There are days I do not know what to crochet despite having at least one larger project on my hook. However, taking a break to make a small project or other cute things is always rewarding on such days.
So, if you are like me and looking for what to crochet when bored, check out the list of more than 140 patterns in this blog post; it’s an amazing way to get your crojo back or make it a perfect gift.
These crochet projects, all easy patterns, range from smaller to large projects.
What to crochet when you are bored
Whether you are looking for a new adventure or bored, these 120-plus cute projects include simple dishcloth pattern(s), coasters, bags, baskets, amigurumi, Mug cozies, Kitchen items like cozies, towel toppers, towel holders, and even garments.
These different patterns would make a perfect baby shower gift or something you could use for yourself. I have specially selected the smaller projects, which would make an easy DIY project!
Placemats are fun to make
A great way to start is by making some easy crochet placemats! They can be made in various shapes and are simple, perfect for a self-taught beginner. It can be made with one skein of yarn within a few minutes.
Either for personal use or as a gift, crochet bags are great de-stressor projects. These make an adorable gift with an amazing end result. These range from cute pouches to totes and beach bags. Oh, and little bags are not left out.
13. Santa gift bag
14. Snowman sack
I love making crochet baskets and can’t get bored making them! It is a perfect project that can be used for both decorative functions and keeping notions. Also, I gifted the mini ones at Easter.
Try crochet cozies if you want a quick project or learn new stitches. It is a useful crochet project with a beautiful texture.
22. Santa Mug cozy
25. Plant cozy
Cute things to crochet to keep you warm
Crochet items to keep you warm in the colder months are excellent gifts that can be made using just a few yards of yarn. Keep warm by making a cute beanie, wrist, and boot warmer.
29. Matching boot cuff crochet pattern
31. Slouchy Beanie
I love making these to share mittens; they are perfect for keeping warm alongside your loved ones. Also, gloves are perfect winter accessories.
Lightweight crochet items are the best way to show off your skills in summer. Protect yourself from the sun with these small items this summer!
Granny Squares projects
Granny squares are fun and one of the simple crochet stitches. Make small squares and join them into a blanket or pillow cover! How about being creative and making yourself a garment?
A few of the projects I have made using the Granny stitch technique include:
Crochet Bookmarks when you are bored!
These are quick and easy to make; they can also be given as gifts, and you do not need a huge amount of yarn!
47. Tassel bookmark
Crochet coasters are great when you do not know what to make next!
Coasters can be as simple or as intricate as you like and useful around the house. Crochet coasters are also the perfect stash-busting project! The photos below are all examples of projects I have personally made!
Dishcloths are next!
Practical and quick to make. They’re also a great way to practice new stitches. You can pair and match your crochet dishcloth with the coasters shared above.
56. Breezy towel hanger and Ring towel hanger (Round-up post)
More fun crochet projects to crochet when bored
Crochet Cute pouches are fun to make!
These projects make good gifts and can be made at the last minute. You can customize these for any season or occasion!
Projects to keep you hydrated
How about a crochet water bottle holder and wine bag? These are quick crochet patterns.
Crochet Flowers when not sure what to make next!
Flowers and Appliques are cute projects that can be done! Use up those random skeins.
65. Rose flower
66. Crochet flowers can be joined to baskets.
These not only look appealing, but they also make a great statement as well.
67. Birthday cakes
68. Carrot cakes
69. Bunny Cupcakes are some examples of crochet cakes I have personally made.
Crochet Headbands are trending!
Crochet Baby Items when you are bored
These can be donated to charities or relatives, but they are rewarding to make!
75. Baby crochet booties made in rows
76. Waffle baby sweater
Crochet Slippers and Socks
There is a project for every season! These crochet slippers range in difficulty level, but there is something for every level.
Amigurumi is the perfect project when you are bored
These are small, stuffed yarn creatures. They can be a bit more complex but cute and satisfying.
84 – 100. Crochet elephants
101 – 120. Crochet owls are perfect projects that you can try.
121. Crochet carrots
122. Large eggs
123. Mini eggs can not be left out!
You can make beautiful necklaces, bracelets, or earrings with crochet.
124. Arewa Bracelet
Crochet Hair Accessories
126. Hair scrunchies
127. Hair scrunchies with bows, zippers, and plain are another example of the quickest projects I have ever done!
I hope you love all the patterns included in this roundup. Remember, at the end of the day, you can customize these projects by adding extra texture or making some in different sizes.
Now, friends, you should never go without options for what to crochet when bored! I hope to see your makes from these projects.
About the Designer
Hi, I am Susanna, the designer behind Fosbas Designs. I love yarn and crochet (obviously, that is why I have a blog to share all my beautiful crochet projects). These designs are aimed at bringing out the crocheter in you.