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C HAPTER 1

Crochet for Needleworkers


C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 1

Afghan Hooks, Cro-Hooks or Knitting Needle Roll

Materials: About 3 ounces of worsted weight acrylic yarn Crochet hook size H or size needed for gauge Three buttons or three 2’ lengths of ribbon, depending on the closure you choose Needle & thread to match yarn 
 Gauge: 5 sc = about 1 1/2 “ 5 rows of sc = about 1 1/2 “ 
 Finished size will depend on the number of “pockets” to hold hooks or needles. 
 Directions are for case that will hold 10” hooks or needles, and will be worked on 50 stitches. Changes for case that will hold 14” hooks or needles is in parenthesis, and will be worked on 62 stitches.

A FGHAN H OOKS , C RO -H OOKS OR K NITTING N EEDLE R OLL Designed by Priscilla Hewitt Copyright © 2000 Priscilla’s Crochet

Case
 Ch 51. (63) 
 Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across; ch 1, turn. 2


Row 2: (Mark this as the right side.) Sc in each of the first 15 (21) sc, dc in the back loops only of the next 20 sc, sc in each of the last 15 (21) sc; ch 1, turn.

the next 5 sts, sc in each of the next 26 (38) sts, sc through both thicknesses of the next 5 sts, 3 sc through both thicknesses of the next st; working along the end of the roll, sc around the post of the sc along each row (along the fold); continuing along the next side, 3 sc through both thicknesses of the next st, sc through both thicknesses of each of the next 5 sts, sc in each of the next 26 (38) sts, sc through both thicknesses of the next 5 sts, 3 sc through both thicknesses of the next st; working along the end of the roll, sc around the post of the sc along each row (along the fold); sc through both thicknesses of the same st as the first sc; join with a sl st to the first sc.


 Row 3: Sc in each of the first 15 (21) sc, dc in the unworked loops only of the next 20 sc on row 1, sc in each of the last 15 (21) sc; ch 1, turn. 
 Row 4: Sc in each of the first 15 (21) sc, sc through both thicknesses of the next 20 dc to form a “pocket”, sc in each of the last 15 (21) sc; ch 1, turn. 
 Row 5: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn.

Work round 2 depending on the closure you choose. 


Rows 6-8: Repeat rows 2-4.

Round 2 for button closure: Sl st in each sc around until you sl into the center sc of the corner diagonally opposite of the first sl st; sl st in each of the next 3 sc, ch 5 for button loop, sl st in each of the next 15 (21) sc, ch 5 for button loop; sl st in each of the next 15 (21) sc, ch 5 for button loop; continue working a sl st in each sc around; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Edging
 


With the right side facing you, fold the six stitches on either end toward the center and pin in place.

Round 2 for ribbon closure: Sl st in each sc around; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


 Round 1: With wrong side facing you, attach yarn with a sc through both thicknesses of any corner , sc in the same st, sc along the side of the roll through both thicknesses of each of 



 Additional “pockets”: Repeat rows 5-8 until you have the desired number of hook “pockets” across your case. (I made mine with 8 hook pockets, so I repeated rows 5-8 six times.) Fasten off after you have the desired number of “pockets”.

Finishing Button closure
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Place hooks or needles in the “pockets”. Roll the case, beginning on the opposite side from the button loops. Mark the placement for the buttons. Sew buttons in place. Push buttons through loops to close the roll. 
 Ribbon closure
 Place hooks or needles in the “pockets”. Roll the case to close. Pin the center of each of the three pieces of ribbon (evenly spaced along the length of the roll) to the outside of the roll, opposite the exposed open end of the roll. Sew each ribbon in place where pinned. Wrap both ends of each ribbon to the front of the case and tie in a bow.

Happy Crocheting!

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C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 2

Aluminum Crochet Hook Case

This case is worked all in one piece and folds like a book. The hook “pockets” are crocheted into the case! This case holds 10 hooks...a complete set sizes B to K.

