How to Organize Your Crochet StashBy Emilee Gettle – 33 Comments
|There is nothing more frustrating than setting aside time to work on a new project and not be able to find your pattern, yarn or hook. You can spend precious minutes that could have been invested in your project while searching for the needed tools to begin. After accumulating an assortment of crochet necessities I finally decided it was high time to get them in one organized space where I could turn to and find what I needed in a matter of seconds.|
In every house there is a drawer, closet and even room that is the drop off point for a multitude of miss-match junk or stuff that doesn’t quite have it’s own home. Why not revive this space into something useful–a home for your homeless crochet goodies. This will force you to find a new home for all that other “stuff” and perhaps be an inspiration to be a bit more organized in other areas of the house.
If you have a clothes closet that can be repurposed into a crochet closet pick up a few of those hanging shoe holders. These work great to store skeins of yarn. If you have natural fibers in your collection, pick up a few cloth pillowcases to store your skeins along with a lavender sachet to keep moths away. (Hint: Never use plastic to store your woolen yarn, as this will cause it harm!)
Use plastic storage tubs to organize your patterns according to category: home decor, children, adult, etcetera.
Tupperware plastic spaghetti containers work great to store your hooks in! Keep your eye out for them at flea markets or discount stores.
Keep a shelf or storage container dedicated to the must haves for your current project, so when you have a few spare moments you can grab it and make the most of your time!
How do you organize your stash?