Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, ...
Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, and wet felting techniques to create unique works of art.
Kay blogs about her craft at http://www.stitchingtimes.blogspot.com. She says, "I learned to crochet, knit and sew at my mother's knee. She could do it all from sewing to tatting, crochet, knitting, embroidery. I learned to knit when I was about 6 or 7 and just never stopped learning new crafts and techniques."
Not too long ago I noticed that I had a couple dozen crochet hooks, but could never find the size I wanted when I needed it. I resolved to get things organized and in one place with some crochet hook cases - one for steel hooks, one for the really large bamboo, and another for the aluminum. This resulted in the crocheted cases pictured here, although I decided that a case for the steel hooks is going to need to be made of sturdy fabric - they just poke right through felted cases no matter how densely felted. This pattern includes directions for three different cases, all suitable for standard 6 inch hooks.
For reference instruction set A is for the green case, B is the purple case and C is the red and gold case. Case A can hold up to ten hooks, B can hold up to twelve and C can hold up to sixteen depending on size.
Case A - 18 stitches by 13 rows equals a 4 inch by 4 inch square. Felted it will measure 2 inches by 2 3/4 inches
Case B - 14 stitches by 11 rows equals a 4 inch by 4 inch square. Felted it will measure 3 inches by 3 1/2.
Case C - gauge is the same as the gauge for Case B even though B is made with worsted/aran weight yarn and C is made with doubled up fingering weight yarn.