Make Anne Egan‘s little zipped pouch to store your crochet hooks in. It’s a great first project for trying out crochet colourwork – we love the bright diamond on the back. This project is worked using Fair Isle crochet, so if this technique is new to you check out our tutorial on how to do crochet colourwork
You will need
Bessie May Smile (100% extra fine merino, 50g/120m) or alternative DK yarn – we’d recommend King Cole Merino Blend DK,
- 1 ball of Kiss (3090),
- 2 ball of Berry (3080),
- an oddment of Cloud (3180)
Grey sewing thread
22x7cm (8½x 2¾n)
On the chart (below), each square represents 1 dc st. Read all RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right. When changing colour mid-row, twist ends of 2 colours tog. Pick up new colour in last yrh of prev st. Carry unused strands of yarn across WS of work.
Free colourwork crochet hook case pattern
Cut a piece of Kiss to measure approx 30cm and put aside to use later to create an extension ch.
Using Kiss, ch50.
Follow Chart over the central 29 sts, for Rows 1-29. All sts not on Chart are worked in Kiss.
Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook, and next 9 ch, follow Row 1 of Chart, working a dc in each ch, dc in each ch to end, turn. [49 dc]
Rows 2-5 Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc, follow corresponding row of Chart, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 6 Ss into first 4 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st as last ss, 6dc, follow Row 6 of Chart, dc in each st to last 3 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. [43 dc]
Rows 7-23 Ch1 (does not count as st), 7dc, follow corresponding row of Chart, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 24 Ch1 (does not count as st), 7dc, follow Row 24 of Chart, dc in each st to end, ch4 (extension ch for one end of row), turn.
Remove hook and take the piece of Kiss cut at beg. Join this piece to beg of Row 24, ch3. Fasten off (extension ch for other end of row). Return to working yarn.
Row 25 Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch of first extension ch, dc in each of next 7dc, foll Row 25 of Chart, dc in each rem dc and in each of the 3 extension ch, turn. [49 dc]
Rows 26-29 Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc, follow corresponding row of Chart, dc in each st to end, turn. Fasten off.
Row 30 Join Cloud in first st, ch2 (counts as htr), ss in next st, (htr in next st, ss in next st) to last st, htr in last st.
Rotate to work in other side of foundation ch, rep Row 30 across foundation ch. Weave in ends.
To make up
Fold with WS tog so that the 2 Cloud end rows are in the centre. Pin the zip in place under these edges, making sure the points of diamond shape line up and zip is visible. The zip will be shorter than crochet edges so make sure it is placed centrally. Sew firmly into place with grey thread. Join the rem crochet edges at each end of the zip with tapestry needle and grey yarn. Unzip and turn inside out. With tapestry needle and pale pink yarn, seam the ends of crochet case, making sure the grey end rows line up with middle of back of hook case.