How to Crochet a Pencil Case

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How to Crochet a Pencil Case
Store pencils in a durable crochet pencil case. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

If you are looking for a useful back to school gift for a child, make a crochet pencil case. Pencil cases made with crochet yarn are durable and easy to clean and maintain. Use school colours or the child's favourite colours to crochet a pen or pencil case. Use a fairly large sized crochet hook to make the case so that it is big enough to accommodate stationery supplies. Embellish the pencil case with sequins and glitter if you are making it for a girl.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 yard 4-ply yarn
  • Size G hook
  • Scissors

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Instructions

    Make the case

  1. 1

    Make three chain stitches for the basic chain and make a single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Make a single crochet in the last chain stitch.

  2. 2

    Chain one stitch and turn the piece. Make two single crochet stitches in each stitch. Chain one stitch and turn the piece.

  3. 3

    Make two single crochet stitches in the first single crochet stitch. Make a single crochet in each of the next two stitches. Make two single crochet stitches in the last single crochet stitch.

  4. 4

    Chain one stitch and turn. Make a single crochet stitch in each stitch. Repeat this step until the piece is 15 inches long. If you need a longer case, repeat this step until you reach the desired length.

  5. 5

    Make one chain stitch and turn. Make a single crochet stitch in each of the stitches all around to make the edge of the case. Use a contrasting colour for this step if desired. Fasten off and cut excess yarn.

  6. 6

    Fold the straight end of the case upwards about 5 inches. Use a yarn needle and a long piece of yarn to stitch the folded end through the inner loops so that the folded end adheres to the case.

    Make the Closure

  1. 1

    Use the same coloured yarn or yarn in a contrasting colour to make the closure for the case. Make three chain stitches and make a single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Make single crochet stitches in each of the remaining stitches.

  2. 2

    Chain one stitch and turn. Make a single crochet stitch in each of the stitches all around. Repeat this step 9 more times so that the closure is long enough. Fasten off the yarn and cut away the excess.

  3. 3

    Sew the piece on the sides of the pouch so that the flap can fold and get inserted inside the closure. Place pencils inside the prepared case and close the case.

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