This year I'm making a resolution I make every year - to get and stay organized! And a super fun way to start is by making something pretty for your craft supplies... Introducing the free Nifty Needle Case crochet pattern!
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The Nifty Needle Case keeps your yarn and tapestry needles in one place - that isn't the carpet! Easy enough for beginners, and handy for all, this free crochet pattern can even store a small pair of scissors - making it the perfect grab and go item for your crochet bag!
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Nifty Needle Case
- US - F, 3.75 mm hook (Furls Odyssey recommended)
- 55 yds Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (Worsted/10 ply; 100% cotton; 186 yds/170 m; 3.53 ounces)
Colorways: Tangerine (40 yds) and White (15 yds)
- 1" Button (Crafting with Buttons Coral Dot shown)
- Stitch Markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers recommended)
- Gauge: 11 sts x 10 rows = 2" in sc, but gauge is unimportant as long as you get tight, solid fabric
- Finished Size: 7" x 4" unfolded; 3" x 4" folded
- Helpful Tutorials: BLO (back loop only), working into the edge. Also see the Crochet Abbreviations page if needed.
PART 1: This is the inner (white) portion.
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)
Row 20: (edging round) Ch 1, sc in each st across, then turning corners and working around piece, sc along side, bottom, and last side, joining to first sc of row; break yarn and finish off.
PART 2: This is the outer (tangerine) portion.
Row 1: Ch 21, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the remaining 20 chs; turn. (20 sts)
Row 2 - 14: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (20 sts)
Row 15: Ch 1, blo sc in each st across; turn. (20 sts)
Row 16 - 30: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (20 sts)
Row 31: Ch 1, blo sc in each st across; turn. (20 sts)
Row 32 - 38: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (20 sts)
Row 39: Ch 1, sc in the first 8 sts, ch 4, skip 4 sts, sc in the last 8 sts; turn. (16 sts, 4 chs) NOTE: This creates the button hole - you will need to adjust the number of sts skipped/chained if your gauge or button is different.
Row 40: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across; turn. (20 sts)
Row 41: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (20 sts) THEN before proceeding with the next row, attach Part 1 to the center panel of Part 2, as shown in the photos, using stitch markers to hold it in place.
Row 42: Ch 1, sc in each st across, then turning corners and working around piece, sc along side working through both Part 1 and Part 2 in center section, sc along bottom, and sc along last side working through both Part 1 and Part 2 in center section, then join to first sc of row; break yarn and finish off.
Sew button to first section of Part 2, opposite the button hole. Weave in all ends.
And that's it! The white inner part isn't attached on the sides, making it that much easier to put the needles in/out, and leaving a space to slip a small pair of scissors as well! I can't wait to see what you all make with this pattern - it's ripe for personalization! Add appliques, surface crochet initials, or even sew on a patch or extra fun buttons, it's up to you. Here's to a more organized craft room!
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