Go Back To School In Style With These Fun Yarn Projects!

Friday, 13 August 2021  |  Admin

Go Back To School In Style With These Fun Yarn Projects!

With the summer holidays drawing to a close, we thought it would be fun to bring you some back to school yarn project ideas! Whether you want to make sure the kids are kitted out with everything they need, or you're looking forward to picking up your needles in peace, we have some fun ideas for both!

These 10 'Back to School' yarn projects are mostly free patterns that we found from fellow crafters, and you'll find all the details for each on the creators website. 



  1. Crochet Apple Cosy - Repeat crafter Me

    This apple cosy cover is perfect to stop apples getting bruised when being jostled around a school bag (and not just for kids!) It's easy for kids to un-do, and can be made in lots of pretty colours! YarnArt Macrame Cotton is a great durable option for projects like this.

  2. Pencil Scarf - Nicole Chase

    This pencil scarf is a little novel, but very cute! This would be a quick project to crochet up ready for the colder months ahead or for a first day of school photo! Our YarnArt Jeans Plus Cotton Mix has all the colours you'll need; Gold for the pencil, Grey for the end, Pastel Pink for the rubber, Caramel for the top and Black for the pencil!

  3. Textbook Crochet Cover - Sewrella

    We absolutely love this notebook cover by Sewrella! Protect books from all sorts with this fun cover, and easily identify your books. It would be easy to customise this pattern with some stitched on letters or names, making this a great personalised gift for someone!

  4. Daisy Dachshund Pencil Case - Mel Clark

    We were spoilt for choice when it came to pencil cases, but we settled on this adorable Dachshund inspired one that we found on Ravelry. This is a little more complex of a pattern and there is a small charge for the pattern, but we think it's well worth it! (This can also be made into a stuffed animal toy too) If you have any favourite knit or crochet patterns for pencil cases we'd love to know - there are so many out there!

  5. Dino Backpack Drawstring Bag - A Crafty Concept

    If you've got a little dinosaur fan, then this small crochet bag would be perfect for school! The great thing about making a bag for a small child is you can make it just the right size for them and that's really easy to do with this pattern. There are tons of photos on the website walking you through each part step by step, so if you're new to crochet you should be able to follow along easily.

  6. DIY Backpack Charms - Handmade By Charlotte

    Another small project to customise your child's school backpack would be these lovely little letter charms. You can attach them with a simple safety pin, making them easy and unique. They could be made with some left over yarn or if you want a pop of colour then why not grab some of the Cygnet Little Ones DK which are just 25g.

  7. Lego Hand Mittens - Carissa Browning

    And it might not be cold enough just yet, but the start of school means Autumn is coming and with it, colder weather. These novelty mittens are great for Lego fans (and might also encourage kids to not lose them.. or maybe not!) This knitting pattern is free and comes in a variety of sizes, so if you fancy a pair for yourself, you can make some of your own too!

    And once you've finished knitting and crocheting for the little people, it's time to put your feet up and relax with some simple but comforting yarn projects to see you into the autumn ahead!

  8. Slouchy Socks - Yarnspirations

    We love these socks, they look SO cosy! Grab yourself a cup of tea and get comfy on the sofa knitting up these socks for yourself and why not for a friend too.

  9. Falling Bobbles Blanket - Purl Soho

    Nothing is cosier than a hand knitted blanket! The bobbles on this one make it a lovely unique piece to drape in your lounge, but you could try any blanket pattern that you find relaxing in preparation for the winter.

  10. Crochet Floor Pouf - MJ's Off The Hook Designs

    And lastly, you can literally out your feet up with this floor pouf pattern! This pattern is free and even has a video tutorial if you'd prefer to follow along. It comes in handy for additional seating for after school playdates, so you might not have your feet up for long

As always we'd love to see your creations - so don't forget to tag us in your photos @secretyarnstash, or come and share them directly with us over in our private Facebook group: Chat and Inspo for Crochet, Knitting and Crafts - see you there!