Sunday, May 4, 2014

Week 9: Organizing My Patterns

The week 9 challenge for the 52 Week Crochet Challenge is to organize my patterns and tell about any systems I use for finding a pattern quickly.

This is an ongoing project for me. As soon as I get it the way I want it, I decide to try it a different way. Right now, my printed patterns are organized like this:
 Each binder has its own category: Blankets (2), Squares, Holidays, Baby, Kitchen and Bath, Decorative, and Clothing. I still want to decorate these to make them prettier and put labels on the spines.
The patterns in each binder are arranged alphabetically, and there's a list of what patterns are in each binder at the front. I still need to put a tab on each pattern so I can look at the list, find the right pattern, and go straight to the correct tab. They won't have numbers on them because I'm always adding and taking out patterns.

I do have a Ravelry account with patterns saved and Pinterest boards with patterns organized by type, but I still prefer a hard copy. I don't always have access to the computer, and I like to take crochet on the go which requires a printed pattern.

Baby Name Guess Giveaway Update

I have an idea for a prize now, but I don't have any images ready just yet. Soon.
I love all the guesses so far! They are adorable :-) No one's gotten either name correct yet.
The question was asked if you have to guess both names correctly. I think it would be amazing if someone did, but I know that might be impossible. So I'm making a few amendments:

You can guess more than once, just leave your additional guesses on this post.
The first person to guess the correct first name gets a prize.
The first person to guess the correct middle name gets a prize.
If someone actually guesses both, you'll get a big prize!
If no one guesses either name by the cutoff date, consolation prizes will be sent to the first two people who come the closest.

Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration


  1. Great way to organize your patterns Kate.


  2. Ariel (I don't know about the spelling) Jewels

  3. This is fun..I am going to be thinking about this until you let us in on the fun

  4. I can't believe how organised you are kate, I'm always going to do the same but it just never seems to happen. I'm going to have to go away and have another name think. :)

  5. anna jolie and wonderful organization my patterns are rolled in my little file cabinet no labels or anything so not organized

  6. Hi Kate, this is something that i had been thinking of doing, for a while..:)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. Following you right back. So nice to meet ya..:)

    Have a great week!

  7. Yeah! organizing. May I suggest taking photos of completed projects and putting them with the patterns. Also maybe a swatch of the pattern or a square.