Crochet Ideas For Mini Skeins!

As someone who mostly knits, I admit sometimes it is easy to focus on knitting. So I apologise if I ever asked you "What are you knitting?" and you are actually a crocheter! So, this is my attempt to make it up to all the crocheters out there and compile some inspiration for what you can make with your mini skeins. 

* Just a small disclaimer that all links will take you to Ravelry. I understand this website isn't accessible for everyone but unfortunately it is still the most comprehensive collection of crochet and knitting patterns. All images have also come from Ravelry. *

Here are four different garments you can make with your mini skeins!

Crochet Sea Glass Tee by Wool & Pine Designs

The biggest size needs around 690 grams of yarn! I am sure you'll enjoy collecting minis to crochet this beautiful lightweight tee. 


Confetti DK Pullover by Nomad Stitches

Hold your mini skeins double to create a fun marled look. Bonus, this pullover also comes in children sizes!

Gertie Cardigan by Holly Woodward Designs

Another DK pattern but holding fingering double gives almost the same gauge. Hold a solid skein double or mix and match minis for a fun look.

Granny Stripe Cardigan by Hannah Siegmund 

This pattern comes with a colouring page to plan your cardigan! 


Shawls always offer a great opportunity to play with colour and adapt patterns to suit your yarn that you have available. Just because the pattern doesn't call for mini skeins doesn't mean you can't use them! 

SisLove Shawl by SisHomemade

Crochet Triangle Scarf by Olga Filatova

Intermission by Deanne Ramsey

Windsurfer Shawl by Johanna Lindahl

Flatiron Shawl by Toni Lipsey

Sylvie Shawl by Toni Lipsey

Carnë Shawl by K.A.M.E. Crochet

Half a Granny Square Shawl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Juniper Cowl by Toni Lipsey


There are limitless numbers of crochet blankets you can make with mini skeins. The classics such as granny stripe or the attic 24 ripple will always work! But if you're looking for something a bit more unique, check out these options!

Sholach Mosaic Christmas Trees by Abi McIntyre

Trippy Hippy Blanket by Christine Bailey

Monstera Garden Blanket by ChiWei Ranck

I hope you are feeling inspired to crochet some of your beautiful mini skeins into love filled projects. Let me know if I left out some of your favourite crochet projects. What will you crochet with your mini skeins?

Nicola xx