I have been asked to do a free tutorial by a few of you on my Crochet Case that I made the other day, so GAD 364 &365 is going to be exactly that!
The nice thing about this is that you can make it to your specifications with the left over yarns / wools that you have.
I made this Crochet Case using UK Half Trebles - so US Half Double Crochet & DK with a 4mm hook
For the foundation chain I used the Foundation Double Crochet - if you don't know how to replace a basic foundation chain with a FDC then please go to Crochet Spot for a great photo tutorial. Once you have learnt this way of making a foundation chain, you'll never look back!
I wanted a wide case, so I chained 47 + 2 = 49
So, with your foundation chain of 49, htr into the 3rd chain from the hook and htr to the end.
At this point you turn your work, chain 1 (if you chain 2 you'll get a gap) and htr to the end.
You can change colour here OR keep the same colour going - it's your choice.
I Crocheted 28 rows in total
Then I made the border using DC (US SC) all the way around - adding a chain space in each corner
I then folded it to the shape that I wanted - so in my case a deep pouch with a small flap
& I chose some material to line it with.
I simply cut the material to shape with pinking shears and machine stitched around the edge.
The next thing is to get that shape back - so pouch and a flap.
As you can see from the picture below, I double crocheted the pouch area edging in green up either side
I then changed to yellow to DC the border of the flap - adding a loop for the button
I sewed a button into place and
Ta - Dah
I now have a huge great crochet case that is deep enough for all my Crochet bits and bobs!