What Crochet Stitch Uses the Least Yarn?

If you’re looking to crochet on a budget, making stitches that require less yarn can be a savvy way to use less yarn on your pieces. Some crochet stitches use less yarn than others, so if you’re looking to get more out of less yarn, use these stitches.

Openwork Stitches

Openwork stitch patterns use less yarn because of the spaces and holes in the pattern. These lace patterns are perfect if you’re looking to get something done with the least amount of yarn. Some may not like the open mesh look of openwork stitches though.

Chain Stitch

A basic chain stitch is another stitch that uses the least amount of yarn because it is essentially just one loop of yarn pulled through the last stitch. This is one of the most basic stitches that every crocheter should know.

Slip Stitch

The slip stitch is very similar to the chain stitch. It also uses very little yarn compared to other stitches. Chain stitches and slip stitches are generally used for joining work or moving yarn across stitches though.

Single Crochet Stitch

The single crochet stitch is another basic stitch that uses the least amount of yarn. If you want to learn this basic stitch, check out the video below.