The Best Ways to Store Yarn

A few months after starting my crochet journey, I took a step back and looked at my desk– it was scary. Yarn EVERYWHERE. Skeins of yarn, little scrap pieces of yarn, tangled yarn I had given up on, etc.

I thought to myself – there has to be a cute way to display this yarn, while also being practical and easy to access. Below are the best ways I have found!

Wooden Crates

My favorite way to store yarn is using wooden crates. I love the rustic look it adds to the room. Its also nice that this option allows you to group yarn by type or color.

Baskets (Wicker, Crocheted, Wire)

I like using baskets because they are mobile. If you working on a project with a lot of different types of yarn, it’s especially nice to be able to carry it around the house with you. The negative side of baskets — they take up more real estate than the other options, and inside the basket can get a bit messy looking.

Picture from Making a Home


A very accessible and economical choice. The bookshelf can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be, let the yarn be the decoration!

Yarn bookshelf storage
Photo by Paul Hanaoka on Unsplash

Underbed Storage Bin

If you’re like me, and short on space, this option is great. You can pull it out from under your bed and get a great bird’s-eye view of all the yarn you have.

Wine Rack

Just picture a bunch of beautiful yarn in place of these wine bottles. You would be able to organize by color and make it a beautiful design piece in your home!

Wine Rack
Photo from this Amazon Posting

There are SO many different ways to organize yarn. Peg boards, shoe bags, shoe boxes, and so many more. The above are just a few of my favorites.

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