Thursday, June 7, 2012

crunch stitch crochet hook case*

   I have wanted to have a give-away of some kind. In the Stitchery, my FB crochet group, I decided to get others motivated in participation by offering a prize. I wasn’t even sure what it would be at first. Every day for a week, I would write down the names of the members whose photos were at the top of group’s page. I still am not 100% sure what decides whose pic is on top. At first, I thought it was people who entered the room, but you may have to at least “like” a post while you are there. 
Yesterday, I wrote an extra set of names to give more members a chance. Typed them all into the randomizer and waited 2 seconds to see which name was on the top of the list. Congrats! Gabriele Carmona from Nevada won. I hope she enjoys her new crochet hook case. This was so exciting for me, I plan to have more give-aways in the future. Don’t miss your chance, join the Stitchery or  like Liberty Crochet today.

Crunch stitch crochet hook case
Small amount of ww yarn. I used 2 colors.
H and F hooks /tapestry needle /one button
You will start with a single crochet row of 24 stitches or chain 25 and sc in 2nd st from hook and in each stitch.
Row1: ch1, turn. Sc in BLO across. (24sc)
Row2: ch1, turn. Sc in FLO across. (24sc)
Row3: ch2, turn. Slip stitch in 2nd sc, *hdc in next, slst in next, repeat across, ending with a slst.
Row4: ch2, turn. Slst in 1st hdc, *hdc in next slst, slst in next hdc, repeat across, always ending with a slst.
Repeat the crunch stitch in rows for a total of 22 rows. Panle should measure around 4 ½” tall and 6” wide. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Here, I attach my trim color and slst across the top.
Attach yarn on WRONG side to your first beginning chain.
Row1: ch1, sc in each st. (24sc)
Row2: ch1, turn. Sc in BLO across. (24sc)
Row3: ch1, turn. Sc in FLO across. (24sc)
Rows4-35: repeat last 2 rows (work becomes around 8 1/4”  tall.)
Row36: ch1, turn. Sc2tog 2x, *sc, sc2tog, repeat across to last 4 stitches, sc2tog 2x. fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach trim color to bottom with RIGHT side facing. Single crochet around entire piece, while holding both thicknesses together to create a pocket. I pinned both sides of the flap with trim color already on it to the piece behind so it would be straight. Every stitch gets one sc, except the corners get 2 sc in the same stitch. Across the flap, the shells are made and the middle shell will be the button hole.
For shells, when you get to the corner of the flap: skip first stitch, 3dc ss, skip a stitch, sc, skip 2 st, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in the same center st, skip 2 st, sc, skip 1 st, 3dc ss, skip 1 stt and sc in last st on flap. Then you can continue sc around the perimeter. Fasten off and weave in ends.
To stitch the lines up and down for the hook dividers, I used slip stitches. I found a great tutorial on Knit and Crochet Today, the tv show. Click here to watch. It is almost a half hour long, but it’s loaded with great information.

Slip stitching both thicknesses together to make the hook dividers.


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If  I were keeping this, I would stop here to leave a larger slot for my scissors.
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  1. Hi dear friend, This is a very beautiful hook case and very clever idea.. Good work...

    1. Thank you! this was so much fun. i really like the crunch stitch and want to do more with it in something.


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