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10 Road Trip Crochet Project Ideas

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If you’re heading out on a road trip soon, chances are you’re already thinking about how much yarn to take and what to work on while riding in the car. Here are TEN different Road Trip Crochet Project Ideas to get you thinkin’!

Heading on a Road Trip Take your crochet with you! Here are some road trip crochet projects to get you thinkin'!

10 Road Trip Crochet Project Ideas

The kids have their coloring books, tablets and portable DVD players, but what about you? In the hours (or days?) before heading out on a road trip, I find myself wondering what yarn I should take, which hooks I should take (these are my favorite) and what patterns I should work on while on the road. Sure my husband and I take turns driving but when I’m not behind the wheel you bet I’ll be creating something!

We are looking for projects that are…

a. somewhat small

b. easy to stop (and start again)

c. don’t necessarily require full attention

d. easy to memorize

So what kinds of projects should you take? No afghans or large projects, for me. Here are some of my go-to Road Trip Crochet Project Ideas…

Aldi Quarter Keeper {FREE Crochet Pattern}

1. Aldi Quarter Keepers are super quick, you can make a handful of them from just one skein of the recommended yarn AND the profit margin is nice if you’re selling them! I sell mine for $5 each – including the quarter 😉 – but the pattern is free!

A Never Ending Granny Square. Start out making a lovey baby blanket size and just keep going for a lapghan or larger. I started this lapghan on the train ride to Scotland on our recent trip and I absolutely ♥ it.


Make a new set of dishcloths or washcloths! Easy, quick pattern and practically mindless. One regular size skein can make me 2-3 washcloths, depending on brand of cotton yarn used.

Crochet WIP Bag (Work In Progress) Using Corner to Corner

Make a main portion of a Corner to Corner WIP (work in progress) bag. Maybe you can even get it finished by the time you’re home to carry your leftover yarn in from the car. Now wouldn’t that be poetic?

See how many Easy Peasy 30-Minute Beanies you can make! Great items for donation and a great stash buster if you’re looking to use up old or funky colored yarn! There is a child size as well if you’d rather knock them out even faster.

Beanie Hats for Preemie Babies Free Crochet Pattern

These Beanie Hats for Preemie Babies work up SUPER fast and just one skein can produce nearly a dozen hats! Excellent road trip crochet project, right there. ♥

Simple Scarf for Men Free Crochet Pattern

This Simple Scarf for Men (or women!) is VERY easy and a super quick project. This uses the Lemon Peel stitch, which is currently one of my favorite stitch sets.

What are some of your go-to road trip crochet projects? Are you traveling via plane instead? You’ll want to learn what you can and can not take through TSA.

Road Trip Crochet Project Ideas

Free crochet patterns

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Pullover Crochet Pattern
Hair Towel with a Twist {FREE Crochet Pattern}
Easy Breezy Lightweight Summer Vest Crochet Pattern
The Nerdy Bookworm Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern
An Egg-cellent Apron: Free Crochet Pattern

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  1. I'm working on the Sultan cardi. All was going well until I got to the 'Left' section, Row 54-61: repeat rows 50-53. If I'm reading this correctly, that will add 32 rows. Is that correct?th Btw, love your posts and patterns. I'm also working on the sampler afghan. Love learning new stitches, although I gave up on the Crocodile stitch after several tries.
    1. Hi Barbara! Rows 54-61 will be a total of 8 rows...you will be repeating the 4 row sequence of rows 50-53 two times. I hope this makes sense!
    1. Hi Donna! The dishcloth featured in this post can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/crochet-dishcloth-washcloth-free-pattern/
  2. I find baby bibs are great for trips. I use Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn. I used to fly from Eastern Washington to Seattle once a month to attend a meeting and fly back the same day. I could have a completed bib ready for a button and any embellishments by the time I landed back home that evening. https://knitlessknitter.blogspot.com/2012/03/free-pattern-bib.html
  3. I love the idea of c2c wip bag! Awesome ideas!!! Thank you for posting... I dont get out of town much... I will in Sept. for my implant appt.... even coasters for the car or coaster for home/wedding gift would be good too. Thank you for your ideas SUPER COOL! You ROCK! :)