Protect your dresser top and your jewelry from scratches with one of these easy-to-make Crocheted Jewelry Trays!
About a year and a half ago, I graduated to fully adult status and purchased a matching bedroom set. Headboard, bedside tables, dresser, and media cabinet, all in a style and color I LOVE! Yay! It only took my 25 years of adulthood to get the money and a bedroom large enough for a whole set of nice furniture. 🙂 Maybe I’m a late bloomer. Not sure.
But anyway, the new furniture brought with it a new set of concerns. I suddenly found myself obsessing about keeping the dresser top scratch free. Since I like to take off my jewelry and set it on the corner of the dresser for quick retrieval the next day, I was concerned that a sharp edge on a ring or the back post of an earring would leave its mark on the dresser top. And remember … I waited 25 years, so I claim the right to a have little OCD in this area.
Last week, I got tired of worrying about the problem and decided to solve it. I went to my craft room and dug through my stash and came out with a roll of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick that was begging to be given a purpose. A half hour later, I had a pretty little jewelry tray to keep my rings and dresser top safe from one another.
Made with Super Bulky yarn, you can whip one of these up from just a bit of leftover yarn, and it takes less than 20 minutes. Don’t have super bulky yarn sitting around? Use three strands of a worsted weight yarn to get a comparable size.
Here’s a quick rundown of the pattern. For a convenient PDF copy of the pattern you can print (PLUS access to all the patterns in my FREE pattern library) click the button below!
Pattern instructions are given in U.S. terms.
In a magic circle, work 6 sc. Sl st to the first sc to join.
Ch 1, work 2 sc in the same st as joining, work 2 sc in each st around then sl st to join.
Ch 1, work 2 sc in the same st as joining, work 1 sc in the next st, *work 2 sc in the next st, work 1 sc in the next st* Repeat between ** around then sl st to the first sc to join.
Ch 1, work 2 sc in the same st as joining, work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *work 2 sc in the next st, work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* Repeat between ** around then sl st into the back loop only of the first sc to join.
TIP: You have completed the base of the tray and will now begin creating the shallow “walls” of the tray. You will be working in the back loop only for the next round. The unworked front loop of each stitch creates an attractive ridge along the base of the tray, and working in the back loop only also helps your wall to stand a little more vertical. 🙂
Working in the Back Loop Only, ch 1, sc in the same st as joining and in each st around then sl st into both loops of the first sc to join.
Working in Both Loops, ch 1, sc in the same st as joining and in each st around. Sl to to the first sc to join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
There you have it! Easy, pretty, and practical — my favorite kind of pattern! Want to save this pattern idea? Grab the download and you’ll always have it on file.