Rainbow Storage Doorstop by Dedri Uys

Rainbow Storage Doorstop

February 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
236 - 252 yards (216 - 230 m)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for free.

This Rainbow Storage Doorstop is basically a bag with a weight in the bottom. I suggest using one of those rice heating bags that everyone has and no-one can ever find. That way you will always know where to find it on those rare occasions when you actually need it.

The doorstop is closed in such a way that you can drop small pieces of debris (Lego, marbles, crayons, bouncy balls) into it on your way past without having to open it. I find this SO helpful because it means I only have to sort the contents of the doorstop once a month, instead of having to put the relevant toys in the relevant containers each time I step on or trip over them. When you want to retrieve anything from the doorstop, it is a matter of seconds to unfasten the closure.

Alternatively, you can also use it as a hanging basket for lighter small items.

It is 25cm high and 48cm in circumference, but can easily be enlarged if you need something bigger.

Available in UK Terminology in Inside Crochet Issue 87, February 2017.

Available in US Terminology on my website.