Modular Drawer Organizer Tray Insert by ThirtyOne Thirteen

Modular Drawer Organizer Tray Insert

March 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches
in single crochet (US)
4.0 mm (G)
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Materials needed:
G-6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook
6.7 ounces (190 grams) DK weight yarn, divided into two equal balls, OR one ball of bulky to super bulky weight yarn
Blunt yarn needle

Optional materials:
Safety pins for holding compartments together during assembly
Bamboo kitchen skewers to slip inside seams for additional shaping; tray shown uses two 11 inch (28cm) lengths, two 3.75 inch (9.5 cm) lengths, and two 1.5 inch (4 cm) lengths

Final measurements of assembled tray: 12 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 1.25 inches deep (30 cm long, 25cm wide, 3.3 cm deep).

An awesome project for the beginning crochet student! This modular tray organizer pattern works up quickly with incredibly useful results.

All instructions are written out completely with the beginner in mind, using no abbreviations. Includes both USA and UK notation. Requires knowledge of the following stitches:
chain stitch
slip stitch
single crochet (double crochet in the UK)
working through back loop

Compartments are assembled with a blunt yarn needle using blanket stitch, although whip stitch may easily be substituted.

When selecting yarn for this project, keep in mind that cotton makes a soft and sturdy fabric, acrylic is a tad floppy alone, but works well when blended with other fibers, wool creates cozy texture, while blends such as alpaca, linen, or metallic fibers add unique depth and richness to your final project.