Free Pattern: Knitting Needle Case

Free Pattern

Knitting Needle Case

 All my needles needed a home and I decided to sew a knitting needle case for them: One case for the normal needles and one for the circular knitting needles. There are several tutorials about needle cases on the Internet and I picked up ideas here and there to make my own. A needle roll would probably be to clumsy for all my needles, so I decided to make a case that can be folded.


0,5 m Amy Butler fabric in green

0,5 m Amy Butler fabric in matching green

0,5 m interfacing (vlieseline)

5 m ribbon band (skråbånd in Danish)

Free Sewing Tutorial

Cut the following fabric pieces:

For the outer fabric 54 cm width x 52 cm height

For the inner lining 54 cm width x 52 cm height

The interfacing is  54 cm x 52 cm

The big needle compartment is 54 cm x 31 cm

The medium 20 cm x 54 cm

The small compartment is 15 cm x 54 cm

Cut 2 x 25 cm bands and 2 x 60 cm bands. Fold the bands and sew them together, so they become narrow bands.

Sew the upper edges of each compartment.

Sew the big compartment onto the lining, then the medium compartment and at last the small compartment. Make as many pockets as you need and keep in mind the big needles need more space. When sewing the medium and small compartment, sew exactly on the same seams as you did with the big compartment. This way you will have enough space for the big needles in the big compartment.

Make sure when you sew the pockets, that you divide the needle case in 3 equally sized parts, so it is easy to fold the case when you want to tie it with the ribbon band.

Place lining, interfacing and outer fabric on top of each other and pin together with pins. Sew all 3 fabrics together with the band (skråbånd). Place 4 ribbon bands at the right side and sew together with the band.

knitting roll case organizer free sewing pattern

With upper flap folded, so the needles don’t fall out when handling the needle case:

knitting roll case organizer free sewing pattern

knitting roll case organizer free sewing pattern

Pattern as PDF

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PDF Knitting Needle Case

See also my selfmade knitting bag and circular needle case.

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10 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Knitting Needle Case

  1. For my long single-pointed knitting needles, I have been using what I think is a wine bottle shipping tube. It is made of very stiff & sturdy cardboard with an inner thinner lining. It has a lid, but some of my needles are longer than the tube so I removed the lid which was held on by a piece of cord which ran through 4 holes (2 in the lid and two near the top of the tube). I used small elastic bands to hold the pairs of needles together, making sure that the ends showing the size numbers were easily visible for finding the appropriate size. Apart from occasionally knocking this tube over while doing other things on my craft desk (an old office desk with the heavily sprung pull out lift up platform for holding an old style typewriter – I use this for my serger.

  2. Sorry but there weren’t enough directions for me. I made mine under my own directions and have written those directions down in case I want to make another one. The first one is for a friend.

  3. Thanks for sharing the very convenient needle case pattern. It’s convenient because you can find all the sizes and types of needles when you require them, in one place.
    Kind of you t o share the pattern.

  4. What’s the deal? I posted with a tweet and when redirected to the page it said URL not found, how do I get the pattern?????

    • Hi Gail,
      There was a glitch with this button:-(
      I created a new button and it works for me now. Please try again – and thank you for writing a comment, so I could correct the error.


  5. Oh fantastic! I can’t wait to make this! I’ve been keeping my needles in a binder with my needles organized by size in those plastic page protector thingys, but the page protectors with the bigger needles in them kept ripping. I’s so excited to have a new way to store them!

  6. I love your needle case. It’s beautiful and perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I can’t wait to get started on it.


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