I found my crochet hooks (YAY!) and as I had duplicates of most sizes. I decided rather than putting all my hooks in one basket, as it were, I’d make a quick little roll to store them. I figure I may lose track of ONE of my storage devices but it’s unlikely I’ll lose track of BOTH of them LOL!
Pretty simple, actually. I found a tutorial online for one made from felt, a no-sew version that is actually designed for storing coloured pencils. I sort of adapted it, adding some sewing. I used a 3 inch strip of felt for the hook storage part. Cut the felt slits first, using some ruler tape I got from the local discount store. For the smallest hooks I used a 1/2 inch measure and about 1 inch for the super fat ones:
I took an 18 x 22 inch fat quarter and folded the edged in. I left about a 2 inch gap in the middle.
I sewed along the open edges. With the gap there was no need to leave a gap on the edge to turn it right side out!
I laid the hook strip over the gap and sewed that to the fabric. I added a fold of ribbon on one end to create a tie.
You can see the hooks fit with plenty of room top and bottom, so I was able to fold over those edges. That will just contain the hooks so they can’t escape!
I sewed the bottom in place but added Velcro to the top part. It might have been OK to sew both folds down, really, but it might have made getting the hooks at the ends out of the roll a bit harder.
All tucked in to place- but before I sewed the bottom in place.
Nice and compact. Slipping the hooks in to place isn’t as easy as if I had sewn in in a strip of elastic then sewn channels into it, but it’s not really difficult. Slipping them OUT is no problem at all. I’m always losing track of my weaving in needles so I stuck one of them in there as well.
Easy peasy and really took only about 30 minutes to create! Now, DD is home today and we’ve done the movie thing but she wants me to figure out the written instructions for a loom bracelet (DOH! And I thought I had managed to escape the craze – apparently not….) so I’m off to do THAT. Typically she didn’t pick the easiest pattern for me to figure out. Off to YouTube I think…