In my recent drive to organize my sewing room I took some time to make some cases, holders and covers. A couple of weeks ago I made a case for my cell phone and IPod. Today I took a couple of hours to make this pretty holder for my crochet hooks.
While I haven’t crocheted anything lately, I have had the urge to get back into it. Like knitting, the popularity of crocheting has been on the rise over the last couple of years. As a result there are so many lovely patterns available. And I am inspired. Here’s what I did to make the crochet hook roll:
I started with two 11 1/2” x 14 1/2” pieces of fabric and a piece of medium weight non-woven fusible interfacing (Pellon type). Fuse the interfacing to the outer fabric. Stitch the two pieces of fabric using a 1/4” seam and with right sides facing. Leave opening in the lower right side.
Press, trim corners and turn to the right side. Gently push out corners and press once again. Fold up 4 1/2” from the end with the opening. Fold a 24” length of 1/4” wide ribbon in half and pin between the layers 3” from the fold. Topstitch 1/8” from the edge on all sides. Mark 3/4” to 1” pockets and topstitch along the marked lines. I marked four 1” pocket for my larger hooks and nine 3/4” pockets for my finer hooks.
Tuck the hooks inside the pockets. Fold the top down, roll and tie.
Of course you can make a roll for your knitting needles in the very same way.