Small Knitting Projects – 60+ Fun Ideas For What To Knit Next

By Jodie Morgan

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Wondering what to make when you don’t have that much yarn? Wonder no more! Here are 60+ great ideas for what to knit next, plus free knitting patterns to try.

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I reviewed, fact checked and updated this post on May 28, 2023.

Knitting Projects For Small Amounts Of Yarn

1 Knitted Dishcloths

These are always handy to have around the kitchen. Using textured stitches helps remove grime and just look more interesting hanging up. This is a great way to use up scraps of yarn.

2 Fingerless Gloves

These are perfect for when you need just a little bit of warmth without sacrificing dexterity. Doing the jobs you need all your fingers for is easy to do with these beauties. Check out my post about suitable knitting yarns for gloves here.

3 Baby Booties

There’s nothing cuter than a pair of handmade baby booties.

4 A Beanie

A cozy beanie is perfect for cold weather.

5 A Cowl

A cowl is like a scarf, but without the ends. (It’s also called an infinity scarf.)

6 A Headband

A headband is a great way to keep your ears warm in the colder months.

7 Mittens

Mittens are another great way to keep warm in the winter.

8 Socks

Socks are one of the most popular items to knit, and for a good reason.

9 Toys

Knitted toys are always a hit with kids (and adults too!).

10 A Lap Blanket

It’s cozy and warm, and it’s a great way to use up leftover yarn.

11 A Cushion

A pillow is a great way to add a personal touch to your home.

12 A Hat

A hat is a great way to keep your head warm in the winter.

13 A Mini Basket

A basket is a great way to organize your knitting supplies.

14 Slippers

Slippers are a must-have item in any wardrobe.

15 A Potholder

A potholder is a must-have item in any kitchen.

16 A Coaster

A coaster is a great way to protect your furniture from water marks.

17 A Placemat

A placemat is a great way to add a personal touch to your table setting.

18 A Napkin Ring

A napkin ring is a great way to add a personal touch to your table setting.

19 A Table Runner

A table runner is a great way to dress up your table.

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20 A Trivet

A trivet is a great way to protect your tables from hot dishes.

21 A Bathmat

A bathmat is a great way to add a personal touch to your bathroom.

22 A Mini Rug

A rug is a great way to add a personal touch to your home.

23 A Crop Top

Show off your knitting skills and have something stylish to wear.

24 A Washcloth

A washcloth is a must-have item in any bathroom.

25 A Tote Bag

A tote bag is a great way to carry your knitting supplies.

26 A Makeup Bag

A makeup bag is a great way to organize your cosmetics.

27 Jewelry

Knitted jewelry is always a hit, and there are endless possibilities when it comes to design and pattern.

28 A Keychain

A keychain is a great way to add a personal touch to your keys.

29 Earwarmers

An ear warmer is an excellent way to keep your ears warm in the winter.

30 A Phone Case

A phone case is a great way to protect your phone, and it also makes a great gift.

31 A Bookmark

A bookmark is a great way to mark your place in a book.

32 A Pin Cushion

A pin cushion is a must-have item for any sewer or quilter.

33 Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs are a great way to keep your legs warm in the winter.

34 A Doorstop

A doorstop is a great way to add a personal touch to your home.

35 A Mug Cozy

A mug cozy is a great way to keep your hands warm while you’re enjoying a hot beverage.

36 A Tissue Box Cover

A tissue box cover is a great way to add a personal touch to your home.

37 A Glasses Case

An eyeglass case is a great way to protect your glasses.

38 A Neckerchief

A neckerchief is a great way to add a personal touch to your outfit.

39 A Bracelet

A bracelet is a great way to add a personal touch to your outfit.

40 Wristwarmers

Wristwarmers are a great way to keep your hands warm in the winter.

41 A Purse

A purse is a great way to add a personal touch to your outfit.

42 Scrunchies

Scrunchies are a great way to keep your hair out of your face.

43 Rings

Rings are a great way to add a personal touch to your outfit.

44 Mini Amigurumi

Mini amigurumi are a great way to add a personal touch to your home.

45 Knitted Squares

Knitted squares are a great way to use up leftover yarn.

46 Knitted Flowers

Knitted flowers are a great way to add a personal touch to your home.

47 A Knitted Heart

A knitted heart is a great way to show someone you care.

48 A Baby Blanket

A baby blanket is a great way to show someone you care.

49 A Beret

A beret is a great way to add a personal touch to your outfit.

Bonus Knitting Projects To Try

Want more inspiration? See below.

  • Legwarmers
  • Animal softies
  • Shorts
  • A muff
  • Children’s clothes
  • Baby items
  • Sachets for holding small items
  • A belt
  • Spats
  • Earrings
  • An eye mask
  • Ornaments
  • A picture frame
  • Appliques
  • Yarn Bombing small items like flower pots

Conclusion

Hope you found this list helpful! If you have other suggestions for quick and easy knitting projects, share them in the comments below. Happy knitting!

About The Author

Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

Jodie Morgan (Author & Founder)

jodie@knitlikegranny.com | Lives In: Regional Australia

Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in regional Australia. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Get to know Jodie and the team on our meet the team page.

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