Mudroom Storage Hanging Baskets

With colder weather on its way, it means it’s time to start making scarfs, hats and gloves, yippee! I don’t really look froward to the snow, but I love to crochet all the things that go with it.  With 3 boys in the house I soon realized I was going to need somewhere to keep all their winter gear tidy.

Hanging storage bags to organize winter scarves, hats and gloves. Shown here as a mudroom storage option. Link to free crochet pattern in post.

The boys will run in to change into dry mittens real quick and fling everything around looking for the ones they wanted. Our mudroom was quickly getting taken over, so enter these hanging storage baskets. It was a fun and quick project that I want to share with you.

For this project I followed this great free pattern by Crystal Madrilejos for a Crocheted Toy Cocoon Bag. These bags would make really nice storage for a playroom, kid’s room or nursery too. The Ravelry page for this pattern has some creative ideas: a plastic bag holder, including one with a hole in the bottom to pull out bags; a hanging utensil holder for a trailer. There are lots of possibilities.

The pattern calls for bulky yarn. I wanted to crochet with two colors, so instead, I held together two strands of worsted weight Lion Brand Fishermen’s wool in Natural and Nature’s Brown and used an N hook. I don’t plan on washing too often, so I wasn’t worried about felting.

These have worked out really well! Each boy has a hanging bag next to his jacket with all his gear ready to go. They stretch and can hold two sets of scarfs, mittens, and hats.

This year’s winter hats for the family are already on the hook! Are you starting your cold weather crocheting or knitting yet? Share in the comments!

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6 Responses

  1. Priscilla says:

    Now that our kiddos are getting older, our mudroom is less chaotic. STILL disorganized, but less chaotic. So I’d LOVE to commission eight of these — one for each of us — to help us keep our small items organized (hats, gloves, etc.) I can’t crochet a single stitch, so I’ll buy some from you. 🙂

  2. Hi, just wondering if your project curled up into a flower shape as well? I’m just on row 6 and it looks a bit wonky to me, but that might just be the yarn/ hook combo. I’m using a 12 mm hook and a fluffy/tight combo yarn.

    • Sakeenah says:

      Hi Rowan, I think maybe once you start decreasing it will have more of the right shape. If not, it’s possible you added stitches by accident? Let me know how it goes. 🙂

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