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Unusual crochet ideas: Create fun and beauty with some colorful yarn crafts!

When you think of crochet, certain projects immediately come to mind. Blankets, scarves, cardigans, and maybe even some cute things for a newborn are classic crochet favorites, but as always, the creativity of the crafting community knows no bounds! If you look closely, there are some truly remarkable patterns that are drastically different from the usual, safe projects we know and love. We’ve put together a few unusual crochet ideas. Whether you try these projects or not, we hope they still make you smile!

Rainbow crochet pattern

Unusual crochet ideas - rainbow is suitable for decoration


4.5 mm crochet hook
Craft scissors
Yarn needle, only if you’re not attaching tassels (because if you do attach tassels, you don’t have to weave in the ends)

Stitch gauge:
The stitch gauge is not crucial here, but look at the finished measurements to get an idea.

Finished Size:
15 cm wide x 8 cm high

We have compiled some unusual crochet ideas

Pattern Notes:

The first chain stitch of each row counts as a double chain stitch. Cast off at the end of each row. You don’t need to stitch off or attach to anything. Just cut the thread and pull it through. You always attach the new color to the top loop of the previous row’s chain stitch. If you look at the finished rainbow, this pattern works from right to left. When you attach tassels at the bottom, you don’t have to weave in the ends. Just think of them as one of the strands of your tassel!

Yarn crafts bring fun and beauty to your home


Let’s start with the magic circle!

  • Row 1: Crochet 3 chain stitches, 7 double chain stitches into the magic circle. Attention. You do not need to stitch off to turn the magic circle into a real circle. Instead, sew off and leave it as a half circle.
  • Row 2: 3 sl sts, 2 double chain sts in each stitch across, BUT only 1 double chain stitch in the last stitch.
  • Row 3: 3 sl sts, 1 double chain stitch in next stitch, 2 double chains in stitch, 1 double chain stitch in next stitch.
  • Row 4: 3 sl sts, 1 double chain stitch in next stitch, 2 sl sts in stitch, 1 sl stitch in next 2 stitches.

Unusual crochet ideas: Bow

When you think of crochet, certain projects come to mind

A bow is a colorful and cute project to crochet .

  • Row 1: Crochet a double crochet stitch into the fourth stitch from the needle. Continue double crocheting until the end (24 stitches}.
  • Row 2: Stitch 3 for the turning stitch, start this row in the second chain stitch from the crochet hook – 24 double crochet stitches in total.
  • Row 3 & 4: Repeat to complete 4 rows.

A bow is a colorful and cute project to crochet

Cut the yarn and weave in the end. Cut off the excess yarn. Fold it in half and sew the two ends together. Start by holding the ends together and tie a knot to hold them together. Sew them together with a yarn needle and tie another knot at the other end. Pin the middle together to make a bow, and wrap yarn around the middle until you like it. Take the needle and run the end of the yarn through the center a little and tie a knot. Cut it off and you’re done!

Make your own earrings from yarn

Crochet your own earrings - a colorful crafting idea

Another unusual crochet idea is to make simple earrings yourself. They are beautiful and can complement any outfit. They are also easy and quick to make. You don’t need a lot of yarn, so they’re a great project for yarn scraps! The nice thing about homemade earrings is that you can match them to outfits you already have. Since there are different colors of yarn, you can make beautiful handmade earrings in every color imaginable!

Cozy lipstick

This is a simple crochet pattern for a lipstick holder

One of the most annoying things is having dry lips and looking in your purse for your lipstick. With the crochet hook you can quickly find a solution. This is a simple crochet pattern for a lipstick holder. So, get ready to love this crochet project, pick your yarn, grab your crochet hook and let’s go!

Unusual crochet ideas: Owl Keychain

Unusual crochet ideas - craft owl keychains

A super easy, super quick pattern that’s perfect for gifts or craft shows! You can use any color you like. Add jump rings for key chains, lanyards, backpack clips, etc. A cute gift for family members or friends. Anyone would love to have a keychain like this.

Cute pumpkins craft

You will need at least three different colors of yarn for this pattern

These pumpkins are great for users of all skill levels – even beginners. For this pattern, you will need at least three different colors of yarn, a 3.5mm hook, and a 4mm hook. They are so cute and are perfect for decorating around the house.