Every so often, as I’m scrolling through social media, I see this question: “I just bought some cotton yarn… what should I make with it?” I see it frequently enough that I thought I would put together a round up of some ideas for those who have this question.
The Benefits of Cotton Yarn
Two distinctive benefits of cotton yarn are that it is 1) absorbent and 2) holds up well with washing and drying. This makes cotton yarn a great choice for items that will be getting wet or that need to be washed frequently. Some examples are cleaning items, kitchen items, beach or outdoor activity items, and bags.
If you would like to read more about cotton yarn, from its characteristics to what kinds there are to how to care for it, check out my Ultimate Guide to Crocheting With Cotton. Then come back here and scroll down for 15 beautiful patterns to make with your cotton yarn!
At the end of the post you’ll find related Pinterest Boards for even more ideas!
1. Dish Cloths
c2c Dish Cloth from Cute As A Button Crochet
2. Hot Pads
Extra Thick Crochet Hot Pad from Cute As A Button Crochet
3. Bowl Cozies
Bowl Cozy Crochet Pattern from A Stitch At A Time
Bubble Gum Accent Rug from Little Monkeys Crochet (now Yarn & Chai)
5. Face Scrubbies
Easy Face Scrubbies from The Stitchin Mommy
6. Kitchen Scrubbies
Crochet Kitchen Scrubby from Cute As A Button Crochet
7. Market Bags
Farmer’s Market Bag from Hooked On Tilly
Looks like this particular pattern is not longer available online. Here is another similar market bag pattern from ChristaCo Designs.
8. Wash Cloths
Farm House Wash Cloth from Mama In A Stitch
9. Soap Savers
Easy Crochet Soap Saver from Stashing YarnLooks like the Stashing Yarn pattern is no longer active. Here is a similar pattern from Danyel Pink Designs: Soap Saver Pattern
Beach Glass Placemats from Left In Knots
Citrus Coaster from Dona Knits (on Ravelry)
12. Dish Towels
Crochet Country Dish Towel from Stitching Together
13. Beach Cover
Beach Cover Up from Bernat Design Studio
14. Plant Hanger
Never-Ending Star Plant Hanger from Krystin Crochets (on Ravelry)
*note: this pattern no longer appears to be free*
15. Water Bottle Holder
Star Stitch Water Bottle Holder from Cute As A Button Crochet
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Annette Specht says
Has anyone ever made any slippers with cotton? I know you can use it for cardigans and robes, and multiple other projects,,, just curious
I love making dishcloths with cotton yarn and face scrubbies. I just made a market bag recently and love it! I really want to try the bowl cozies next. Thanks for the inspiration!
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You’re welcome! Glad you like the ideas! 😀
Brigitte Singh says
Wow ! Amazing patterns. These looks simply great. Thanks for sharing.
Mother of Pearls says
Great suggestions here! Thanks for the inspo. I just bought a bunch of cotton yarn to crochet some mug cozies for teacher gifts for Christmas, but I have a lot left over, and don’t want to return it. 😀