There are a lot of fun crafts you can do with yarn. These yarn crafts are perfect especially if you don’t crochet or knit, but stay to the end to see my favorite crochet patterns.

Make something with leftover yarn for a wall hanging, home decor or cute yarn crafts for kids. There are some great ideas to use up your stash of yarn.

Yarn Projects

yarn projects

These cross stitch letters are a great way to teach kids to sew! Not only are they learning to cross stitch but also expressing themselves! These letters are the perfect confidence builder for beginner stitchers!

yarn crafts

Friendship bracelets are a great yarn craft.  Do you remember making them when you were younger? Bracelet making by far was one of my favorite crafts!  I love the colorful strings, different patterns, and beautiful braids and knots.

yarn projects

You don’t need much yarn for this. A dream catcher is a fun project. You can make it for wall decor or to hang from your bed to catch all your bad dreams.


Easy Yarn Crafts

Need unique craft ideas? Make an adorable pom pom bouquet. Once you learn how to make a pom pom you can make all sorts of cute things with pom poms.

yarn crafts

Did you make yarn dolls as a kid? All you need is a little yarn, scissors and cardboard to make these adorable dolls. This project is a little more difficult so reserve it for older kids.

yarn dolls

Make a God’s eye craft. They are the perfect mess-free kids’ craft! This project is also a great way to use up all those yarn balls. I learned how to make these in Sunday school.

gods eye with tassel
God’s eye

Make a unicorn stick horse for hours of fun! Just like a hobby horse but better because it is a fantastic unicorn. I love his colorful yarn.

unicorn stick horse

These adorable yarn butterflies are quick and easy.  You probably have most of the supplies in your cupboard already. It features yarn wrapped popsicle sticks!

yard butterflies

Paper plate weaving is the perfect beginner art project. Not only does it encourage creativity it developed fine motor skills.

A pom pom bracelet is a clever use for leftover yarn scraps.

Yarn Craft Ideas

Heart string art. So fun and bright, and a simple shape so it’s not a complicated string art… You can make this great project super easy.

string art

Ombre monogrammed letter. Monogrammed letters are a great party decoration that looks fantastic on a dessert table spelling out the birthday girl or boys name. They even look cute on a shelf. Just start wrapping the yarn.

yarn projects

These DIY woven bangles look great worn as a stack, so make a few that coordinate together. If you can’t get wooden bangle blanks, you can buy plastic bangles at the thrift store and refashion them. These make a great gift.

woven bangle

These DIY Pom pom Flip Flops can be made in just an afternoon! This is a fun kids activity perfect for parties or lazy summer days.


Do your kids like weaving? They might like this miniature weaving project.

I like projects that are useful and this idea checks off all the boxes. Try making no-sew coasters.

Tassels can be used to embellish a variety of crafts. Here is a step-by-step tassel tutorial and they worked perfectly for this DIY grad hat card gift card holder and coloring bookmarks. You can even make a tassel infinity scarf.

step by step tassel

All the available colors of yarn make it perfect for crafting rainbows. Try this Rainbow Wall Art for a beautiful and colorful yarn wall hanging.

Make a yarn wreath with your favorite colors of yarn.

More Ideas for Yarn

What do you use yarn for? Yarn projects are usually made for sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, or rope making. What is your favorite way to use yarn? I love to crochet! Here are some of my favorite yarn projects.

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