Hey guys! I’m excited to share with you one of my first crochet patterns. I made this hook case around the time I started crocheting and have been using it ever since. I thought it would make a fun and easy project. I’m not a pro at writing patterns so I tried to explain things as I went along. Let me know if you come across any problems.
Hook smaller than you’d normally use for that yarn so small hooks won’t fall through pouch
Embroidery floss or thread in same color as yarn
Things to note:
-You can change the width of this pouch by making a longer base chain.
-You will be working from bottom to top of this pouch.
-When you begin crocheting, your pouch will naturally begin to start curling inward so the wrong side is facing you. I kept crocheting like this and then turned it right-side out when I was completely done. But you could flip it right side out sooner and continue on.
Row 1: Chain 10
Row 2: SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each stitch until the end chain, SC again in end chain (10 st).
Row 3: Rotate your work so it is now upside down. Now SC in each stitch across (in the other loop of the base chain) until you reach the beginning (10 st).
Row 4-Row 18: SC in the round without joining until your pouch reaches the desired height of where the opening will be. Mine happened to be around row 18 but you can keep going or stop depending on the length of your hooks. Once you’ve reached the height you want for the opening, make sure you’ve stopped somewhere on the side of your pouch.
Count ahead 12 stitches and make sure those 12 stitches are centered to the front of the pouch. If not, then either add SC’s or remove SC’s on the side where you stopped so the 12 stitches for the opening will be centered.
Row 19: Ch 12, skip 12 st, rejoin with SC. (In order for the lid to flip back easily, the opening has to be wider than the stitched area).
Row 20-End: Continue SC in the round without joining until lid is of desired height.
Finishing: Slip stitch the tops of each of the opposing stitches together by going through both loops. FO and weave in ends.
Ch 10, join with a slip stitch in first chain.
Sew on in the center of the first row above the opening
SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in each stitch until end. Ch 1, turn.
SC in each st across. FO leaving a long tail.
Attach to center of the back with a whip stitch using the long tail. Knot and weave in ends.
Sew on button and add your hooks, scissors, needles and stitch markers!