With 3 kids, I spend many, many hours to at practices, games and activities. Most of my time seems to be spent waiting. I can’t stand to just sit and wait, I have to be doing something. I usually spend my waiting time crocheting. One of the hassles of crocheting on-the-go is that the skein of yarn gets tangled up in the carrying bag. I spend as much time unraveling the tangles as I do crocheting on the project. That’s where this free portable yarn keeper comes in. And did I tell you that it’s a free way to organize yarn?!
Several years ago, I read a tip from allfreecrochet.com to keep a skein of yarn from getting tangled. The tip involved repurposing, so I was interested and immediately gave it a try.
Free Portable Yarn Keeper
Once you have your bottle opened, simply insert the skein of yarn into the bottle and pull the yarn from the middle of the skein through the mouth of the bottle.
The bottle gapes a little but it stays closed and contains the yarn. Even with the gap, the yarn pulls out smoothly without getting tangled. Of course, if that gap bothers you, you can use tape to secure the bottle all the way closed.
I was using 2 skeins of yarn for my project so I put them both in bottles and stuck the bottles in a canvas bag. I was able to crochet at my son’s practice with no tangling and no problems at all. This is a great solution to prevent yarn projects from tangling, especially for busy on-the-go crafters.
And did I say that this portable yarn keeper a free way to organize your yarn?
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.