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Monday, July 2, 2012

The Awesome Hook Holder {Crochet Pattern}




First I would like to say that I whipped this up one day when I was mad that my current hook holder wouldn't hold all of my hooks because some were larger and it also wasn't long enough for my dpns!  Thus I made this pattern for my collection of beloved hooks.  You can even store your tiny yarn needles in here!  This set stores about half of my collection, which is four sets of dpns, and 20 hooks all ranging from 1.3mm (10) to 11.5mm(P)  I could probably also throw a few more in there as well.



This is the pattern for my shorter hook set.  You can, as I have, customize this to accommodate your set and your needs.  You can use my pattern as a starting point for your own custom hook holder.

The set pictured will hold most standard metal and plastic hooks, as well as dpns or knitting needles that measure about 8" in length and most standard length crochet hooks. 


Copyright 2010-2012 LiLu Studios: This Crafting Life, by Lori Steffens. {http://www.thiscraftinglife.com/} Make it, Wear it, Love it, but above all, Share it, don't Sell it!

The Awesome Hook Holder

Materials:
"H" Hook
1 skein of worsted weight yarn

Directions:

Note, this pattern uses the star stitch (just in case you'd like to adapt the stitch to a different pattern)

ch 63

Row 1. Skip 1 ch. and draw up a loop in each of next 5 sts., Y.O., and draw through 6 loops on hook, ch. 1, * draw a loop through the eye formed by the ch. just made, draw a loop through back of last loop of star just made, draw a loop through same ch. where last loop of previous star was made, draw a loop through each of next 2 ch. sts., Y.O. and draw through the 6 loops on hook. ch. 1. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2. Ch. 1, sl. st. in 1st st. of previous row, ch. 3, skip 1 st., and draw a loop through each of the next 2 ch., draw a loop through 1st st. in row, draw a loop through each of next 2 sts., picking up the back of st. only, Y.O. and draw through all sts. on hook. * Draw a loop through the eye formed by the ch. just made, draw a loop through back of last loop of star just made, draw a loop through same ch. where last loop of previous star was made, draw a loop through each of next 2 sts., picking up back of sts. only, Y.O., and draw through the 6 loops on hook, ch. 1. Repeat from * to end.


Row 3-19: Repeat Row 2.  Fasten off at the end of Row 19.

Border: sc around, with 3 sc in each of the four corners.

Tie Closure: In the middle of the shorter side, attach your yarn and chain 40, fasten off, then reattach in the same spot as before and make another chain, then fasten off.  These will wrap around the hook holder once you roll it up for storage and allow you to tie it shut.



Ways to customize your hook holder:

To store longer needles, simply increase the rows in the solid block before the border.  Work the border in the same manner.

To store more hooks, add stitches in this manner:

Increase your beginning chain by 2 for every star stitch that you want to add.  Increase each row with however many stars that you wanted to add.  (The starting pattern has 30 star stitches across, as a reference)  Each star stitch will add about 1/2" to the length of your pattern.

3 comments:

  1. which is much more easier knit or crochet? ;DD
    I only know crochet but I bought this different kind of yarn that I thought it would be for crochet also.. I tried and I just can't see my chains.. So I figured maybe it's for knitting.. hehe.. ;DD

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  2. i dont understand how the hooks go in or whats holding them... can you explain that part please?

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    1. you just weave the hooks in and out of the stitches, so it can hold all sorts of hooks!

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