Learn how to make a modern DIY magazine rack that's a conversation piece. The magazine rack has a high-end look but is a beginner friendly crochet pattern.

Crochet for the home is one of my favorite things to work on in the warmer months. A little handmade love for your house is always welcome. The easy DIY magazine rack has a simple modern look that will be a conversation piece in your living room.

The round shape with the brass hoops leaves an airy minimalist feel while still being functional.

A free crochet pattern to make your own DIY magazine rack. Watch the quick video tutorial.

This free crochet pattern is beginner friendly. If you can crochet in rows you will have no problem with this DIY magazine rack.

The combination of sturdy t-shirt yarn and the woven stitch create a dense fabric that will hold your magazines and books in place.

What You Need

Materials to crochet your own DIY magazine rack. Free crochet video tutorial will help you make your own.


9sts x 8 rows = 4” square

Finished Size

19” H X 12” W

Pattern Notes

  • The turning chain at the beginning of each row counts as 1 stitch. The skipped chain in row 1 also counts as 1 stitch.
  • The pattern reads: 1 sc in ch space. You will work 1 sc in the chain space, not under the traditional loops of the chain stitch.

Abbreviations (U.S. crochet terminology used)

sc = single crochet
  • ch= chain
  • st(s)= stitch(es)

DIY Magazine Rack Crochet Pattern

ch 26
Row 1: 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch] repeat across, turn. (26sts)
Rows 2-38: ch 1, skip first sc, [1 sc in ch space, ch 1, skip 1 sc] repeat across, 1 sc in the turning ch space, turn. (26sts)

The final measurements of the rectangle will be 11.5” wide x 18” long.

Sewing It All Together


  1. Sew 1 of the long edges of the rectangle onto 1 of the hoops using the whip stitch. Watch the video tutorial to see how simple the sewing is.

How to crochet a DIY Magazine Rack that has a modern style.2. Repeat along the opposite side. Sew the other long edge to the 2nd hoop.

How to sew a hoop minimalist magazine rack 3. Tie the top of the 2 hoops together with a knot. Wrap the yarn around both hoops to make a handle. Continue wrapping until the handle measures 5” wide. Double wrap back across the handle. Secure with a knot and sew in the ends.

Watch the video tutorial to make your own minimalist magazine rack.

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