Ruffle Yarns Beyond the Scarf: Free Patterns to Knit and Crochet!

Ruffle yarn (aka mesh yarn) is the newest entry to the novelty yarn market, and there are several competitors out there: Premier Starbella, Red Heart Boutique Sashay, Spinrite Pirouette, Bernat Twist ‘N Twirl, and more added every day. Primarily they’re used to make twisty ruffle scarves – just the other day I spotted one such scarf on a local celebrity! And while the twirly ruffle scarves are very pretty, you can bet that designers have been hard at work thinking up other fun uses for this yarn. Here are 16 free knit and crochet patterns that use ruffle yarns in new ways!

Ruffle yarns can make more than the ubiquitous twirly scarf! Here are 16 free patterns to knit and crochet with this fun novelty yarn!

Free Crochet Patterns Using Ruffle Yarns:

  1. Quick and Sassy Chain Scarf on Red Heart: (finger crocheting!)Quick and Sassy Chain Scarf - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  2. Sophia’s Shawl by Margaret Zellner, a Ravelry download:Sophia's Shawl - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  3. Rose Parade Wrap Crochet Pattern by Linda Cyr on Red Heart:Rose Parade Wrap - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  4. Child Sashay Yarn Skirt by Amy Lehman, on Crochet Creative Creations:Child Sashay Ruffle Skirt - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  5. Ruffle Lined Purse by Debi Dearest, on Dearest Debi BlogRuffle Lined Purse - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!:
  6. Ruffle Ripple Shoulder Cozy Crochet Pattern by Trish Warrick on Red Heart:Ruffle Ripple Shoulder Cozy Crochet Pattern - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  7. Swing Ruffles Vest by Amy Polcyn, on Premier Yarns:Swing Ruffles Vest - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  8. Grape Swirl Hat by PollyAnna Perdue, a Ravelry download:Grape Swirl Hat - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!

Free Knit Patterns Using Ruffle Yarns:

  1. Summer Days Ruffled Shoulder Bag by Rozetti Yarns (PDF):Summer Days Ruffled Shoulder Bag -  - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  2. Ruffle Pillow by Trish Warrick, on Red Heart:Ruffle Pillow - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  3. Starbella Ruffle Skirt by Milly of Ben Franklin Crafts:Starbella Ruffle Skirt - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  4. Ruffled Tutu Skirt by Kathryn Ashley-Wright, a Ravelry download:Ruffled Tutu Skirt - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  5. I’m Worth It Ruffled Tote Knitting Pattern by Lorna Miser on Red Heart:I'm Worth It Ruffled Tote Knitting Pattern - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  6. Ruffled Cami by Margaret Zellner, a Ravelry download:Ruffled Cami -  - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  7. Kelp Forest Shawlette by karinknits designs, a Ravelry download:Kelp Forest Shawlette - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!
  8. Ruffled Roses by Annie Modesitt, a Ravelry download:Ruffled Roses - ruffle yarns can make more than the twirly scarves! Free pattern!

Have you tried out any of these ruffle yarns or mesh yarns yet? What did you make? Share your ideas and links in the comments!

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    • 2

      Tamara Kelly says

      :D Only a matter of time – I’ve been working on this roundup for a month, waiting for the free patterns to appear!

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    Rachel M says

    I added a ruffle yarn skirt to the bottom of one of my daughter t-shirts and turned it into a dress. I also made what I’m calling a Polka Dot Circus afro using ruffle yarns. I used the pattern Ruffle Tops by Snappy Tots. While it’s not a free pattern, it was well worth it and now I love making them! I’m becoming a ruffle yarn addict and now am looking forward to trying some of these patterns!

    • 4

      Tamara Kelly says

      Love the T-shirt idea! And thanks for the tip on Snappy Tots patterns! I’m glad you enjoyed the roundup! :D

  2. 5

    Irene says

    Love this yarn! It can be used to replace almost any ruffles in a pattern.
    So far I’ve used them to make girl’s ruffle bag (crochet, turned up like the sashay skirt), ruffle cushion (round), ring pillows…

  3. 12

    Linda Tucker says

    I have used sashay for ruffles on 18″ doll clothes. It’s great for skirts. Folded in half it works for collars and other trim.

  4. 14

    Tami Palmer says

    I am a crocheter but tried out knitting a scarf with this yarn and now I am hooked!! (No pun intended!) I am now excited to go beyond the scarf I’m delighted to see so many options. Can’t wait to start! Hmmmm, who gets which project for Christmas?

  5. 15

    Debbie says

    I crocheted the scarf and then glues it on the cardboard cones to make Christmas trees. Decorated with lights & ornaments.

    Also used it to make wreaths for both Halloween & Christmas. Made hair scrunchies for grand kids. Love seeing ideas on other things I can do with it.

  6. 17

    Tami says

    Is there a crochet pattern available for the ‘summer days shoulder bag’. I don’t know how to knit but, the bag is so beautiful!

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    Jenn teruYa says

    I have used the 3 brands of these yarns and I’ve wrapped elastic pony tail holders ( like scrunchies) which I call hair ruffles. Just slip stitch over and under a hair elastic using the working edge. and my 8 year old daughter and I both have don’t the finger chain style necklace/lei/scarf.

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    Debbie says

    With the start of warm weather I have been crocheting ruffle yarn onto inexpensive flipflops for a “girlie” ruffled look. Inexpensive and quick but really cute!

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