A LUMINUM C ROCHET H OOK C ASE 


Materials: About 4 ounces of worsted weight “soft” yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft) Crochet hook size F (If you crochet loosely, you may need to use a size E) Needle and sewing thread Your choice of 14” zipper (or size needed) OR 3/4” shank button

Designed by Priscilla Hewitt Copyright © 2000 Priscilla’s Crochet

Gauge: Rows 1-3 = about 6 1/4” x 1” Finished size: About 8 3/4” x 6 1/2” when opened 


Lining and Hook Pockets
 Ch 31. 
 Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 2, turn. (30 sc) (Note: the ch 2 does not count as the first dc in the next row for this pattern.)

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Row 2: Dc in each of the first 10 sts, dc in the back loop only of each of the next 20 sc to form the back of the hook pocket; turn clockwise; dc in the free loops of the same 20 sc to form the front of the hook pocket; ch 1, turn; insert hook through the first dc of the front of the hook pocket and through the first dc of the back of the hook pocket, complete sc; *insert hook through the next dc of the front of the hook pocket and through the next dc of the back of the hook pocket, complete sc;* Repeat from * to * 18 times to completely close hook pocket; ch 1, turn.

Rows 16-25: Repeat rows 2-11. Rows 26-27: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (30 sc) Row 28: Sc in the back loop only of each sc across; ch 2, turn. (30 sc) (Place marker 3 in a front loop of row 28 to mark the row. 


Outside Cover


Row 29: Dc in the first sc, *skip next sc, dc in the next sc, dc in the skipped sc* Repeat from * to * 13 times, dc in the last sc; ch 2, turn. (14 cross sts)

Row 3: Sc in each of the 20 sc, dc in each of the 10 dc; ch 2, turn. Check gauge. 
 Rows 4-11: (Repeat rows 2 and 3) 4 times, ch 1 at the end of row 11.

Row 30: Dc in the first dc, *skip next dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the skipped dc* Repeat from * to * 13 times, dc in the last dc; ch 2, turn. (14 cross sts) 


Pattern note: Rows 12-15 form the spine of the lining.

Rows 31-38: Repeat row 30. Ch 1, turn at the end of row 38.


 
 Row 12: Sc in each st across; ch 1, turn (30 sc)

Row 39: Sc in each st across; ch 1, turn. (30 sc)



 Row 13: Sc in the back loop only of each sc across; ch 1, turn (30 sc) (Place marker 1 in a front loop row 13 to mark row)

Pattern note: Rows 40-43 form the spine of the outside cover.


 Rows 14-15: Repeat rows 12 and 13; ch 2, turn at the end of row 15. (30 sc) (Place marker 2 in a front loop of row 15 to mark row)


Row 40: Fold cover toward the outside center of the case. Insert hook in the back loop of the first dc on row 39 AND through the first free front loop of row 15 (marked with marker 2); complete sc. Continue joining the back loops of 6


row 39 and the free front loops of row 15 with a sc across; ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

with sc’s through both thickness along top of the case; join with a sl st to the front loop of the first sc of row 54.


 Row 41-42: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Round 2: (Cover piping) Continue working a sl st in the front loop of each sc around; join with a sl st to the first sl st.


 Row 43: Insert hook into the first free loop on row 13 (marked with marker 1) and into the first front loop only on row 42 and complete a sc, continue joining the free loops of row 13 and the front loops only of row 42 with a sc across; ch 2, turn. (30 sc)



 Row 43: Repeat row 41.

Finishing: Sew zipper to the inside of the zipper facing, having the bottom of the zipper centered at the bottom of the spine.


 Row 44: Repeat row 29. (14 cross sts)

Round 3: (Zipper facing) Sl st in the first free back loop in the sc’s of round 1, ch 2, hdc in the back loop of each sc around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.



 Rows 45-53: Repeat row 30. Ch 1 at the end of row 53. (14 cross sts) 
 Row 54: Fold cover so the edge of row 53 matches the beginning foundation chain; sc through both loops of row 53 AND the free loops of the beginning foundation chain across to join (30 sc); do not fasten off.


Edging for zipper closure
 Round 1: With outside cover facing you, sc evenly through both thicknesses of the case along the bottom to join (this will be along the bottom of the hook pockets); sc in each of the free loops of row 28 (marked with marker 3); continue joining

Edging for button closure Round 1: With outside cover facing you, sc evenly through both thicknesses of the case along the bottom to join (this will be along the bottom of the hook pockets); sc in each of the free loops of row 28 (marked with marker 3); continue joining with sc’s through both thickness along top of the case; join with a sl st through both loops of the first sc of row 54. Round 2: Work a sl st through both loops of each of the next 14 sc, ch 12 tightly for the button loop, sl st in each remaining sc around; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Finishing: Sew button to the center of the side opposite the button loop. Slip button loop over button to close.

