[Updated 2019 with several new tutorials] Once you’ve been crocheting for awhile, you begin to accumulate hooks of all sizes and maybe even doubles/triples of one particular size but manufactured by different brands.
Over the years I’ve learned that I prefer one brand when I’m working on lots of projects because my hand doesn’t get as tired when I use it, but I prefer using another brand when it’s just a short pattern I’m doing because it seems to slide in and out easier (nicer to work with).
I also find switching brands back and forth (while working on the same project) helps my hand not get as sore…I’m thinking it’s because there’s a slight difference with each on how your muscles are being utilized.
Who wants to waste time digging around a jumbled mess trying to find just the right hook you need? Here’s something nifty to keep them sorted and easy to retrieve…a crochet hook organizing roll or case.
You may find it useful to have a few smaller ones to organize different brands or one big one to hold them all, whatever works best for you! They are also great for keeping your hooks tidy & tote-able (for when you’re off traveling, at the kiddos sports events, etc.).
Here’s a nice assortment of different styles of organizers/cases, most are sewing and crochet patterns but don’t miss the neat plastic canvas project too. All are free and complete. I tried to keep a nice mix with each something unique to offer or inspire. Have fun!
Leather Strap: This is a cute idea to scan a piece of finished work to print off on cotton fabric for a custom design. Has firm covers due to fusible craft interfacing (thick).
Fabric: Sized to fit longer handles, easy to adjust smaller if you prefer. Features a zipped pocket and a fold-over flap with button & loop.
Felt: So lovely! Will also hold sewing needles.
Rachel’s Pouch: Sweet with top flap and button closure, via pdf download.
Basic: Has a tied ric rac closure.
Star Stitched: Tie closure is simply a strand of chain stitches.
Have a collection of knitting needles too? Check out these projects that are designed to hold them.