This is a collection of 16 free crochet patterns that are perfect for RV or van life, tiny living or if you’re just looking for more organization in your life.
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Crochet Patterns for RV Life
If you don’t know me – Hi! I’m Christine, residing in a tiny off-grid cabin in the hills of upstate NY, while my husband is currently working in Kansas City, living in our camper (where I find myself at the moment).
Adapting to compact living has led to several adjustments, especially in managing and organizing my limited spaces, particularly when it comes to my crochet projects. On my quest for crochet inspiration, I’ve discovered 16 incredible patterns perfectly suited for tiny living, and today, I’m thrilled to share them with you. Perhaps, you’ll find some that prove useful to you as well!
Whether you’re navigating the challenges of compact spaces or seeking clever solutions to declutter, this collection has you covered. These patterns are designed with the intricacies of small living in mind, offering practical and creative solutions to maximize space efficiency. From storage solutions to decorative elements, each pattern brings a touch of functionality and style, making them perfect companions for life on the road or in cozy corners. Embrace the versatility and ingenuity these patterns bring, adding a dash of order and beauty to your living spaces, no matter how compact.
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This organizational basket with dividers by my friend, Nicki of Nicki’s Homemade Crafts. This handy basket has removable dividers and is made with only single crochet stitches! So if you’re a beginner or you’re simply looking for an easy and quick crochet pattern, then you’ll love this basket pattern. This pattern calls for 24/7 worsted cotton yarn from Lion Brand - which also happens to be my favorite cotton yarn of all time.
I am in love with this hanging storage pouch! You can find this on the crochet blog called “First the Coffee“. This pattern uses the lemon peel stitch, which is what gives it its lovely texture. If you’re not familiar with the lemon peel stitch, don’t worry. It uses just two basic stitches and is super simple. For this pattern, you’ll need 170 yards of any #4-weight cotton yarn. This hanging pouch is a great way to utilize the space on your walls thus giving you more room in your tiny spaces.
This next one is for all the plant moms out there whose plants are taking up precious space in their homes. This easy plant hanger crochet pattern was designed by Sarah of Rich Textures Crochet and I am obsessed with the colors she used for her plant hanger. For this pattern, you’ll use the Pima cotton yarn by Lion Brand. This pattern is also a perfect stash buster as it just uses small amounts of yarn.
Here is another one for the plant moms from Jennifer of A Crocheted Simplicity. Aren’t these plant hangers stunning? I love how you can customize them with wooden beads or rings to match your preferences. And the best part about this pattern is that it comes in three different sizes! so if you are a crazy plant mom, then you’re going to need this pattern in your life.
This next one is a double-hanging basket from the blog Made By Gootie. This hanging basket is made with the Suzette stitch, if you’re not familiar with this stitch don’t worry because it’s very simple and uses a combination of two basic stitches. That is what gives this hanging basket its lovely texture. While this pattern looks to be for plants, you could use this for anything that you could use hanging storage for. I love this hangs flat against a wall or a door. This could make good hand towel storage for your bathroom or your kitchen or even toilet paper storage in your bathroom or you could store some hooks and yarn on the wall next to your bed. The possibilities are endless with this two-tiered hanging basket.
Here is another hanging storage basket, and this one comes from Jessica of Stitching Together. For this pattern, you’ll work with two strands of worsted cotton yarn together, which is going to give this basket lots of sturdiness. This basket also features a leather strap so that you can hang this anywhere in your home. Given that I live in a small space, I can see myself using these baskets to store my WIPs in instead of always trying to shove them under the bed, in a corner, or wherever they’ll fit.
My friend Helen, from Sunflower Cottage Crochet designed this super sturdy basket that is perfect for storing firewood in. We all know how messy firewood can be, and while I love the aesthetic of having a woodstove in my tiny cabin, being able to store a few of my logs in a pretty basket will be the cherry on top. Helen used a T-shirt yarn to design this basket which is what makes it so sturdy and gives it some extra thickness. And probably the best part about this pattern is that it is only 14 rounds total which means it works up super quick. I know I’ll definitely be making a few of these for myself!
So this one comes from Shannon from the Loophole Fox. This is a pouch that hangs from a wooden dowel. This will hang flat against any wall or door. I loved Shannon’s choice of stitches for this hanging pouch. The texture is so pretty yet modern. And Shannon has our back because she has designed this in both a large and small size. I love having options! So be sure to check out her free pattern below.
