This tutorial will show you how to make a crochet hook roll. I made this as a present for my daughter, who has just started crocheting. I left plenty of room for crochet hooks of different sizes, and also a space for a small pair of scissors.
If you have got some very large crochet hooks, you will need to adjust the pattern to fit your hooks.
You will also need this equipment:
- Dressmaking scissors
- Small scissor for detailed cutting
- Tape measure
- Matching thread
- Needles for hand sewing
To make the crochet roll itself you will need:
- Three pieces of main fabric: one main piece 25cm X 50 cm, one large pocket piece 15cm X 45 cm, and one small pocket piece 10cm X 13 cm.
- Three pieces of lining fabric cut to the same sizes – I have used the same fabric for lining, but you could use plain lining or a contrasting fabric.
- Lightweight iron-on interfacing – I bought 0.5m, but I had some left over at the end.
- Tape or ribbon to make the ties – I made my own bias strip from spare matching fabric.
- Optional – ribbon or braid to trim the crochet hook roll
1. Cut interfacing to fit each piece of fabric. With the rough side facing downwards towards the fabric, iron each piece onto the wrong side of the lining fabric – use a medium heat. Make sure you put the rough side down, or the interfacing will stick to your iron!
2. If you are adding the ribbon trim, this is how you add it.
- Small pocket – cut a piece of ribbon 13cm long. Pin it to the right side of the fabric, with the upper edge of the ribbon 2.5cm from the top of the pocket. Top stitch across the upper and lower edge of the ribbon, very close to the edge.
- Large pocket – cut a piece of ribbon 45cm long. Pin it to the right side of the fabric in the same way, with the top edge of the ribbon 2.5cm from the top. Top stitch both edges of the ribbon close to the edge.
- Main piece lining – cut a piece of ribbon 50cm in length. Pin it across the fabric with the lower edge of the ribbon 12cm from the bottom. Top stitch both edges.
- Main piece fabric – cut two lengths of ribbon 50cm long, and two lengths 25cm long. Pin the two shorter lengths vertically on the right side of the fabric, 2.5cm in from each side. Top stitch along both edges on each strip. Pin the longer ribbons across the top and bottom of the fabric, 2.5 cm from the edges. Top stitch both edges of each ribbon.
3. Small pocket:
With the right sides together, pin and stitch the small pocket piece to the lining using a 1.5cm seam, and leaving a 3cm gap at the bottom of the pocket. Clip the corners, and trim the seams by half.
4. Turn the pocket the right way round – you can use a pin to tease out the corners to make them look neat. Press the pocket, making sure the raw edge is turned in.
5. Pin the small pocket to the right side of the lining, matching up the ribbon strips, with the right side 2.5cm from the edge of the lining fabric. Top stitch around the sides and bottom of the pocket 0.5cm from the edge – don’t forget to leave the top edge open! Oversew at the beginning and end of the stitching to be sure it is strong.
6. Measure the distance between the stitching on each side, and mark 4 equal distances with pins (this will be about 2cm each). Top stitch from the top of the pocket to the stitching on the bottom of the pocket, to make four long sections for small hooks.
7. Large pocket:
With the right sides together, pin the large pocket fabric to the lining. Stitch them together, leaving a 4cm gap at the bottom. Clip the corners and trim the seams. Turn the right way out, using a pin to tease out the corners, and press, keeping the raw edge turned in.
8. Pin the large pocket to the right side of the lining fabric, matching the ribbon strips, with the right side of the pocket 2.5cm from the right edge of the lining fabric. Top stitch the pocket onto the lining, leaving the top edge open.
9. Measure and mark with pins a 4cm section on the left of the main pocket for a small pair of scissors, and mark the rest of the pocket in 2cm sections – these should match with the sections already stitched on the smaller pocket.
10. Stitch each section from the top edge to the lower stitching. When you get to the smaller pocket, stitch over the previous section stitching very carefully, to form sections in the main pocket behind those in the smaller pocket.
11. Main roll:
Ribbon ties: Cut a length of ribbon or similar 60cm long for the tie closure. Turn over each end twice and hand sew, to hide the raw edge. Fold the ribbon in half, and place the fold on the left hand edge of the right side of the main fabric.
You may want to tuck the trailing edges into one of the pockets so they don’t get caught in the seams when you stitch them.
12. With the right sides together, pin the main fabric to the lining. Stitch around the edge, leaving a 5cm gap at the bottom. Clip the corners and trim the seams. Turn the right way out and press, keeping the raw edge turned in. Top stitch around the entire edge, making sure you stitch the raw edges inside.
10. Turn over a flap on the top edge 2-3cm in depth, so that the ribbon is central on the flap. Top stitch across the top to keep the flap in place (this is to keep the crochet hooks in place – they should tuck in nicely).
11. I have added some little silk roses as embellishments on the end of the ties, and on the corners of the roll.
I was really delighted with this little crochet hook roll, so I hope that if you follow the tutorial you will be pleased with your roll too. This is my first tutorial, so I would welcome any feedback if you would like to let me know what you think.