This post includes affiliate links.
Crocheters love yarn. So we buy too much and need to organize it to make us feel better. I will teach you 5 different ways to organize your yarn effectively.
I’m a yarn hoarder and I’m proud of it. Do you feel me? I have so much yarn I had to create my own shelving unit just so I can keep it all organized and neat. In fact, I have to have my yarn on shelves that I can see or I would never use the yarn I have. I have a huge amount of respect for those who store their yarn in boxes.
But when you have too much yarn or enough that you need to organize it, you need to figure out HOW TO organize it the best way that keeps you sane and calm so that you can actually relax when you crochet. And let’s not forget: We love buying yarn. So deep in my heart, I believe we will not buy too much yarn IF we have our yarn organized. Are you with me?
Although there are many more ways how you can organize your yarn, I decided to focus on the 5 main ones.
You can organize your yarn by weight, brand, color, project, and favorites. Now let’s take a look at what I mean by that and how that might look like in reality.
How to Organize Yarn Efficiently
Subscribe to my Youtube Channel here:
In 5 Different Ways:
Let’s go in a bit more detail. I use all 5 different ways to organize my yarn, but you can choose as many different ways as you wish.
1. Organize Your Yarn by Brand
Not all my shelves are organized by brand, but I do have several. That can really help when you want to make sure you don’t mix different thicknesses of the same type of yarn. Yes, not all worsted weighted yarn has the same thickness, for example, Mighty Stitch vs Caron One Pounder. It is also better not to mix different fibers, especially if you want to wash the finished product in the end. It can also help you to find yarn faster if you are looking to make one project all from the same brand.
2. Organize Your Yarn by Color
That is actually my favorite way to organize my yarn. Most of my shelves are organized this way. It allows me to quickly see if I have a color for a specific project and how many skeins I still have available to use.
3. Organize Your Yarn by Weight
Organizing by weight is another amazing way to organize your yarn stash. It is not my favorite, as my eyes prefer to look for a specific color before looking for the weight, but I can see why many crocheters love organizing their yarn by weight.
4. Organize Your Yarn by Projects
I love this way of organizing my yarn. In fact, I do not use just shelves to do that. I have many project bags filled with specific yarn skeins that I am using for specific projects. And yes, I have all my project bags in one place so I can easily find them. This shelf below is filled with Fable Fur yarn by WeCrochet and I will use it to finish up a very cozy cardigan 🙂
5. Organize Your Yarn by Favorites
Organizing your yarn by your favorites can really help minimize having yarn you rarely use. In fact, I use this method in combination with method number 1 (organizing by brand). The shelf below shows all my favorite yarns from WeCrochet.
Now that you have learned 5 different ways to organize your yarn, I would like to help you even more.
Grab this amazingly detailed free ebook below which has templates on how to keep track of your organized yarn. It allows you to take notes on which shelves/boxes, etc have which yarn and also how much of each.
It allows you to finally have a simple and efficient way to get organized.
Organize your Yarn
using this Free Ebook
Furthermore, I created an amazing template for you. It will allow you to create goals and get your yarn and patterns organized easily.
Get this 10 page template collection ebook for free, when you sign up for my Newsletter below.
IF you are already subscribed, you will simply just get the ebook. So don’t worry, you will not be subscribed twice 🙂
You can change your Crochet Life forever, right now. Take a leap of faith. You can do it. I believe in you!
I hope you love this round-up of Yarn Organizational tips as much as I do. If you love this technique, please use the social media share buttons above or below and share this pattern link with the world and your friends.
That way you will find it easily again when you need it and you also provide the world and your friends with the ability to gain extra crochet knowledge as well. And to top it off, you help me as it allows me to create more content that you love already and want to see more of – free crochet patterns and tutorials. So, thank you for sharing.
If you love my crochet patterns and the way I teach, I would suggest subscribing to my newsletter below as I share new patterns, tutorials and special announcements often.