Here at“Crochet With Passion” we have designated January as “Plan and Organize Crochet Month”. If you are new to crocheting you might not be experiencing a problem in organization yet, but as you become more and more enamored with crocheting, you will.
You will discover wonderful tools out there to help you crochet with more ease which you might accumulate. Today I would not only like to share the tools I have but also a method I have chosen to store those tools. Hope you will find something to help you or excites your creativity.
A few year ago I was running between three different spots to find the tool I needed, or I would go to teach a class only to discover that the tool I needed was at home in the bag. So after reading a lot of reviews and looking at a lot of different bags for a few days, I came across the perfect one to hold all my tools in one spot. I was looking for a small bag, but it had to have lots of pockets. I found the Luxja Small Knitting Tote Bag, Yarn Storage Bag, the Dimension are 10.5″ x 5.5″ x 10.5”. (They do have larger ones but I bought the smallest one.). I needed a bag big enough to hold everything, yet small enough and easy to keep by me and of course to carry.
Please, keep in mind I was looking for a bag to contain my crochet supplies and notions, not my projects.
I had a piece of Tupperware laying around and it have found it perfect for holding my small notions.
Steel T hooks Yarn rings
Measure tape Nail clippers
Large stitch holders Stitch markers and clips
Yarn Cutter Pendant Yarn needles
Yarn label Yarn threader
Cable stitch holders Bone rings
Jewelry (fasteners, ear rings wires) Yarn bobs
My Crochet Instructor pin (Unfortunately a lesson learned when I had lost my teacher pin shortly after I receiving it)
This seems to really work for me. When I am crocheting I can pull it out and place it on the table next to me for easy use. When I am done it fits quite nicely back in the bag for easy storage.
I have kept this little bag by my crocheting area for a few years now and it has made my crocheting experience so much nicer. I never lose things now, or waste precious time looking for something when I could be crocheting.
FYI – I have a separate spot for my blocking tools. As we all know from experience they are as needed as often as these other tools.
I hope by sharing this it will give some of you some useful tips in storage of your crochet tools and notions.
Also, if you have something that works for you that you discovered, please share. Your idea’s could be just the something that someone else needs to hear.
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.