This case for double-pointed knitting needs and its companion crochet hook caddy were instant gratification at its crafty finest. This was a quick-and-easy project (less than 1 hour), made from 100% stash materials, and it solved an organizational challenge.

This case replaces a pretty-but-useless velvet case I made several years back. The needles constantly fell out of the old one and would wind up at the very bottom of the basket of knitting stuff. I could never find what a full set in the size I wanted without digging.

For this new and improved version, I knew I wanted the fabric to be stretchy so the needles would stay put. The perfect material was already in my stash – multicolored 1.25” elastic!

The elastic was a free gift from my previous employer (a sportswear company with a certain German obsession for quality that leads them to test absolutely everything that goes into their products). Testing leftovers were dumped in a give-away bin outside the mterials lab, and one day, there was the super fun elastic. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but loved the candy-hued colors, and home it came.

Confession - this stuff has been in my stash for somewhere around three years. Gah! In any case, I think it was worth the wait.