DYI Tri-Fold Interchangeable Knitting Needle Case

Most knitters I know have lots and lots of needles, and I’m one of them! And when you get as many as I have it is so hard to keep track of them all.  Currently, I have most of them thrown in a craft storage tub, paired together in the bags they came in.  That makes it hard for me to find the size I need, when I need it.

So, I decided to look at interchangeable needle cases, as most of the needles I have are interchangeables. Oh my goodness, they are expensive. $50 to get one that holds only 10 sets, one of each size from 4 to 13.  That’s not good enough! I have like 3 pairs of 4’s, 4 pairs of 5’s and more than one set of other sizes too!

So my mom suggested I make one.  I can sew, so why not try? Mom has loads of fabric, because she quilts. I just needed to find a pattern.  I found this one by Liesl Made for free.  Free is a good price!  I modified her design a bit. I did needle pockets on both sides, and cable pockets on both sides of the center, so it would work for me.

Here are pictures of mine:

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Top left is the outside, open.  Top right is the inside. Bottom is the case closed. 🙂  The white tags on the inside picture are size tags.

I’m going to be making a second bag, using the Case in Point pattern by Annie. When I get it done, I;ll post pictures of it too! In case you don’t want to click through, here is the pattern front page:

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