Thursday 16 January 2014

Using a Crochet Basket to Organize

A few days before Christmas I purchased this beautifully painted, second hand dresser for a very reasonable price.
I had been searching online ads, garage sales, and the thrift stores for such a dresser for quite some time. You see, we have a large empty wall in our kitchen and I wanted some sort of storage there. I had bins of candle holders, table linens, cloth napkins, napkin rings, and other miscellaneous stuff standing in the corner of our bedroom and looking at these bins was driving me nuts. Not to mention, since all this stuff was packed away upstairs, I never used it. I wanted to get it out of storage, into the living area of our home, and get using it (or get rid of it, because honestly there was a lot of stuff in those bins that I should have gotten rid of a long time ago).

Unpacking my long hidden possessions into my new dresser was so much fun; I really enjoy organizing and purging things. While I was sorting things into the dresser I quickly realized that I would need something to store all my napkin rings in, to keep them corralled together rather than sliding all over the inside of the drawer.

So I decided to make this crochet basket. This is exactly the same basket I made here to collect all the mail and papers on my kitchen counter.
I worked on it quite furiously and when it was finished I filled it up with all my napkin rings and placed in the drawer.
Pretty, functional, and handmade. The best combination.

Have you ever crocheted something to help you organize your home? I have made several of these baskets, for a variety of items, but would love to hear what you have done.


  1. Looks great! So much space for all scrap goodies :)

  2. You've inspired me to learn how to crochet. My very first project has been your basket, going up on my blog, with a link to your blog, this Friday. Wondering what to do next, thinking maybe a blanket.

    1. That is so exciting Jane. I can hardly wait to see what your basket looks like. I'm excited to see what you are going to crochet next. So happy you learned how to do this amazing, fun craft.