The Crafty Carrying Case is a great way to keep your most important tools handy and take your crochet wherever you go! It's a beginner level pattern and it's free on Moogly!
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One of the great things about crocheting is its portability - but more often than not, you need more than just yarn and a hook. I'm always digging through my bag for my needles, tape measure, and scissors - and too often getting a sharp poke for my trouble!
A few years ago I designed the Nifty Needle Case, and that was good for the needles (and the tiniest of scissors), but I got a lot of feedback from crocheters looking for something larger, with more storage options, such as a larger pocket for scissors. So here is the result - the Crafty Carrying Case!
Crafty Carrying Case
US - I, 5.5mm hook - Furls Crochet
Red Heart With Love Stripes (100% Acrylic; "4"/Medium/Worsted/Aran/UK: 10-12 ply; 5 oz (141 g); 223 yards (204 m))
Color A: Passion Stripe (1 skein - 140 yds)
Red Heart With Love (100% Acrylic; "4"/Medium/Worsted/Aran/UK: 10-12 ply; 7oz (198 g); 70yds (338m))
Color B: Papaya (1 skein - 10 yds)
Gauge: 13 sts x 16 rows = 4"/10 cm in sc
Size (open, laid flat): 6" tall x 12" wide
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Outer Piece - Color A
Row 1 (RS): Ch 20, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the remaining 19 chs; turn. (19 sts)
Row 2 – 14: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (19 sts)
Row 15: Ch 12, skip all the chs just made, blo sc in each sc across; turn. (19 sts)
Row 16 – 30: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (19 sts)
Row 31: Ch 1, blo sc in each st across; turn. (19 sts)
Row 32 – 44: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (19 sts) Set Outer Portion Aside - do not break yarn, use a stitch marker to secure the working loop
Needle Holder - Color B
Row 1: Ch 11, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the remaining 10 chs; turn. (10 sts)
Row 2 – 19: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (10 sts)
Edging (RS): Ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 1, sc evenly down the side of the piece, ch 1, sc across the foundation chain of the piece, ch 1, sc evenly up the last side of the piece, ch 1, join to first st made. Break yarn, weave in ends, and set aside.
Scissors Pocket - Color B
Row 1: Ch 20, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the remaining 19 chs; turn. (19 sts)
Row 2 – 12: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (19 sts) After Row 12, break yarn and set aside.
Step 1: Using a yarn needle and Color A, sew the "male" sides of the snaps to the RS of the Outer Piece at Rows 38-40, as shown in the photos.
Step 2: Use the stitch markers to attach the Needle Holder to the WS of the Outer Piece in the center (between Rows 15 and 31).
Step 3: Use the stitch markers to attach the Scissors Pocket to the WS of the Outer Piece, lining up Row 1 of the Pocket with Row 44 of the Outer Piece.
Step 4: Insert hook in active loop of Outer Piece, and working from RS, sc around the entire case, working through both the Outer Piece and Pocket/Needle Holder where both are present. Work 3 sc in each corner, and join and break yarn at the end of the Rnd.
Step 5: Using a yarn needle and Color A, sew the "female" sides of the snaps to the WS of the Outer Piece at Rows 2-5, or so that they match up with the male sides when the case is closed.
Now it's time to fill up your Crafty Carrying Case with all your crochet necessities! I love attaching my Red Heart Tape Measure to the handy little loop, and now even my largest yarn needles have a home - Jumbo yarns need big yarn needles. Plus I get to slip my prettiest (and sharpest) scissors in there and I know right where they are - no more ouchies!
I hope you find the Crafty Carrying Case handy too - and easy to make! The tutorial is almost ready - so if the assembly or any other bits have you perplexed, do check that out (coming July 11th!)
I can't wait to see what colors of Red Heart With Love and With Love Stripes you choose! So if you share it on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog – and happy crocheting!
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