January 14, 2007

Getting Organized

all rolled up and tied with a bow

I have been looking for a few years for a way to organize my crochet hooks. They sell small zipper or snap-closure cases just about anywhere that sells hooks, but they are not very cute. I recently picked up an incredible crochet magazine about a month ago and inside it, they had these really cute roll-up hook organizers. I took one look at it and said "I think I can make this myself."

open with hooks in place

I found some really cute coordinating fabric at JoAnn's. It is a duck cloth. They had polka dots and stripes - which is my favorite combination and it was 30% off - fabulous! I bought a yard of each so I could make a few extras to give to friends, etc. Last night, I came home around 9 and got started. I was pleasantly suprised at how easy it was to make. As you can see from the pics, it turned out great (at least I think so) and I can't wait to make more.

Do you crochet?
How do you keep your hooks organized?
Do you want instructions to make one yourself?


  1. this is darling. it could work with markers for your kids too.
    my mother in law made one for her daugther with a placemat and napkins from a pink and green toile at williams sonoma. she said it was great because you have no raw edges.

    now you are a seamstress too... the craft addict gets craftier!

  2. I don't crochet, but I can definitely appreciate this project. I love anything that helps me get organized. Very cool.


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