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Easy Crochet Hook Case
developed by NCC-1701 for V Studios
This pattern is worked in the round rather than joined, so the stitches will have a spiral effect to them. It is suitable for beginners.
Gauge is not important in this project. Choose a yarn and hook that are compatible and make a tighter stitch since you don't want your hooks slipping through the stitches. You can also line the case easily for added protection.
If you use longer or shorter hooks, simply add more rows to reach the desired length. Both of mine are 5 1/2 inches long without the flap.
ch - chain
sl - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
hdc2tog - half double crochet 2 together (decrease)
Tutorial on using magic circle: Magic Circle
Tutorial on hdc2tog: hdc2tog Tutorial
(I do not own these videos. I simply offer them as educational devices)
Cascade 220 100% Wool (Worsted Weight)
(case ended up about 4" around)
Berroco Comfort DK
(Case ended up about 3 3/4" around)
Place the marker on the last st of each round to keep track of your rounds.
Magic Circle, Ch1 (does not count as a stitch)
Round 1 - 5 sc, join with sl to ch1 (5 sts)
Round 2 - sk ch1 sp from mag cir. 2 sc in each sc around (10 sts)
Round 3 - *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from * to *, ending with 2 sc in last st (15 sts)
Round 4 - 1 sc in ea sc around (15 sts)
Round 5-25 (30) - Repeat Round 4 (DK weight)
Check the circumference with your own hooks after Round 5. I have 10, so this size works for me. If you have more than that, take out two rounds and repeat Round 3. If you do, however then your number of sts won't match what is in parenthesis.
End with sl, but do not finish off or weave in. You will start the flap from this point.
Notes: you will find that you're working from the inside of the project outward. You may find it easier to turn the tube inside out at the beginning of Round 5 and work from the outside in. Then you can just turn it right side out when you're finished.
The flap should be about the size of half of the case. If you have 15 sts in your rounds, then the flap should cover about 8 sts. If you have 20 sts in your rounds, then your flap should cover about 10 sts.
Row 1 - Ch 1, *hdc in next 8 sc across, ch 1 & turn*
Row 2 & 3 - Repeat R 1 from * to *
Row 4 - hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog, ch 1 & turn
Row 5 - hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, ch 1 & turn
Row 6 - sl across in ea st, FO and weave in ends.
Don't forget to pull your magic circle closed all the way before weaving in that end.
You can put a button or any kind of closure you like on the flap. I prefer to just use a safety pin style stitch marker.
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