Pincushion and Needle Book

When my sister and I coordinate on a craft project (usually a gift for a friend, like this one) I like to say in my best, dramatic super hero voice, "with our powers combined...!"  

a cuppa and a catch up's super cute needle keeper was my sister's inspiration for the needle book.  Gin didn't follow any particular pattern and made it to be about 4 in x 5 in when it's closed.

It turned out so cute, she's going to have to make me one!!

The little pocket would be perfect for a needle threader or little embroidery scissors...

A rectangle of wool felt is perfect for holding needles.

My favorite part however is the vintage button.  She also braided some of the perle coton that I used to make the pincushion for the closure.

For the pincushion I used DMC Coton Perle 8 and a size 10 (1.3 mm) steel hook.  I made two Squaring the Big Circle squares, and crocheted them together around a little fabric pincushion my sister whipped up, with a row of single crochet.  It fit perfectly!

The finished square pincushion measures about 3 1/2 inches.

I love crafting with my sister, and we're going to have to get in as many projects together as we can before she and my brother in law (still getting used to saying that!) move.


  1. Perfect gift. Isn't it fun to come up with these little treats to wrap with the stash...

  2. Both projects make a pretty nice gift - you both are very talented. :)

  3. I may need to request a needle keeper, as mine are on paper and it's not holding up well!

  4. These are just lovely. Super colour combinations and that vintage button is very cute!
    Enjoy your weekend!


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