Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DIY crochet hook case!

Well guys, I did it. I wrote my first crochet pattern for you fellow crochet junkies to try out! I have been looking for a crochet hook case for some time now, something I could just throw in my purse and take with me on road trips and when I want to crochet on the go. It seemed like a pretty brilliant idea to just crochet one that way it would custom fit all of my hooks and all the other little supplies I would want to take with me. In the end my little crochet hook case turned out really cute and it was fairly easy to make. If you have basic crochet knowledge it shouldn't be difficult for you at all!
What you'll need:
G hook
F hook
Worsted weight yarn in colors of choice. I used a bright green and a turquoise.
A yarn needle
decorations of your choice. ( buttons, ribbon, pompom, ect.)

abbreviations:
sc // single crochet. you can find out how to do this stitch here.
dc // double crochet. you can find out how to do this stitch here.
ch // chain.you can see how to do this stitch here.
mc // main color. this is the color that you will be working with a majority of the project.
fo // fasten off. you can find out how to do that here.

*Make sure when turning you chain the proper amount to get a nice clean edge.

booklet:
 size g hook 
in mc ch 60
Sc In each chain across. ch 1 and turn.
*in front loops only : sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn.*
repeat this* until desired size.
I crocheted about 30-35 rows for standard hook sizes. fo.
weave in ends.
in contrasting color: slip stitch into corner, chain 1,
sc in each stitch around booklet, 2 sc in corners. fo.
weave in ends.

pocket: 
size f hook
in mc chain 60
in second chain from hook dc in each stitch across. ch 2 and turn.
 *dc in each stitch across. ch 2 and turn.*
continue this* until pocket is desired deepness.
I did about four rows.
fo and leave tails extra long for attaching pocket to booklet.
Once your pieces are all made it's time to assemble!
Place your pocket on top of booklet and line up edges. I placed stitch markers into the corners and the center to hold all the pieces in place.
Using your long tale end of yarn from your pocket stitch the pocket in place. Be sure to keep like colors together ( you wouldn't want to stitch on your contrasting boarder.) I like to catch a stitch on the inside of the book and then up through the front loop of the pocket, that way everything lays flat.
After your pocket is stitched on all the way around fasten off and weave the end into the inside of the pocket.

hook loops:
size g hook 
depending on the sizes of your hooks place loops where you see fit.
I did mine a little over halfway up.
Use a slip knot to join contrast color to edge of booklet. Make sure you do this on a ridge. I don't know the technical term for these back loops, so I make up my own name.

sl stitch into the top of the stitches in your row. You can pull your loops to make them looser so your hooks will slide right in. With larger hooks I skipped multiple stitches and then pulled my loop across so the larger hooks fit. Just play with this part a bit until you get the right sizes for your crochet hooks. If you need more detailed instructions you can check out this helpful tutorial. When you make all of the loops your heart desires, sl stitch and fo.

Now that you have a basic crochet hook case, you get to be creative! Use buttons, ribbon, or Velcro to keep your case closed and secure! Add ric rac, pom poms, and felt to style it up. I chose to do a simple two button closure, for the loops i simply made small chains and attached them to the edge of my case. I also added a little scalloped edge using crochet thread and a very small 2.00 mm hook. Simply use a slip knot to attach crochet thread, ch 2. dc in first ch 5 times, slip stitch in next ch. *dc in next ch 6 times, slip stitch in next ch.*  repeat this* until the end. fo. and weave in ends.
I hope this pattern is easy to understand for you guys. If any of you have any problems, corrections, or need clarification feel free to leave a comment or email me and I'll be happy to help! If you do attempt this pattern, take a picture of it and hash tag #gypsybeestitches on instagram so I can see all your hard work!

16 comments:

  1. That is really cute. I like your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. really cute! I only have like 2 crochet hooks or I might make one!

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  3. This is so cute! I want to make it! I have so many crochet hooks rattling around everywhere haha, this would be perfect!

    ~Caitlin

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    1. That was me! I was resorting to a plastic shopping bag full of yarn and hooks in my purse. Let me know how it works out for you, i hope its not confusing! lol
      xox

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  4. This is so adorable! I really want to learn how to knit, I just don't know where to start.

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    1. I started knitting and crocheting by watching you-tube videos until my eyes bled. buy yourself some cheap needles and some yarn and just mess up until you get it! :)

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  5. I like this! This might have to be my next project.


    chevrons&anchors.com

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    1. Thank you! Let me know how the pattern works out for you!

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  6. This is a great project, love the colors. My friends and I have been wanting to make a crochet hook case for a while. All mine are just thrown into a bag.

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  7. So cute - you've written a great pattern - thanks for sharing! xx

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  8. I like the design because you can see the hook sizes without pulling them out. If you're a relatively new crocheter and dont have all the hook sizes memorized by their color yet, this comes in handy. Good job!

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  9. I put a link to this pattern on a blog post of mine, because i love it, just wanted to let you know :)

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  10. Thanks for the pattern.It's very nice crochet hook case.

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  11. Hey There,
    This is most definitely my next project!
    P.S. your pattern is the only one that's exactly what I was looking for. I've looked at like a gazillion different pattern!

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