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Patterns for Hand Dyed Yarn

Hand dyed yarn is eye catching and unique. However, picking the right project for our new skeins seems like a mountain of a climb! Let’s turn that mountain into a molehill with this roundup of 22 Crochet + Knit Patterns for Hand Dyed Yarn. Keep reading to discover a unique pattern for your next hand dyed yarn project!

Have yarn? Will Stitch!

As the yarn artist you are, I’m sure this has happened to you..

You spot a gorgeous skein of hand dyed yarn at a local yarn store, or scrolling Instagram. It’s the perfect color for you, and you swear it’s speaking sweet nothings of your genius to adopt it. So you drop it into your cart to whisk it home! Now, that hand dyed hank suddenly lost its voice, and mums-the-word on what you should make with it.

Unless you already have a pattern in mind for it, this skein will sit into your stash until the perfect project comes along…. or it’ll sit in your stash. Sometimes, waiting it out is the best method. But most of the time, it’s better to get that gorgeous yarn on your hook or needles. Yarn lives its best life when it’s stitched into something lovely.

Afraid this beautiful skein will sit in your stash FOR-EV-ER?

If so, you’re not alone. Many crocheters and knitters struggle with what to make with hand dyed yarn. Here is a list of some ideas… they’re split into Crochet and Knitting so you don’t have to jump around on the page. Plus, there are two separate pins.. one for crochet, and one for knitting, so you can save this roundup for later on Pinterest.

Plus, seeing finished patterns for hand dyed yarn gives us an idea of what the yarn looks like as a fabric. This gives us a boost of inspiration and confidence to get to stitching.

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Crochet Patterns for Hand Dyed Yarn

Browse these crochet patterns for hand dyed yarn to get inspiration for your next project. These patterns range from easy, beginner to intermediate. You’ll find accessories and garments, drape and texture in the following patterns. What pattern will you put on your hook?

1. Comfort Tee Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Detroit Knots

What could be better for warmer weather? The Comfort Tee is an intermediate Tunisian Crochet Pattern. This handmade tee is elegant and flattering — beautiful for any body type! Find the free pattern here.

high desert yarn patterns that use hand dyed yarn

2. Pebbles Beanie by Avery Lane Creations

The Pebbles Beanie is a textured beanie designed in the round. Bonus – you’ll learn a new stitch with this beanie.. the Elizabeth Stitch. It is written for an adult sized beanie, but Avery Lane Creations has a handy sizing guide to make the perfect fitting beanie. Find the free pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

3. Making Waves Waistcoat by Creations by Courtney

Crochet this stunning zig-zag inspired waistcoat to top off a lightweight tee and denim shorts. It’s an intermediate crochet pattern, but perfect for anyone to sharpen their crochet skills! Learn more about this pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

4. The Iris Shawl by Hooks, Books, and Wanderlust

The Iris Shawl is an intermediate level crochet pattern. It’s lacy, drapey, and stunning for a spring + summer wardrobe. This shawl looks especially glamorous in the hand dyed yarn. Learn more about this free pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

5. Sassy Triangle Cowl by Avery Lane Creations

Need a triangle scarf that stays in place? This crochet cowl is an easy solution to keep it in place! You will need approximately 220yds of worsted weight yarn — a perfect one skein project. Find the pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

6. Kamila Spiral Scarf by Blue Star Crochet

Lace yarn gives the best drape! Plus, this scarf is crocheted in a spiral making for a fascinating project that grows the more you work on it. Find the free crochet pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

7. Happy Socks by Rich Textures Crochet

Looking for a crochet sock pattern? Look no further! This is an easy, new-to-socks crochet pattern. Bonus — the variegated hand dyed yarn looks fabulous worked up in these socks. Find the free pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

8. Wonderful Whimsical Advent Shawl

Need some inspiration to use up mini skeins? This Wonderful Whimsical Shawl is gorgeous in design, and functional in using those adorable mini skeins. It is an intermediate pattern. Learn more about it here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

