Monday, April 15, 2013
Arm Chair Crochet Hook Holder
Recently, I spent some much needed time with my best friend, and we spent the entire day crocheting. I was telling her about my arm chair pincushion. Since she doesn't sew (although she does embroider/x-stitch, so I guess I could have made it a pin cushion--I guess she could pull out some stitches and add some polyfilll if she decided it needed to be a pin cushion) I told her I could make her one for her crochet hooks without the pin cushion part.
The pink polka dot fabric for the pockets came from a dress my daughter outgrew, and was so cute I kept it in my stash for a project. Nothing better than to use it for her "auntie." The side above the Alaska girls was a bit wider, so I put more slots there, and decided to just do the one slot on the bottom so she can hold her current hook in that with larger slots for scissors/phone/remote, etc.
I had started the project on my machine, but had to leave to take my son to pre-school, and with no time to come home, I brought the project with me to finish. I was excited, and I had another package for a swap to mail and wanted to make one trip.
I hadn't liked my previous edging to the pockets, so first I pulled them out, and then hand sewed back on, and the best part. I hand sewed the whole back piece to the front.
It was a labor of love, and I'm so happy to give this to her. And, because I was in a hurry to mail it, I don't have pictures of it draped over a chair.