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FREE Crochet Pattern for a Rolled Yarn Holder

Anyone who works with yarn know that there are a couple of ways to use it.  You can either take it from the middle of the skein and hope it doesn't get all twisted when you get to the end, or you can roll it in a ball to start, and hope that the ball doesn't roll all over the pace.

To help you with the latter, I've designed a yarn holder that you can use to keep the ball in one spot.  There are some cute ones out there made of clay and such that you can buy, but a true crocheter likes to use what they have.  This is a yarn ball holder, made of yarn!


It's really simple to make, just single crochets, a few slip stitches, a few buttons and 3 strands of yarn.  You can use any yarn worsted weighted yarn you'd like, all one colors, 3 different colors, or maybe 2 strands of one and one variegated color.  You do need a decent amount of each strand, so if you use leftover yarn, you'll need a good sized ball.  Sorry I don't have the exact amount you need, as I just used some leftover yarn I had to make it as well.

Worsted weighted yarn - 3 strands of whichever color you want.
6.5mm hook
Sewing needle
3 buttons

MR - magic ring
Sl St - slip stich
Sc - single crochet
ch - chain

Start with the bottom of the holder by making a flat circle, then well crochet up the sides.  We'll then make the top circle separately and only attach it with a few sl stitches.

With all 3 strands
Round 1: Magic ring with 8 sc, join, (8)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join (16)
Round 3: Ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next*, repeat around, join (24)
Round 4: Ch 1, *2sc, sc in next 2* repeat around, join (32)
Round 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3, 2sc in next* repeat around, join (40)
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in next 19, 2sc in next, repeat again, join (42)
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in Back loops only all around (42)

**After round 7, I start to do continuous rounds with no joins so you do not see a seam.


  1. Wow, this is so beautiful and the tips are awesome.

  2. Wow your skills are amazing! I'm not the best at arts/crafts, but you make it look simple!

  3. stunning Idea Thank you for sharing

  4. Awesome idea! But how do you keep open the hole on the lid? Thank you

  5. I ch 8 then sl stitch to the first st. Then I crochet a sc in each of the 8 chains. Then I finish by doing the same as the base increases.

  6. Where is the rest if the pattern? It stops at row 7 on here and has no instructions for the lid.

  7. When and how did you put the buttons on

  8. How big did you make the lid, what row or round did you stop increasing


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