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Organizing toys on the cheap

Posted on | May 26, 2013 | No Comments

As I get together toys for my daughter to enjoy in the future, I’m discovering something pretty obvious: All this stuff needs to be organized!

I started with a simple crocheted mesh bag for those blocks I just made.

I think it suits those blocks nicely. :)

I think it suits those blocks nicely. ­čÖé

Honeycomb Mesh Bag:

Round-by-Round, worked in a continuous spiral:

  • 1: ch 4, dc 1 in 4th ch from hook. Ch3, dc in the same stitch you just dc’d in. ┬árepeat until there are 6 dc, each with 3 ch separating the dc’s.
  • Make 1 dc in the ch-space between the previous row’s dc, as well as one dc in the top of ┬áeach of the previous row’s dc’s. Do this in every round you want to keep increasing the circular bottom of the bag.
  • Once you have the desired bottom diameter, simply dc 1 in each ch-space, and not in the tops of the dc’s. Continue separating each dc with 3 ch.
  • For the end, simply ch 3 after the previous dc, and sc the end of the ch into the ch-space. sl 1, cut off of the skein, and weave in ends.

As for the cord, I will explain with a pictorial:

Chain 1.

 

Hold it on its side, like this. You see how there's those 2 loops on the right, and the 1 on the left? That one is normally on the bottom.

Hold it on its side, like this. You see how there’s those 2 loops on the right, and the 1 on the left? That one is normally on the bottom.

 

2.)Yarn over, and stick your hook in between the single loop and the two loops.

Yarn over, and stick your hook in between the single loop and the two loops.

 

 

 

yarn over, pull through one loop, so you have three loops on your hook.

yarn over, pull through one loop, so you have three loops on your hook.

Pull your yarn through all three loops, (basically an hdc) and, ta-da! Nice stretchy cord, no base chain.

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