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« on: June 29, 2017 04:56:24 PM »

I found myself with nothing to do, so why not make a crochet hook roll? This is a tutorial for a very simple one, nothing fancy here, but it keeps hooks and extra necessities neat and tidy.



This pattern will accommodate the ergonomic hooks with the squishy handles (I own one, but sized the pockets to fit this width since I plan on eventually purchasing more). Knitting needles also fit nicely, as do Tunisian hooks and long afghan knitting needles. The large pocket on the left will also hold DPN sets that are kept in the original packaging so you know what's what. Let's do this!

Materials:

1/2 Yard Print Fabric (it shall be mentioned as "patterned piece" henceforth)
1/2 Yard Solid Fabric (or whatever you choose. a.k.a. "pocket pieces")
1 Package Double Fold Bias Tape
1/2 Yard Wool Felt/Wool Blend Felt or Flannel fabric (I've used both and they work equally well)
Cute Matryoshka Doll Measuring Cup, 1/2 cup size (or just anything you can trace around to make rounded corners but those things are pretty adorable)
Large sheet of paper for drawing out pattern

On paper, make an 18.5" x 13.5" rectangle. Use adorable matryoshka measuring cup to round corners. Cut out. Measure 9" from bottom of rectangle and mark across. Measure 5" from bottom and mark across. Those measurements will be for the two sets of pockets.



Place pattern on double thickness of your patterned fabric and cut out. Place pattern on felt and cut that out, too. I have cut out those pieces in the pic above.

Fold the pocket fabric in half, place the pattern piece with the 9" mark along fold, then trace around pattern. Cut out. Repeat for 5" pattern piece.



Sew a length of bias tape along folded edge of both pocket pieces. This is optional, I don't know why I did it. So now you have (2) patterned pieces, (1) felt/flannel piece, (1) 9" pocket piece, and (1) 5" pocket piece.



Align the pocket pieces with the bottom raw edges matching and mark the spaces for hook/needle pockets with chalk. I began marking 1 1/2" intervals from the right to left, leaving a 4" section for DPN sets or scissors, etc. This proved faulty shortly after stitching because I realized I had neglected to add the 1/4" seam allowance. The very first measurement should be 1 3/4" then 1 1/2" afterward. Oh well, it made a dinky pocket that still works.  Tongue Sew along chalked lines.



Now we'll make the ties. Sew along the open end of remaining bias tape and cut into two equal lengths.  Mine are 28" long each. Baste bias tape tie on side, 9 1/2" from bottom edge. Repeat for other tie. I lazied my way through it and placed the pockets on top of the patterned piece and the basted the ties above the pockets. It is roughly 9 1/2". And also on the right side of the fabric.



Whew. Stand back and look at that progress. Looking good! On to sewing all these pieces together. First, place pocket pieces on top of a patterned piece (the one with the ties). Right side up! Match all the raw edges! Place second patterned piece wrong side up on top. Finally, place felt/flannel piece on top of that, aligning edges. Sew around, using a 1/4" seam allowance. and leaving a gap for turning.



Turn right side out and use a knitting needle to poke out the corners. (A wand works better, but Muggles may not have one of those).



Tuck in the gap and sew around the perimeter, close to the edge. All done!



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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017 07:45:40 PM »

Very snazzy and handy-dandy, too!
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017 07:58:20 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017 08:16:37 AM »

Lovely and neat.  I love your fabric choice too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017 10:15:00 AM »

Wow! Awesome, as usual! Thanks for the tutorial.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017 06:18:53 PM »

I love the fabric you chose
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017 06:20:07 PM »

Great tutorial!  Thank you for sharing.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017 05:46:42 AM »

 Thanks for the tutorial and I love that fabric. It feels magical. Grin
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