Three Ways with Scrap Yarn - Free Tutorials

Scrap Yarn Makes for you and your home

We all have them, scraps! But other than stuffing toys, what can you use them for? I've teamed up with Hobbycraft to show you three ways in which you can stash bust and make a little more sustainably, I hope you like these tutorials!

Three ways with scrap yarn


Wrapped loop Key Ring

Wrapped Loops Scrap Yarn

You might have seen wrapped loops like these before as part of weaves, but we think they are beautiful in their own right too. Quick and satisfying to make, they can be used as bag charms, on key rings or curtain tie backs, or even as fancy napkin rings. Warning: once you learn the gathering knot from this tutorial, you may want to wrap everything in beautiful yarn!

 Wrapped Loops materials

You Will Need

  • 1 x 30cm length of 10mm Cotton cord or rope OR 12 x 30cm lengths of mixed chunky yarns held together
  • 5-6 x 75cm lengths colours of cotton DK OR 1 x 3m length of cotton DK


Click here for the full free tutorial on Hobbycraft's website


Crochet Hair Tie

Crochet hair tie scrap yarn make

Looking for a last-minute present or something to make and sell at a craft fair? This stripey hair tie is quick, fun, and perfect for using up those DK scraps. Use as few or as many colours as you like depending on your scraps, the colour changes are indicated in the pattern, but you can make the whole hair tie in 1 colour, or 7 rainbow colours, it’s up to you!

Crochet hair tie scrap makes materials 

You Will Need

  • DK weight scrap yarn – 4 x 25g
  • 5mm hook
  • Elastic hair bobble

Click here for the full free tutorial on Hobbycraft's website


Macrame Hoops

 Macrame hoops scrap yarn make

These impactful macrame makes require just yarn, a wooden hoop and two types of knot. They are great starter projects if you are just getting into macrame, or a quick win if you are looking to create a pop of colour for your home décor! This step-by-step guide will teach you the lark’s head knot and the double half hitch knot.

 Macrame hoops materials

You Will Need

  • Wooden hoop – I used the inside of an embroidery hoop
  • Hoop A 15cm
  • Hoop B 20cm
  • Chunky weight yarn
  • Hoop A 225m of 1 colour
  • Hoop B 150m each of 2 colours


Click here for the full free tutorial on Hobbycraft's website


I'd love to know if you make any of these projects, or if they have sparked any ideas for you! Do tag me on Instagram or social media at @lottieandalbert so that I can see!


Lindsey x

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