Sunday, 20 January 2013

Crochet Hook Holder

Hi Everyone!

Oooh! Isn't it chilly?

This is a mainly picture post as we have been away for the weekend to snowy Wiltshire and also Gloucester so very little time to write a post.  I wanted to share my creation with you as it's the first time I've got the sewing machine out in a long time.  I also didn't want to miss out, as it is Wendy's 100th post over on Handmade Monday.  Yippee! Congratulations Wendy!


I have been meaning to make a holder for my hooks for a while now, but I wanted a nice large one so I didn't run out of space.


I chose some pretty red floral fabric I had in my stash and edged it in red cotton also from my stash.


You can see how long (wide) it is in this picture.  I even had red ribbon for the fastenings, in the right 'red', in my stash too.


Here is the inside.  I added a flap to prevent the hooks from falling out.


Some of you may remember I had a little play with embroidery, so rather than waste my efforts I thought I would put it to some use.


I embroidered some simple birds on a perch either side of the word .......



You can see I stitched different size spaces for the hooks in gold to pick up the gold in the flowers on the fabric.


And there you have it! A completed crochet hook roll with plenty of space for all my hooks :)

What do you all use to store your equipment?  Have you made things to suit you or have you found some really useful ready made storage?  I'd love to hear from you all.

Thanks for reading!  I'm off to watch 'Call the Midwife' now.  See you over at Handmade Monday.




42 comments:

  1. This is amazing - I love it. Your embroidery is so professional. I need to make one of these but I bet it won't be as good as yours!

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    1. Thank you,I'm sure it would be, just plan it well before hand. You'll surprise yourself :)

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  2. The embroidery inside is great! I love that kind of attention to detail.

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    1. Thank you :)Purely a means to an end!! I hate having things I've made just hidden away so usually try to make things I can use. I wanted to have a go at embroidery (well strictly speaking this is mainly fine cross stitch!) so thought I may as well do something I could use at a later date. Eventually I got around to using it!!

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  3. Aahh, it is lovely and so nice to see the embroidery inside. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you, it makes me smile when I open it up :)

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  4. What a great idea. I have two knitting needle cases, but I always have to tip all the needles out when I want to find some. Your embroidery is really pretty too.

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  5. wow this is gorgeous! I love the idea of the flap to stop the hooks falling out and the little embroidered birds too - so cute!

    p.s. i can confirm it has been v snowy in Wiltshire :) x

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    1. Ah yes! So you can! We weren't far away from you at all. Glad you like the little birds - very simple, but effective :)

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  6. I don't crochet, but I do knit and I use interchangeable needles. I've made a couple of these cosies to keep them all tidy and organised. It's so nice when it's exactly what you want isn't it. http://judiknitsandsews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/pretty-interchangeable-knitting-needle.html

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    1. I've just popped over to have a look at yours Judi. I love all the pockets you've added, these will be very useful and what a pretty fabric too :) I'm sure the recipient was overjoyed with it. Sometimes you just have to make it yourself, as often bought storage just doesn't fit the bill!

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  7. I made a roll for my knitting needles, and a bag for the hooks - but nothing as pretty as this! Lovely x

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    1. As long as it does the trick, that's all that matters :)

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  8. I love it, the fabric is bright and cheery, it's great when you can make something that's exactly what you need. Love the embroidery detail too.
    The nearest I've made to one of these was a crayon roll and the first one I done didn't have a flap to stop the crayons falling out... ooopps.

    Jan x

    PS..... Chester is on my voting list over at The Crafty Network ;)
    Good Luck

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    1. Glad you like it:) I'm finding it really useful and am pleased I finally made the time to make it.

      You're a star voting for Chester, thank you!

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  9. That's brilliant. I love a good, handmade storage solution - and this has the added bonus of being totally portable too. Love those little birdies too!!

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    1. Thank you Wendy. I shall have to make another one now to transport all the other bits and pieces associated with crochet :)

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  10. That's fabulous, so useful and what a great way to use that pretty embroidery.
    Penny x

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  11. That looks brilliant, it's great when you don't have to buy anything extra too :)
    I'm sure it will be very useful as well as beautiful

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes being restricted to the materials you already have can encourage you out of your comfort zone.

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  12. That is gorgeous, and the birds are brilliant! I'd like to make something similar for knitting needles but wonder if it will be too big? This is my first time visiting your blog via Handmade Monday but will be back to see what you create with all those hooks!

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    1. Lovely to see you over here :) My hook holder is about 62cm wide with 31 spaces. Obviously it would need to be a little taller but I think it probably would be do-able. Just popping over to have a look at your blog now. It's always good to meet fellow bloggers :)

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  13. Oohh - wish I was as neat and tidy when I store things! Have got Joyce's newsletter and see your workshop is in there. Am trying to get work to sort out if I'm needed then so I can sign up for it! Sue x

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    1. Oooh it would be lovely to meet you if you can :) I meant to say, we had no snow either!!

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  14. What a beautiful case. I love the embroidery inside. I just use a pencil case for my hooks. Yours is much prettier.
    Ali x

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    1. I like the fact I can see them at a glance, without having to rummage through to find the correct size :)

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  15. Now this is a nice hook case, really pretty and neat. The embroidered flap is a brilliant idea.

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    1. Thank you. I wanted to make sure the hooks stayed nice and secure :)

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  16. Ohhh it looks perfect! Hope you had a good time away :-) Simmi x

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    1. We did thank you. We had a wonderful walk in the snow :)

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  17. I really love your case and the embroidery inside makes it extra special

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    1. I was quite pleased with the embroidery, not something I do very often.

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  18. This is really pretty, and very practical. I just made a bag for my crochet hooks but I like yours - it's like a jewellery roll. I think I might just make another now! (I have a stash so big I could hide in it!)

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    1. That's why I made mine, I needed a big one!!! :)

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  19. This is so lovely - I just like everything about it from the fabric to the crosstitch! I need to make one for my knitting needles. Happy 100th, Jo x

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