9. Bliss in Purple Tee by Fosbas Designs

This tee pattern is an easy, beginner friendly garment. Plus, that back button design! It’s a lovely surprise, and easily makes for a chic summer top. Learn more about this pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

10. Sweet Jacqueline Slouchy Beanie by Simply Melanie Jane

The Sweet Jacqueline Slouchy Beanie features the Puff Stitch – a favorite textured stitch here at High Desert Yarn. This beanie is perfect to pop on to run errands or visit friends. Also, Melanie used a hand dyed skein from the Yarn Shop! It was a fun surprise to see her design this lovely beanie in my yarn. Learn more about this crochet pattern here.

high desert yarn crochet patterns that use hand dyed yarn

11. Griffin Pillow by Juniper and Oakes

Crocheting a pillow is a great use for hand dyed yarn. You’ll see the lovely yarn every day in your living room, or propped up on your bed. The Griffin Pillow is textured, but allows the yarn color to stand out. Learn more about this pattern here.


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Knit Patterns for Hand Dyed Yarn

Browse these knit patterns for hand dyed yarn to get inspiration for your next project. These patterns range from easy, beginner to intermediate. You’ll find accessories and garments, drape and texture in the following patterns. What pattern will you put on your needles?

1. Catoosa Socks by Banana Moon Studio

Socks! Browsing patterns for knit socks is like drinking that first cup of coffee in the morning. This pattern is every bit delightful and invigorating! Find the free pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

2. Sisters by Soul Shawl by Stitched by Sarah S

This gorgeous shawl is more than just a pretty accessory. Sisters by Soul Shawl honors the relationships we have with our sisters by friendship and by blood. This is a beginner friendly knit shawl. Find the pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

3. Apaloosa Knit Sweater by Knitting with Chopsticks

Although this is a sweater, it screams to be worn on a cool summer night. This drapey, yet stylish sweater is ideal for advanced beginners. Find the free pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

4. Leonx Shawl by Stitch and Hustle

This shawl is stunning! It’ll make you want to pick up your needles, and go hand dyed yarn shopping. The Leonx Knit Shawl is ideal for advanced beginners. Find the pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

5. Into the Deep Cabled Shawl by Makenzie Alvarez

The Into the Deep Shawl is an intermediate level knit pattern. It’s full of texture, and fun in every stitch. This shawl uses a fingering weight yarn, and you can just see the squish in these pictures! Find the free pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

6. Glenpool Headband

Keep your head cozy when the mornings are cool, but days are warm with this knit headband. This diamond motif stands out in this wide headband, and has a matching fingerless glove set. Both patterns use only one skein of worsted weight yarn. Find the free headband pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

7. Glenpool Gloves by Banana Moon Studios

Check out these squishy and soft fingerless gloves! The lovely diamond motif creates a lightly textured fabric. Be sure to make the set complete with the Glenpool Headband! Find the free gloves pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

8. Montgomery Street Shawl by Stitch and Hustle

This is a beginner friendly knit pattern that shows off all the gorgeous details in hand dyed yarn. The picot edging has me wanting to cake some hand dyed yarn now! Find the free knit pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

9. Petal Peplum Child Bolero by Mel Harrison

What an adorable accessory for little ladies! This snug fitting bolero is perfect for staying put on active kids. Keep your little warm snug as a bug on a chilly day in the Petal Peplum Bolero. Find the pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

10. Gentleman Scarf by Knitting with Chopsticks

Use this free pattern to knit this sleek scarf for the stylish men in your life. It uses the Linen Stitch to create the delicate texture. What color would you make it in? Find the free pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

11. Mary Mary Shawl by Rebecca Velasquez

You’ll find a lovely knit pattern in this shawl with the offset eyelets. It’s perfect for a confident beginner to knit. Find the pattern here.

high desert yarn knit patterns that use hand dyed yarn

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