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Recycled Hook Case

Posted on May 5, 2007

Crochet yourself a hook case from recycled plastic bags!Hook Case

This project is another installment on my to-do list that I have blogged about recently. If you are not familiar with my to-do list, it is a list of items that I plan to crochet using plastic bags. Once I complete each project, I post the free pattern here at My Recycled Bags for everyone’s use. This week I decided that I needed a crochet hook case and it was on my list to do so… Here is the completed project and free pattern. An inside look of the hook case which holds four crochet hooks.

Hook Case Inside

Recycled Hook Case Pattern
Hook case measures 5 inches wide and 10 inches long.

Material: One small ball of plastic bags cut into 1 inch strips.
One small button if desired to embellish purse front.
One Velcro stick-on button.
Lining – 6 inch x 5 inch piece of muslin

Hook: Metal N (9 mm) crochet hook

Chain 14

Rnd 1
Sc in 2nd ch from hook in each chain.
Continue around the corner and down the back side of chain by working a Sc in every chain stitch.

Rnd 2 – 14
Sc in each st around and do not connect at end of rounds, just continue working Sc in rounds until 4 inches are completed. (The pouch of hook case is seamless where you just work a Sc in ea st in rounds.)

At desired length of hook case pouch, stop doing rounds at side mark of case. (Then only Sc across back side of case to create back and flap.)

Row 1 – 10 Sc in ea st across back half of hook case. At end of row, Ch 1 and turn at side edge.

Continue Sc in ea st for 10 rows from hook pouch.
(Approx. length is 7 inches from bottom to top.)

Row 1 – 14 Ch 1, turn, Sc in each st across back half of hook case for flap.

Fold over after row 1 to create flap edge. If you fold and press down on stitching between these rows it makes a natural fold for the flap.

Row 15
Ch 1, turn. Sc across row to center st, work Hdc in center st, then Sc in ea remaining sts of row.

Row 16
Ch 1, turn. Mark center 3 stitches on flap front. Sc across row to center 3 sts, work Hdc, Dc, Hdc, and then Sc in ea remaining sts of row.

Fasten off and weave ends under on inside of case.

Measure muslin and machine stitch 3 sides to create a pocket to slip inside the hook case. Fold down top edge and with wrong side out machine stitch some lines down your pocket in the desired width of your hooks. I made only 4 lines down my pocket as I am using this hook case to store larger hooks. Then slip the pocket back inside your hook case and hand stitch the pocket in place.

Sew button embellishment on case front. Attach Velcro button under flap for closure.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
St – Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy at My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2007

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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5 Responses to “Recycled Hook Case”

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  2. Jessica
    Nov 05, 2007

    where did you ever come up with this idea it is so neat?

  3. Cindy
    Nov 06, 2007

    Hi Jessica:
    Thanks for stopping by. Like many of my projects, I created and crocheted this hook case because I needed one. I actually use this case all the time to hold my most used hooks. It’s a real easy project and I hope you enjoy the pattern.

  4. Misty
    May 25, 2011

    Have you ever tried to “spin” your plarn? I find it difficult to crochet with when it is thick. I just wanted to know if you had used spun plan.

  5. Cindy
    May 26, 2011

    @Misty – I have done just a bit of spinning with my plarn but I know others that have over at our Trash to Treasures group on Ravelry. It is beautiful and really adds a nice touch to the finished material. You can check out one thread here that has some spun plarn in it. Here is another discussion of spinning that includes some plarn with pictures.


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