Desk Trays

Issue: Issue 73

Desk Trays by Jemima Schlee

Find the pattern in issue 73 Inside Crochet magazine.

These simple designs are taken from Take A Ball Of String by Jemima Schlee (GMC, £12.99).

These shallow trays will help to keep all your bits and bobs in order, and the design is very easy to adapt to different shapes and sizes.

● Bakers’ twine or household string
Yarn A: White x 32m/35yds (for Medium Tray)
Yarn B: Black x 28m/30yds (for Small Tray)
Yarn C: Grey x 60m/65yds (for Large Tray)
Yarn D: Contrasting shade x 2 (2, 3)m/2 (2, 3)yds
● 3.5mm hook
● Liquid starch or cornstarch
● Yarn needle
● Sharp scissors

Exact tension is not essential.

Small Tray is approximately 7.5 x 6 x 2.5cm/3 x 2½ x 1in.
Medium Tray is approximately 10 x 6 x 2.5cm/4 x 2½ x 1in.
Large tray is approximately 18 x 6 x 2.5cm/7 x 2½ x 1in.

Jemima is a freelance writer and designer who has written several books of craft patterns. Read her blog at

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Designer: Jemima Schlee

Household: Storage

Price: Magazine Only

Yarn Type: Twine

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