crochet hook roll

I made myself a crochet hook roll awhile back so I could keep track of what sized hooks I had and make it easy to find the one I needed. I used this tutorial as the basis for my project and added a few inches on so I could throw some in scissors, a yarn needle or a small tape measure in one of the pockets.

On the outside, I quilted around some of the circles in the middle piece of fabric to give it some dimension, and did crooked lines on the sides for interest.

The most time-consuming part was putting in all the pockets for the hooks. Since I only had the hooks you see above, I made just the number of pockets I needed and measured them out to size.

(I used to have smaller acrylic hooks, but they all snapped. I’m sticking with Boye aluminum hooks for now, though I’d like some wooden or bamboo ones.)

This past weekend I made another crochet hook roll for my grandmother’s birthday. She’s the one who taught me to crochet so it seemed appropriate.

I used this teal fabric and weaver’s cloth from my stash. I liked the texture and stiffness of the weaver’s cloth for this project, and it showed the decorative stitching in teal well. I chose this stitch because my grandmother has always enjoyed birdwatching and has lots of feeders on her back porch; this stitch reminds me of bird footprints.

I already had this trim and bias tape in my stash. Making my own bias tape is still on my to-do list. I fray-checked the ends of the trim, but also sewed several tight loops of thread around the ends to keep the three strands together.

If anyone knows what else can be done with trim like this, let me know. I’m not sure what else it’s good for other than a project with ties.

I finished it Friday and popped it in the mail today, so it should only be a few days late. Her birthday was this past Sunday and hopefully she will have many more to come!