Happy Crocheting!

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C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 3

Crochet Hook Caddy

I crochet at my computer desk (don't we all?) and needed a better way to store the hooks I like to keep handy. I was keeping them in a pencil cup, and always had to remove all the hooks to find the one I wanted. This hook caddy has a coiled inner section that keeps the hooks separate for quick access...just insert the hooks between the coils!

C ROCHET H OOK C ADDY

Materials: About 4 ounces of a stiffer worsted weight acrylic, like Red Heart Crochet hook size G (4 mm) or size needed to achieve gauge Cardboard crochet thread core measuring about 3 1/2" in diameter x 3 1/2" high (I used the core from a ball of Aunt Lydia’s "Denim" Quick Crochet)

Designed by Priscilla Hewitt
 Copyright © 2001 Priscilla’s Crochet 


Gauge: Rounds 1-3 of the inner section = about 2" 
 Finished size: About 3 3/4" in diameter x 4" high 


Inner (coiled) section
 Ch 4, join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring.

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Round 1: Work 6 sc in the ring. (6 sc) Do not join. Instead, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in rounds 2-6.

Rows 2-6: Dc through both loops of each dc across; ch 2, turn. (126 dc)


 Round 2: Work 2 sc in the back loop only of each sc around. (12 sc)

Row 7: Dc through both loops of each dc across. (126 dc) Fasten off.


 Round 3: (Sc in the back loop only of the first sc, 2 sc in the back loop only of the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc)

Outer cover


 
 Round 4: (Sc in the back loop only of each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the back loop only of the next sc) 6 times. (24 sc)

Round 1: Work 6 sc in the ring. (6 sc) Do not join. Instead, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in rounds 2-6.


 
 Round 5: (Sc in the back loop only of each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the back loop only of the next sc) 6 times. (30 sc)

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Round 3: (Sc in the first sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc)

Ch 4, join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring.

Round 6: (Sc in the back loop only of each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the back loop only of the next sc) 6 times; ch 2, turn. (36 sc)

Pattern note: The "ch 2" at the end of the rows does not count as the first dc in the next row. 


Pattern note: After round 6, the pattern will be worked in spiral rows. Work tightly for best results. 


Round 4: (Sc in the each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (24 sc) Round 5: (Sc in each next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (30 sc)

Round 6: (Sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times; ch 2, turn. (36 sc)

Row 1: Dc in the back loop only of each of the first 36 sc, dc in each of the 90 unworked loops in rounds 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1; ch 2, turn. (126 dc)

Round 7 (joining to the bottom of the inner section): Insert hook in the back loop only of the next sc and into the 10


first skipped front loop of round 6 of the inner section and complete a sc, (insert hook in the back loop only of the next sc and into the next skipped front loop of round 6 of the inner section and complete a sc) 35 times. (36 sc)

Happy Crocheting!


 Rounds 8-23: Leaving the inner section hanging from the bottom of the piece, sc through both loops of each sc around. (36 sc) Fasten off after round 23.

Finishing
 Turn outer cover right side out to enclose the inner section. Insert the cardboard core between the inner and outer sections. Straighten outer cover over the cardboard core. 
 Row 1: With yarn on hook, insert hook into the stitch on the outer cover closest to the first stitch on row 7 of the inner cover, then insert hook into the first stitch on row 7 of the inner section and complete a sc, (insert hook into the next st on the outer cover and into the next st on the inner section and complete a sc) 35 times to enclose the cardboard core; continue working a sc in each of the next 90 sts on the inner section; ch 1, turn. (126 sc) Row 2: Sl st in each of the first 90 sts on the inner section, then continue working a sl st in each of the next 36 sc around the top perimeter of the caddy; join with a sl st in the first sl st at the top of the caddy. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 4

