Have you wondered if it will be easy to use Cricut Design Space? In this tutorial (including a quick video), I’ll show you how I used the “Leather Pencil Holder” Make It Now project to make a faux leather crochet hook roll. This roll is perfect for gifting in a learn-to-crochet kit.
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This post is part of my Cricut basics series. If you’re a new Cricut owner, you’ll want to check out the other posts as you build confidence with your machine. When I first got a Cricut, I was worried that it would be too complicated for me to use, but it turns out that Design Space is pretty straightforward! I recommend starting with the Make It Now projects, then customizing those projects, and finally, designing your own once you have more comfort with the app.
My inspiration for this project was the end of the school year. I know that many readers will have kids, grandkids, or other youngsters around this summer, so it can be a great time to introduce a child to crochet. (You can find my 10 Tips for Teaching Children to Crochet here.)
I looked for one of the Make It Now projects in Design Space that would be a great start to a learn-to-crochet kit, and I came across the Leather Pencil Holder, which is free if you have a Cricut Access subscription. I thought it would work well with crochet hooks, but I wanted to use a vibrant color for the faux leather instead of earth tones. The image below is a screen shot of the project from the iPad Design Space app.
How To Make Your Own Learn-to-Crochet Kit for a Child
- Follow my tutorial for the Faux Leather Crochet Hook Roll (below).
- Fill with 8 crochet hooks in assorted sizes, or with a combination of crochet hooks and pencils, colored pencils, or pens.
- Wind or ball 2 or 3 partial skeins of yarn in bright colors.
- Add a pair of safety scissors.
- Package it up nicely and you’re ready to get started!
How To Make a Faux Leather Crochet Hook Roll with Cricut
Tutorial by Underground Crafter
This crochet hook roll is perfect for gifting to a new crocheter, or for using when traveling during the summer.
- Cricut Explore with Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access.
- StandardGrip cutting mat (I used the one from the Cutting Mat Variety 3 pack).
- Weeder and scissors (I used the ones from my Cricut Essential Tool Set in Rose).
- 12″ x 12″ piece of Cricut Faux Leather (I used the Sapphire sheet from the Cricut Pebbled Faux Leather Patina Sampler).
- Any combination of 8 crochet hooks, pencils, colored pencils, or pens.
Watch the short video, or read on for the tutorial.
Cut the Faux Leather
- Open Cricut Design Space and search for “faux leather pencil case” in Cricut Access Make It Now projects. Choose “Leather Pencil Holder.”
- Review project instructions and when you’re ready to get started, click “Make It.”
- Note: This project makes 2 pieces (each of which can be used as a crochet hook roll or pencil holder). I used the smaller piece from the second mat for this tutorial.
- Set your Cricut’s pressure setting wheel to Custom. Choose “Cricut Faux Leather” from the drop down menu.
- Place Cricut Faux Leather on the cutting mat with the color side up.
- Choose “Go” and follow the instructions for cutting.
- Once your faux leather is cut, remove it from the mat.
Weed the Faux Leather
- Use your weeder to remove the cut out faux leather from your project.
- Tip: Cut excess pieces away with scissors before weeding so you can use the faux leather scraps for other projects.
Assemble the Crochet Hook Roll
- Insert the hooks (or pencils, colored pencils, or pens) into the slots.
- Double knot the ties together at one end.
- Insert the ties through the hole and wrap around the hook roll.
- Secure the ties on other side. Your roll is now ready to use or gift!
If you make your own Faux Leather Crochet Hook Roll, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and you’ll never miss one of my free patterns, tutorials, or recipes again!
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