Knitting Needle Case Tutorial

This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles. It uses two contrasting fabrics for decoration and the smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks.

This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles 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.

Wondering how to store our knitting needles? learn how to make a knitting needle case following step by step sewing tutorial. DIY knitting needle cases make perfect storage and organizers #knittingneedlecasepattern #sewing

If you are a crochetter (t=rather than a knitter!) check out my Easy Crochet Hook Roll tutorial.

Knitting Needle Case Tutorial

You will need:

Base fabric 14″ by 42″

First Contrasting fabric:

9″ by 14 one piece – internal crochet hook pocket/circular needles

2 1/2″ by 14″ one piece -external

Second contrasting fabric:

2 1/2″ by 14″ one piece – top of knitting needle pocket

7″ by 14 ” one piece -external

Quilters ruler

Taylors chalk

To make:

Let’s start with folding in the edges of the contrasting fabrics. The external fabrics are for decoration, fold in and press a straight line for the raw edges for the width of the fabric.

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)

Fold in one short edge of the base fabric in by 9 1/2″.

Place the raw edge of the main fabric (the edge you have just folded up) in between the double fold of the fabric for the top of knitting needle pocket.

Top stitch this fabric onto the folded pocket (but not onto the main fabric).

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.

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 line to create two pockets double-width to allow for circular knitting needles.

I like to decorate the outside of the knitting needle roll with the two remaining strips of contrasting fabric. I place the ider one 4 1/2″ from the opposite edge of your base fabric, followed by your second 10″ up from the bottom edge.

Top stitch in place.

Cut a piece of ribbon 25 1/2″ for tying around your rolled knitting needle case, fold in one third/two thirds. Tack in place along one 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 down the two long sides of the bag. I like to mark straight stitch lines with taylors chalk and the quilter’s ruler.

Turn the bag the right side out and press.

Finally, fold over the final seam at the bottom. A double fold with fabric from the front of the bag makes a good finish to the inside bottom of the bag.

Excellent, one finished knitting needle case/crochet hook roll, all within an hour:)


10 thoughts on “Knitting Needle Case Tutorial”

  1. About to make this for my mom for Christmas but wanted to check – for the Base fabric (14″ by 98″) is 98″ really correct? Could I sew two pieces together to make it that long, as I don’t have anything over 8 feet!

    • No, apologies it was not. I have now amended the blog post to the correct measurements (at some point I converted the post from CM’s to inches and missed one of the measurements), please accept my apology for the confusion. Vicky

      • Thanks for responding Vicky. I just found it confusing that in the middle of the instructions there is a video tutorial for several other items . I just always find videos helpful. If you could put one in that would be great.


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