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Free Knitting or Crocheting Computer Worksheets: Get Organized

This is a guide to worksheets you can create on your computer to help you get organized with your knitting and crocheting. These are free example knitting and crocheting worksheets on how to organize the various parts of these crafts.

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Personal Knitting or Crocheting Information


A Personal Knitting or Crocheting Worksheet allows you to list your favorite websites, add your user names and passwords, and so much more. There are many large free knitting and crocheting pattern sites out there, but you may need to create a user name and password for a few of them. It would be nice to print this out and have it at your fingertips. You may want to add a section for the last time you checked the website/s. You could also include a section for the knitting or crocheting patterns you haven’t gotten a chance to record yet. It’s important to save the web address and write it down as soon as possible. Many bloggers who have great knitting or crocheting patterns close their account, so grab the free patterns fast! If you find one you love, but don’t have time to write it down or print it, then add it to this worksheet, and as soon as possible, copy down the pattern!!



Example of a Personal Knitting and Crocheting Worksheet

My favorite Knitting and Crocheting Websites:

My User Names and Passwords:

  • Knitting Pattern Central: UN (User Name) = Name; PW (Password) = PW123
  • Ravelry: UN = Knittinggirl; PW = Knit

Last Checked for New Patterns:

  • Last Wednesday – March 13, 2013

Patterns I Need to Copy:

  • On Knitting Pattern Central:
    • Creative Knitting Placemat
    • Flowered Dishcloth
    • Mother’s Day Coasters
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Yarn, Patterns, and Needles Inventory


It's very important to keep track of your craft supplies for when you go shopping. Plus, it's very handy to know what you have and if you can do a certain pattern. By doing it in a spreadsheet, you can sort, filter, etc. You should know what you have already copied down so that you don’t copy the same knitting or crocheting pattern twice and waste your time. Keep an inventory of what you have on hand at all times, what you are using, and what you want to make in regards to your yarn, patterns, and needles. This is an excellent way to stay organized. It will keep you on track. You won’t end up with 5 skeins of red yarn and only one skein of blue or with 4 sets of US8 needles and no US7 needles. When you are at the store, you don't want to get scatterbrained, and forget what you came in there for. Keep track of your supplies! This will help!



Knitting and Crocheting Yarn Inventory

(You may also want to make some sort of notation of which are being used currently)

Color of YarnType of YarnHow Much Do I Have?

Green

Worsted

1 Skein

Red

Worsted

1 Skein

Rose

Worsted

2 Skeins

Yellow

Worsted

1 Skein

Cream

Worsted

1 Skein

White

Worsted

1 Skein

Grey

Worsted

1/2 of a Skein

Black

Worsted

1 Skein

Brown

Worsted

2 Skeins

Light Blue

Worsted

1 Skein

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Knitting and Crocheting Pattern List

(I copy my patterns in little books numbered 1 through 6)

TitleTypeBookPage

On the Double

Scarf

4

2

Plush

Baby Blanket

3

25

Stockinette

Dishcloth

3

45

Quaker Rib

Scarf

4

33

Farrow Rib

Scarf

6

96

Easy Warmth

Afghan

1

47

Scrunchy

Scarf

1

22

Bad Math

Scarf

3

4

Knit Framed

Dishcloth

4

12

Reversible

Hat

5

56

Textured

Socks

4

92

Simple

Shawl

2

49

Diagonal

Scarf

2

25

Roman Rib

Scarf

3

77

Perfect

Dishcloth

6

23

Wave Rib

Scarf

1

84

Garter

Dishcloth

2

75

Quick and Easy

Cowl

2

60

Mandy's

Socks

3

57

The Rome

Scarf

4

45

Traveller's

Afghan

5

34

Pie

Afghan

2

76

Baker's

Dishcloth

1

72

Grandma

Dishcloth

1

77

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Knitting and Crocheting Needle Inventory

These inventory sheets are guidelines only. You can use any of them or create your own. I have many more columns than I listed on my spreadsheets. I like to know which ones are in use, when I completed the project, shopping needs, etc.

US Size of NeedlesLength of NeedlesType of NeedlesCurrently in Use?

8

10"

Metal Circular

No

10

10"

Plastic Straight

No

14

16"

Metal Straight

Yes

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Planning for the Future


These worksheets are designed for your future needs. When holidays and birthdays run together, you need to knit and crochet fast! This means planning ahead so that all gifts are ready in advance. It's important to find out your relatives and friends' favorite colors, designs, etc. Think about what they need - a quilt? a potholder? coasters? Dishcloths can especially be meaningful. If your grandmother likes doves, just search online and you can find a dove pattern for free, and then you can make her a sweet little dishcloth that is heart-felt, meaningful, and one you know she will appreciate.



