Friday, 28 March 2014

Crocheted Hook Case

Hi friends,

In my last post I showed you the two crochet hook cases made with the help of my sewing machine. I thought it was time my hooks made a home for themselves. Yes, I mean a crocheted crochet hook case.

I had saved a wonderful pattern for many years for a Aluminum hook case by Priscilla Hewitt (Click the link to go to her Free Patterns page which has some really wonderful patterns). It is a beautiful pattern but looked slightly complicated. I had a set of homeless aluminum hooks and now seemed like a good time to try the pattern.

My latest crochet hook case, Ta-dah...

Priscilla crochet hook case

Isn't it wonderful?!! The beauty of this pattern is that the hook pockets are formed as you crochet and there is no stitching/seaming involved (YAY). I have to admit I was skeptical about this and wondered whether I could manage it. But believe me it is easy peasy.

Priscilla hook case

The pockets take form and close automatically as you crochet.

Priscilla hook case

The outer side has a cross stitch pattern but you can use any favorite pattern.

Priscilla aluminum crochet hook case

I have used Laura Knitting cotton and a 3.50mm crochet hook. While the cotton yarn did give the case some stiffness, I wanted a firmer case so I cut up a (perfectly good) plastic table mat and inserted the pieces in between the fuchsia and sky blue layers... much to the  horror of my husband. Cutting up a functional household item for crochet!!! He is now convinced that he has married a crochet lunatic and has now started hiding his files and folders....haha  :)

A lovely case needs a beautiful button.

Priscilla aluminum crochet hook case

The pattern even produces a "spine" for the case on the outside making it look like a paperback.

Priscilla aluminum crochet hook case spine

So that is the story of how these hooks,


end up in their own little homes.

Priscilla aluminum crochet hook case

Here is the link once again for the pattern. Do give it a try along with the other fantastic patterns by Priscilla Hewitt.

See you soon. Until then, Happy Crafting.

23 comments:

  1. the hook case looks wonderful! love the fact that no sewing is involved in making them.. should try one for myself soon.

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  2. Now that is really neat Sangeetha....I have been meaning to make myself a crochet hook case for ages. Popping over to Priscilla's blog to check it out. Lovely bright colours too!


    keep well

    Amanda x

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  3. Wow Sangeetha! Besides being beautiful your crochet hooks case is very useful! I myself thought many time sto make one but haven't moved anywhere form only thinking about it :) Lovely inside of the case - I like the idea you don't have to stitch and interrupt your work to make pockets for hooks.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern! :)

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  4. Hi Sangeetha,

    This is amazing! I love the color, the shape... I simply love it. Thank you for sharing! I am definitely going to try my hands on this one.

    Oh by the way, do you live in Bangalore as well?

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  5. Just beautiful !!! Loved it !

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  6. Wow! Simply amazing idea! In any field, it is good to be organised - in this way your work will definitely be neater and quicker. Sangeetha, Hats Off to you!

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  7. Really beautiful !!!!!
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  8. wonderful blog Sangeetha. very addicting indeed :) and was enough to compel me to join you. I invite you to visit my blog too @ amateurcrafts.blogspot.com
    Evu

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  9. Oh, Sangeetha, how lovely this came out! It does look rather complicated but I appreciate your comments otherwise. Perfect for those homeless hooks :)

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  10. Oh it is wonderful Sangeetha. So perfectly made. Nice job!

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  11. Gorgeous project, so useful and unique!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  12. Love ur crochet hook case. Nice

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  13. Hi Sangeetha

    Had been away for a while and missed quite a few posts of yours. Saw your stitched crochet hooks case also. Liked them very much. Want to make one for my MOM who has lot of hooks. But you know they are those thin metal ones. Would the crochet case hold such thin hooks or would it slip out?

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  14. Such a clever idea1 I think I must make one of these for my favourite hooks

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  15. Amazing ! Such neat work.

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  16. Awesome!!! Love the shade of pink. I should make one too!! :-)
    Ranjitha

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  17. Lovely ! I`m going to make one for myself too .

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  18. That is a very beautiful crochet hooks case. I've thought about making one but hasn't happened yet. I think about a lot of things. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  19. It's a lovely crochet case, I have been meaning to make one for a long time but as yet have not got around to it. :)

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  20. Lovely crochet case!! Thanks for sharing !! :)
    You can tell your husband not to worry about folders and meanwhile you will manage with just shirts and trousers which can be used for lining;)

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  21. It absolutely looks fabulous! :) I started making this pattern, but my crochet-hook pockets are too small for bigger hooks to fit in. Does anyone have the same problem and/or know where I went wrong?

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  22. Hi dear, While I did not face this problem, I have a couple of suggestions.
    1. You could try a slightly bigger hook only for the pockets, then switch to the regular hook
    2. You could crochet the pockets a bit loosely.
    I hope this helps :)

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