Wednesday, July 14, 2021

No Yarn Bowl? Hack one!

 

You don't have one of those fancy yarn bowls you see around?

Well, honestly you don't need to throw money on one when you can use items you have at home. 

Before I made my yarn holding bag, I had made myself a clay bowl that served more to store small jewelry inside than a yarn bowl, and these two below replaced it on numerous occasions.

 

For the first one you need a (soup) bowl and a bulldog clip. Attach it on your bowl and pull yarn through the handles. Big cups, as you can see in the second photo, also serve the purpose. 



Here in this picture above, I have small plastic crates that I use to store small yarn cakes and they also come handy, especially if I work on projects where I have to double the yarn so that handle gap enables me to have two/three skeins inside and hold my yarn. 

The fancy tea-light holder has tiny holes and I use it when I work with crochet thread.

Instead of these you can also put to use wire baskets, cut-in-half plastic bottles with a drilled hole, or one of those drinking jars that have a holed cap. 

Can you fill up the list with something else?

21 comments:

handmade by amalia said...

I like baskets, they have a romantic look, but the yarn keeps sticking to the wicker.
Amalia
xo

Maya Kuzman said...

That's true, but for these you'd use a wire basket, not a wicker one.

Red Haired Amazona said...

What a great article. I always use different random things to hold yarn BUT I really like your idea of the bowl and giant clip. I'm definitely going to try that.

Kate said...

You're just too clever. Thank you for the ideas that I couldn't come up with, lol. ^^

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you:)

Maya Kuzman said...

You know the saying, Kate. Necessity is the mother of invention :)

jjonesjr69 said...

I have used wine gift bags, they hold skeins upright so that the yarn slips easily off the skein and does not tangle. It also makes it much more portable than a bowl. Ready to go when you are.....

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, that's a good one!! Thank you for sharing!

Alhana said...

I love those small plastic crates! They would make the yarn balls look like the fruits and vegetables at the grocery's. Before a friend gave me a bowl I just used plastic bags hanging from the chair arm or just sitting beside me on the couch. Your ideas are much prettier. :-)

Sum of their Stories said...

Borderline genius! I love these ideas and I have a yarn bowl! Sometimes it's not big enough though, so now I have options! This will be a feature at Handmade Monday this week :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, what exciting news Julie! Thank you so much!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much Alhana! So many things around the house that can be put to use :)

Ann said...

Very clever! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for having me Ann!

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Todos me gustan...es fácil encontrar algo en casa y son muy prácticos.

Gracias por la idea!

BESOS...Desde Sevilla 😘😘😘 España

Maya Kuzman said...

Muchas gracias por visitarme y por el lindo comentario! Saludos a mi querida España! Besos!

Oombawka Design said...

Hi Maya, I love the ideas you shared - especially the coffee cup one - it would fit in my car cupholder so when I have time to crochet as a passenger on a road trip I can keep it in place. Trying to balance it on my lap is a losing battle and it seems to always end up on the floor of the van. Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #408 this week. Here’s the direct link to the post that will be published on Wednesday July 21 at 12:00 AM EST, in case you’d like to share your feature:
https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2021/07/3-minute-key-fob-wristlet-kangaroo-pencil-holder-yarn-bowl-hacks.html

Hope to see you again next week! Rhondda

Maya Kuzman said...

Rhondda, that is a great idea. Whenever we go on a trip around the country, and I am not driving, I crochet. But it never occured to me to use the cupholder, lol. That is why I made myself my yarn holding bag. Thank you so much for sharing and for the upcoming feature! Cannot wait!! Hugs!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Hello, this is one of my personal favorites for last week’s Encouraging Hearts and Home. I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has also been pinned to the Encouraging Hearts and Home board! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What fabulous hacks Maya, yet so simple!
Thank you for sharing it at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your yarn bowl hacks at the party this week and pinning too.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kerryanne! I cannot wait for the party! Hugs!