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Yarn Needle CaseDesigned By Julie A. Bolduc
This needle case can be completed in an evening. It has 2 pieces of plastic tucked inside to help keep it's shape.
Worsted weight cotton yarn. Pink or desired color. About 1 oz.
2 large coffee can lids
1 sharpee or permanent black marker
1 business card
Sharp scissors for cutting plastic
Size G/6 aluminum crochet hook.
Yarn Thickness 3mm
Gauge: 9sc = 2"
Finished Size: 2.5"x3.75" closed: 4.75"x3.75" open
Skill Level: Intermediate
ROW 1: Ch39. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch1, turn.
ROW 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch3 turn.
ROW 3: Sk first sc. Dc in each sc across. (38 sts.) Ch1, turn.
ROW 4: Sc in each dc across. Sc in top of ch3. Ch1, turn.
ROW 5-10: Sc in each sc across. Ch1, turn. At the end of row 10, ch3, turn.
ROW 11: Sk first sc. Dc in each sc across. Ch1, turn.
ROW 12: Sc in each dc across. Sc in top of ch3. Ch1, turn.
ROW 13: Sc in each sc across. Ch1. Fasten off. Weave ends into work.
Step 1: Use the business card as a template. Trace the business card onto the 2 plastic lids and cut them out. Set aside.
Step 2: Pick up the crochet work. Lay it down in front of you so that the starting row is on the bottom. Count in 9 stitches from both sides on the first row and last row, and mark the 10th stitch with a scrap of contrasting yarn.
Step 3: Fold the piece at the marked stitches to form a double door type thing. Do not cover the center 2 stitches. See the picture for clarity. Pin the flaps in place to secure them.
Step 4: Stitch the flaps to the back along the top and bottom of the piece, with an over hand or whip stitch, to form a little book that has open side pockets inside it.
Step 5: Tuck the plastic rectangles into each pocket and stitch the pocket closed to hide the plastic. Refer to the picture to see how to store your needles in it.
You might want to sew a ribbon to it for keeping it closed. Just sew the center of the ribbon to the spine and tie it on the open side into a bow to keep it closed.
Design written on Tuesday, February 06, 2001. Copyright © 2000 By Julie A. Bolduc p114008