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Recently, I found a pattern of an Aluminum Crochet Hook Case here:  http://web.archive.org/web/20010820230737/members.aol.com/lffunt/alhookcase.htm., by Priscilla Hewitt.  It made me really happy.  Only one problem, none of my hooks would fit into pockets as narrow of the ones in this pattern.  I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have put a layer of Sugru on all my hooks so that they are less painful to hold.  So I spent several days thinking of how to make these pockets, large handle, friendly.  I finally came up with an idea and it worked.  Hurray!  I have made 3 cases and all my hooks are now organized.  Double hurray!  I will be showing my version of the above pattern.  My thanks to Priscilla Hewitt, for her inspiration.

Step 1:

Supplies:
110 gm 4 play worsted yarn
4.5 mm crochet hook
Plastic canvas
Yarn needle
Button
Scissors

You will need to know how to do the following stitches:
Sc-single crochet
dc-double crochet
ch-chain
dct- double crochet turn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LxYpo-tyi8)

Step 2:

Case lining and pockets:

Ch31 turn

Row 1_sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc 29,ch1, turn (30 stitches)

Step 3:

*Row 2-dct the first stitch, then dc9 more stitches, next stitch, dc in the back loop repeat for 19 more stitches (20 stitches), to form the back of the hook pocket; turn clockwise; dc in the  free loops of the previous 20 sc to form the front of the hook pocket; ch 1 turn

Step 4:

next stitch, dc in the back loop repeat for 19 more stitches (20 stitches),

Step 5:

to form the back of the hook pocket; turn clockwise; dc in the  free loops of the previous 20 sc to form the front of the hook pocket; ch 1 turn

Step 6:

Row 3- sc, back along the front of the hook pocket (20 sc) and then turn and sc the 30 stitches going back to the other end of the pocket back, ch1 turn

Step 7:

Row 4- sc in the first 10 stitches, starting stitch 11 sc the top most stitches of each top of the pocket and back of the pocket together, for 19 more stitches, ch1 turn (total 30 stitches)

Step 8:

Row 5-sc 30 stitches, ch1, turn (30 stitches)

Step 9:

Rows 6-21, Repeat from * 4 more times to create 5 pockets.

Step 10:

Lining spine:

Row 22- sc 30 stitches, ch1, turn

Row 23- sc on the back of the loops, 30 stitches, ch1, turn

Row 24-25, repeat rows 22 & 23

Step 11:

Second half of lining with pockets:

Row 26 - sc, 10 st, sc in the back loop repeat for 19 more stitches (20 stitches), to form the back of the hook pocket; turn clockwise; sc in the  free loops of the previous 20 sc to form the front of the hook pocket; turn

Row 27 - dct the first stitch, then dc29 more stitches, turning clockwise after the first 20 inch and finishing the last 30 stitches. Ch1, turn

Row 28 – Repeat Row 4

Row 29 – Repeat Row 5

Row 30 – 45 Repeat Rows 2-5, for 4 more times, total of 5 pockets on this half.

Step 12:

Outer Casing (first half)

Row 46- dct, *skip 1 stitch dc in next stitch, dc in skipped stitch,  repeat from * 13 times to create 14 X’s, dc in last stitch.

Step 13:

Row 47 – 56,  repeat Row 46 (10 times)

Step 14:

Outer spine:

Row 57- sc 30 stitches, ch1, turn

Row 58- sc on the back of the free loops on the back of the lining, 30 stitches, ch1, turn

 

Step 15:

Row 59-60, repeat rows 57 & 58

Step 16:

Second half of Outer Cover

Row 61- dct, *skip 1 stitch dc in next stitch, dc in skipped stitch,  repeat from * 13 times to create 14 X’s, dc in last stitch.

Row 62 – 71, repeat Row 61 (10 times)

Step 17:

Using the hook, sc the edges of the lining and the outer cover together, go 15 stitches and ch20, continue sc to the corner (15 more stitches) sc3 in the corner, turn  and sc the two halves together until you reach the end.  Tie off last stitch, cut a short tail and weave in the tail.

Step 18:

Cut two pieces of plastic canvas to fit into the 2 pockets left by the open end.  (My pieces were 43 squares by 32, you mays be different determined the size of yarn used and how tight or lose you crochet.) 

Step 19:

Sc across the open ends closing it off.

Step 20:

Fold the two half together and figure out where your button will need to be.  Use yarn and the needle to sew the button on.

Step 21:

Almost done, for you need to put you crochet hooks in the pockets. Done!

Variations:
To make the pockets larger, use a second row of dc instead of sc crochet.

For Knitting needles, make it 55 stitches long and do 35 of the stitches for the pocket. 

Sc sround the outer edge a couple of times, and you could hand sew a zipper in place to close the case.

The possibilities are endless, Enjoy!
best thing I ever made, so handy
<p>I modified this version to accommodate bigger hooks! See it here:</p><p>http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SlipStitchinRI/aluminum-crochet-hook-case</p>
<p>I'm having a lot of trouble with step 5 of this pattern. I think I'm following the pattern correctly but after completing step 5 I end up with 2 small open pockets instead of 1 large one. Could anyone give me any suggestions as to where/what they thick I'm doing wrong?</p>
I too cannot figure this step out &amp; I really want to make this for my Clover Amour hooks. Can someone help please?
<p>Check out my version to accommodate bigger hooks!</p><p>http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SlipStitchinRI/aluminum-crochet-hook-case</p>
I am too. I have tried and tried ti figure this out. Can someone please help me?
<p>You won't end up with the wide pocket until the end of step 6. </p>
<p>I am having problems visualizing what your 2 small open pockets look like. Could you take a picture or two and post them so that I can see what you are seeing. Then maybe I can figure it out, unless you live in American Fork, Utah, then I will just come over.</p>
<p>thanks!!! it was hard to do for me but i take it like a challenge and it came quite good :)</p>
<p>It looks great! Congratulations! and thanks for posting a picture.</p>
This is really nice. Is there an instructable for putting a zipper into a crocheted piece? Thanks.
Ok thank you my crocheting needle were all over the place
Are you aloud to enter twice? By the way I loved the instruckable
&quot;Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize.&quot; I just copied and pasted the quote from the front page of the contest. So Yes, you may enter twice, three times or more. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy!

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