Free Crochet Pattern: Mason Jar Crochet Hook Holder

By Rachel Choi – 19 Comments

This pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
If you have an extra mason jar laying around the house, you can use it to store your crochet hooks! Crochet this simple top to place on a mason jar and you have an instant storage solution. You can also use the holder for pencils and pens. Use a mason jar with a 2 1/2″ opening at the top. I’ve found that there are different sized jars that have the same size opening, so I close to use one of my shorter jars so the tops of the crochet hooks can stick out easier.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 3″ (7.5 cm) diameter, fits snugly over a mason jar with a 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) opening.

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 20 yards)
Crochet Hook K (6.50 mm)
Stitch marker (or safety pin or scrap of contrasting yarn)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: Rounds 1 – 3 in pattern measure 2 1/2″ in diameter

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Hook Holder
Round 1: ch 5, sl st in fifth ch from hook forming a ring, place marker: 5 ch
Round 2: (ch 1, dc) 6 times in ring: 6 ch-1 spaces, 6 dc
Round 3: (ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space around: 12 ch-1 spaces, 12 dc
Round 4: 3 sc in each ch-1 space around: 36 sc
Round 5: working in back loops only, (dc2tog, dc in next sc) around: 24 dc
Round 6: sc in each dc around, sl st in first sc, finish off: 24 sc
Fill bottom of mason jar with scraps of yarn, rocks, tissue paper, beads, or any other items to obtain the correct height for the crochet hooks.

Need help while crocheting your hook holder? Leave your questions below!

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  1. Twinkie Lover says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for the pattern!

  2. ELIZABETH says:

    This is such a cute and practical idea. I am going to make immediately.

  3. Erin says:

    Clever idea! Thanks for sharing,

  4. Collette Griffith says:

    Super idea! Now I won’t lose my hooks when they roll off the table!!

  5. Cami says:

    This is so cool!!

  6. Carla says:

    I agree with Cami; yes this is very cool! And also with Collette Griffith: either my hooks roll off the table or I put them down and then can’t find them! Even when I’m laying in my bed crocheting, I lay the hook down for a minute, then poof! I have to move everything around to find it! This will be perfect for me, I’m looking for a mason jar now!

  7. Sandra says:

    I made this in a flash and it is so neat. Just what I needed for my crochet hook to keep up with me.

  8. Lil Conner says:

    Just what the ladies in our crochet group need!

  9. Diane says:

    Awesome idea! Also can use some of the yarn in your stash. 🙂

  10. Kathleen says:

    I just moved from Texas to Indiana. As I was picking up limbs to mow, I ran across a “flat” of pint mason jars. Picking them up, only 8 were usable so I’ve cleaned them up and can’t wait to start working on these little gems. Gifts for other “crafty” ladies.

  11. Cindy says:

    Great idea…made some for my daughter in law for her pottery tools. She loves them!

  12. Dana says:

    Hi! Thank you for this lovely pattern. I’m stuck at Row 5. Row 4 left sc all around the circle, right? Help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

  13. Marny CA says:

    So glad to have found your site and this pattern!

    I actually have a mason jar – left over from a gift of cut flowers. It’s all washed and sitting on my kitchen counter – and now there is a reason for its use again!

    Thank you VERY much! Plus, I think this pattern is within my scope of expertise. 😉

  14. Ashley says:

    Ok, maybe I am still just a novice (I am), but for round 2, do you put the 6dc in one chain, or all around?

  15. RIO says:

    This is really cute and functional. I use the ergo crochet hooks, because of the rubber handles I will make this with a ribbon material so the hooks can slide in/out easier without catching on the yarn and the jar possibly falling to the floor and breaking, and then attach the yarn once I start the sides to go over the jar. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern and directions. The idea’s can be endless with what you can use for even a larger hook holder!

  16. Glenda says:

    This is so awesome! I do use the crochet hooks with the rubber on them but I just finished making the 20th one. Lol I’m making them for my mother in law as she teaches art and she is going to give them to her students for a Christmas gifts and these would be great for pens and pencils too. I did change the pattern a little by adding a row at the end with chain3 add a bead chain 3 skip 2 stitches single crochet chain 3 add a bead chain 3 skip 2 stitches and continue to the end. I have pictures of them but not able to add to this post. Thank you again for sharing your pattern!!!

  17. Hus says:

    Thanks! I made in no time. My knitting needles didn’t fit in their boxes anymore, so it was a great solution. What a clever idea:)

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