Recently I bought three new crochet hooks. I had four that belonged in their own little snappy case, then I got three more and lost one, so it didn't close like it should. Then I got three more, and they were much too big to also fit in that case. So I decided I should make my own case. And voila!
I had this napkin thing that I got at the thrift store an unnamed number of years ago. I laid out all my hooks and after butchering one napkin with fancy cuts, decided to just fold the second napkin in half and make two simple cuts.
I hemmed the horizontal one. It was a little awkward and I hope it doesn't fray too badly. You can see here that I sewed the sides together and then cut the piece out. I think I was having a stroke moment in the planning stages of this thing. I'm sure there would have been an easier way to do this, but this is what I did.
I sewed lines up and down to form little pockets for my hooks. At first I stuck the hook in there and measured and pinned, but after three of those decided I could just scoot over a smidge and sew another line. I have another hook that is the same size as the purple one (it will go in the space between the purple and gold ones). I have two empty pockets and then you can see the bump of my smallest hook. I rarely use it because it's for string or thread, and working with yarn that small gets all jumbled up in my fingers. But I have it, and maybe one day I'll learn a technique to use it neatly. After the pocket for the thread hook, I have a big space. I'm thinking of getting some smallish scissors and sewing a pocket for them in there. Right now I just lug around my kitchen scissors.
When I'm not needing a hook, I can just roll it up! It's kinda like those make-up bags, only with crochet hooks instead. I was concerned at first that the hooks would fall out, but they don't. I also thought about putting a tie thing on it to keep it from unwrapping, but for now I'll leave it.
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.