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

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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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.

Patterns To Try

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.

Patterns To Try

3 Baby Booties

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

Patterns To Try

4 A Beanie

A cozy beanie is perfect for cold weather.

Patterns To Try

5 A Cowl

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

Patterns To Try

6 A Headband

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

Patterns To Try

7 Mittens

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

Patterns To Try

8 Socks

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

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9 Toys

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

Patterns To Try

10 A Lap Blanket

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

Patterns To Try

11 A Cushion

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

Patterns To Try

12 A Hat

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

Patterns To Try

13 A Mini Basket

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

Patterns To Try

14 Slippers

Slippers are a must-have item in any wardrobe.

Patterns To Try

15 A Potholder

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

Patterns To Try

16 A Coaster

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

Patterns To Try

17 A Placemat

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

Patterns To Try

18 A Napkin Ring

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

Patterns To Try

19 A Table Runner

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

Patterns To Try

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20 A Trivet

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

Patterns To Try

21 A Bathmat

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

Patterns To Try

22 A Mini Rug

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

Patterns To Try

23 A Crop Top

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

Patterns To Try

24 A Washcloth

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

Patterns To Try

25 A Tote Bag

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

Patterns To Try

26 A Makeup Bag

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

Patterns To Try

27 Jewelry

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

Patterns To Try

28 A Keychain

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

Patterns To Try

29 Earwarmers

An ear warmer is a great way to keep your ears warm in the winter.

Patterns To Try

30 A Phone Case

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

Patterns To Try

31 A Bookmark

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

Patterns To Try

32 A Pin Cushion

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

Patterns To Try

33 Boot Cuffs

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

Patterns To Try

34 A Doorstop

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

Patterns To Try

35 A Mug Cozy

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

Patterns To Try

36 A Tissue Box Cover

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

Patterns To Try

37 A Glasses Case

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

Patterns To Try

38 A Neckerchief

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

Patterns To Try

39 A Bracelet

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

Patterns To Try

40 Wristwarmers

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

Patterns To Try

41 A Purse

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

Patterns To Try

42 Scrunchies

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

Patterns To Try

43 Rings

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

Patterns To Try

44 Mini Amigurumi

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

Patterns To Try

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.

Patterns To Try

47 A Knitted Heart

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

Patterns To Try

48 A Baby Blanket

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

Patterns To Try

49 A Beret

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

Patterns To Try

Want more inspiration and free patterns to explore? See my Pinterest board full of ideas here.

Bonus Knitting Projects To Try

  • 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

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!

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Hi. I’m Jodie Morgan, creator of Knit Like Granny. I started this site to show 1,000,000 people the joys of knitting & highlight alternatives to fast fashion. Please say hello!

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Hi. I’m Jodie Morgan, creator of Knit Like Granny. I started this site to show 1,000,000 people the joys of knitting & highlight alternatives to fast fashion. Please say hello!

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