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Free Storage Patterns
Square Nesting Boxes
Set of five square nesting boxes, ranging in size from 6.5 - 11.5 cm² (2½ - 4½“²). Knit with an easy 2 row repeat slipped rib pattern with plastic canvas added for structure. Great stashbuster! DK weight yarn. Ideal for holding all those crafty bits and bobs
Yip Yips Hanging Baskets
Soft hanging storage monsters great for toy storage, kids’ laundry, holiday stockings, and more! Embellished with pingpong ball eyes and pipe cleaner antennae. Size: 25" around by 14" tall. Designed by Carissa Browning. There's also a crochet version. Super Bulky weight yarn.
The Toby Case
This small pencil or glasses case (8” x 2”) which is stiffened with plastic canvas so that it keeps its shape. You’ll need less than 50g of any DK weight yarn in the main colour and scraps of four other colours so it's a great stash buster. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Hanging Storage Bag
Originally designed to hold clothespins while hanging on a line or hanger, this cabled bag could easily be adapted for other uses where you want a hanging tote bag. I thought it might be useful to hang on a walker for example. About 12” x 12” (30cm x 30cm). Designed by Catherine Marcoux
Protect your fruit and keep it fresh in this mesh storage. Designed by by Hilary L. Pictured project by LidiDi
Journal Band with Pen Pocket
Laura Crowley designed this easy, quick-to-knit band with a built-in pen pocket. Great stash buster or quick gift!
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn on Etsy
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Quickie Plastic Bag Holder
Anna Maliszewski created a lace bag holder with a ribbed opening that will allow you to pull out bags to re-use when you need them. Great stash buster!
This is more of a recipe than a knitting pattern. Life Beyond the Kitchen had a great idea to replace paper or store bought protectors for stacked pans with knitted protectors. She offers 4 ideas for making protectors with knitting stitches but you can make your own. You can even re-purpose leftover knitting swatches. Great stash buster!
More Free Patterns
Pill Shaped Case
Quick and easy felted container shaped like a pill capsule. The designer Xandy Peters uses it to carry pill bottles but I think you could also use for other items like crochet hooks or earbuds or cosmetics or anything small.
Designed by DROPS these baskets make perfect gifts or house decor. Height: approx. 10 cm / 4” Diameter: approx. 20 cm / 8”
This pattern by Browneyedbabs uses large needles and DK yarn double stranded.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts designed this holder that is knit in one piece with two strands of bulky yarn knit together. Available on Internet Archive.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet Archive – scroll toward the bottom of the destination page to see the pattern
Hanger Storage Bag
This Peg Bag is designed to fit over a hanger so you can store small items in the closet. It is a knitted rectangle that has been decorated to look like a dress, but can be left plain or decorated however you wish. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Bed or Couch Caddy
verybusymonky designed this storage caddy that fits between your mattress and bed spring or between the cushions of your couch.
Sundance Lunch Sack
Cecily Glowik MacDonald created a re-usable lunch bag that will be the envy of the cafeteria or the office. She based the shape on a paper lunch bag with creases in the middle of the sides to help it fold in and added stability to the bag by using a slip stitch pattern on the bottom. The cable pattern with French knots makes this pretty enough to show off. Finished Measurements: 7½” wide x 4” deep x 10½” tall
Feather and Fan Bag Bag
Kristen TenDyke designed this holder for plastic bags or other soft items. Finished Measurements: 13½” long x 12¾” circumference. To find the pattern, click the link below and look for the Patterns section in the right sidebar of destination page.
I love this clever storage idea for your stash that you can knit yourself. The original pattern is for a bath toy hammock by Sarah K. Pictured project by vanessabeingmanny who adapted it for a yarn stash.
Garter Ridged Basket
Designed by Yarnspirations. Small: Approx 7″ [18 cm] diameter x 6″ [15 cm] tall. Medium: Approx 10″ [25.5 cm] diameter x 7” [18 cm] tall. Large: Approx 14″ [35.5 cm] diameter x 8″ [20.5 cm] tall.
Ellenesque Felted Bowl
Easy pattern featured by Americo Originail in Canadian Living for storage baskets in any size.
Ok, it’s not a knitting pattern but it’s a great way to use all those yarn ends you know you hate to throw away. maRRose has a great photo tutorial for creating this bow using yarn ends in a homemade paste placed over a plastic-wrapped bowl form.
Patterns for Purchase
Pick a Pocket Cozy
No longer free. Simply Notable designed this quick project with a pocket to hold tea bags, sweetener, or a gift card for a quick gift!
Bits and Bobs Organizer
Hanging organizer with four pockets with dog motifs for fun and loops to hang over a rod in closet or elsewhere. Designed by Monica Russel. Aran weight yarn.
Stash n Store Set
No longer free. This organizer set includes a Sofa Caddy, Basket, and Door Hanger knit with moss stitch and cables in chunky yarn. Designed by Nicola Valiji. This pattern requires registration for $1 at the Let’s Knit website.
Pocket organizer hangs over the arm of chair or couch to keep remotes, glassed, and craft tools close at hand. Designed by Lisa Gentry. One of the patterns in Chunky Home Decor - 11 Bulky Yarn Projects from Leisure Arts.
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This cute organizer has 10 pockets for craft tools, desk supplies, and more. Designed by KnittingByPost. DK weight yarn.
Hanging storage for closets with pockets and straps to fasten over bars. Finished size: approximately 20.5” (52cm) wide and 70” (177cm) tall including the legs and the hanging straps, but customizable. Designed by Stana D. Sortor.
The braided detail and handles are knit as the basket is made. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. 8″ high x 26″ around
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- See a 2 pattern offer with this basket and the Oodles Basket pattern
- See more Super Bulky Yarn Knitting Patterns
Quick knit baskets in 3 sizes. Finished measurements:
Small: 6″W x 6″L x 3″D
Medium: 7″W x 7″L x 3 1/2″D
Large: 8″W x 8″L x 4″D
Designed by Melody’s Makings as a newborn photo prop, this colorful basket is also great for home decor. Knit in super bulky yarn, it’s great for multi-color yarn. Comes with three tutorial videos as well as written instructions.