Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Hook Case

By Rachel Choi – 78 Comments

hook holder

This crochet hook case is made with a series of shell stitches. It uses the same shell stitch pattern as the shell stitch blanket pattern. To make this case, we start by creating a simple rectangle shape that is as wide and tall as you want your case to be. Then we create another layer for the pockets inside. The pocket layer is then sewn to the hook case to form as many smaller pockets as you desire. Last but not least, a tie strap is attached so that you can roll your hook case up and secure it!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy
hook holder

Finished Size: 15” (38 cm) wide, 7 1/2 “(19 cm) tall
Note: You can make this hook case as wide or as tall as you desire, just follow the directions in the pattern to do so.

Medium Weight Yarn (Red and Yellow, approximately 200 yards each)
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
Yarn Needle
Note: This hook case is crocheted with medium weight yarn and a small crochet hook to make a stiff and solid case. You may choose to use smaller weight yarn or a different sized hook if desired.

Gauge: not really important, just crochet tight enough so that your hooks won’t fall out the case!

Crochet Pattern: Hook Case
With yellow, start by chaining 90 or a chain as wide as you want your hook case.
(Note: the number of chains should be a multiple of 6, since each shell uses 6 chains.)
Row 1: ch 2, turn, sc in second ch from hook, (skip 2, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2, sc in next ch) across, changing to red in last sc made: 15 shells
Row 2: ch 2, turn, 2 dc in next sc, skip 2, sc in next dc (skip 2, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2, sc in next dc) across, skip 2, 3 dc in last sc, changing to yellow in last dc made: 14 shells, 2 half shells
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in next dc, (skip 2, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2, sc in next dc) across, changing to red in last sc made: 15 shells

Repeat row 2 – 3, 8 times or until hook case is as tall as you desire, then finish off.

Inside Pocket
Start by chaining 90 or a chain as wide as you want your inside pocket.
Repeat row 1 – 3 from above.
Repeat row 2 – 3, 3 times or until inside pocket is as tall as you desire, then finish off.

Using photo as a guide, align inside pocket with hook case. With a yarn needle, sew 2 pieces together. You may also sew vertically between columns of shells to form small narrow pockets to fit crochet hooks. The hook case in the picture has 11 narrow pockets for crochet hooks (each being the width of one shell), and one large pocket for miscellaneous objects (the width of 4 shells). It is up to you to determine the best configuration of the pockets in your case. Some people may have more hooks to store than others therefore, need more hook pockets. Others may have more miscellaneous objects and need larger pockets. Furthermore, make sure you sew the bottom tightly since you do not want your hooks to fall out.

Row 1: chain 100 or chain the desired length of 2 straps.

Fold strap in half and sew it to the center of either the right or left hand side of the hook case. The case in the picture has its strap on the left side.

I would love to help you if you need help with this crochet hook case. Just leave a comment!

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  1. Marie says:

    Hi. I am so glad to have come across this pattern. I love the look of the shell stitch and am looking forward to seeing how it comes out. I was in need of a portable project and this and perfect.

  2. Kathie says:

    Hi Rachel,
    This looks awesome! I have tried making others, but my plastics would not fit. Your pattern has inspired me to try again. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Betty Hall says:

    Awesome pattern Thank-you sooo much.

  4. Meg says:

    Hello, I am wondering how you sew the pieces tougher and make the pockets, did you use yarn? Or thin sewing thread??? What stitch is used? Wip stitch?? How you you make the sewing invisible?? I am using many difrent colors. Thank you!

  5. Tina Fraysier says:

    I am new to Crocheting. I have been trying to find an easy to understand shell pattern to try. The directions for this case are wonderful. They are easy to understand for the beginner like me and it is an item that I need to make. Thank you for this pattern. I am going to start it immediately!!!

  6. Lizzie G says:

    Hi there,

    I love your pattern. It’s exactly what I needed for my many crochet hooks. I used multiple colors of simply soft Caron and single crocheted in a contrast color around both pieces, with 3 single crochets in the corner stitches. I like to do this as it gives it a more finished and neater look.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Heather Braaten says:

    Is there a video how to crochet hook case

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Sorry, I don’t have a video for the hook case pattern. But if you are getting stuck somewhere in the pattern, please let me know where and I can try and help you with it.

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