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Go Green Yarn Caddy


Use a large 1 gallon plastic vinegar bottle to create a handy yarn caddy with this idea from Tina Johnson. Go green, save money and make your crochet and knitting easier.

Yarn Caddy


  • 1 gallon plastic vinegar bottle (or similar gallon bottle)
  • Paring knife
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Flat rock or similar for weight
  • yarn


  1. Remove the label and wash the bottle. Let it dry.
  2. *Cut the bottle straight across were the top of the label would being sure to leave 2 inches of plastic uncut under were the handle is (this will act as a hinge).

    *Safety First: I placed the bottle on my counter, holding onto the handle (my hand was resting on the counter to stabilize the bottle) I very carefully inserted a pointed blade paring knife into the bottle (you need roughly a 1/2 inch long cut). I also made sure that the cut I made was away from my hand that was holding the bottle. Placing scissors into the cut I finished my cutting I needed to do around the bottle.

    Any children creating this project will need an adult to complete this step for them.
  3. On the other side of the bottle directly across from the 2" "Hinge" punch a hole in the top half of the bottle about ½ inch above the cut line and one in the bottom half of the bottle (1/2 inch below the cut line) directly under the top one using a paper hole puncher.
  4. Find a medium size flat rock outside that you can wash and place in the bottom or something you have around the house to put in the bottom to weigh it down.
  5. The Fun Part! Drop your yarn skein in bottle and feed the yarn from the center of the skein through the top opening of the bottle. Thread a scrap piece of yarn through the holes you made using the hole puncher and tie it like you would your shoe laces to securely close it.


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