I saw a beautiful pattern to crochet a crochet hook holder. The pattern was costly and I could think of ways to personalize it, so I set to making my own.
I made this with all scrap materials, so it was very thrifty, and it is more useful to me than anything I've seen in stores.
By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH
What a nice and crafty idea. I love the floral additions as well.
I'm betting you could sell these should you ever want to, and I'm very sure anyone who crochets would consider it the finest gift ever... It's beautiful. Your directions are great too.
Also, the individual flowers would make fantastic "pins" for sweaters etc. There is quite a good market for these quality items. Just add a pin back to one or more and pop them on a matching or contrasting sweater.
Thank you for sharing.
Pookarina / Julia
Love it! Thank you for the really good instructions too. I gotta make one of these. :-)
Thank you for the suggestions, Julia! I hadn't thought of using pin backs for the flowers, but I'll be heading to Michaels to get some. I hadn't thought about selling the holders, either, but I do have a lot of fabric remnants...hmm. You have so many good ideas, Julia!
I really like your craft idea and I'm going to make something like it for my embroidery projects. I love doing ribbon embroidery in combination with regular embroidery and the addition of crystal beads. I never seem to have everything I need in one handy place. With a few alterations, this would work just great.
Thank you for sharing your nice craft idea.
I'm "hooked"! I agree with Julia, you should sell them and I'd gladly be your first customer seeing my sewing machine is still down.
Besides putting pins on your crocheted flowers (I put mine on hats too) I've glued magnets to them for the fridge.
You could make some good "seed" money! : )
Great photos and easy instructions.Thanks for sharing and good luck with winning on this one.
You all make me want to learn to crochet. I always thought it'd be a nice thing to know, but my Granny did all the crocheting in our family, and she made every sort of thing. I was too busy playing. Now, I wish I'd spent more time learning to do these kinds of things.
Those flowers especially are nice, and would be so nice at the neck of a simple sweater. I definitely think you could sell those. You could set up a nice little mail-order business.
This craft just won 3rd place for Crocheted/Other at the State Fair here in Salem. It's a fun craft you can make with any scrap yarn.
Find yourself a good sized scrap of 2x4 (layout your crochet hooks to decide how big it will need to be). Run the router with a beading bit around the top edge of the 2x4 while laying it flat. Sand thoroughly until smooth.
With a drill and drill bits: drill holes to fit the size of your crochet hook's bottoms so that the crochet hooks can be stuck in wood with the hook side up.
Stain and varnish now or try these options. Embellish with some decoupage on either end of the board with the holes for the hooks in the center. You could personalize this by decoupaging pictures on the ends for the person you are making it for. You could also wood burn a saying or write the recipient's name before you apply the stain and varnish.
Add the crochet hooks when it is dry.
By Debra in CO
I would like directions for joining small granny square's poncho.(4 to 5 in squares)
This crochet hook holder is definitely not one to use for travel. I use a short wide drinking glass for the extra ones that do not fit in my quilted fold-up holder.
How come there's no photo of this?
I had commissioned something similar with 3 concentric circles of wood glued in a stack and holes drilled around all 3 rings, in various sizes - for my assorted pens and markers.
Little note here, from a UK resident, I have discovered that your crochet pattern instructions differ to those we use in the UK - Your Single Crochet (SC) is our Double Crochet (DC), and your Double Crochet (DC) is our Treble Crochet (TRC) - and so on. This should make life easier for anyone else struggling to make 'foreign' patterns (UK-/US and vice versa) ;-)