Sometimes I find the way a project unfolds can be dictated by the materials used or the time available, but in this instance it was lack of materials that had me on the edge of my seat throughout. I had decided that my ever growing collection of crochet hooks really need some more permanent accommodation than their original packaging and so sorted through my wool stash for suitable colours to make my hook case. I had already decided on chevron and just happened to have a few part balls of yarn that I thought would be ideal, the only problem was that there really wasn't a huge amount left on any of the balls, and so from the outset I did wonder if there was going to be enough to finish, adding just a teensy bit of
fear anticipation to the whole endeavour.
I used 3 different colours in 8ply yarn and a size 4 crochet hook.
Row 1 Miss 2 chains and work 2 double crochets (DC) into the next chain.
*Work a DC into each of the next four chains
Miss 2 Chains and DC into the next chain. DC into the next 3 chains. Work 3 DC into the next chain. Repeat from * across the row ending with 2 DC into last chain. Work 2 turning chains
Row 2 Change colour, Work 2 DC into the last double crochet of the previous row.
*Work a DC into the next 4 doubles of the previous row.
Miss 2 doubles of the previous row and then work a DC into each of the next 4 doubles of the previous row.
Work 3DC into the next double of the previous row.
Repeat from * ending the row with 2DC into the last stitch of the previous row.
Subsequent rows Change colour and work as per row 2.
Repeat until there are 7 rows in total. End of Chevron.
Using main colour, *Single Crochet (SC) into first 3 stitches of previous row, then in the subsequent stitches of the previous row, work 1 x Half Double (HDC), 1 x DC, 2 x Triple Crochet (TC), 1 x DC, 1 x HD and 3 x SC. Repeat from * to the end of the row. This will produce a straight edge at the end of the chevron.
Rows 9 and 10
DC across entire row.
This row forms the edge of the fold.
SC across the entire edge of previous row
Row 12 and 13
SC into the back loop only of each single crochet of the previous row.
DC across entire row
Row 28 (at this point I was seriously worried about running out of wool, but in reality I think I would have preferred perhaps another 2-3 rows of DC, so feel free to add more rows prior to row 28)
This row forms the edge of the fold. SC across entire edge of previous row
Row 29 and 30
SC into the front loop only of each SC of the previous row
Rows 31 and 32 (at this point I was really struggling as my ball of wool was now just down to a string of wool, so adding a couple more rows here would be fine if you have ample yarn and added a couple of extra rows from row 28)
DC into each stitch of previous row.
SC around the edge of the project, not including the Chevron edge. Block for an even finish and SC on the inside of the case to form the hook holders. It was my original intention to have a button closure on the front, however my lack of remaining yarn left me with no room to place one. Instead I've used press studs which work really well to keep my beloved hooks enclosed.
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