It has been quite a while since we last gave you suggestions of patterns that use mini skeins so we thought we'd take another look at this. We hope it's inspiring and helpful! Our previous posts contain Ravelry links so please be wary when looking back at them. 


Riverside Walks by Victoria Magnus

Combining our fluffy alpaca lacewight yarn, Lowther Lace with a sparkly mini skein fade set this striking shawl combines simple stitch bands with lace details to draw the eye.    

Riverside Walks by Victoria Magnus


Dathan pullover by Kate Davies 

Made using 15 x 25g balls of a tweed yarn this lovely striped pullover can easily be substituted for mini skeins or stash busting. 


Bubblegum Shawl by Helda Panagary

Originally written for two 100g skeins, this shawl pattern was re-released with an option to use one 100g skein and a set of five 20g mini skeins. 

Bubblegum Shawl by Helda Panagary 


Viander by Robynn Weldon aka Studio Miranda Designs

Written for five 20g mini skeins but easily adaptable to add more, this sweet knitted cowl is worked back, forth and in the round to create wedges of each colour.


Quadrophenia by Kay Jones

A striking blanket design using 24 x 20g mini skeins; it is constructed in four triangles which are then seamed together, and the pattern contains video tutorials for the seaming and finishing so no need to worry about how to do it. 


Transference Shawl by Helda Panagary

A mindful crochet shawl using a five x 20g mini skein fade set.

Transference Shawl by Helda Panagary 


Rainbow Interrupted by Fatima Hinds aka Disturbing the Fleece

Created for a set of 24 x 5g mini skeins in an autumnal rainbow fade, this is a knitted cowl which uses the Russian joining method to minimise the number of ends left to weave in. It utilises stripes and textures to create a gorgeous fabric.


Scattering Petals Cowl by Dana Rae Makes 

This squishy knitted cowl pattern can be made with DK minis, 4ply/fingering weight minis held double or as a thinner cowl using a single strand of 4ply/fingering weight yarn. The cowl can also be a single loop cowl or a double loop depending on the number of minis available. 


Orford Shawl by Sophie McKane

A beautiful intricate pattern which uses five 20g mini skeins in a fade set. 

Orford Shawl by Sophie McKane 


Spiraling out Shawl by Aklori Designs  

This striking Tunisian crochet shawl uses 24 x 20g mini skeins in DK but can be made in fingering weight with a smaller hook. It's suitable to all Tunisian crochet skill levels. 


Lovely Stripes by Michelle Krause

A striped design which can be made with semi-solids, a main colour with mini skeins or entirely with mini skeins. If only using mini skeins you will need 10 for the shawl.


Orford Cowl by Sophie McKane

This intricately patterned cowl (sibling to the previously mentioned shawl) uses five 20g mini skeins in a fade set. 

Orford Cowl by Sophie McKane 


Cozy Creatures Cowl by Knitboop 

For this knitted skein you can use one skein of a coordinating neutral and as many advent minis or yarn scraps as you desire. Written for 24 mini skeins with 88yds each.


Glad Tidings Wrap by Jane Crowfoot 

Written for 16 mini skeins, this pattern can also be used for stash busting or made in a single colour.


Eremophilia Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

A knit shawl worked top down and featuring chevron patterning and eyelets. This can be worked in a single colour or ten 80yd/74m mini skeins. 


We really hope that this has been useful and has inspired you! Have we missed any patterns from this list? Please do let us know! Or if you're a designer and would like your pattern adding we'd be happy to - just send us a high resolution image and a bit of info! Thanks! 



1 comment

  • Thank you, this is great. There are some lovely patterns. I don’t actually have any mo I skiens, but I can soon remedy that 🤣

    Lynn Scott on

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