Worsted-weight stash? Try these yarn patterns!

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday


Got a pile of worsted-weight yarn in your stash, waiting to be used? Then we’ve got patterns for you!

Over the next few months, we’ll share popular knitting and crochet patterns that will help bust through your stash. Look for a select yarn type and weight each month, so no matter what you have in your stash, you’ll be slashing through it in no time!

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Before we get to the round up, what is worsted-weight yarn anyway? "Worsted-weight yarn is probably your BFF in knitting and crocheting," according to Craftsy and we agree! It’s a medium-weight yarn that gets its name from a village called Worstead in England. Check out this quick-and-dirty chart from the Craft Yarn Council of America:

Worsted-weight yarns

Here’s a quick tip: got unlabeled yarn in your stash? Knit a gauge swatch to determine what weight it is. Find out how to knit a gauge swatch in this post.

These crochet and knitting patterns will LOVE your worsted-weight stash yarn:

From 20 Easy Knitted Blankets and Throws From Knitted Scarves From Cozy Toes for Baby
From left to right: 20 Easy Knitted Blankets and Throws, Knitted Scarves, Cozy Toes for Baby.

From Knit Pink From Modern Baby Crochet From Knit a Monster Nursery
From left to right: Knit Pink, Modern Baby Crochet, Knit a Monster Nursery.


Which yarn weight would YOU like to see in our next roundup? Tell us in the comments! Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog—you won’t want to miss the next Stash Dash.


18 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I like the lighter weight yarns. 🙂

    —Wendi M. on April 10, 2015
  • Sock weight or lace weight please.

    —Celene on April 10, 2015
  • More crochet patterns!!! Please!

    —Patty on April 10, 2015
  • Do add some crochet patterns to the mix if you can. Here in South Texas I find that lighter yarn is more adaptable but I do have a stash of worsted weight that I use for scarves, anything larger gets to heavy and warm when I am working on it.

    —pat cooper on April 10, 2015
  • It’s a tie between chunky (midway between worsted and bulky), which I like for afghans and throws, and sock weight, which is my favorite for scarves and cowls.

    —Jane on April 10, 2015
  • Category 3 yarn to use up the baby yarn from projects I made for my grandchildren.

    Kathy on April 10, 2015
  • I recently received a stash of bamboo yarn, so I could use some crochet patterns for the yarn. Thank you. Debbie

    —Debbie Myers on April 10, 2015
  • sock weight.

    —Karen on April 10, 2015
  • I would love to knit up all the odds & ends of baby weight yarn that have hatched in my yarn drawers….and please don’t say rabbits ’cause I think that is what is happening in there!!!

    Dorothy Dishman on April 10, 2015
  • The crochet gauge range is 11-14 in sc (single crochet), and the recommended hook size is I to K. I personally use F or G for amigurumi and H for most other things.

    My favorite go-to for all knit and crochet standards is
    yarnstandards.com.

    —Lynne on April 10, 2015
  • More crochet patterns! Cotton yarns and threads.

    —Lynne on April 10, 2015
  • I like to crochet better than Knitting… You only loose one stich instead of a whole needle full…..

    —Elaine Mast on April 10, 2015
  • More crochet patterns in lighter weight yarn. Thanks

    —Patsy B. on April 10, 2015
  • Ditto to all the requests for more crochet patterns, and in lighter weights — DK and Sport are my favorites!

    —Joyce on April 10, 2015
  • Love the idea of stash dash

    Kathy on April 11, 2015
  • Sock weight.

    —Pearl on April 11, 2015
  • Very fine or sock weight yarns make more wearable indoor sweaters. Thanks for the great ideas!

    —Linda Towers on April 11, 2015
  • At this time for me- either sock/baby yarn or wool are the 2 that I have been using..
    Thinking about maybe cotton next.

    —Shirley on April 12, 2015

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