Cupcake Pincushions Materials: Small amount each of white and a pastel sport yarn Crochet hook size E (3.50 mm) or size needed to achieve gauge Yarn needle Optional: birthday candle and colored seed beads Gauge: Rounds 1-2 = 2”

C UPCAKE P INCUSHIONS Designed by Priscilla Hewitt Copyright © 2000 Priscilla’s Crochet

Finished size: About 3” diameter x 2 1.2” high at widest and highest points

Cupcake “paper” With pastel yarn, ch 5; join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring. Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 15 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3. (16 dc) Round 2: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the same st as joining, (2 dc in the next dc) 15 times; join with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3. (32 dc)

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Round 3: Ch 1, sl st around the post of the first dc, ch 3 to count as the first bpdc, bpdc in each remaining dc around; ch 1, turn. (32 bpdc) Round 4: Ch 1, fpdc in each bpdc around; join with a sl st in the first fpdc. (32 fpdc) Rounds 5-6: Ch 1, fpdc in each fpdc around; join with a sl st in the first fpdc. (32 fpdc) Round 7: Ch 1, fpdc in each fpdc around; join with a sl st in the front loop only of the first fpdc. (32 fpdc)

Round 3: (Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc) Round 4: (Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (24 sc) Round 5: (Sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (30 sc) Round 6: (Sc in each of the next 14 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 2 times. (32 sc) Rounds 7-8: Sc in each sc around. (32 sc)

Round 8: Fpsc in the first fpdc, (sl st in the front loop only of the next fpdc, fpsc in the same fpdc) 31 times; join with a sl st in the first fpsc. Fasten off.

Round 9: Turn. Sl st in the first sc, dc in the same st, (sl st in the next sc, dc in the same st) 31 times; join with a sl st in the first sl st. Fasten off, leaving an 18” yarn tail for sewing.

Cupcake “icing” With white yarn, ch 4; join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring. Pattern note: Do not join rounds unless otherwise indicated. Instead, use a stitch marker to identify the first stitch of each round.

Finishing Stuff cupcake “paper” with fiberfill. Place “icing” on top of paper a sew together with yarn tail 3/4 of the way around. Stuff “icing” and continue sewing closed. Add a candle to the center (the wax is great for sharpening needles) and sew a few seed bead “sprinkles” to the “icing”, if desired.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in the ring. (6 sc) Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Happy Crocheting! 13


C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 5

Embroidery Floss Holder Materials for each floss holder : Small amount of worsted weight acrylic yarn Crochet hook size G One 2” lucite ring Fifteen 1/2” lucite rings Small amount of fiberfill (for optional pincushion) Optional: Pin back

Floss holder without pincushion
 Round 1: Work 30 sc around the 2” ring; join with a sl st to the back loop of the first sc.

Floss holder with pincushion 


Floss holder without pincushion

E MBROIDERY F LOSS H OLDER Designed by Priscilla Hewitt Copyright © 2000 Priscilla’s Crochet

Round 2: Insert hook into the back loop of the next sc, then into the center of one of the 1/2” rings, complete sl st; (sl st in the back loop of the next sc, insert hook in the back loop of the next sc, then into another of the 1/2” rings; complete sl st) 14 times; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Weave in ends. 


Floss holder with pincushion
 Work 30 sc around the 2” ring; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Set aside. Make 2 of these: Ch 4; join with a sl st to form ring. 14


Round 1: Work 6 sc in the ring; do not join. Use a marker to mark the first sc. 


Happy Crocheting!

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) 
 Round 3: (Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc) 
 Round 4: (Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (24 sc) Round 5: (Sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (30 sc) Fasten off. 


Pincushion assembly Round 1: Sandwich the 2” covered ring between the two round pieces (wrong sides together.) Work 20 sc through all three thicknesses; stuff pincushion; continue working 10 more sc through all three thicknesses to close pincushion; join with a sl st to the first sc. Round 2: Insert hook into the next sc, then into the center of one of the 1/2” rings, complete sl st; (sl st in the next sc, insert hook in the next sc, then into another of the 1/2” rings; complete sl st) 14 times; join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Optional: Sew pin back to the back of either floss holder to attach to project tote. 15


C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 6

Mending Caddy

Hang one inside a closet door, in the laundry room...or anywhere you might need to do some quick mending.

