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Organizer Caddy – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s another Make it for Me project! That’s right, I made two! And I have to say the Organizer Caddy is definitely the best project for me.

This event is a month long free crochet pattern blog hop hosted by Kathy from ELK Studio.

I chose to this Organizer Caddy as my Make it for Me project because it’s something I will desperately need: organization! I have lots of bits and bobs that end up strewn around, so I thought it would be nice to make a holder for them all. Plus, it is portable!

This organizer can be used for many craft mediums (crochet, sewing, art…etc), but it could also be used as a makeup caddy or as a candy dish.

I love the versatility of this design and all of the compartments! There are 8 cups to fill up.

Let’s make one!

Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
-Any color [5 oz]
J/10/6.00mm Crochet Hook {I highly suggest Clover Amour Hooks}
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Gauge

Not important for this project

Finished Measurement

8.25″ D x 4.25″ H (after assembly)

Stitch Guide

arnd = around
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

Skill Level

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms

>>Here are my past Make it for Me Freebies! 
Chunky Lace Vest – MIFM 2018
Noreaster Hat – MIFM 2019
Fur Lined Plaid Earwarmer – MIFM 2020

Notes

  • This basket is made using double strands.
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
  • Where asterisks appear, repeat the instructions between them.
  • All “outside cups” are the same diameter, but I made 2 shorter for smaller items (such as paper clips).
  • These cups can be lined with fabric before attaching them together. You can also insert tin cans or votive jars after attaching them. This would be handy if you needed to use it for items like sewing pins or scissors.
  • I used hot glue to attach my cups and handle, but if you’ll be using it for heavy items I suggest sewing them together.
  • I used 7 colors, but this project can be made in just one color also.

Instructions

CENTER CUP (Make 1)

R1. Make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)

R2. 2 sc arnd (12)

R3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)

R4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24)

R5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30)

R6. BLO sc arnd; sl st in next st working through both loops (30)

R7. Ch 1, 2 sc in next st (not the same space as the chain-1), *skip 1, 2 sc* arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (30)

R8-20. Repeat R7

R21. sl st in each st arnd; Fasten. (30)

OUTER CUPS (Make 7)

R1. Make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)

R2. 2 sc arnd (12)

R3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)

R4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24)

R5. BLO sc arnd; sl st in next st working through both loops (24)

R6. Ch 1, 2 sc in next st (not the same space as the chain-1), *skip 1, 2 sc* arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (24)

R7-14. Repeat R6 <<Stop at row 11 for shorter cups>>

R15. sl st in each st arnd; Fasten. (24)

HANDLE

Ch 71, sl st in each st down the side, turn, sl st in each stitch up the other side, sl st to join in 1st sl st; Fasten. (140)

Finishing

  • Attach outer cups together in a circle (do not attach the first to last cup yet) — This is easier if you place them around the center cup as you go to make sure you’re attaching them in the right place.
  • After all cups are attached, wrap them around the center cup, attach each cup to the center cup, and then attach the first outer cup to the last outer cup.
  • Attach the handle to the outside of the center cup, between gaps of outer cups.
  • Hide all strings.

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