For today’s tutorial let’s make a knitting/crochet needle case! I say this like it’s for your benefit… but really it’s something that I have desperately needed for like 10 years and been too lazy to do.
But look, now my needles are so neat and I won’t lose them anymore!
Unlike before where it was like this:
Not even exaggerating there which is sad.
Ok let’s do it, I’m using a 3.5mm needle and 8ply yarn. Make a foundation chain which is 5cm longer than your longest needle. Chain 2 more and then do a row of single crochet. Chain 2 and do another row of single crochet.
Now we make the netting. Chain 4 and double crochet into the second stitch. Chain 1 then double crochet into the second stitch. Continue this pattern the entire row.
When you reach the end, chain 4 and repeat the pattern again. It will form a nice grid.
Continue until you have a piece which is big enough to hold all of your needles, hooks, etc. To finish it off, do 2 rows of single crochet at the end.
Once you get in the rhythm it’s actually really easy to do.
Just make sure you are matching up the double crochet stitches or else the grid will be lopsided.
Now you just need to fit all of your needles into it!
Just weave them through the holes.
For storage, roll the fabric up until a tube and use a needle to hold it closed.
Much more organised!
Well that’s one of my long term projects finally crossed off my list! I don’t know why I even waited so long, it looks so much better! What are some projects you’ve been putting off?