Yarn-Bag-Carry-All Tutorial

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well desperation must be her first cousin. I love doing color work and tapestry crocheting. While I was working on my Michigan blanket ,(INSERT LINK) I realized two things: I wanted to save money (I didn’t want to buy more yarn) and I wasn’t happy with how the dark blue looked being carried behind the yellow.
I had read about bobbins in my Crochet Bible book and they seemed a bit difficult AND I would have to buy them. (Hello, I needed cheap! Free is even better.)
What was a girl to do? I had to think outside the box, well more inside the bag.

And my Yarn-Bag-Carry-All was born. I’m sure you have everything you probably need in your house.
• Gallon Ziploc bag (depending on the size of your yarn you could use another size and whatever band you have on hand.)
• Scissors
• Yarn
• Clothes Pin (for clipping the bag onto your project when not needed.)

Step one:
Roll yarn into a small ball from your skein. For each color you need to use for your color work.


Step two:
Poke several small holes in your bag with your scissors. For me, I had three sections (2 blue and 1 yellow) so I poked three holes.

Snapshot 4 (1-10-2013 7-47 AM)

Step three:
Feed the end of each yarn through the holes.

Snapshot 5 (1-10-2013 7-50 AM)

Ta-Da, a Yarn-Bag-Carry-All!


I love mine and not just because I made them. They are very helpful to me because the yarn comes out very smoothly and the yarns do not get tangled so I don’t have to keep stopping my crochet grove to untwist and unwind my yarn. Also, I tend to take my crochet with me, well everywhere! And the bags keep my yarn nice and neat and portable.

What did you think of my first tutorial? Please leave a comment if you found it helpful or if you have any suggestions!



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ZaMarah
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:06:35

    Reblogged this on Designs by Hebrew Hands and commented:
    Great Job!


  2. ZaMarah
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:07:06

    Great Job!


  3. Momwithahook- Sara
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 06:46:49

    Genius. I hate doing color work because I don’t use bobbins. I can only work with three colors comfortably. They do tangle up and Yes, I have to stop, untangle like in twister, and then start work on it again. Thanks for sharing this, you should share it in Inspired Crochet digital magazine. They are always looking for tips and articles. It could be a great way to build traffic to your site. 🙂


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