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Knitting Planning Worksheet for an Individual


EXAMPLE - KNITTING PLANNING SHEET FOR <NAME OF RECEIPT>


Approximate Due Date and Length of Time to Complete:

Due Date

  • His Birthday – August 24, 2013

Time Needed to Complete Project

  • 4 Months

Begin by

  • May 24, 2013

Priority

  • #4


Requirements

Needle Size

  • US 7

Color and Kind of Yarn

  • Paddy Green, Worsted Weight

Design

  • Malabrigo Waffles Scarf from Ravelry

Where to Find Design

  • Copied in my book #1, page 105


Planning and Organizing:

Will work on it 15 minutes per day at least.until completed.


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Knitting Planning Sheet For Everyone

PROJECTS NEEDED THIS YEAR

Number of Projects: 5

Earliest Due Date: May 21, 2013

Latest Due Date: December 31, 2013


Priority #1 - Mom – Mother’s Day

  • "I Love Mom" Dishcloth (Printed out in Dishcloth binder)

Priority #2 - Dad – Father’s Day

  • Basketweave Coasters (Book 5; page 1)

Priority #3 - Dad’s Birthday

  • The Pattern "His Birthday" Scarf (Book 2; page 101)

Priority #4 - Matt’s Birthday

  • Green Cross Dishcloth (Printed in Dishcloth binder)

Priority #5 - Mom’s Christmas Gift

  • "OSU" Dishcloth (Printed in Dishcloth binder)
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Creating Your Own Patterns


There are several ways in which you can record your original designs. Also, it's important when presenting your design to show all the requirements of a pattern (the yarn, needle size, etc.). These are good ideas on ways to write down creative ideas.



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Plain Creation Worksheet 1

Your Knitting Pattern

By <Your Name>


US 7

Yarn: Worsted Weight – Your favorite color

Approximate size: 5”X5”

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Length of Time it takes to Make: 30 minutes


Key:

CO = Cast On

K = Knit

P = Purl

BO = Bind Off


CO 17.

K two rows.

Row 1: K2, P2, K13

Row 2: P4, K3, P10

Row 3: K17


BO. Weave in ends. Block lightly.

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Plain Creation Worksheet 2

Your Knitting Pattern

By <Your Name>


Fill in for your purposes. This is just a guideline.

US 7

Yarn: Worsted Weight – Your favorite color

Approximate size: 5”X5”

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Length of Time it Takes to Make: 30 minutes


Cast On 17.

K two rows.

Row 1: K2, P2, K13

Row 2: K17


Cast off. Weave in ends. Block lightly.

CREATION WORKSHEET 3


The Name of Your Project

By First LastName


<INSERT PICTURE>

Needle Size Number

<Enter Needle Size>

Yarn

<Enter Color, Type, etc>

Finished Approximate Size

A" X A"

Cast On #

<Number>

Level of Difficulty

Beginner, Intermediate, Expert

The Pattern 

Row 1

<Your Pattern>

Row 2

<Your Pattern>

Bind Off.

Weave in ends.

Block as necessary.

Your Own Design

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Creating Your Own Pattern


You can make a pattern just like this. You may be artistic and like the "visual" of the pattern, rather than a written out pattern (K5, P2, K1, etc.). This pattern was an example, but if the "knit stitches" were the filled-in squares (the purple ones) and the blank squares were the "purl stitches," the first few purple filled-in boxes would mean that you need to "knit" those stitches. If you find inspiration, and make a chart like this, be sure to have a "KEY" that shows which are your "knits" and which are your "purls." Also, you will need to record the number of stitches you casted on, the type of yarn you used, the size of needles you used, etc., so you don't forget, and add the level of difficulty. With your hand-written notes on perhaps a graph page, convert this information to a Creation Page, similar to the ones presented to you above. It all flows together.




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Conclusion


The following worksheets will help you stay organized and well stocked:

Personal Knitting Worksheet - Your general data sheet

Yarn Inventory - Record your color, type, and how much you have (record on your phone or on a note card for when you go to the store - do the same with your needle inventory)

Pattern List - List the title, type, book you have it in, and the page number it is on

Needle Inventory - Record your needle size (both width and length), type, and whether the needles are in use or not

Knitting Planning Worksheet For an Individual - Plan a project for that special someone

Knitting Planning Worksheet For Everyone - Plan your year or season (who to knit or crochet for first)

Creation Worksheet - Page to enter your pattern details in

Chart - Can be made with a key, with letters, or with symbols



Other Helpful Hubpages

Summary of Needlework Supplies

Organizing Your Needlework Supplies

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Comments

Michele Kelsey (author) from Edmond, Oklahoma on September 14, 2013:

I hope your worksheets help you as much as mine does me. I love mine! It helps me stay very organized. Happy Hubbing! ~Michele

Faythe Payne from USA on May 18, 2013:

Wow what a great idea..Why didn't I think of this..I have so many patterns and of course when I want them I have no idea where I saved them..This will make my life so much easier...thank you....voting up and sharing.