I thought a pattern might be a good thing to share, considering the whole “crochet” part of my blog. This pencil case was the first pattern I ever came up with myself, and I think it turned out pretty nicely. The pattern doesn’t take much, and is a good way to use up some scraps from a previous project.
Use worsted weight yarn and H/I size hook.
You’ll need under 100 yards of yarn (I used scraps, and you can choose however many colors you’d like), three buttons, and fabric for the lining.
Row 1: With color 1, Ch 30. Turn.
Row 2: Sc into the ridged side of each Ch. Do not turn. Crochet into the starting Ch so you are now working into the v side of the stitch.
Row 3: Sc into each Ch. Sc increase on the last Ch. Do not turn.
Row 4: Sc into the next st, as if working in a round. Sc into each St back to the starting Ch. You are now working in a round.
Rounds 5-7: Sc into each St around.
Rounds 8-10: Hdc into each St around.
Round 11: change to color 2. Hdc in each St around.
Round 12: change to color 3. Hdc in each St around.
Round 13: change to color 2. Hdc in each St around. Change to color 1.
Rounds 14-16: Hdc in each St around.
Rounds 17-19: Sc in each St around.
You will no longer be working in a round.
Row 20: Sc into the first 30 sts. Turn.
Row 21-25: Sc into each St.
Row 26: Sc into the first 5 sts. Ch 4, sk the next 4 sts. Sc into the next 5 sts. Ch 4, sk the next 4 sts. Sc into the next 5 sts. Ch 4, sk the next 4 sts. Sc into each St to the end.
Rows 27-28: Sc into each St.
Row 29: Sc into each St. Bind off.
Sew buttons to front panel to match the hole spaces on the flap.
Hand-sew fabric lining to the inside of the pouch. Do not line the flap.
And there you have it! A wonderfully useful crochet pencil case.