I simply love the idea of sending your little loves to school with something beautifully handmade to remind them throughout the day that someone cares for them. Here is a pretty and cheerful crochet pencil case that is super easy and fun to work up. Bright fun colors in vivid candy coated tones are finished off with a beaded tie closure. This is a perfect project for using up scrap yarn too!
Candy Stripe Pencil Case
By Jennifer Dickerson
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- Worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice (yarn shown in the photos is Red Heart Super Saver in "Shocking Pink" "Spring Green" "Bright Yellow" "Blue" "Pumpkin")
- Beads (I used plastic pony beads in neon colors)
- H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Pencil or ruler to help determine height
**Full project tutorial video below**
(Pencil case is worked from the bottom up)
Ch 4, join with a sl st to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 4, then work 11 dc into the center of the ring, join to close round with a sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3 and work a dc into the first st. Work a dc in each stitch, then join with a sl st to close round.
Round 3: Ch 3, then work a dc in the blo (back loops only) in each st, join with a sl st to close round.
Repeat round 3 until pencil case is a little taller than a pencil, or to desired height. Fasten off and weave in any ends.
Finishing & Assembly:
With any color yarn, make a chain 12 inches long and fasten off but don't weave in ends. Using a tapestry needle if needed, weave in the drawstring between stitches (the spaces in between the stitch posts) a few rounds down from the top edge all the way around the case. I threaded mine every three stitches or so. String a few beads onto the yarn tails on both sides and tie a knot at the bottom to secure. