If you crochet, you’re going to need a crochet hook organizer sooner or later.
I’m still in denial of this fact, as you may be too. My hooks are still gathered in the deep recesses of an unsuitable canvas tote (see my earlier post on yarn totes). I revisited this disorderly mess over the weekend when I tried to teach my 7-year-old cousin to crochet (complete failure, by the way). In my frenzied search to find her a large hook with a comfortable grip, I dumped out the entire bag to find a cobwebby network of spare yarns and ensnared hooks. At that moment, I thought wistfully of the hook organizer I’ve been meaning to crochet for the past year. But let’s be realistic; there are at least a dozen other projects that sound way more fun than a hook organizer. So at my current crocheting rate, I won’t be starting on that pattern until next June.
So when I saw the Ammee’s Babies TotoOrganizer Zip Pocket Hook Organizer in a video review on the AllFreeCrochet YouTube channel today, I knew what I had to do. You really can’t get much more out of a hook organizer. The slim, zippered case features 17 elastic holders for varying hook sizes. Each holder will fit a small pair of scissors, 1 large crochet hook, a pen, or several small crochet hooks. This minimalist organizer is also small enough to slip into a larger crochet bag or even a purse. It’s so convenient that you’ll never want to leave home without it!
Not only does the TotoOrganizer keep your hooks tidy, it also supports working women and underprivileged newborn babies in South America. By now I’m sure you’re wondering why it’s called the TotoOrganizer (I know I was!). The women who weave the beautiful outside covers of the TotoOrganizer are from a region in Guatemala called Totonicapan, or “Toto” for short. Each cover features a traditional Mayan pattern woven on a hand-loom in bright colors. Moreover, Ammee’s Babies uses a percentage of each sale to purchase and provide receiving blankets for newborn babies in impoverished regions of South America.
So instead of procrastinating on that crocheted organizer project or just picking up the first organizer you see at Wal-Mart, invest in a hook organizer that will support working women, comfort underprivileged children, and detangle the mess in your crochet bag. You can’t go wrong.Print This Post