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recycle a cd canister lid into a cute croche cozy
I had one of those "I could make that!" moments at the craft store this weekend. The culprit was a yarn cozy, big enough to hold one ball or small skein of yarn. My daughter and I were looking over the apparatus, which cost approximately $13. It had a clear plastic bottom with a drawstring top. The plastic bit reminded me strongly of a pile of recyclables I've been saving for just such a purpose! If you've ever bought a value-sized package of writable cds or dvds, you know just what I'm talking about. I've used the lid from one for ages to keep my balls of yarn from dancing around and enticing my cats. Take it a step further, and it's a cozy caddy and cute, too!

EDIT: I've added a photo of a similar container made with a 2 liter soda. If you use the soda bottle, just trim it down, and follow the same steps, using a hole punch instead of a drill. it's not quite a sturdy, but it's definitely easier!

Posted by ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) from Austin, Texas, United States • Published See ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)'s 74 projects »
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  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Snip off the tabs off the sides of the lid that would hold it in the base.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure out masking tape around the container. Tear off enough to have a small overlap.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add 1/2" marks along the tape.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stick on the lid approximately 1/2" from the top, being careful to keep it even.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Drill holes along the 1/2" marks on the tape. Just a quick warning here: I broke a hole punch in my enthusiasm to make this project. Use a drill if you have one, putting a piece of scrap wood behind the plastic to catch the drill bit when it pops through. And please be careful, power tools are, after all, power tools!

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Row 1: Using a hook that will fit through the hole (I used an F, but you can go larger or smaller depending on the holes), Sl st in any hole. sc loosely around. Sl st to join in beg sc.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 7
    Step 7

    row 1 detail

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 8
    Step 8

    Row 2: Using the larger hook (I changed from F to G), Ch 1., sc in first st. *2 sc in next st, sc in next* around. Sl st in first sc to join.
    Note: adapt this row in whatever way you need to in order to have even stitching around the perimeter of the circle.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 9
    Step 9

    Row 3 - 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc around. Sl st in top of first hdc to join.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 10
    Step 10

    Row 8-9: Ch 1, dc in same st and in each st around. Sl st in top of first dc to join

  • Step 11

    Row 10: Ch 1, sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

  • Step 12

    Row 11: Ch 2, sl st in next sc, *ch 2, sl st in next sc* around. Finish off.

  • Step 13

    Drawstring:
    Ch 75. Pull ends tight, trim to approximately 1" or weave in ends. For some fun varation, use a ribbon or other trim as a drawstring.

  • How to make a craft organizers. Cute, Cozy Crochet Yarn Caddy - Step 14
    Step 14

    Weave drawstring over and under through every two stitches of Row 8 (first row of dc).

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Kayla G.
Kayla G.

adorable! my grandmama has taught me to crochet. still i dont understand

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Kay B.
Kay B. · 2 projects

what a fabulous idea!!!!!!

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Wendy W.
Wendy W. · Valentine, Nebraska, United States · 22 projects

that is so cute!! I've seen some similiar ones in vintage magazines(except they were purses!!) and it is great that the idea is coming back in fashion LOL.

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Calochortus
Calochortus · middle of nowhere, Alaska, United States · 1 project

I love this! It's so perfect!

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Sharon L.
Sharon L. · , North Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · 1 project

What a fab idea!

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glDesign
glDesign · New Mexico, United States

What a great idea!

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Renee
Renee · , Some Where on Earth, · 7 projects

You can also cut down a 2 liter plastic Soda bottle :)

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ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects

Thanks! For me, it's really just keeping it away from my cats...and their fur. ;)

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 723 projects

Fantastic idea, I'm always looking around for new ways to carry my wool.

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ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects

My pleasure, glad you like it!

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