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"What am I going to do with my pile of old t-shirts? I'm going to wear them. The ones that are now retired are mostly used already. I've made bracelets, though not with jewels as shown here, children's clothes and pj's, and quilts beyond belief! It certainly is fun to be creative with something everyone has and most throw away! Thanks for more ideas."
DIY Portable Yarn Keeper
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Are you spending more time than you'd like to admit untangling yarn for your projects? If you'd like to make things a little bit easier, then this project for the DIY Portable Yarn Keeper is one you can't miss. The beginner-friendly project can be completed in very little time and uses materials you likely have at home, making this thrifty craft even more appealing. You can also save time by keeping your yarn for your next crochet or knitting pattern organized and ready to use. The DIY craft is also a cheaper alternative to pre-made yarn organizers that you can purchase at your favorite retailer.
Estimated CostUnder $10
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts
Project TypeMake a Project
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Jun 29, 2019
I've used 2-liter bottles for yarn, but I cut the bottoms off instead of around the neck. It takes a wee bit of effort to thread the loose yarn end through the neck of the bottle, but I ofn't have that split where the bottle straightens out. They stand up nicely in little paper gift bags, so I can change colors easily. This really only works with the pull-skeins that unwind from the center.
Oct 08, 2018
My yarn is forever getting wrapped up together and I think I nearly spend more time getting knots out and separating them then I do knitting with it so this would be a fantastic time saver for me to do, it is so cheap and simple too which I love about this!
Sep 17, 2018
I've done this wIth a 2 liter bottle. I have a larger one that I want to use for a large amount of yarn. I want to cut 3 sides of the jug (it is square) and leave one side as the hinge.
Aug 20, 2018
I've seen this project on someone's Instagram today and surprise here it is. I think this will help you solve two problems, one your reuse those plastic bottles if you're traveling somewhere your yarn won't get tangled. My kittens love playing with my yarn when I'm working on a project but this will keep them at bay.
Jun 22, 2018
This is a smart way to transport yarn! I tend to use a plastic bag to transport my crochet projects, and the yarn always unravels or makes a huge mess. I should definitely give this a try. I agree with the other commenter who suggested making the cut at the bottom of the bottle.
Jun 14, 2018
This is such a clever idea! You won't need to worry about your yarn rolling all over the place and you're recycling at the same time. Brilliant!
Mar 31, 2018
What a positive way to reuse something that would go to the recycle bin. May I suggest that the cut should be made at the bottom of the bottle. To me it would seem less intrusive when using the yarn.
Mar 29, 2018
Great idea. I tend to take my crochet projects with me and from time to time the yarn will get soiled. I like this because it is on the cheap!
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