Use Scrap Yarn to Crochet Beautiful Brooches

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Crocheting |


I always start thinking about crochet brooches in the fall — they’re so easy to attach to your favorite jacket! And, because they’re both easy and useful, they also make great holiday gifts.

Ready to crochet a project that’s quick, inexpensive, and lots of fun? Grab a hook and some scrap yarn to make one of these crochet brooches!

Silly crochet owl brooch

Photo via Craftsy member Silly Lily 

Silly Owl Brooch

The color combinations on this cute owl are endless! Even the tiniest little scraps of yarn will come in handy if you choose to crochet this project. I’m thinking about crocheting a few of them and pinning them side by side on a tote.

Get the Silly Owl Brooch pattern here.

Crochet fox brooch

Photo via Craftsy member Little Doolally

Fox Brooch

This one’s for all the foxy ladies and dudes. I love how the designer paired the fox with a tweed jacket. So perfect! You could also attach this one to a little one’s backpack for an adorable embellishment to celebrate back to school.

Get the Fox Brooch pattern here.

Scrumbled freeform crochet

Photo via Craftsy instructor Myra Wood

Freeform Fabric

Have you ever tried freeform crochet? It has the power to become any shape you’d like it, which makes it perfect for accessories like brooches. This freeform crochet fabric was created by Craftsy instructor Myra Wood in her class Freeform Crochet. Myra will show you how to crochet your own freeform fabric that can be used for nearly anything. Slap a brooch pin on the back of this piece and you’ll instantly have a new accessory!

Read more about freeform crochet fabric.

Enroll in Freeform Crochet with Myra Wood here.

Bow Beautiful crochet brooch

Photo via Craftsy member AgrarianArtisan

Bow Beautiful

Made entirely in one piece, you’ll only need to make this bow once to get the hang of the chain stitches that make up the center knot of the bow. If you make one and find that you’d like a bigger or smaller size, just alter the size of the hook and the weight of the yarn.

Get the Bow Beautiful brooch pattern here.

Mother's Day flower brooch

Photo via Craftsy member Little Doolally

Mother’s Day Flower Brooch

This brooch was designed for Mother’s Day, but I can see Mom donning it any time of year. No need to buy anything special for this brooch; just dig through your stash to find a button or bead that’s perfect for the center of the flower.

Get the FREE Mother’s Day Flower Brooch pattern here.

Crochet ruffle flower brooch

Photo via Craftsy member JackieMoon

Ruffle Flower Pin

I’m not a huge fan of fur yarns, but this flower pin made me change my mind. Use just a bit of fur trim yarn to give this flower a little texture. This brooch can also double as a hair embellishment if you apply the right backing.

Get the Ruffle Flower Pin pattern here.

Crochet flower with curls

Photo via Craftsy member Lyubava Crochet

Flower with Curls

The curls on these flowers remind me of streamers. I bet they’d look great hanging from a tote or even pinned to fasten a shawl. I might even be tempted to add one more little curl to the bottom!

Get the Flower with Curls pattern here.

Crochet starfish brooch

Photo via Craftsy member KnittingGuru

Starfish Brooch

Ocean lovers can crochet this starfish and think about the beach all year round. There are three different starfish patterns included, so don’t stop yourself at a brooch. You can also crochet a ring, earrings, or any other embellishment you can think of.

Get the Starfish Brooch pattern here.

Jackets, totes, backpacks — where do you pin your favorite brooches?