My First Handmade Hook Case

August 4th, 2004 · 15 Comments · Uncategorized

Crochetville Secret Pal

A few weeks ago, I revealed that my fantastic Crochetville Secret Pal was Takeyah. Now that the secret pal to whom I was sending gifts has received her final package (last Saturday), I can tell you she is Michelle. I enjoyed being your secret pal, Michelle!

I just have to show one of the things I sent Michelle in her reveal package. I made it myself; I’m so proud.

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The bottom three photos are clickable.

This is the first hook case I’ve ever made. I’m not a sewer, but I’ve dabbled in it occasionally ever since I was a kid, and I recently took a beginner sewing class on Monday evenings at my local community college.

Several months ago, I ordered myself a hook case from eBay, and while it was beautiful and well made, I immediately began to think of improvements I would want in my idea of an ideal hook case. First, see-through pockets so I didn’t have to hunt for the right size hook. Second, an alternative to ties, which were a bit unwieldy and I was always too lazy to tie. Neither velcro nor zippers were an option because they might snag yarn, so I decided on snaps.

The case is by no means perfect, and I struggled with many aspects of it, but I’m very glad I did it. I’d had it in mind for some time, but didn’t have the motivation to undertake the project until I thought of making one for my secret pal. Now I need to summon the engrgy to make one for myself, LOL.

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chelle // Aug 6, 2004 at 5:17 am

    Are you kidding?! That is a GREAT case! I purchased a hook case with a tie closure and immediately thought of ways to improve on it too LOL but I am very novice sewer – straight lines for me! Yours looks great and I wouldnt have thought of the see through pockets – very creative! Great job girl!

  • 2 Emily // Aug 5, 2004 at 1:58 pm

    Donna, that is so beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself. Utilitarian items should be pretty as well as functional!

  • 3 Jenn // Aug 6, 2004 at 9:35 pm

    Great Case! Definitely should make yourself one…

    Any chance you wrote down some instructions so some of us not so subtle people can borrow it and make our own? hmmmm ?? :D :D

  • 4 S // Aug 10, 2004 at 6:35 am

    Great job! :)

  • 5 Michelle // Aug 5, 2004 at 7:10 pm

    I am so lucky to be the recipient of this holder! It is far superior to what I made myself when I was a 2 month old crocheter. I would never have guessed you were a beginner at sewing by looking at this project!

  • 6 sUsAn // Aug 4, 2004 at 11:46 pm

    Kudos on the fab crochet case, Donna! You *must* make one for yourself *now*! ;)

  • 7 Julie // Aug 4, 2004 at 8:27 pm

    Love the case Donna, love it love it love it love it love it! Love the color love the fabric love all of it! :) I LOVE THE CASE!

  • 8 Stephanie // Aug 8, 2004 at 3:15 pm

    Love your case Donna! Great idea to use clear plastic to see the hooks. Whole thing is just a great idea, looks great and looks to be very functional! (excuse the poor English-not enough coffee yet).

  • 9 K. Anne // May 17, 2005 at 7:15 pm

    Terrific case!

  • 10 Lisa // Sep 7, 2004 at 8:47 pm

    That case is beautiful! I love the fabric you chose, too.

  • 11 Heidi // Aug 7, 2004 at 12:34 am

    That’s so great, Donna! Nice work. I’m sure you would have great luck distributing the pattern yourself, or getting it posted on Crochetme. Or sell it as a PDF for $4.95 like on Chicknits! :)

  • 12 Tiff // Aug 4, 2004 at 10:52 pm

    To quote Julie, “love it love it love it love it love it!!” Enough said. :) It’s great!!!

  • 13 sue // Aug 4, 2004 at 9:30 pm

    way to go Donna! thats a really nice hooker case ;0)

  • 14 Stacie // Aug 5, 2004 at 12:23 am

    Your case looks great! Awesome job! :)

  • 15 oshun // Aug 6, 2004 at 1:10 am

    Your crochet case is great !
    I am a sewer too and it just gives me the urge to get my sewing machine and get to work. I must say your improvements are really well tought, especially the transparent casing and the snap closure! And last but not least it looks really good…
    Ok that is it I have to find some fabric… ;)

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