Materials: About 2 ounces of worsted weight yarn Crochet hook size G Fiberfill Large yarn needle Package of assorted thread (12-pack of 25 yd. spools or 24pack of 10 yd. spools) 4 1/2” (or smaller) scissors Optional: needles, pins, safety pins, buttons, needle threader, other small sewing notions

M ENDING C ADDY 



 Fpdc (front post dc): yo and insert hook from front to back to front around post of the indicated stitch; complete dc.

Designed by Priscilla Hewitt Copyright © 2000 Priscilla’s Crochet 


Fpsc (front post sc): insert hook from front to back to front around post of the indicated stitch; complete sc. 
 Bphdc (back post hdc): yo and insert hook from back to front to back around post of the indicated stitch; complete hdc.

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Bpsc (back post sc): insert hook from back to front to back around post of the indicated stitch; complete hdc. 
 Bpdc (back post dc): yo and insert hook from back to front to back around post of the indicated stitch; complete dc. 


Top
 Ch 4; join with a sl st to the 1st ch to form ring. Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the 1st dc, work 11 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (12 dc) 
 Round 2: Ch 3 to count as the 1st dc, fpdc around the same dc, (dc, fpdc) in each remaining dc around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (24 sts) Round 3: Ch 3 to count as the 1st dc, dc in the top of the next fpdc, fpdc around the post of the same fpdc, (dc in the next dc, dc in the top of the next fpdc, fpdc around the post of the same fpdc) in each remaining dc around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (36 sts) Round 4: Ch 3 to count as the 1st dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the top of the next fpdc, fpdc around the post of the same fpdc, (dc in each of the next 2 dc, dc in the top of the next fpdc, fpdc around the post of the same fpdc) in each remain-

ing dc around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (48 sts) Round 5: Sl st into the next dc, ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 4 more dc in the same st, skip next dc, fpsc around the post of the next fpdc, (skip next dc, 5 dc shell in the next dc, skip next dc, fpsc around the post of the next fpdc) 11 times; join with a sl st around the post of the beginning ch 3. (12 shells) Round 6: Ch 3 to count as the 1st dc, bphdc around the post of the next dc, bpsc around the post of the next dc, bphdc around the post of the next dc, bpdc around the post of the next dc, skip next fpsc, (bpdc around the post of the next dc, bphdc around the post of the next dc, bpsc around the post of the next dc, bphdc around the post of the next dc, bpdc around the post of the next dc, skip next fpsc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (60 sts) Round 7: Ch 3 to count as the 1st dc, dc in each remaining st around; join with a sl st to the front loop only of the top of the beginning ch 3. (60 dc) Round 8: Working this round in the front loop only, ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, dc in the next dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, dc in the next dc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. (84 sts) Fasten off. Weave in ends. 17


Bottom


Round 7: Working this round in the front loop only, ch 1, hdc in the same st as joining, 2 trc in each of the next 4 dc, (hdc in the next dc, 2 trc in each of the next 4 dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc. (108 sts) Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Ch 4; join with a sl st to the first ch to form ring. 
 Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 11 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (12 dc) 


Hanger


Round 2: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the same st as joining, work 2 dc in each remaining dc around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (24 dc)

Ch 63. 


Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 28 ch’s; 5 dc in the next ch; dc in each of the last 30 ch’s. Fasten off. weave in ends.

Round 3: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (36 dc) 


Bow


Round 4: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (48 dc)

Ch 16; sc in the 16th ch from hook to form the first loop (being careful not to twist the ch), ch 15 sc in the base of the first sc to form the second loop.

Round 5: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (60 dc)

Round 1: Dc in the first ch of the first loop and in each remaining ch of the first loop, sc in the next sc, dc in the first ch of the second loop and in each remaining ch of the second loop; join with a sl st to the next sc. Fasten off, leaving a 12’ yarn tail. Wrap the yarn tail tightly around the piece at the sc’s in the center; tie off. Weave in ends.


 
 Round 6: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in each remaining dc around; join with a sl st to the front loop only of the top of the beginning ch 3. (60 dc)

Scissors Pocket


Ch 2.

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Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook; ch 1, turn. (1 sc)

row; join with a sl st to the first sc; ch 60, fasten off, leaving a 12” yarn tail.


