Easy Way to Store Notions While Traveling: A Knit and Crochet DIY

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This fun little project is a quick and easy way to organize your notions for on the go knitting or crocheting. It also makes a really great, and affordable, gift for your yarn friends! 

I originally got the idea after a long car ride where I got to a pivotal point of my project and had no stitch markers. Usually I’d get creative and cut a little piece of yarn to use as one but I didn’t have scissors either! 85% of the time I’m organized enough to have a notions in my WIP bag but as a busy mom it’s not always a reality. So I thought why not make a little to go travel motion kit for those emergency situations. 

And of course, I absolutely love sharing these ideas with you guys! I actually ended up making several of them to give as gifts! 

The tricky part with this project was finding an appropriate container. At first I used these “flash card storage boxes” in the dollar section at Target. They’re great and the clear color was perfect. But… they only cost $1 so I can only expect the quality to match. So, I wanted to find a little higher quality option that wouldn’t break the bank. 

Then comes in these Micro Plano fishing tackle boxes! They were very affordable each and exceptional high quality! 

Fun fact, I actually use Plano boxes for storing my notions at home. I have 12″ x 12″ stacking ones, I got them at Costco, and I have one for each category (needles, hooks, notions and even one for my silk Mohair yarn to ensure it doesn’t get squished. I also like the slightly bigger tackle boxes to keep my crochet hooks organized by size. They’re nice because the dividers are usually adjustable and they’re made to go fishing so they’re super tough! 

To make this project even more budget friendly, or if you want to make a bunch of them. You can make the box with the sticker and give it empty so the receiver can stock it with their favorite notions! 

I went above and beyond and used my Cricut to put a cute little label on the box, totally optional and not really even necessary.


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