Are you learning to change colors in your crochet or knitting? This DIY bobbin holder easily fits the bill. And for under $10 it is SO in my price range!
One thing that I have learned that makes color changing easier is to have bobbins and a bobbin holder. Last week I share with you my own FREE DIY Crochet Bobbins. But I really needed an efficient way to work with all those bobbins. This DIY bobbin holder is quick and easy and can be made for under $10!
I wanted something that held the bobbins away from each other, and I wanted separate holes for each piece of yarn. I also wanted it to be relatively easy to change the bobbins around.
Here is what I came up with:
DIY Bobbin Holder
- 2 – 5/16inX36in Dowels (This will give you 6 dowels with 2 bobbins fitting on each)
- 1 Plastic Basket with holes (about 11X13 1/4) Like this one
- 3 pkgs. Wooden Cap Assortments like these
- 2 Small binder clips (Must fit tight on the dowel)
- Small hand saw
- Wood glue
- Mark and cut dowels – 12in each
- Glue caps onto one end of dowels, leave other end free.
- Slide into holes
- Add bobbins and slide through hole on other side, then add cap (without gluing)
- Add binder clip to top dowel and feed yarn through. Leave one metal clip up and one down. This will let you feed yarn from the top and bottom.
- Feed yarn through holes at front of the basket.
Here are a few images to help you out! :0)
And that is all there is to it. I already had the basket and picked up the rest at Walmart for around $8.
So if you are looking to expand your crochet or knitting talents to include some color changing these bobbins and DIY bobbin holder will be a great, and cheap, way to get started.
Hope to see you in the Wanderlust Crochet Along!
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