Margaret Kavanagh

5 brilliant (and sneaky) ways to hide your yarn stash – with PRO TIPS!

5 ways to stash your yarn - with pro tips!

Hide your yarn stash? Why? Shouldn't it be out in the open for you to love and cherish? Well, in a perfect world, yes, it should. But in the real world, some (*cough*) yarn-obsessed people (*cough*) acquire more yarn than we they can crochet into items in a reasonable amount of time. And THOSE people don't always have understanding partners or family members. So, hiding a yarn stash is an … option.

We have a few easy ways to hide some yarn, and we also present some ramped-up PRO TIPS to take your stashing skills to the next level! Note: We are not (not) advocating that you buy more yarn or deceive anyone. We aren't your mom, so you do what you want. We're just presenting some tips. You do you.

And so, here is:

5 Ways to Hide Your Yarn Stash!

1 – Hide your yarn stash in your linen closet AND in your linens!

While you may already be using your linen closet to store some of your yarn, are you making the best use of it?

    • The regular stasher tucks skeins of yarn between pillowcases.
    • The PRO fills a duvet cover with yarn and folds it neatly with the other blankets.

Hide yarn stash in a duvet cover

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2 – Disguise your yarn stash in your bathroom cabinet with this easy hack!

Sometimes it's better to leave a few balls of yarn visible to distract from an even larger stash.

    • Most yarnies hide a bag or two of yarn in the bathroom cabinet.
    • The PRO leaves a “distraction” bag of yarn slightly visible and uses feminine product boxes to store much more yarn.

Stash yarn in the bathroom cabinet

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3 – Stash your yarn in bookshelves but don't “replace” a single book!

Take a look at your bookcases. Are they filled with books? Have you read any of them lately?

    • The average crafter would swap out some books for some pretty storage baskets full of yarn.
    • The PRO creates a faux front of book covers with empty space behind it to fill with tons of yarn.

SUPER PRO TIP: Check out local second-hand shops for book copies if you can't stand the thought of destroying your own books.

Stash your yarn in a smart looking box

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4 – Use your winter storage for its intended purpose, and then some!

Can we agree that some of that yarn will become cold-weather wear? Well then, it probably belongs in winter storage. So, let's just put it there ahead of time.

    • Crafters usually have a tub of yarn in the winter storage closet. Maybe 2 for good measure.
    • The PRO has a few tubs PLUS many hangers of winter garment bags full of yarn. Each garment bag can hold 5 sweaters-worth or 2 afghans-worth of yarn AND a garment (if necessary for disguise).

Store your yarn stash in winter garment bags

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5 – We were floored by this amazingly creative way to store a yarn stash!

This particular tip is going to blow your mind when you see how a pro handles it. And we left the best for last because it's sure to set your mind racing with possibilities.

    • A regular crafter sets a basket on the floor with some yarn skeins.
    • The PRO crafter adds hidden hinges to some floorboards and voilà! Now, your yarn storage is only limited by your square footage!

Stash your yarn in a secret floorboard compartment


Get going on your yarn stashing!

We gave you a head start! But there are probably many more places to store yarn in YOUR home (drop ceiling, anyone?). And if you need some more conventional solutions, feel free to check these out.

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Blog Manager & Columnist Coordinator at Happily Hooked | + posts

I've been crocheting since my mother taught me as a little girl. I'm lucky to be working with Happily Hooked and I can't wait to share everything yarny and hooky with you! Yarn over, peeps! Yarn over!

Margaret Kavanagh

I've been crocheting since my mother taught me as a little girl. I'm lucky to be working with Happily Hooked and I can't wait to share everything yarny and hooky with you! Yarn over, peeps! Yarn over!

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