It’s so easy to make a beautiful first (or fiftieth) project with these 21 beautiful one skein crochet patterns. No need to go back to the store – you have everything you need in one skein!
If you are just starting off on your crochet journey, and you don’t want to invest in too much yarn, then don’t worry! We have got you covered. We have found some amazing one skein patterns so you can practice your skills without investing too much time and money into the scarfs and gloves you want to create.
One of the beauties of a one skein pattern is that you shouldn’t be surrounded by leftover materials either. Your creating process should leave you with no messy scraps to throw out..
What Is A Skein?
A skein is a collection of yarn that has been loosely rolled into an oblong shape. These collections are usually held together with a gentle twist.
The most beginner friendly skeins are “pull skeins.” This is because you can pull the yarn out of the middle, making it easier to find the end. When you have an end piece, you can start knitting straight away without having to untie or loosen the yarn.
In the United States, yarn is sold by weight. Other countries sell their yarn in lengths (yards or meters) or weights (ounces or grams).
For ease, the US crochet system will say how many skeins you need rather than how long the yard should be.
Are “One Skein” Crochet Patterns Bad?
Using one skein in a pattern doesn’t determine how easy it will be to follow or how good the pattern is. It simply tells you how much yarn you need to buy. Which, honestly, is kind of handy.
Let’s get our hooking on!
21 Beautiful One Skein Crochet Patterns
Fancy Ripple 1 Skein Scarf – Hooked Jen
This beautiful design is easy to follow, which means that it’s perfect for anyone beginning their crochet journey.
The pattern is simple but detailed, so you will feel like you’ve made a massive achievement in creating this beauty.
One Skein DK Weight Crochet Cowl Pattern – Fiber And Fox
Fiber And Fox’s one skein design is for a cozy circle scarf that wraps around your neck in a loose warming pattern.
When wearing this comforting scarf, you’ll feel casually chic, showing off your creation.
Unforgettable One Skein Scarf Pattern – Love Life Yarn
This beautiful cross pattern design doesn’t create a thick scarf, but it does create a stunning one. We suggest using a skein with multiple colors to really bring attention to the detailed stitching.
Tendril Lacy Shawl – Annie Design
This beautiful asymmetrical shawl is ridiculously beautiful. I love the gentle points, they’re almost like bat pinions. Like you’re wearing dragon wings.
Source: Annie Design Crochet
One Skein Hat Crochet Pattern – Simple Collectible
This gorgeous crochet pattern of a ribbed hat is only made with one skein, which sounds ridiculous and amazing. It should come out oversized but still functional unless you have a large head, in which case it will be a snug fit.
One Skein Wonder (Small Blanket) – Kneedles and Life
Kneedles and Life’s pattern is a quick and easy method to create a blanket. The end product is 25 inches wide and 27 inches tall, which is the perfect size for a baby.
You can even use it as a lap blanket, so if you use your laptop on your thighs or eat hot food on your couch, your legs will be protected!
One Skein Crochet Beanie – Burgundy and Blush
Chunky, beautiful and oh so cozy, this one skein pattern is one of my favorites. It’s perfect for the winter with that thick, chunky yarn!
Source: Burgundy and Blush
Ribbed Crochet Fingerless Gloves – The Ivy Killers
One skein can create one pair of these beautiful detailed fingerless gloves. The pattern is complex, so we recommend an advanced beginner or an intermediate crocheter take on this pattern and not a true beginner.
You’ll end up with gloves so good that all of your friends will be asking for a pair.
Wristwarmers And A Coffee Sleeve – Knotty Magpie
If you think a pair of gloves is an excellent investment, then check out Knotty Magpie’s pattern. With one skein, they can help you make long fingerless gloves and a coffee sleeve using the same beautiful design.
Their choice of skein is so good that we recommend following their advice on that too!
Light And Lacy Shawl – Perran Yarns
With Parran Yarn’s product, you won’t just receive the pattern for their delicate and beautiful shawl; you will also receive the skein to make it with! They give you 19 options of multi colored yarn so that your finished shawl will look detailed.
With The Tide Crescent Shawl – Ploome Fiber Arts
Ploome Fiber Arts have given this shawl the perfect name. “With The Tide” accurately displays the wave of their pattern and the delicate breaks in the tide that will be wrapped around you.
One Skein Triangle Vintage Shawl – Annie Design
Annie Design’s diamond patterned shawl is beautifully delicate and perfect for a spring day. There are lots of gaps in the design, which adds to the vintage style.
One Skein Scarf – Stitching Together
Such a fun pattern that works up quick. I love this lacy scarf that is just perfect for fall or winter. So easy, it’s perfect for beginners and the good news? Only one skein!
Source: Stitching Together
One Skein Lace Shawl – Annie Design
This pattern by Annie Design doesn’t use delicate diamonds to add a vintage look; instead, there are lacy flower petals fingered into the design.
Fishnet Lacy Shawl Pattern – Annie Design
Another beautiful design from Annie Design. This time she has used a fishnet like pattern with three tassels that hang on the edge of the triangle shawl. Despite this extra detail, the pattern still only requires one skein.
Asymmetry Crochet One Skein Scarf – Annie Design
You should see by now that we love an Annie Design pattern, so when you get the confidence to buy more than one skein, we suggest diving through their pattern collection. This asymmetrical pattern adds a wonderful flair to an otherwise dull outfit.
Beginner One Skein Shawl – Little Things Blogged
Little Things Blogged’s one skein shawl pattern is our favorite on this list. It has so much detail that you would expect the end result in a boutique rather than in the hands of a beginner.
My Wavelength Shawl Pattern – Lisa’s Attik
This beautiful asymmetrical pattern works best with multi colored yarn but will still be a show stopper with a single tone. The delicate diamond pattern is boarded with thick rope designs, which create a fishnet aesthetic, but with an edgy cut.
Corner To Corner Scarf – Jayda In Stitches
This beautiful and easy scarf is the perfect evening project as you relax from a hard day’s work. Jayda In Stitches suggests using bright rainbow colors to make your winter wardrobe fun and fabulous, but any color would look great on this beginner friendly pattern.
Any Season Chest, Shoulder And Neck Shawl – Peaches N Crafts
Peaches N Craft’s cozy shawl is amazing. It is long enough to drape down your back, wrap up your chest, and cuddle your neck, which is astonishing considering it is only made out of one skein.
The pattern is super easy too, and you will end up with an asymmetrical crochet shawlette. Peaches N Crafts give you a video tutorial for the first 12 rows of stitching so you can have the same guidance as if your teacher was in the same room with you.