Crochet Hook Roll DIY

As a craft addict, I have accumulated tons of supplies over the years and have a constant struggle with finding the best way to organize and store things. My crochet hooks are currently stored in an old baby wipes tub. I think they deserve a better home – how about you? So I found an old sweater that had been felted in with my fabric stash and got to work.


  • 100% Wool Felted Sweater – felting a sweater is so simple and there are great tutorials all over the web, such as here or here
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Ribbon to tie roll closed
  • Needle and Thread for sewing (you can use a sewing machine or sew by hand)

Step 1: Lay your hooks on top of your sweater and decide how wide you want to cut your fabric. You should make your cut at least 3 inches wider than your longest hook.

Step 2: Make your cuts at your desired width as far up the sweater as possible, and then cut across. My measurements after cutting were approximately 9″ x 12″.

Step 3: Fold one long side up 2″ and pin in place. There is no need to finish the edges; they will not fray.

Step 4: Sew a straight line down the edge of the folded part

Step 5: Depending on how many slots you want and how wide you want them to be, continue sewing straight lines down through the folded part. To keep things easy, I made my slots even and followed the stripes as a guide. They are about 1/2″ wide and I made 8 slots to hold hooks B, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.

Step 6: Insert your hooks into the slots, fold the top edge over the hook tips and pin in place.

Step 7: Remove the hooks and sew a straight line down the edge of the top fold and a straight line down the top fold at a distance equal the the edge of your last slot.

Step 8: Trim the fabric along the folds to the end and next to the last slot on both the top and bottom.

Step 9: Cut a piece of ribbon 30″ long. Sew the center of the ribbon down 3″ to 4″ from the end.

Step 10: Insert crochet hooks.

Step 11: Roll.

Step 12: Tie closed and trim your ribbon ends to the desired length.

Now you have a lovely place to keep all your hooks, and the best part is you still have the other side of your sweater to make one for a friend!


  1. 1
    Cj Lowder says:

    LOVE this!!!!

  2. 2
    Marge says:

    This roll is a really lovely idea–and a good way to recycle old garments, too! Right now, I use an old hard-shell eyeglass case to store many of my hooks.

  3. 3
    Anne Burley says:

    I love this idea!!! Such an awesome way to recycle old sweaters!