Several different ways to store a growing yarn collection

Several different ways to store a growing yarn collection

I keep swearing that I'm not going to blog much about crochet, and then blogging about it anyway. But this topic is at least a little more general. I'm pretty sure I'm at the beginning of a yarn habit, and wondering how to store that yarn.

I posted something about that on Facebook and got tons of responses with good ideas. Someone recommended I check out yarn storage on Pinterest for ideas. Twist my arm, of course I'll check out Pinterest. Other suggestions: plastic bins, so you can see what you're storing, and those amazing space-saving bags

Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest. I like the ideas of containing my yarn in either a box or a jar, and being able to pull strands out as needed. However, I only have four skeins so far, and they're already far too unruly to be stored that way.

I found several other cute ideas, too, although I doubt my collection will be monochromatic enough to look good in a big glass jar like in the photo on the very bottom. How do you store your yarn?


Source: via jenny on Pinterest













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kaw wrote on August 08, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I think your next DIY project will be looking for a bigger with a craft room for you and a work space for your husband.  

Meg Dickinson wrote on August 09, 2012 at 10:08 am
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Ohhh yes, this is an often-discussed topic in our house. I don't think we're quite ready yet, especially because we know we'll probably want to stay in our next place for as long as possible. We'll have big decisions to make about where to buy, how big of a house we'll need and what that means as far as our jobs, commutes, that sort of thing. Until then, we'll keep trying to make the most of our tiny house.