This knitting needle case pattern uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create a roll with various pockets for the knitting needles. The pattern uses two contrasting fabrics for decoration and a smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks.
The finished knitting needle organizer case measures 18 by 12″, with 9″ deep pockets to hold the knitting needles in, and a 6″ deep pocket for smaller items such as crochet hooks, a cable needle, and circular knitting needles.
If you are a crochetter (rather than a knitter!) check out my Easy Crochet Hook Roll tutorial.
Knitting Needle Case Pattern
Materials for your Knitting Needle Case:
Base fabric 14″ by 42″
First Contrasting fabric:
- 9″ by 14 cut one piece – internal crochet hook pocket/circular needles
- 2 1/2″ by 14″ cut one piece – external decoration
Second contrasting fabric:
- 2 1/2″ by 14″ cut one piece – top of knitting needle pocket
- 7″ by 14 ” cut one piece – external decoration
Step One – Prepare Fabric Pieces
Let’s start with folding in the long edges of the contrasting fabrics for the external decoration. Fold in and press a straight line for the raw edges for the width of the fabric.
I find the edge of a piece of cardboard very helpful for pressing a straight line.
For the internal contrasting knitting needle pocket fabric fold the bottom edge in once and press. Double fold the top edge (this will encase the edge of the base fabric).
For the crochet hook pocket, fold in the top edge twice and press. I find a piece of cardboard can be really helpful for gaining a neat straight line (as demonstrated in the video)
Step Two – Knitting Needle Pockets
Fold in one short edge of the base fabric in by 9 1/2″.
Mark vertical stitching lines, using a quilters ruler and fabric marker, the first one is 2″ to allow for a seam allowance, and then each line is 1.5” apart.
Stitch along the vertical lines to create the pockets for the knitting needles, ensuring you backstitch at the top of each line. That’s the pockets for knitting needles created.
Step Three – Crochet Hook Pockets
Topstitch the double fold of the top of the crochet pocket. Place the fabric so the raw edge aligns with the bottom edge of the knitting needle pockets.
Now mark lines for the crochet hook pockets, it is essential these follow the lines of the knitting needle pockets. Follow the stitching lines from the knitting pocket down, skipping the first and third stitch lines to create two larger pockets, double-width. A larger pocket is perfect for circular knitting needles.
Step Four – Decoration
I like to decorate the outside of the knitting needle roll with the two remaining strips of contrasting fabric. I place the larger one 4 1/2″ from the opposite short edge of your base fabric, followed by your second 10″ up from the same edge.
Top stitch in place.
Step Five – Finish the Knitting Needle Case
Cut a piece of ribbon 25 1/2″ for tying around your rolled knitting needle case, fold the ribbon at one third along. Baste this fold in place along the left side seam (as you look at the pockets) so it doesn’t slip.
Fold the knitting needle roll right sides together so the back edge is approximately 1/2″ longer, and pin in place. Stitch a straight seam down the two long sides of the knitting needle case. I like to mark straight stitch lines with taylors chalk and the quilter’s ruler as a useful guide fro my stitch line.
Turn the knitting needle case the right side out and press.
Finally, fold over the final seam at the bottom and sewing machine stitch. A double fold with fabric from the front of the bag makes a good finish to the inside bottom of the knitting needle case.
Fold the top edge of the roll in to create a top flap, roll your case up and tie the ribbons, this folded top flap stops the straight knitting needles from falling out.
Variations to your Knitting Needle Case
Once you have mastered this knitting needle case pattern you can create different sizes of pockets to accommodate larger needles and smaller needles. You can change the pattern to suit your needs.
Excellent, one finished knitting needle case/crochet hook roll, all within an hour:) These knitting needle cases make great gifts.