For those who read my post on crochet/yarn hacks, you know I wanted to make a crochet caddy. The sad truth is that there are many, many things that I want to make that get forgotten or, due to lack of hours in a day, never get made. But this is a post about what did get made so, YAY!
I guess I really was pumped up about that post because, not one, but two crochet hook caddies was born and are already in use. There was the added desire to have something pretty to store my new Clover Armour crochet hooks I got for my birthday.
At this stage (below), this one was in two pieces, the outer bottom and the snug upper layer. There was no top and it looked pretty nice but I wanted to give the hooks more separation.
I needed to secure the two pieces but I didn’t want it to be permanent in case I wanted to remove pieces later so I just tied little bows around the caddy to secure it (below).
Here is a view of the top of the caddy with two rounds of double crochet. Now the hooks won’t be clanging around.
I loved this one so much I just had to make another one. I have some mugs that I never use and I found one I thought was perfect because I wanted a caddy that had a handle. I made the outer covering very snug and then made the crocodile stitch covering that came up from the bottom. It ended up being too big but I made it work. I’m not as pleased with it as I am with the one above. I think it’s pretty but I don’t like the way the hooks fit in it. The bottom of the mug isn’t flat but caves in forming a small bump inside. That makes the hooks tilt and and bang into each other. It’s not that big of a deal but it’s annoying. I’m being critical and I like the way it looks but the other one is my favorite.