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Crochet Hook Cosy

crochet Nicki Trench project

 This project is for the dedicated crocheters among you...a handy cosy so you can take your crochet hook with you wherever you go!

crochet hook cosy by nicki trenchCrochet Set Cosy Pattern by Nicki Trench

At home I keep my crochet hooks in jam jars, but when I go out I like to take a portable crochet hook cosy and this is just the perfect size. It’s made in the round, using spirals – and it makes a great gift for someone, with a set of crochet hooks inside.

 

Skills needed:

  • Double crochet
  • Working spirals
  • Using a stitch marker
  • Working into back loop
  • Working in rows
  • Making a buttonhole
  • Adding an edging
  • Joining rounds with a slip stitch

 

YARN

Louisa Harding Cassia, 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon DK (light worsted) yarn, approx 132m (144yd) per 50g (1¾ oz) ball:

1 ball each of:

112 Prince (blue) (A)

102 Ecru (off white) (B)

 

HOOK AND EQUIPMENT

3mm (US size C/2) crochet hook

1 small button

 

TENSION

20 sts x 22 rows over 10cm (4in) square, working double crochet using 3mm (US size D/3) hook and Louisa Harding Cassia.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The hook cosy is 5.5 x 20cm (2¼ x 8in).

 

For the cosy

Using A, make 2ch, 6dc in second ch from hook. Place a stitch marker in loop on hook.

Round 1: 2dc in each st to end.

(12 sts)

Round 2: 2dc in each st to end.

(24 sts)

Rounds 3–4: 1dc in back loop of each st to end. (24 sts)

Work should now look like a small bowl curving inwards. Turn work out so that ridges formed by working in back loops are on outside.

Cont to work on this side of work.

Round 5: Working in both loops of each st, 1dc in each st to end.

(24 sts)

Cont working 1dc in each st, in a spiral, until work measures approx 17cm (6¾ in) or until piece is same size as length of crochet hooks.

Turn, then begin working in rows.

Next row: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 9 sts, dc2tog. (11 sts)

Next row: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end. (11 sts)

Next row: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 7 sts, dc2tog. (9 sts)

Next row: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end. (9 sts)

Next row: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog. (7 sts)

 crochet hook cosy by nicki trench

Make buttonhole:

Next row: 1ch, dc2tog, 2ch, miss next 3 sts, dc2tog.

Next row: 1ch, 2dc in ch sp, ss in last st. (4 sts).

Cut yarn, do not fasten off.

 

Edging:

Join B, 1ch, make approx 21dc down first side, 1dc in each st along front edge, make about 25dc along second side and top to join.

Join with a ss in first dc.

Fasten off.

 

Making up and finishing

Sew in ends, then sew on a button to match the buttonhole.

 

Find more crochet projects in Nicki Trench's book Learn to Crochet.

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