With the autumn weather upon us there is no better time than now to crochet some cozy things to keep you warm. If you are someone who loves to crochet then it might be important for you to stay organized. With this sew simple crochet hook case you will create a cute yet useful organizational tool. This sewing project is really easy to follow, so you don’t need to be an expert to do this one!
A crochet hook case can make a really great gift if you know someone who likes to crochet. I actually have no idea how to crochet, but I do know that there are many different hook sizes. This sewing project was requested by my sister who is really into crocheting. She was frustrated that all of her hooks were thrown in a container with all of her yarn and other tools. She thought it would be nice to have a little case to grab and go anytime she wanted to.
There are many different hook cases that you can buy, but it is much more fun to make your own. There are endless possibilities of prints and colors to choose from. You can customize it to suit your style or create a personalized gift. The pattern I created is for 10 hooks and a pair of scissors. The pattern measurements can easily be adjusted to suit your needs. I chose to do 3 different prints, but you can choose as many or as little prints as you want.
What you’ll need:
1/4 yard of fabric or 2-3 fabric quarters of different prints
Draw out these measurements onto a piece of paper or directly onto the fabric and cut them out. Use a bowl or something round to make the curved edges. (Note: the bottom 2 pattern pieces are cut on folded fabric. Don’t forget to make 1/4″ inch notches/slits on the lining and outer case fabric pieces.)
Sewing step 1:
Fold the hook pocket piece in half with the right sides together and stitch a straight line down 3/8″ inch on one of the sides.
Sewing step 2:
Fold the hook flap piece in half with the right sides together and stitch a straight line down 3/8″ inch on one of the sides.
Turn both pattern pieces right side out and iron the seams and folds flat. (Tip: Use the tip of your scissors to push the corners out.)
Sewing step 3:
Pin the Pocket piece onto the case lining piece matching the pocket edge to the notch on the lining piece. The pocket fold edge should be on top. Edge stitch the pocket onto the case lining fabric.
Sewing step 4:
Measure 3″inches from the edge stitch line and draw a light pencil mark. Stitch down this line onto the pocket and case lining. This will be the scissors pocket.
Sewing step 5:
Measure out the crochet hook pockets and make a light pencil mark on the fabric to guide you. Eight of the pockets should measure a 1/2″ inch wide and the last two should measure 5/8″ inch wide. Stitch down all of these lines to the case lining. (Note: The right edge should have a remaining 3/8″ inch seam allowance.)
Sewing step 6:
Pin the hook flap to the case lining matching the sew edge to the notch. stitch the flap onto the lining with a 1/4″ seam allowance. (The folded edge should be facing down.)
Sewing step 7:
Pin the case lining to the outer case fabric piece with the right sides together.
Stitch them together 3/8″ inch along the bottom, left side and top leaving the left side open
Clip out triangles around the curves on the seam allowance. Do not cut through the seam. This will make a smooth curve line when turned right side out.
Flip the case right sides out and iron all of the edges flat and iron the flap down.
Sewing step 8:
Fold the raw edges in 3/8″ inch and iron them flat.
Edge stitch the opening closed and edge stitch all the way around the case top, bottom and side.
Sewing step 9:
Add a button and button hole or Velcro to secure the case.
There you have it! You have your very own crochet hook case. I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any questions message me in the comments. I would love to hear about your project!