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This week's random pattern find has quite the story behind it. See, I did this pattern: Crochet Hook Case (can also be found HERE) last night and this morning in quite the rush. I had originally found a square I was going to do... but after the fiasco I had yesterday... I decided it was time. I was going to make my own crochet hook case.
See, I had bought a case a long time ago. It was from Hobby Lobby... and not all that expensive... and it broke rather easily. So I was just throwing my hooks in it to keep them all in one place. But... then I wouldn't zip it and they'd all fall out. I'd also just leave them around.
Naturally, one day I lost one. That day was yesterday. And the hook I lost was my absolute favorite hook (the blue one you see in the image) and, aside from the green one, it was also the most expensive hook I have ever bought myself. I just love it. So, as I sat down to work on a new pattern that I haven't released yet (but it will come in at least three sizes so be excited lol) and went to grab my hook only to find it missing... I went crazy. Like... pregnant lady that wants a pickle when there aren't any crazy.
I picked up the couch. I dumped it upside down. I was CERTAIN I had put that darn hook on the couch and it had fallen through. Then I hear it. A soft clatter telling me that SOMETHING is in the couch and the clatter made me certain it was a hook. So I peel back some of the underneath fabric and there is nothing. So I tip the couch another way to make the hook fall again.
I hear it again! It's coming from the arm. And would you believe this couch has NO way of getting INTO that arm unless you take the fabric off. I can't lie. For a second I considered cutting the fabric on the side of the couch. A couch can be replaced and this was my favorite hook that I can only get online or in the city an hour away! Fortunately my common sense clicked in for a breif second there and I knew slicing the side of the couch in my desperation to find a $10 hook was silly. That didn't cause me from undoing some stables and lifting the fabric though! Finally, I got my video camera in there (the one on my phone) and saw the hook on the screen. It was a freakin' cheapie hook that I could not care less about! I have five of them somewhere in this house!
Oh how angry I was. And depressed. I know you probably think I'm kidding but yesterday was not a good day for me. I REALLY wanted to work on that pattern and I wanted THAT hook! Finally, my husband gets home and can't believe that I damn near tore apart the couch... he helps me look some and after he searched for about 15 minutes... he finds it in a silverware drawer that my child probably stuck it in. Or maybe I did, its hard to say... I was being crazy after all.
So there you have it. This is the reason my random pattern find is a crochet hook case and not a afghan square. Because I cannot lose my hooks again. I just can't. My couch won't be able to take another session of missing hook. :/
Changes I made to the pattern:
I added a border, didn't do the top flap and used velcro instead of a button. Oh and because I didn't do the top flap I used a button. :)
Simple shell border. 5 dc in 1 st, sk 2 st, sc in next st, sk 2 st and then repeat. For the corner I did 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc.
For the pouch in the middle I did do a border on that. I sc in every st acround (I didn't put extra stitches in the corner) and then I sl st across the top, sl st 9, ch 3, sl st in next 9 which will give you a space for the button.
For the velcro, just glue it :p
I didn't do the flower. I figured the shell edging was decorative enough. :)