3 Skein Crochet Projects (40 Free Patterns)
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Got 3 skeins? Make one of these 3 skein crochet projects! Use up that yarn stash and make a crochet blanket, accessory, or anything else seen here.
3 skein crochet blankets in particular can be challenging to find, but we've rounded up four beautiful patterns for you to choose from. Using a One Pound yarn like Caron One Pound or Lion Brand Pound of Love allows some of the larger afghan patterns to make this list!
We also have a beautiful variety of accessories featured below, especially shawls and scarves. Many of the coziest shawl and scarf patterns use 3 skeins of yarn (instead of one or two!), allowing for beautiful drape and warmth without weight.
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3 Skein Crochet Blankets
- Hairpin Lace Baby Blanket
How stunning is this stitch pattern? You'll need 3 skeins of Caron Simply Soft to make a baby blanket size, but you can always increase the size to make an adult-sized blanket if you'd like. You'll need more skeins of yarn, though!
- Chevron Granny Baby Blanket
This is a nice twist on the standard granny pattern and works up so quick. Hold three strands of yarn together to make this blanket.
- Beginner Crochet Blanket
YES, this blanket only uses 3 skeins of yarn! 3 skeins of One Pound yarn, that is. Keep it simple with this gorgeous beginner pattern!
- Bulky Yarn Lapghan Crochet Pattern
Use three Caron Cakes to make this beautiful lapghan! There are so many beautiful colorways to choose from!
- Stop and Smell the Flowers
This floral granny square combines different textures and stitches for a beautiful look.
- Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket
This mile-a-minute blanket meets the donation requirements for Project Linus, an organization that distributes handmade blankets to children in need.
- Classically Simple Crochet Shell Blanket
3 jumbo skeins of Red Heart Super Saver enable you to crochet this gorgeous heirloom blanket!
- Pretty Crochet Mesh And Berry Baby Blanket
This Pretty Crochet Mesh and Berry Baby Blanket has just the right amount of texture. It is just so pretty in this light yellow and white yarn.
More 3 Skein Crochet Patterns
- Plush Shag Pillow
This cozy pillow has a deep pile like a shag rug. The lamb stitch is formed with simple crochet stitches.
- Radiant Reversible Scarf
This easy colorful scarf uses a simple variation on a basic crochet stitch - easy enough for a beginner. Stitch creates a pretty texture on BOTH sides of the project so you can wear it 2 ways!
- Crochet Slipper Boots
Who doesn’t love a nice cozy slipper? This pattern is created using Fpdc. The stitch gives the inside of the slipper an extra soft feel.
- Asymmetrical Shawl
If you love the way asymmetrical shawls lay, you'll love this pattern! It's made using a stitch that looks beautiful on the front or back, so you decide which way to wear it!
- Fluffy Crochet Pillow Cover
This fluffy crochet pillow cover is deliciously cozy! Use a boucle yarn to achieve the lovely effect.
- Everyday Beach Tote Bag
If you're heading to the beach, pack up your belongings in a super cheery tote back like this one!
- Crochet Triangle Scarf
This is one deliciously cheery and brightly colored scarf! It works up fast with the granny stitch.
- Saturday Scarf Crochet Pattern
How beautiful are the colorways in this yarn? This is a deceptively easy pattern to make and it will likely become your new favorite accessory!
- Triangulation Shawlette
This simple, triangular shawlette combines two beloved stitch patterns – the “granny” stitch and the v-stitch – with a self-patterning yarn that does the colorwork for you.
- Moon Goddess Crescent Shawl
Crescent shawls are easier to tie than triangle shawls. Like triangle shawls, they can also be worn as scarves or shawls. This simple pattern is perfect for highlighting a special yarn to make an accessory you can wear year-round.
- Siamese Cat Cowl
The Siamese Cat Cowl is made using 3 skeins of Martha Stewart Crafts Lofty Wool (the color shown here is Siamese Cat), although any bulky yarn would work just as well.
- "Let the Sun Shine" Sun Hat
Grab 3 skeins of worsted weight 100% cotton yarn, an E / 3 mm crochet and get started now! You'll love the interesting texture made by the front and back crossed double crochet stitches.
- Hooded Scarf Crochet Tutorial
Learn how to make this Hooded Scarf crochet pattern in this video tutorial. This scarf pattern uses 3 skeins of super bulky yarn so depite the amount of yarn needed, it works up super quickly.
- Basketweave Kitchen Washcloths
Make some fabulous basketweave kitchen washcloths to wash your dishes with. You can use three skeins of yarn to make two washcloths. These would make nice wedding gifts as they're easy to make.
- Night and Day Wrap
Use this easy crochet pattern to make yourself something great to wear day in and day out. The Night and Day Wrap by Red Heart Yarn is worked up using just three skeins of Light and Lofty yarn, which is a super bulky weight yarn.
- Crochet Baby Cardigan
Use this baby crochet sweater pattern to keep baby warm when it's cold out. You need two to three skeins of yarn to create this great sweater with a hood.
- Easy Office Shawl
This timeless design will work well for the office, as well as running errands around town. Three skeins of Red Heart's Boutique Treasure yarn is used to work up this free crochet shawl pattern.
- Zinnia's Grace Scarf
With One Pound yarn you can whip up this sizeable and cozy scarf that's full of texture!
- Granny's Patriotic Wreath
This is a wonderful patriotic wreath worth displaying all summer! You just need a small amount of yarn in the three different colors.
- Silly Monster Beanie
This playful monster adds a bit of handmade fun to a basic beanie pattern in light weight yarn.
- Maia Triangular Shawl
This simple crochet triangle shawl pattern is easily modified for different seasons. The long, isosceles triangle shape makes it easy to wrap around the shoulders and the lace edging adds a touch of elegance.
- Bluebird Beanie
This beginner-friendly pom pom beanie works up quickly in bulky yarn using a simple stitch pattern.
- Patina Lace Shawlette
A simple, rectangular shawl uses an easy lace stitch pattern in different directions to create a beautiful, color-blocked accessory.
- Pop of Color Waves Slouchy Hat
This slouchy hat combines gentle waves in neutral colors with a hat band and pom pom in a vibrant, contrasting color. It’s a beginner-friendly project as there is no decreasing.
- Gift Pocket Red Panda
This huggable amigurumi toy has as much character as its namesake, the red panda. A rectangular granny square on its belly is the perfect size for including a gift card.
- Vintage Infinity Scarf
A simple stitch pattern and a retro color combination create a cozy, unisex scarf that can be worn straight or seamed into an infinity scarf.
- Four Circles Potholder
This is one of 3 potholders featuring circle motifs. This one is made of four, joined motifs. Instructions are also included for granny square versions without the hanging loop.
- Chevron Shell Scarf
A classic chevron stitch in three colors adds the appearance of movement to this long, cozy scarf.
- Face the Day Crochet Bathmat
This vibrant motif Face the Day Crochet Bathmat will make you smile and get you ready for a new day. This easy pattern is worked up with individual granny squares that are joined at the end once you've created them all.
- Marigold Granny Square
This colorful granny square is great for using up small bits of yarn in different colors!
- Lacy Pineapple Crochet Shawl
Grab your favorite two crochet colors and work up this stunning Lacy Pineapple Crochet Shawl. Throw it over your shoulders while working in a cold office or dress it up for a fancy occasion like a wedding.
- Crochet Shell Stitch Round Doily
This crochet shell stitch round doily is an easy way to create handmade items for your home decor. In an afternoon, make a lovely accent piece that is unique to your color scheme.
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