Saturday, March 16, 2013

Knit and Fabric Boxes

 

I just love storage boxes!  Plastic, knitted, crocheted, ceramic, wood, you name it.  They keep things so neat and tidy.  If you are a knitter, crocheter or sewist, you know what I mean.  We have all sorts of bits and bobs that need a home.  This pattern you can find in Susan B. Anderson's book Itty Bitty Nursery.



I think this is some Alexander Henry fabric I had leftover from one of my Crochet Reversible Baby Blanket pattern.  Use bigger/smaller needles and fatter/skinnier yarn to make them as big/small as you like!



I used cardboard in between the knitted side and the fabric to make them sturdy.  Susan suggests plastic canvas as they then can be washed.  You can turn the smallest box into a pin cushion as I did.

They'd be great in the bathroom storing cotton balls, lotion, makeup brushes and the like.

Perfect on the baby changing table too.





She shows them and baby blocks, but, as my "baby" is almost 21, I use them for storage.  Easy to knit and a piece of cake to convert to crochet.  Also a great use of fabric scraps.








If you look close at the bottom right corner, you can see them featured in Australia's Shop 4 Kids Magazine 2011.  Always nice to be featured in a cute publication.

Have a great week,

Sheila
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7 comments:

  1. What a sweet coincidence...Just today I was thinking of lining a box with crochet squares...and then I find your article. Excellent!

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  2. I love the boxes!! I will try to make some. They are well needed in my home!!

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  3. Nice colourful boxes you have created. Great idea.

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  4. Very nice, thanks for sharing. Linda

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  5. these are soo cool! and congrats on being featured in Australia's Shop 4 Kids Magazine! :) Michelle

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  6. Very cute! I love to organize things, so these would be great.

    I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up!

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  7. How cute are these! I want one (or ten)
    I might have to pick up that Itty Bitty book.... Thanks for s showing us what you made....
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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