By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
These Crayon Pencil Cases are a roomy enough to hold your pens, pencils, highlighters, markers, erasers, make-up, cosmetics, and more. They are so cute and perfect for office and school.
I knew that anything crocheted might have some holes in it so I designed this to be lined and have a zipper installed as well. You can use craft felt or any fabric you have on hand. I also recommend hand sewing rather than trying to push all that through your sewing machine.
Let’s get rolling on this pattern!
- About 200 yards total of worsted/aran acrylic or cotton yarn (something machine washable) in 3 colors—black for the stripes, and any 2 shades of the same color. Ex: light and medium shades of pink, purple, blue, etc.
- 5mm H-8 crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Craft felt or fabric
SC –single crochet
Sk – skip
BLO – Back loop only
SS – slip stitch
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (watch this video)
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
FO – fasten off
Chain 1 at the beginning does not count as a stitch.
Row 1–Make 2. In color A: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across
Rows 2-5–ch1, turn, repeat row 1
Rows 6-9–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 10-11–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 12-13–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across (21)
Rows 14-15–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 16-25–In color B: ch1, turn sc in each st across (21)
Rows 26-27–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 28-29–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 30-31–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 32-34–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
You will work in Color A from here:
Row 35–In color A: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Row 36–ch1, turn, sc BLO in each st across (21)
Row 37–ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across until last 2 sts, sc2tog
Rows 38-47–repeat row 37 until only 3 sts remain
FO and weave in ends.
In Color C:
Sc in each stitch around the edges of your crayon sides, ensuring to put 2sc in each corner to keep the shape.
Place your two sides wrong sides together and either sc around or sew edges together, leaving a gap for your zipper along the top of one of the long sides.
To finish your pencil case, you will likely want to line it and add the zipper. Helen used fabric, I used craft felt. To use either, you can cut a piece of your chosen lining to fit the inside of your case by turning your case inside out to get an easier measurement.
Once you have your measurement, cut your chosen liner and hand-sew it (or machine sew if you’re brave enough to put your machine through that!) to the bag. I’d keep it about 1/4th of an inch from the top of the edges.
Explaining how to add the zipper is wordy, so here’s a link to lining and zippers for crochet.