Friday, June 19, 2015

Ribbed Cable Crochet Hook Case

Hello! I know I haven't posted anything in quite a while, sorry about that! I've been working on lots of ebooks under the names Dorothy Wilston and Cynthia Welsh. They are available on for pretty good prices, so please check them out.

For one of the books I made a pretty bag to hold one of my works in progress. The problem was I didn't think about carrying along the hook and little plastic bullet case for my tapestry needles. Today I came up with a small hook case that will carry  a few hooks, my tapestry needles, and a small pair of fold up scissors.

I used some scrap cotton yarn I had on hand from my projects so you can use just about any yarn you like as long as the stitches are fairly tight so your hook doesn't slide out. I also used some old buttons I had in a tin of my mother's, so feel free to use your favorite buttons or sew a strip of Velcro across the underside of the flap.

Here is the pattern, I hope you like it. If you find any mistakes please let me know in the comments.

Supplies: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in Purple (A) and White (B), a size US G/6 (4.25mm) crochet hook, 2 1 inch buttons, sewing needle, sewing thread, and a tapestry needle.

Front Post Half Double Crochet (fphdc):  Yarn over and insert hook from the front around the post of the stitch 2 rows below, yarn over and pull around post, pull stitches up even with the active row, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. Count the stitches behind the fphdc stitches to find the next stitch to work into.

Changing Colors: Do not fasten yarn off, work the last stitch of the row until you have 3 loops on the hook, draw new color through these 3 loops. Capture old color in the first chain stitch of the next row to carry the colors up the side of the fabric.


With Color A ch 25
Row 1: sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn
Row 2: ch1, sc across row, turn
Row 3: ch2, hdc *fphdc into the st 2 rows below in each of the next 2 sts, hdc into next 2 sts* repeat across ending with a hdc into each of the last 3 sts, turn
Row 4: With Color B ch2, hdc across, turn
Row 5: ch2, hdc *fphdc into the st 2 rows below in each of the next 2 sts, hdc into next 2 sts* repeat across ending with a hdc into each of the last 3 sts, turn
Rows 6-9: Repeat Rows 4 & 5 changing colors every 2 rows
Row 10-13: With Color A ch2, hdc across, turn, fasten off after Row 13
Attach Color B onto Row 13
Row 14-17: ch1, sc across, turn, fasten off and weave in tails.


With Color B chain 25
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn
Row 2: ch1, sc across, turn
Row 3-9: ch2, hdc across, turn
Row 10: ch1, sc across, turn, fasten off, weave in tails.


With wrong sides held together whip stitch around the sides and bottom of the case to sew together.

Sews buttons on the back side of the case.


Lining the case is optional, but it will keep your hooks from sliding out between the stitches. What I did wasn’t very scientific, but it worked. I cut a piece of fabric about 2 inches larger than the inside of the clutch. (Granted this step would have been much easier if I had done it before I sewed the bag together.) 

Next I put the material inside the bag and turned the edges under. I then folded the side edges under the top edge of both side so that I didn’t have to seam up the sides of the lining. I used the blanket stitch around the top of the lining fabric catching the inside loop of a stitch on the inside of the bag all of the way around the top of the bag. I used embroidery floss because it matched the fabric perfectly, but you can use regular sewing thread if you like. 

You can also whip stitch the lining into place, or if you want you could even use a machine to stitch the lining into the bag. You could also turn the bag inside out and stitch the side seams together, but I didn’t do this step as I think the folded fabric will be just fine. But I may stitch it together later if I find things are sliding out through the folds. 

I set the fabric in the bag and folded over the edges and pinned it into place. I trimmed the top edge and left 2 inches for folding over.

Fold the sides under the top of the lining and pin in place.

Lining all pinned in place and ready to sew.

To sew the blanket stitch insert the needle into a loop on the wrong side of the crochet fabric, through the material, and then pull the needle through the large loop formed by the thread.

All done!

Feel free to sell anything you make with this pattern, but if you want to share this pattern please share the link of this blog or the link on Raverly. Thanks in advance for respecting my efforts as a designer.