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Crochet Club Crochet Hook case by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Published on December 26th, 2015 | by Merion

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Crochet Hook Case by Anna Nikipirowicz

Keep your hooks tidy with a gorgeous crochet hook case from fabulous designer Anna Nikipirowicz!

Crochet hook cosy by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

If you’ve got some time off over the festive period, why not make yourself a new crochet hook case? Our fabulous friend, designer Anna Nikipirowizc, has created this step by step tutorial for you to create a beautiful case adorned with a sweet little fox and acorn in cross stitch!

Anna blogs at Moochka.co.uk, and you can buy her wonderful crochet patterns on LoveCrochet here.   Don’t miss her gorgeous book too, Twenty to Make: Crocheted Purses, full of purses big and small that are perfect for little gifts!

You will need:

  • 2 balls of Rowan Handknit Cotton,  for main colour (colour A)
  • Oddments of 7 colours in DK weight yarn:
  • Black, white, dark green, light green, mustard, orange, brown.
  • 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook
  • 24.5 cm x 16 cm (10 in x 6.2 in) piece of felt
  • Tapestry needle
  • Invisible thread or one matching colour of felt
  • Sewing up needle

Tension

18 dc and 21 rows to 10 cm (4 in) square measured over pattern using 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook.

Finished size

When laid out flat the case measures: 24.5 cm in length and 17 cm in height (10 in x 6.7 in).

Let’s begin!

With colour A and 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook make 44 ch.

Row 1 (RS): 1 dc into second ch from hook, 1 dc into every ch to end. (43 dc)

Row 2: ch 1, 1 dc into every dc to end.

Repeat row 2, 32 more time. Work should measure 16 cm in height and 23.5 cm in length (6.2 in x 9.2 in).

Fasten off

Pocket

With colour A and 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook make 44 ch.

Work rows 1 and 2 as given for main part. (43 dc)

Repeat row 2, 13 more times.

Fasten off.

Flap

With colour A and 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook make 44 ch.

Work rows 1 and 2 as given for main part. (43 dc)

Row 3 (RS): ch 1, dc2tog, 1 dc into every dc to last two dc, dc2tog. (41 dc)

Row 4: ch 1, 1 dc into every dc to end.

Rows 3 and 4 form the decrease pattern, repeat the pattern 2 more times. (37 dc)

Fasten off.

Making up

Weave in ends and press each piece gently.

Embroidery

Cross stitching on to crochet is a wonderful and easy way to decorate and double crochet stitch is an ideal base for adding cross stitch.

We are going to start with Mr. Fox (chart A). Each square on the chart represents one double crochet. Mr. Fox is made up of three colours: orange, black and white, the beige colour is the colour of our background we don’t have to worry about it at all.

You can place the chart anywhere you like on you case, I have placed it at the bottom right corner so it’s just at the front of the folded case. Always place your chart 1 stitch away from the edge

We are going to start with black colour, beginning at 6 stitch of row 1.

Crochet hook cosy by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Cut a length of black yarn that’s comfortable to work with. In this case 25 cm (10 in) should be more than plenty.

1: Insert the needle from back to front at the bottom-left corner of the designated stitch and draw the needle up. Leave a 7 cm (3 in) length of yarn on the back, which you’ll later weave in.

2: Insert the needle at the top-right corner of the same stitch.

3: Pull the yarn through until it stretches neatly across the stitch.

4: Bring the needle out at the bottom-right corner of the same stitch and draw the yarn through.

5: Repeat the last 3 steps across the row in the stitches where the chart calls for cross-stitching.

The first half of the row is now complete.

6: Insert your needle at the bottom-right corner of the same stitch you ended the first half with, angled up.

7: Insert your needle into top-left corner of the same stitch. Pull the yarn through until it stretches neatly across the stitch. The thread should form an X with the already-completed first half of the stitch.

8: Bring the needle out at the bottom-left corner of the same stitch and draw the yarn through.

Repeat the last 2 steps across the row, completing each cross-stitch.

When you finish working cross-stitches with a particular colour, weave in the ends through stitches of background (at the back of work) for several centimetres to hide the strands, and then cut off the excess yarn.

Repeat the same steps when cross stitching the acorn (chart B), which is placed on the top left corner of case. Acorn is worked using 4 colours: mustard, brown, dark green and light green, as before beige is our background colour.

Crochet Hook Case by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet hook case by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

 

Crochet Hook Cosy by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet hook cosy by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Putting case together

1: Place the pocket part over felt and using tapestry needle and yarn A sew together width wise (from first row to last), leaving gaps of around 3 cm, those gaps will form little pockets to house your hooks.

Crochet hook case by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

2: Place felt with attached pocket over the wrong side of main part and using invisible thread (or matching thread) and needle saw the felt to main part of case only along the 3 edges to secure.

Crochet hook case by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

3: Pin the flap part to the top edge on the inside of case.

Crochet hook case by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

4: With right side facing using colour A and 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook, starting at the top right corner, work a row of double crochet all along the case, making sure that by doing so you also join the top edge of flap, the sides and bottom edge of pocket to the main part of case.

Crochet hook case by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet hook cosy by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Ties

5: Re-join yarn B to the double crochet border at the middle point on the side of case, make 70 chain (tie should measure approximately 47 cm (18.5 in). Fasten off and weave in the ends, repeat on the other side.

Crochet hook cosy by Anna Nikipirowizc on the LoveCrochet blog

Your lovely crochet case is now complete!! Perfect for storing all your hooks, the case will also make a fantastic present for an avid crocheter!

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




3 Responses to Crochet Hook Case by Anna Nikipirowicz

  1. Cc allen says:

    Waited a long time for pattern and graph. Many thanks.

  2. Cc allen says:

    Looking forward to more crochet free patterns.x

  3. Julie Turpin says:

    Thanks..i’ll be making this soon 🙂 Super cute!

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