The 8 Best 1 Skein Crochet Patterns

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One skein just lying around dying to be made into something beautiful? Never fear! Here’s a list of projects that can give that skein a whole new lease of life.

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#1 – Lacy Love Poncho by Maz Kwok (150g Skein)

It wouldn’t be a Love, Aly list if there wasn’t at least one mention of one of my favourite designers, Maz Kwok. Her Lacy Love Poncho pattern uses just one Ice Yarns Cotton Cake. I fell in love with the dress version of this, which uses more than 2 skeins, but this poncho is a stash-buster for sure!

The instructions are super-easy to follow and will have you thinking yourself a lace-master in no time with the delicate pineapple repeats and simple treble clusters. There’s a reason I’ve made two of the dresses!

Find the pattern here.

#2 – Simple Bando Top by Taylor Lynn Crochet (<100g Skein)

I made one of these last year so I could sunbathe in my garden without scaring the neighbours too much. Unfortunately we haven’t had a huge heatwave in the UK again this year so I haven’t been able to get it on yet without freezing. Its a great pattern to make in an evening and use up a random skein you might have lying around. In my case it was Stylecraft Special DK in Boysenberry- which I’ve decided is definitely my colour!

Get the pattern here.

#3 – Cambridge Velvet Shorts by Love, Aly (300g Skein)

I couldn’t put together a list without including myself, could I? I designed these shorts with the sole intention of them only using a skein. Obviously its a slightly bigger skein due to the thick nature of this yarn but nonetheless, if you’ve been staring at a skein of velvet yarn and thinking “what the duck?” here’s just the quack.

Get the pattern here.

#4 – 1 Hour Beanie by Make and Do Crew (<200g Skein)

I struggle to make hats. There, I said it. Somehow they always come out way too big, or big enough to fit a small orange. Ever since I found this pattern, I have been on the hat band wagon and I’ve made a few more. They’re not my favourite thing, but when one skein is calling to me and I can see its perfect pompom partner in my pompom basket, I think its only fair the two meet to make something beautiful- and that is, this easy peasy beanie. I am converted.

Get the pattern here.

#5 – Sunday Ballet Slippers by Heart Hook Home (<100g Skein)

A few months ago, this pattern was on FIRE and it was hard to search for crochet patterns without stumbling across this one! Most of the internet has a pair now, and if you don’t, then why not?

Whip these in an evening and keep your tootsies warm!

Get the pattern here.

#6 – Black Cat Slouch Hat by Alexis Middleton (200g Skein)

Kit Cat lovers unite! Always wanted your own set of cat ears so you can channel your inner Puss in Boots? Well the time has arrived! With the recommended yarn being Super Chunky, this will be a one-evening make that’ll leave you with more yarn to replace in your stash, as well as a super fashionable accessory.

Get the pattern here.

#7 – Cats Eye Socks by A la Sascha (100g Skein)

I’m still trying to get over the fact that these socks AREN’T KNITTED. Coulda fooled me!

But which lonely skein to choose? An ombre or plain colour? I can’t decide! Whichever you choose, this pattern will look great in both.

Get the pattern here.

#8 – Crocheted Espadrilles by Schachenmayr (100g Skein)

I have my flip flop soles at the ready to make these. I think when people 1 skein they usually think that it’s only going to be heads that are kept crocheted. Who would have though there were so many ways of keeping your feet looking oh so stylish.

These are great little beach shoes that are perfect for when the weather gets (hopefully) warmer.

Get the pattern here.

I love these patterns and I’d love to see your versions! Make sure to tag me on Instagram @lovealyuk or #lovealyuk or drop a line in the comments to let me know which is your favourite!


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