Sunday, April 28, 2013

Argyle Crochet: Travel Hook Case

After I finished making the case for my new set of Clover Amour crochet hooks, I started to feel sorry for my other case-free hooks.  And I realized that if I had a little case that would hold just a few hooks, but all the other supplies that I need when I crochet, that would be really, really convenient.  I take my crocheting with me everywhere, and it's terribly frustrating to find myself at a "Fasten off." without a pair of scissors.  Or a yarn needle.

So I made a small travel case, that would hold all of the things that I need for a short jaunt out in the world with my crochet.  It will never take the place of my big tool case (cases!), but it's just the right size to fit in my purse with a ball of yarn, so that if a doctor's appointment takes too long, or Mims gets out of school a little late, I can squeeze in a little extra crochet time.

Folded up, it's 7.5" tall x 4" wide.  I made a very long strap to wrap around the case, instead of messing with a button.  I just wrap it around about 4 times, and then tuck the end under the wraps. All of the wraps keep the case from opening and dumping all of my tools into the bottom of my purse, which is a mighty fine quality in a closure! LOL!!!

I made this case using the Argyle Crochet technique (for more information, you can check out my book, Crochet Dynamite: Argyle Crochet available on in the Kindle store - free software is available to read it on your computer, smartphone, and tablet).  All sizes are approximate.

Argyle Crochet: Travel Hook Case
Worsted Weight Variegated Yarn - approximately 100 yards (I used Craft Smart Value Yarn in Fiesta)
Size E crochet hook
Yarn needle
Pins (to pin pocket and top flap in place, this is purely optional)

Make a swatch of argyle, using a single color pattern length. Keep going until the piece measures approximately 6.5" tall.
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


Make a swatch of argyle, using a single color pattern length. Keep going until the piece measures approximately 4.5" tall.
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Top Flap:

Make a swatch of argyle, using a single color pattern length. Keep going until the piece measures approximately 1.25" tall.
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Pin pocket to sides and lower edge of back piece.  Pin top flap to sides and top edge of back piece.
Sc around the outside edge of the back piece, placing 3 sc in each corner, to attach pocket and flap.
Using your hooks as guides, stitch a seam in the center of the large lower pocket.  Make 5 individual pockets for the hooks on the left side of the case. Leave the right side open to hold scissors.  Don't sew pockets into the top flap.  It's there to keep the hooks from sliding out of the case and to (slightly) protect the hook heads.


ch 136
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (135 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Sew the strap to the center of the side edge of the hook case.  Fill with your tools and go on a road trip!  Visit Disneyland!  Or Atlantic City!  Or The Grand Canyon!  And annoy your family by crocheting the whole time!  Sounds like a perfect vacation to me!  LOL!!

Don't they look nice together?  You can check out my Clover Amour Hook Case HERE!


  1. Brilliant colours really bright and vibrant great idea. :)

  2. Great colors and great idea. You are really awesome.

  3. I really like your case. I must make one for myself.

  4. HELLO andd merci much for a wonderful pattern of the yorkshire...
    just a thought...ithink the back legs have been put back tto front? not a problem...but you might wish to correct photo?
    again many thanks will do it soon
    kind regards

  5. I have an old, and I mean old, calculator case(leather like) that has lasted over the years to hold my hooks. But I really really like your patterns and am going to give them a try.

    Thanks Jaime


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