Variegated Ribbon Thread
25cm x 20cm piece of complementary fabric
80cm x 1cm wide ribbon
80cm x 2cm wide ribbon
1. Treble into 2nd ch from end. Treble into each st. Chain 1, turn
2. Dc into each st. Chain 2, turn.
3. Continue to alternate treble and dc rows until work measures 30cm long. FO and sew in ends.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric 25cm x 10cm. Sew across either width end of crochet work, this will prevent crochet hooks from poking through the crochet case.
Fold up bottom, fabric-edged width in half, to form a 5cm pocket fold. Sew outer edges closed.
Cut a length of 1cm ribbon to fit across width of case. Sew ribbon edge to case edge about 15cm down from top edge. Weave ribbon back and forth through 2 treble stitches at a time, from the one side to the other. Secure the end of the ribbon at the side of the case.
Weave the balance of the 1cm ribbon, loosely, through every 2nd treble stitch along the same line, leaving an equal length (about 15cm) of ribbon at either end, starting and stopping about 3cm from the edge on the outside of the case.. This is to tie the rolled case closed.
At about 2cm above top of the flap pocket, secure the 2cm wide ribbon to the edge of the case, and weave through every 2nd treble starting at the same side as 1st ribbon, so that the loops made match up. Secure the ribbon on the other edge.
Weave the balance of the 2cm ribbon, loosely, through every 2nd treble stitch along the same line, matching the ribbon loops to the 1cm ribbon loops. Start and stop the weaving about 3 cm from edge, as with the 1cm ribbon, leaving the loose lengths on outside of case to tie the rolled case closed.
Do a scalloped edge around the whole case. Join thread at the top right edge of the flap pocket [Sl st, dc, treble, dc, sl st] all the way across the top of the flap, down the left side to the bottom, continue along the bottom, up the side, across the top, and down the left side, FO at the top of the flap pocket.
Finally, secure your flap pocket to the crochet case every 4 trebles keeping your pockets even with your ribbon loops. Decide where your sewing needles will be placed and make sure there is a pocket wide enough to fit.
Slip your embroidery scissors behind the 2cm ribbon and then into the flap pocket. Tie a length of ribbon thread about 1cm above the 2cm ribbon loop long enough to tie through the finger holes of your embroidery scissors to secure them to the case.
Then place your crochet hooks into place, 1st behind the 1cm ribbon loop, then the 2cm ribbon loop and into the flap pocket. You can fit 2-3 thin hooks into the same loops if you have a lot of hooks. Cut an eraser in half to be used over the very thin tips of your thinnest hooks for protection. Use the other half to push the sharp ends of 3 large-eyed needles into it, and push the eraser into the pocket too.
Attach a wound-up measuring tape to the top flap with a safety pin, and pin all your stitch/row counters (or tiny safety pins) along the front of the flap too.
Keep a pen or pencil in your case, through the loops. I also keep Amigurumi stuffers (the green ‘forks’) through my loops.
Fold top flap over your hooks. Roll each side piece in once, then the two sides again to meet in the middle and tie your ribbons in a bow.