 Row 2: Work 2 sc in the sc; ch 1, turn. (2 sc)

Finishing


Row 6: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Step 1: With wrong sides of the top and bottom together, align sc’s in round 8 of the top with the hdc’s in round 7 of the bottom. Sew or sl st the unworked back loops of round 8 of the top to the unworked back loops of round 7 of the bottom 3/4 of the way around. Stuff with fiber fill, then continue sewing or sl st-ing back loops together to close. Knot to secure, then weave in ends.


 
 Rows 7-8: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Step 2: With yarn on hook and top facing you, insert hook into any sc on the top piece AND into the aligned hdc on the bottom piece, complete sc, sc in each of the next 3 dc on the top piece, sc through the two top loops of the center dc of the shell on round 5 of the top piece directly below (at the red dots on the illustration below), sc in each of the next 3 dc on the top piece, (insert hook into the next sc on the top piece AND into the next hdc on the bottom piece, complete sc, sc in each of the next 3 dc on the top piece, sc through the two top loops of the center dc of the next shell on round 5 of the top piece, sc in each of the next 3 dc on the top piece) 11 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. (96 sc) Do not fasten off. (You should have 24 little “pockets”...12 0n the inner circle and 12 on the outer circle...to hold the thread. See illustration below, right.)

Row 3: 2 sc in each sc; ch 1, turn. (4 sc) 
 Rows 4-5: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (4 sc) 



 Row 9: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (8 sc) 
 Rows 10-11: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (8 sc) 
 Row 12: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; ch 1, turn. (10 sc) 
 Rows 13-14: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (10
 sc) 
 Row 15: 2 sc in the first sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the last sc; continuing along the side of the piece, sc in the side of each row until you reach the the point; 3 sc in the point; continuing along the other side, sc in the side of each

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Step 3: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in each of the next 8 trc on the bottom piece, (skip next 7 sc from step 2 on the top piece, sc in the next sc on the top piece, sc in each of the next 8 trc on the bottom piece) 11 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. (108 sc) Fasten off. Weave in ends. Step 4: Place a spool of thread in each outer “pocket”, as shown in the picture. Thread yarn needle with an 18” piece of yarn. Leaving a 6” yarn tail, run the needle and yarn through one spool, then under the sc that separates the pockets, then through the next spool, then under the next sc. Continue around until you reach the first spool. Knot both ends of the yarn together. If using 24 smaller spools of thread, repeat for the inner circle of pockets.

Back
 Step 5: Sew the scissors pocket to the back as shown in the picture. Tie scissors to the yarn tail. 
 Step 6: Sew the hanger to the back as shown in the picture. 
 Step 7: Sew the bow to the front of the hanger as shown in the picture. Attach a 1/2” ring (or a crocheted chain loop) to the back of the hanger, behind the bow, to hang. Weave in all ends. 
 Step 8: Optional...Attach a few buttons with safety pins to the top as shown. Add a few needles, safety pins, pins, etc.

Happy Crocheting! 20


C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 7

Spool Thread Box

S POOL T HREAD B OX Designed by Priscilla Hewitt Copyright Š 2001 Priscilla’s Crochet

Materials: About 4 ounces of white or natural worsted weight cotton yarn Crochet hooks size G & H or size needed for gauge 2 CDs 1" lucite ring 3/16" dowel rod cut into six 5" lengths Yarn needle 3/4" flat button 5" brass ring White sewing thread & needle Small safety pin About 1 ounce of colored ww yarn Gauge: Rounds 1-3 of bottom piece = 3 1/2 " Finished size:Piece A should be exactly the size (or just slightly smaller) than a CD.

Bottom Make 2. With size G hook, ch 4, join with a sl st in the first ch to form ring.

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Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 11 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (12 dc)

Row 4: (Front side) dc in the back loop only of each sc across; turn, (back side) dc in the unworked front loops of the same sts; ch 1, turn. (34 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the same st as joining, work 2 dc in each remaining dc around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (24 dc)

Row 5: Matching the stitches on the front side of the last row to the stitches on the back side of the last row, sc through both thicknesses across; ch 1, turn. (17 sc) 


Round 3: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (36 dc)

Rows 6-9: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (17 sc) 
 Row 10: Sc in each sc across; ch 2, turn. (17 sc)

Round 4: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (48 dc) Fasten off.

