This crochet potholder uses a cotton yarn, making this a durable and long-lasting potholder for your kitchen.

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Magic Square Potholder

One Skein Water Bottle Holder

If you have trouble keeping yourself hydrated, this water bottle holder crochet pattern is perfect for you. This would make a great gift for a loved one in your life that likes to hike or loves going on outdoor adventures.

The crochet water bottle holder pattern uses cotton yarn, making these durable as well as washable.

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Water Bottle Holder

One Skein Skipping Stones Washcloth

This washcloth crochet pattern features pebble stitches and half-double crochet in the third loop and creates a lovely and textured washcloth. This is a great project crocheters at any skill level.

The pattern calls for cotton yarn and works up very quickly.

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Skipping Stones Washcloth

One Skein Criss Cross Cowl

This cowl crochet pattern uses a super bulky yarn, making this a very quick crochet project for you. It features criss cross double crochet stitches as well as half-double crochet stitches making this an ideal crochet project for a beginner.

The pattern is worked in rows then sewn together at the end and the cute little wooden buttons are sewn on at the end.

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Criss Cross Cowl

One Skein Haverhill Headband

This ear warmer headband pattern works up so quickly, as it uses a super bulky weight yarn. It works up in about thirty minutes. This would make a wonderful last-minute gift or would be great for market prep inventory.

The pattern features basic crochet stitches so it is good pattern for a beginner.

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Haverhill Headband

One Skein Tunisian Crochet Flower

This crochet flower pattern features plenty of texture and works up quickly. If you’re a beginner to Tunisian crochet, this could be a good pattern for you. It utilizes a Tunisian simple stitch for the middle and then uses single and double crochet stitches to create the finished crocheted flower.

The pattern is versatile, as it could be used as coaster or face scrubbies depending on the yarn you choose to use. It also features a step-by-step video tutorial as an addition to the written pattern.

You can get the free crochet pattern and video tutorial BY CLICKING HERE.

One Skein Tunisian Crochet Flower

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