Make Your Own Yarn Organizer

By: Andy from

While there are nifty yarn organizers out there, follow this crochet tip and Make Your Own Yarn Organizer. All you need are some large containers with lids and you will have no trouble at all making this easy and convenient organizer. Depending on how large of a container you use, you can put five or more skeins into the same bin while working on a project that uses all of the skeins. Say goodbye to tangled yarn and hello to easy and thrifty organizing.


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Wipe containers would work better,have one for each skein. The wipe containers I'm talking about are the ones where you pull the wipes/handy wipes thru the top.

Well I think its a great idea! Ive used coffee cans this way...but couldn't see the yarn. At least u can see when ur running out. TY!

I think this is a great idea, but I am going to use small containers for ea skein. Have tried idea of ziploc bags, but didn't work me as yarn would not dispense and I was constantly opening bag and pulling out yarn. I don't like idea of yarn rolling on floor and getting dirty especially when making baby items. I then have to wash finished item.

This sounds handy, but I see a few problems looming if I were to try it. I am, by nature, one who experiments with my projects. I also make a LOT of mistakes when following a pattern. If I have to pull it out and roll it up, I'm going to get frustrated. I also don't want to cart a bucket around, as I take a project with me. what works better for me is a few large ziplock bags, leave just enough space open on on end for the yarn to come out, and drop the bags in my tote. That way they're separated, and I don't have to worry about them getting mangled together in the container.

I think this is a great idea, and I am going to make one for myself.

In theory it sounds fantastic, but when working with multiple skeins of yarn if you have to carry over or intertwine the first/last stitch of 2 colors (as in a graph) so that the colors are linked and don't pull apart, you ultimately have to untangle the skeins...with the skeine in the bucket how are you going to be able to do that?


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