Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Crocheted Hook Roll

Like knitting, when you start to crochet you start collecting a range of different crochet hook sizes. Even with bringing my own from the UK I just kept them together with an old hair tie. With of them being old they deserved some more love and I went after finding a pattern on raverly [you can find the pattern here].

The roll is stitched using a star pattern which was a new and trickier stitch then normal but certainly paid off in figuring it out - and I found this tutorial really helped. I crocheted the width until I it was wide enough to hold all the hooks with extra space for new purchases. The roll from finished off through adding a string of crocheted chains which can be tied around the middle of the roll to fasten it shut.

This star pattern was great in providing holes in the pattern that the hooks could slot through and be held securely. How long the hooks will stay organised in size order - from a 1.25 to a huge thick 8, is another matter!

Keeping my hooks somewhere this pretty is inspiring me to want to break them out and crochet something new. I'm been eyeing up granny squares for a while perhaps for another blanket [yes another] or cushion covers but Joe has been hinting for me to get back into crocheting socks alongside working on some cross stitch gifts for Christmas - yes i'm mentioning the C word already.

Are you crafting anything currently?

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  1. I love this crochet pattern! I have seen it in knitting as well - but have not attempted it yet. Looks great!

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    1. I bet it looks nice knitted up too.

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  2. Ah it's such a good pattern! I learnt to knit when I was 9/10ish but wish I could still do it to make things :)

    Love, ELizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I wish I could even get the hang of knitting - i'm much more a crocheter that's for sure.

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  3. This is gorgeous. I currently keep my crochet hooks in a pencil case and I always have to search through to find the right size. At the moment I'm busy knitting for my wedding centre pieces (don't ask) but keep giving up to do more crochet. I'm totally hooked :-)

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    1. Yeah back in the UK I kept them in an old pencil tin but I always had to rummaging through the find the one I wanted. Knitted wedding centre pieces has me intrigued!

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  4. That looks so intricate it's scaring me just looking at the pictures! x

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    1. Haha it wasn't too bad once I found a decent pattern to follow, the first one didn't make sense!

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  5. I am so not crafty. I have tried knitting and crocheting before but I definitely lack the patience. I am envious of everyone who can craft such great items.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. Luckily I find crocheting to be a hobby that grows really quickly so I don't need to have a high patience level too often. Only when i'm not understanding what's going on with the pattern haha.

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  6. This pattern is lovely! You are so very talented. Oh goodness lets not talk about Christmas just yet! xx

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    1. That's what I keep thinking but I know if I leave it too late I won't finish it.

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  7. this is so pretty. I tried (and loved) to crochet several years ago. Not sure what happened, but I got out of it. am afraid my eyes are worst now....can't imagine staring at yarn for so long...LOL

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    1. Yeah I normally do it while watching the tv so I have something to go back and worth with my eyes. Plus with things like granny squares I luckily don't have to keep staring at what i'm doing with them because i've done them so long.

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  8. This is so pretty. I've been practicing my knitting so I can make some cute bits! x Island Girl Insights ♥

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    1. It's so handy once you learn a craft!

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  9. I love this!! I might have to make one for my hooks!! So pretty!! xo Heather

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  10. whoa! look at all those needles! and I really love the case you've made for them! I bet if I had them, I would totally be able to crochet more often ;)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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    1. I know what you mean, not itchy fingers to make something!

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  11. That's beautiful! I wrote about crocheting today too but I'm not nearly as advanced as you are. I will check that tutorial out. :)

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  12. This is gorgeous Rachael! You're so talented :)
    I've been thinking about Christmas too, I'm sickening myself haha

    xo

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