Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. I wanted to share a simple project I finished recently. Since I started crocheting I have been accumulating yarn and my stash closet was starting to get messy. I wanted to find some nice boxes that I could use to put the yarn in, but most of them were too high to fit between the shelves. Of course I figured why not just find a pattern to make something instead of buying it? That way I could also make sure it was just the size I needed. I also had a lot of cotton yarn left over that I used to make the granny square pin cushions so I decided to use it for this project. It would also help to use up some of my stash!
I found a pattern by Bernat (which also is the brand of cotton yarn I had) that uses two strands of cotton yarn to make these boxes. Since the Bernat people changed their website I can’t find a link to the pattern or I would include it here.
You just use single crochet for all the sides and can even add a handle to the sides. I used one strand of white and one strand of colored yarn for each side.
This box measures about 12″ x 12″ x 11″ and fits perfectly in my stash closet.
If you want you can use a fabric stiffener to make the box stand up better, but when it’s full there is no problem with that.
There used to be a lot of skeins of yarn stuffed between the stacks of fabric, but now most of it fits in my new box. This is a large box and did take a while to complete, but I will probably make another one when I need to contain more yarn.
I had so much fun making the big box that I made a smaller one too.
When I’m working at my sewing machine there are a lot of little things you use such as scissors, seam rippers, and thread. I used to have a small cardboard box to use, but this looks so much more elegant.
Being small this one stands up on its own without any need for stiffener. I find working with cotton yarn to be slow since it doesn’t slip through you fingers very smoothly and especially so with two strands at a time, but I love these boxes and can see making more in the future. After all Bernat came out with another set of purple/turquoise cotton yarns that I had to buy when it was on sale a while ago and of course I didn’t have anything in mind to make with them yet (they are very large skeins too). Making these boxes can be a bit addictive.