Sides

Row 43: Sl st each sc of row 42 to the corresponding st on the foundation to form a tube; do not fasten off.

Pattern note: The "ch 2" at the end of some rows does not count as the first dc in the next row.

Rows 11-38: (Repeat rows 4-10) 2 times. 
 Rows 39-42: Repeat rows 4-7.

Bottom edging: Work 48 sc around the bottom of the tube by working 1 sc in the side of each sc row and 2 sc in the side of each dc row; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across; ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Lid



 With size H hook, ch 18.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Round 1: With size G hook, work 12 sc around the 1" lucite ring; join with a sl st in the front loop only of the first sc. (12 sc)

Row 3: Sc in each sc across; ch 2, turn. (17 sc) 22


Round 2: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the same st as joining, work 2 dc in the front loop only of each remaining sc around; join with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3. (24 dc) 


Round 4: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times, pulling more yarn through the hole as needed; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (48 dc) Do not fasten off.

Round 3: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (36 dc) 


Round 4: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, (dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 11 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (48 dc) Fasten off. Flip piece over to the back.

Round 5: (Change to size H hook) Align stitches on the back of the piece with their corresponding stitches on the front of the piece. *(Work a sc through both the next back and front stitches) 48 times to close the piece around the perimeter of the CD; fasten off.

Finishing Back of top

Bottom
 With wrong sides of the two bottom pieces together and using size H hook, join yarn with a sc through both pieces of any stitch, (sc through the next sc of both pieces) 25 times; insert CD between pieces, (sc through the next sc of both pieces) 22 times; fasten off.

Round 2: Attach yarn with a sl st in the unworked back loop of any sc on round 1 of the front, ch 3 to count as the first dc, dc in the same st as joining, work 2 dc in the front loop only of each remaining sc around; join with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3. (24 dc) 
 Round 3: Work the same as round 3 of the front. Remove hook from piece; place a small safety pin in the loop to hold the stitch. Pull rounds 2 and 3 of the back of the piece through the center hole in one of the CD's until it is all the way through (it's a little tricky, but just keep pulling through a little at a time.) Open nth piece and pick up yarn loop with hook; remove safety pin. Pull about 10 arm's lengths of yarn through the hole.

Sides
 Step 1: Insert one the dowel pieces into each of the 6 little "pockets" formed by the double-thick dc rows. 
 Step 2: (Top edging) Place the 5" brass ring inside the top of the tube. Join yarn with a sl st in the end of the first sc row, ch 1, inserting hook into the st and under the ring, sc in the same st, work an additional 47 sc around the top of the tube and 23


around the ring by working 1 sc in the side of each sc row and 2 sc in the side of each dc row; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. 


Happy Crocheting!

Step 3: It's important that the top and bottom of the dowel pieces not poke through the piece, so with needle and sewing thread and working on the inside of the tube, sew the dc tightly around the top and bottom of each dowel piece. 


Assembly
 Step 1: (Attaching the bottom to the sides) Place the bottom piece at the opposite end of the ring in the side piece; using size H hook, sl st the bottom to the sides. Fasten off. Step 2: (Attaching the lid) With size H hook, join yarn with a sl st in any sc on round 5 of the lid, sl st in each of the next 17 sc, ch 10 tightly, sl st in each of the next 18 sc, insert hook in next sc and into any sc on the ring end of the sides and pull yarn through to complete sl st, sl st through both the lid and the side piece of each of the next 9 sc; join with a sl st in the first sl st; open lid, sl st in each of the unworked 38 sc on the side piece. Fasten off. Step 3: Sew button on the side below the ch-10 on the lid. 
 Step 4: Carefully wrap colored yarn around sides to simulate thread. Knot ends.

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C ROCHET FOR N EEDLEWORKERS S ECTION 8

Steel Crochet Hook Case

This case is worked all in one piece and folds like a book. The hook “pockets” are crocheted into the case! The case holds 16 hooks...a complete set of sizes 00 to 14.

