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17 Organizers and Stashbusters: How to Organize the Craft Room

By: Jessica Farris, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com

You get up in the morning with the perfect knitting epiphany; you know just what you’ll make and how you’ll make it. You march straight to your craft room… and stop. The place is a complete disaster! It looks like someone detonated a yarn bomb, and we’re not talking about tree sweaters and street light decorations. You suddenly realize that you need to figure out how to organize the craft room.

Don’t worry, we have all been there. The most difficult part of the creative process can be cleaning up after a whirlwind of artistic genius. This year, we can help you learn how to organize the craft room with 17 Organizers and Stashbusters: How to Organize the Craft Room, a great collection of craft and hobby organizers for knitting enthusiasts. These easy knitting patterns can help you create the best craft organizer or teach you how to sew a knitting needle case.

By knitting leftover yarn projects, you can get rid of some of those small yarn skeins and messy knots of yarn that litter all of your spare surfaces in the craft room. These recommendations for how to organize the craft room can help you accomplish your New Year’s resolutions for tidying the house. The stashbusters in this collection are a great way to create little gifts and accessories for friends and family while getting rid of excess yarn.


17 Organizers and Stashbusters: How to Organize the Craft Room

Table of Contents

Best Craft Organizer Projects

Knitting Leftover Yarn Projects

Knit Jewelry Pattern and Accessory Ideas

Bonus Patterns

 

Best Craft Organizer Projects

Zippy Knitting Needle Pouch

These craft and hobby organizers are the ideal projects for knitters who want to get organized! Learn how to sew a knitting needle case or knitting project pouches to clear up some of that excess space in your crafting area.

 

Zippy Knitting Needle Pouch: This little knitted pouch is extremely versatile because you can use it to store your needles and knitting supplies, or you can use it as a cosmetic case or makeup bag!


Knitting Needle Roll: With this craft organizer, you can store your knitting needles in one place without them getting all mixed up.


No-Sew Circular Needle Holder: Storing circulars can be a hassle, but with this needle holder, you can simple hang them all on the wall and keep them in order.


Sewn Knitting Case: Learn how to sew a knitting needle case with this great tutorial that will keep you in stitches!


Umbrella Knitting Needle Case: Knitting project pouches like this transcend the ordinary in style and class.


Striped Needle Case: Stylish stripes make this knitting needle case absolutely fabulous and functional for all your knitting needs.


Kable Felted Needle Case: Try your hand at knitting project pouches like this one, which rolls up for quick and easy travel without the confusion of sifting through needles later!

 

 

Knitting Leftover Yarn Projects

Bluebird

The best way to figure out how to organize the craft room is to get rid of all of that excess yarn. Instead of throwing it all away, try knitting leftover yarn projects for tiny gifts, accessories, kitchen projects and more. In this section, you’ll find great stashbusters like a knit washcloth and an idea for knit pot holders!

 

Bluebird: This cute little plush toy is small and simple enough to be made by knitting leftover yarn into a pretty little friend! Project and image courtesy of Berroco.
 

Sugar'n Cream Tea Cup Pot Holder: When your favorite pot holders begin to tatter and tear, try making a few knit pot holders from this great project.
 

Dragonfly Washcloth: This knitted washcloth is the perfect free knitting pattern for the bathroom. Wrap up a bar of soap with ribbon and a dragonfly washcloth for a thoughtful gift.
 

Versailles Bookmark: The pattern on this knitted bookmark looks complex and beautiful, but it is simple to make and book lovers will cherish it for years to come!
 

Tube Cat Toy: Add some jingle bells to this little project that uses old scraps of yarn!

 

Knit Jewelry Pattern and Accessory Ideas

Itty Bitty Micro Scarf

The knitted accessories and knit jewelry pattern ideas are the best way to dispose of small yarn skeins and excess scraps of yarn. Make a few bracelets, free knit scarf patterns, fingerless gloves and neck warmers as gifts or personal fashion statements!

 

Itty Bitty Micro Scarf: This little scarf is a lovely fashion accessory that takes just hours to make! Try making free knit scarf patterns like this one with leftover yarn.


Wintergreen Fingerless Mitts: This knitting pattern for fingerless gloves makes a great midwinter gift or personal accessory.


Easy Stacking Bangles: This knit jewelry pattern is such a cute and easy accessory. Make one for each of your friends!


Boxes Full O’ Seeds Neck Warmer: This neck warmer is toasty, comfy and ever so stylish!


Shield Knot Bracelet: Embrace your Celtic heritage with this knit jewelry pattern for a lovely bracelet.

 

Bonus Patterns

Rainbow Stashbuster Afghan

If you can't get enough knitting stashbusters, check out these fantastic bonus patterns. 

10 Minute Knit Ring: A simple little ring that will looke stylish perched on any finger.

Rainbow Stashbuster Afghan: Get rid of that extra sock yarn by turning it into a cozy and cuddly afghan.  The random colors will make this a truly striking blanket.

Two Hour Knit Wristband: Keep yourself warm in the winter with these cute cabled cuffs.  Use a bit of extra yarn to create these wooly wristbands that can be used as bracelets or as cuffs for gloves.

Simple Stashbuster Mittens: Use up some extra yarns by adding some fun stripes to these lovely warm mittens.

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