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LIGHT BREEZE CROCHET HOOK CASE

As I was designing this pattern in the middle of the gifting season, it occurred to me that projects like this crochet hook case or a pencil case are almost perfect crochet gifts, because:

  • They are super quick to make, even if you crochet very slowly.
  • They are adjustable in size – you can usually make them wider and longer according to your needs.
  • They are stash busters – there’s absolutely no need to buy more yarn, you can use any yarn from your stash: cotton, acrylics, light or medium worsted weight, one or more colors…
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  • They are multipurpose gifts – Light Breeze Crochet hook case can be used, as the name says, as a hook case (like I’m using it); but if you make it a little longer (and the instructions are given in the pattern for both) to fit pencils and crayons, it becomes a pencil case; it can also be a phone case or glasses case… or any other case you think of :).
  • They are and multi-occasion gifts –  crochet hook or pencil case makes a great teacher’s gift, a last-minute Christmas gift, if made in red for example, it can be an amazing Valentine’s Day gift, a first-day-of-school gift… Oh, and it’s also the ideal gift for your crochet bestie!

About the Stash Busting Blog Hop

The light Breeze Crochet Hook Case pattern was featured in the Stash Busting Blog Hop on January 12th, hosted by Raffamusa Designs and Made by Gootie. You can still get the Light Breeze Hook Case as a part of the STASH BUSTING PATTERN BUNDLE. Keep on reading to find out how.

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If you are here for the Stash Busting Blog Hop, on January 12th 2023 only from 8am EST you can get the Free PDF Pattern for this hook case. Scroll down to find the DOWNLOAD HERE button.

To check out all those fantastic stash busting patterns taking part in the Stash Busting Blog Hop go to the main round up post by following the link below.

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About the Light Breeze Crochet Hook Case

I actually started designing this pattern as a pencil case, but all the time imagining my hooks inside, which resulted in the perfect size crochet hook case, but too short for a good pencil case. And I only realized that thanks to one of my fantastic crochet testers, Kami, who pointed that out to me and suggested that I add the instruction for the actual pencil case. Not that there’s too much difference, and it’s really only a matter of making it longer before seaming, but still…

There is also a premium, ad-free PDF version available in my Ravelry and Etsy stores.

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The Yarn:

I used cotton light worsted weight yarn, because I think that cotton is the best for the projects you’d be using and carrying around daily.  And as for the yarn weight, it’s totally up to your preferences and the type of yarn you have in your stash.

Construction:

The hook case is worked flat in rows in the shape of a long rectangle, decreasing the number of stitches at the top to create a triangular closure. The rectangle is folded and seamed to create the case.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Closed hook case is approximately 17 cm (6.7”) long X 9 cm (3.5”) wide

Open: 22 cm (8.7”) long X 9 cm (3.5”) wide

See Schematics below for details and size adjustments.

ABBREVIATIONS AND STITCHES USED

The pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

puff – puff stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

yo – yarn over

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

( ) – additional explanation

[ ] – work as many times as directed

YARN

Yarn Weight: #3 light worsted weight, DK Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, 100 % Cotton; 50 g, 92 m (100 yds) per skein

Used here:

C1: Wheat 3967, 1 skein, 40 m (43.7 yds)

C2: Vintage Pink 3963, 1 skein, 25 m (27.3 yds)

HOOK

4 mm [US F/6] crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

OTHER

a button, yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape

GAUGE

14 hdc x 12 rows = 10 cm (4”) square (before blocking)

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NOTES

  • The hook case is worked flat, in rows, with 1 round of sc at the end, around the edges, to facilitate seaming and create a neat finish.
  • Ch1 at the beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
  • St counts are given in Italics at the end of each row.
  • Repeat counts are given in Bold to make following the Instructions easier.
  • Foundation chain is any even number (odd number of stitches + 1 turning chain), so the width is easy to adjust.

SPECIAL STITCHES

puff – [yo and insert hook into the indicated stitch, yo again and pull up a long loop] 5 times – 11 loops on hook. Yo, pull through 10 loops on hook, yo and pull through last 2 loops.

hdc2tog – yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops.

hdc3tog – yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up loop (3 loops on hook), [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop] twice (5 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 5 loops.

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Light Breeze Crochet Hook Case

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

WITH C1

Ch 12.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn – 11 sts

Row 2 (WS): ch1, hdc in same st, [sl st in next st, hdc in next st] across, turn – 11 sts

Row 3: ch1, hdc in same st, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st] 4 times (to last 2 sts), hdc in last 2 sts, turn – 11 sts

Row 4: ch1, hdc in same st, [sl st in next st, hdc in next st] across, turn – 11 sts

Rows 5-10: repeat Rows 3-4.

WITH C2

Row 11: ch1, hdc in same st [puff in next st, hdc in next st] across, turn – 11 sts

Row 12: ch1, hdc across, turn – 11 sts

WITH C1

Rows 13-14: repeat Rows 3-4.

WITH C2

Rows 15-16: repeat Rows 11-12.

WITH C1

Rows 17-18: repeat Rows 3-4.

WITH C2

Rows 19-20: repeat Rows 3-4.

WITH C1

Rows 21-50: repeat Rows 3-4.

Decrease Rows:

Row 51: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 9 sts

Row 52: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 7 sts

Row 53: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 5 sts

Row 54: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, turn – 3 sts

Row 55: ch1, hdc3tog, turn – 1 st

Ch 8 (or make any needed numberof chains) and sl st in same st to create a button loop.

You can adjust the size of the loop to correspond to the size of a button simply by working more (or

less) chains, and later on more or less single crochet stitches. Fasten off.

Pencil Case Size Adjustment

For Pencil Case size, repeat Rows 15-18 one more time, then continue to Row 19. After Row 50, repeat Rows 3-4 3 more times, then continue to Row 51 (decrease).

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Crochet Hook/Pencil Case Size

BORDER

Join C2 at the bottom right corner of RS, sc around, placing 1 sc in each foundation chain st and 1 sc in each end of the row along the side, until you reach ch-8 sp. Work 12-14 sc in ch-8 sp creating a button loop (but see the notes). Continue working sc along the other side and sl st in 1st sc made. Fasten off C2.

Seaming

Fold the piece WS facing each other, up to approximately 9 cm from the top. Align the stitches on the edges and join C1 at the bottom right fold. Sl st the edges through both sides to seam. Continue working sl sts to the button loop. Fasten off.

Join C1 in the 1st st next to the button loop on the other (left) side, sl st until you reach the fold, sl st the edges through both sides to seam. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Sew button to front to correspond with button loop and your crochet hook case, ora pencil case is done.

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The Light Breeze Crochet Hook Case is for personal use only and cannot be changed, sold, distributed, or reproduced in any way. It is not to be used for educational purpose without written permission from Frankie Kate. You cannot sell or change the pattern but you are more than welcome to sell any of the items made from my patterns but PLEASE would you tag #FrankieKate or @frankie.kate_ when sharing your creations on Instagram or Facebook? So I can share them and celebrate with you!

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