Materials: Worsted weight “soft” yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft) Crochet hook size F (If you crochet loose, you may need to use a size E) 3 different stitch markers (Could be 3 different colors of yarn.) Two pieces of 5” x 5 1/2” plastic canvas (or size needed) Optional: 16” zipper (or size needed) OR “frog” button
 OR 16” ribbon (see “finishing”)

Lining and Hook Pockets
 Ch 26. 


S TEEL C ROCHET H OOK C ASE 


Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1 loosely, turn. (25 sc)

Designed by Priscilla Hewitt Copyright © 2000 Priscilla’s Crochet


 Row 2: Hdc in each of the first 10 sts, hdc in the back loop only of each of the next 15 sc to form the back of the hook pocket; turn clockwise; hdc in the free loops of the same 15 sc to form the front of the hook pocket; ch 1, turn; insert hook 25


through the first hdc of the front of the hook pocket and through the first hdc of the back of the hook pocket, complete sc; *insert hook through the next hdc of the front of the hook pocket and through the next hdc of the back of the hook pocket, complete sc;* Repeat from * to * 13 times to completely close hook pocket; ch 1, turn.

Row 42: Hdc in the first hdc, (dc in the next sc, sc in the next dc) 11 times, dc in the next sc, had in the last hdc; ch 1 loosely, turn. (25 sts) 


Row 43: Hdc in the first hdc, (sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc) 11 times, sc in the next dc, hdc in the last hdc; ch 1 loosely, turn. (25 sts)

Row 3: Sc in each of the 15 sc, hdc in each of the 10 hdc; ch 1 loosely, turn. 


Rows 4-17: (Repeat rows 2 and 3) 7 times.


Rows 44-56: (Repeat rows 42 and 43) 6 times, then repeat row 42 one more time.

To form the spine of the case lining:


Row 57: Sc in each st across; ch 1, turn. (25 sc)


Row 18: Sc in each st across; ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Outside Cover Spine


Row 19: Sc in the back loop only of each sc across; ch 1, turn. (25 sc) (Place marker 1 in a front loop of this row to mark row)

Row 58: Fold cover toward the outside center of the case. Insert hook in the back loop of the first dc on row 57 AND through the first free front loop of row 21 (marked with marker 2); complete sc. Continue joining the back loops of row 57 and the free front loops of row 21 with a sc across; ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Rows 20-21: Repeat rows 18 and 19. (25 sc) (Place marker 2 in a free front loop of row 21 to mark row)
 
 Rows 22-40: Repeat rows 1-19; ch 1 loosely at the end of row 40. (Place marker 3 in a front loop of row 40 to mark row.)

Outside Cover


Row 60: Insert hook in the back loop of the first sc on row 59 AND through the first free front loop of row 19 (marked with marker 1); complete sc. Continue joining the back loops of row 59 and the free front loops of row 19 with a sc across; ch 1, turn. (25 sc)


Row 41: Hdc in the first sc, (sc in the next sc, dc in the next sc) 11 times, sc in the next sc, hdc in the last sc; ch 1 loosely, turn. (25 sts)

Row 59: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

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Rows 61: Sc in each sc across; ch 1 loosely, turn. (25 sc) 
 Rows 62-77: Repeat rows 41-56.

If desired, sew zipper to the inside of the zipper facing, having the bottom of the zipper centered at the bottom of the spine. You may also use “frog”-type buttons to close the case, or sew ribbons to the sides to form a tie closure.


 Row 78: Fold cover so the edge of row 76 matches the beginning foundation chain; sc through both loops of row 76 AND the free loops of the beginning foundation chain across to join (25 sc); do not fasten off.


Happy Crocheting!


 Round 1: With outside cover facing you, sc evenly through both thicknesses of the case along the bottom to join (this will be along the bottom of the hook pockets); sc in each of the free loops of row 40 (marked with marker 3); insert plastic canvas piece in each of the “pockets” formed between the outside cover and lining; continue joining with sc’s through both thickness along top of the case; join with a sl st to the front loop of the first sc of row 77.
 Round 2: (Cover piping) Continue working a sl st in the front loop of each sc around; join with a sl st to the first sl st. 
 Round 3: (Zipper facing) Sl st in the first free back loop in the sc’s of round 1, ch 2, hdc in the back loop of each sc around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 


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Crochet for Needlworkers