Since we’re talking about hanging storage, here is another great option from Heidi of Snappy Tots. This pattern comes with two options, a bag holder, as well as a toilet paper holder. Now we’ve all seen the crochet bag holder and if you’re looking for a great pattern, then look no further than this one. However, I really want to draw your attention to the toilet paper holder. I love this pattern and think it’s a fabulous idea for utilizing your wall space when your bathroom space is already limited as is. Our RV doesn’t have a typical-sized linen closet, just a few shelves, which isn’t nearly enough room for all of our bathroom accessories. So this hanging toilet paper holder will certainly come in handy for us.
You need to check out this lovely armchair caddy by Yarnspirations. This is perfect for remotes, magazines, tissues, or anything that you like to have at your fingertips when you’re relaxing on the couch at the end of the day. This comes as a free pattern download straight from the Yarnspirations website. This is made with Bernat Blanket yarn which if you’ve never used it is a super soft but super bulky yarn. This means it’ll work up nice and quick plus it’s made with just basic stitches, so it’s a nice relaxing, mindless crochet project.
If you’re digging the armchair caddy idea, wait until you see this next pattern from Tamara from Moogly. This is a bedside organizer caddy that you can use right on your bed. In our RV we don’t have nightstands because our bedroom is not very big, so this bedside caddy is a perfect solution for me to keep my glasses, my watch, and my phone in while I sleep at night. I also love the simplicity of this pattern. So even if you’re a beginner, this is a project that you can make.
This next pattern also comes from Heidi of Snappy Tots, and it is a heavy-duty utility bag for those dirty jobs that everyone dreads doing. This mesh bag is made with Red Heart Nylon, which I think is absolutely genius. Just fill this bag with anything that needs to be hosed off. Heidi suggests sweaty sporting equipment, stinky fish, or even other things like stuffed animals or shoes. She talks about how her husband likes using his mesh bag for their sewer hose connectors for their camper. he simply throws them all into the utility bag and hoses them off. Easy Peezy!
This lovely bathmat designed by Jo of Jo To The World Creations. This plush little bathmat is worked with two strands of yarn held together which give your bathmat some extra plushiness for your feet. I bet it feels so nice and soft after stepping out of the shower. This bathmat features a uniform center made with just basic stitches, surrounded by a border of what looks to be something similar to a bobble, or berry stitch. You can use this little mat anywhere in your home whether it’s in your kitchen, entryway, bathroom, or whatever.
This Solar circle crochet rug by Veronica of Blue Star Crochet is worked in the round with t-shirt yarn. However, if you want to add in a pop of color, this pattern also gives instructions for working with 6 strands of DK-weight yarn. Measuring 29 inches, this lovely round area rug is perfect for small spaces. One thing I love about this pattern is that Veronika also gives size adjustments for different weights of yarn - all the way down to fingering yarn - which would give you a pretty little doily.
This Farmhouse kitchen towel by Jennifer of ‘A Crocheted Simplicity’ is perfect for any kitchen, no matter the size! I just love the button feature so that you can hang it from your oven door. This gives it a unique and rustic vibe. The pattern calls for Lion Brands Re-Up yarn, which is an up-cycled, eco-friendly yarn that comes in 14 colors. So you’ll be able to work up many beautiful color combinations not only for your kitchen but to give as gifts.
Lastly, we have these adorable puff stitch coasters from Olga of My Crochet Space. While coasters come in handy for any household, they especially come in handy when you are living in a small space because they can easily be tucked away on a shelf or in a drawer, when not in use. This pattern uses any worsted-weight cotton yarn. This is a perfect stash buster if you’re trying to work through that pile of yarn scraps. Be sure to check out Olga’s blog post so you can make a set for yourself.
OK, so I actually have one more pattern to share with you guys because I just couldn’t not share it! The only thing is it’s not free. All the rest of the patterns I shared with you today are free. But this one is a paid pattern on Etsy. This is a lovely, modern diamond crochet rug by Ruby Webbs. Now, in her item description, she does say that the skill level is easy, although you will be working with two different colors. Which isn’t that hard and she gives very good instructions for being able to switch between colors. This rug is made with Lion Brand Wool Ease thick and quick, which is a super bulky #6-weight yarn. This is also available in a small or large size. The small measures 22 1/2"x36 1/2", and then the large measures 33" x 46 1/2". I love love love this little rug and she’s got tons of great reviews on Etsy from others who have bought her pattern and made it. So I really think you guys are going to love it as well.
And that wraps it up, my friends! I trust this assortment of patterns for compact living sparks ideas and solutions for your small spaces. Now, I’m curious—what other pattern collections are you eager to explore? Share your thoughts in the comments, and I’ll whip up a video just for you! Until next time, farewell.
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