Friday, 17 July 2015

Crochet hook case

I received a set of clover amour crochet hook set with no casing for my birthday this year. These ergonomic hooks are extremely comfortable to hold and use. I decided to make my own crochet hook case to give them a 'home'. I wanted my case to be bright and colorful with a few pocket slots to hold the hooks. Recently, I've fallen in love with spike stitch as you can make wonderful patterns out of it. So, this will be a good chance for me to play around with spike stitch.

Using cotton yarn in 10 different colors, I created a piece measuring approximately 23 x 18 cm with diamond shape patterns.


As you can see from the close-up view below, I made 5 rows of single crochet (sc) with each color. For every first row of color change, repeat spike stitch pattern.


I made a inner lining of the same measurement as the front piece using the color beige...


 and a separate pocket piece, measuring approximately 23 x 10 cm. 


For this piece, I made 2 rows of sc with each color and spike stitch pattern upon color change.


 After I was done with the all the 3 pieces (front, back and pocket), I lined them up together, joining them along the edges using sc.


 Here is the result.


Here comes the part where I had to sew individual pocket slots. As I wanted to create a seamless look for my pocket piece, therefore, I had to sew through the back of pocket piece together with the inner lining.


The seams are now hidden behind the pocket piece.


I also inserted two pieces of cardboard measuring 10 x 17 cm each in between the front and back pieces to give it a 'backbone'.



I crocheted a flower to serve as a 'button' for my case…


 and made a chain of 20 (ch20) to serve as a loop for my button.


Here it is, my home-made crochet hook case.



 I'm happy with my crochet hook case. Happy weekend!

10 comments :

  1. Ótima explicação! Eu adorei! Parabéns!

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    1. Hehe, I had to use google translate to understand your comment. Thank you Evani!

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  2. MaY I ask what size hook did you use I live this its so beautiful

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    1. Hi Jessica, sorry for the late reply. I used 3mm hook for this project. :)

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  3. I purchased the clover hooks as well but the came with a case. Nevertheless, this one is so much more beautiful. Would also work on a smaller scale for s cell phone. So glad I discovered you!

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  4. I purchased the clover hooks as well but the came with a case. Nevertheless, this one is so much more beautiful. Would also work on a smaller scale for s cell phone. So glad I discovered you!

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    1. Hello! Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I have enjoyed making this hook case a lot and I hope the same for you too. :)

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  5. Is there a set of instructions that I can download? thanks :)

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  6. I would love to make this. Plese do you have a download for it?

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  7. instead of cardboard, why not use plastic canvas sheet for stiffness,and if case got dirty it could be washed without compromising the stiffening

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