Ideal Crochet Hook Organiser


Crochet hook case


If you have been into crochet for some time, you know how handy it is to have your crochet hooks in one place, and in some kind of order. This is even more important if you are taking your project out with you.


The Ideal Crochet Hook Organiser can also be handy to store pens, pencils, and brushes – you can always adjust its height to suit your needs.


Materials

Crochet hook case in a handbag

4 Ply Cotton yarn (two colours) approx. 25gr/80m of each colour

3mm hook

1.5cm button

A few stitch markers

A tapestry needle and a small needle to attach the button

Some sewing pins to block the piece


Stitches and abbreviations

Chains

Single crochet (sc)

Half Double crochet (hdc)

Front Loop Only (FLO)



Size


With the flap open, each organiser measures approximately 21cm tall. The organiser with space for 6 hooks measures around 12cm wide.


Gauge: 22 sc and 14 rows = 10cm


Pattern


· For the bigger organiser I started with 33 chains, and for the smaller one I started with 25 chains. Any multiple of 8 +1 will do.

· Work the foundation chains loose or use a slightly bigger hook.

· Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as stitches.

· FLO is only needed in row 2 and in the indicated stitches only.



Instructions for a 6-hook organiser


Chain 25


ROW 1: 1 chain, sc to the end of the row, turn. (25 sc)


ROW 2: 1 chain, sc, *FLO 3 sc, 1 sc in both loops, repeat from * to the end of the row, turn.


In row 3, you will work the hdc in the loops that you left unworked in the previous row, when you worked you FLO sc. Every 3 hdc, you will always work a sc as normal. This sc will separate the “tubes” where the hooks will sit in the organiser.


ROW 3: 1 chain, sc, *3 hdc in the unworked loops from the previous row, 1 sc in both loops, repeat from * to the end of the row, turn.


Detail of crochet stitches where to insert the hook next


From now on and until you start working on the flap, you will have two parallel rows of stitches. You will be working the hdc in the front row stitches. Every 3 hdc, you will continue working a sc on top of the previous sc as normal, to separate the "tubes".


ROW 4: 1 chain, sc, *3 hdc in the front row stitches, 1 sc in the next sc, repeat to the end of the row, turn.


Crochet instructions


Repeat row 4 until your piece is 11 cm tall. If you are using it to store brushes or pencils, adjust the height accordingly.


Fasten off, turn and attach the second colour to the beginning of the row. Repeat row 4 with the second colour four more times.



Flap


ROW 1: Still with the second colour, working in the back row stitches, 1 chain, sc, skip the next stitch, sc until you have two stitches left at the end of the row, skip the next stitch, sc in the last stitch, turn. (23 sc)


ROW 2: 1 ch, sc to the end of the row, turn.


Repeat row 2 until the flap is 7 cm tall.



Flap Top and Buttonhole


ROW 1: 1 chain, sc, [skip the next stitch, sc] twice, sc in each stitch until you have 4 stitches left at the end of the row, [skip the next stitch, sc] twice, turn. (19 sc)


ROW 2: 1 chain, sc, skip the next stitch, sc in each stitch until you have 2 stitches left at the end of the row, skip the next stitch, sc, turn. (17 sc)


ROW 3: 1 chain, sc, skip the next stitch, 6 sc, 2 chains, skip the next 3 stitches, 6 sc, skip the next stitch, sc in the last stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.



Button


To place the button correctly, put a couple of crochet hooks inside the organiser and close the flap. With a pin, mark the place where the buttonhole sits, in the middle of the organiser. Sew in the button.



Blocking


The organiser will naturally curl on the edges, so it is a good idea to block it once finished:

1. Soak it in water

2. Gently remove the excess with some paper towels

3. Place the organiser with the flap open on a soft, flat surface, such as a folded towel.

4. Using pins, secure the edges in place, especially where it curls, and do not remove the pins until the piece is completely dry.


You can now enjoy your handmade crochet hooks organiser! If you upload a photo of your organiser to Instagram, please tag secret_crochet_corner on your public post, as I would love to see it and share it. I hope you have enjoyed the pattern and thank you for visiting my website.

Crochet hook organiser