DIY Storage Bins

Put a personal mark on organization with DIY storage bins. These projects -- using basic crocheting and sewing skills -- will beautifully elevate your storage and style game.

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DIY Laundry Bin

With a trip to your local hardware and fabric stores, you'll have what you need to make this creative divided laundry bin, which is constructed from a sewn back and a PVC plumbing part frame. 

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Crocheted Storage Bin

Stow crafts supplies, blankets, or whatever needs stashing in a slouchy crocheted basket. We used a size L crochet hook and stretchy T-shirt yarn (made from jersey knit fabric) for a fresh textured look, but you can use a bulky yarn to get a similar effect. Double your yarn for a sturdier weave. Refer to these basic crochet stitches and the pattern below, and use single crochet in the round. When the circle is the desired size for the bottom of your basket, single crochet under the line or ridge on the back of the first stitch of previous round. Once you complete that round, continue single crocheting around the circle until the basket reaches desired height. 

Pattern: 

Ch 6, join with a sl st to create a loop. Work the first round in the loop.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop. Join with sl st.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st. Join with sl st. (16 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. Join with sl st. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. Join with sl st. (32 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) around. Join with sl st. (40 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) around. Join with sl st. (48 sc)

Circle should be roughly 10 inches wide now.

Continue increasing until basket is desired width, then start the first row of the body of the basket.

1st round of sides: Ch 1, sc around in front loops only. Join with sl st.

2nd round of sides: Ch 1, sc around in both loops. Join with sl st.

Repeat 2nd round of sides until your basket reaches the desired height. 

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