My Groovy New Hook Case

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For the longest time I’ve been carrying my hooks and scissors in a zip-up plastic bag. Not very classy. So I decided it was time to do something about it.

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Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 4 sc/inch

    You’ll also need:

  • A 5/8 inch button with wide enough loop to put on yarn
  • Yarn needle

Outer Pocket:
Thread button onto yarn. With main color, ch 16.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each ch across–15 sts.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 7 scs. Slide button so it’s snug against work. Sc in each of remaining sts.
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rows 5-40: Repeat row 4.
Row 41: ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 8 scs. Ch 9. Sc in same sc. Sc in each sc across: 16 sts and 1 ch-9 loop.
Row 42: ch 1, turn. sc in each of next 7 scs. Dec in next 2 scs. Sc in each remaining sc across: 15 sts. Finish off.

Inner Divider:
Ch 16.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across: 15 scs.
Row 2-20: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Finish off.

Attaching the pieces:
Put inner divider piece against wrong side of main piece. At 20 rows from the beginning of Main piece, fold around inner divider so that the button is on the outside. Pin into place. Divider should be about 2 rows higher than the top front row of the main piece.

Using yarn needle and second color of yarn, start at bottom corner and make a blanket stitch across bottom of case. Make sure inner divider is included in stitches. Continue blanket stitch up side, around flap, and down side.

Blanket stitch edges of compartments.

Fold flap at about 7 rows from end. Blanket stitch at crease.

Handle:
Leaving long tail at both ends, ch 22 and tie off. Sew onto top of case at flap crease.

Weave in all loose ends.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “My Groovy New Hook Case

  1. preeety

    Did it too… only about 3 hours. Wonders of the 4,5 mm hook and 100% acrylic yarn. The yarn isn’t very good, but it’s what I had at home…;-)

  2. Vims

    Thanks for a groovy pouch! I am gonna make one for me!

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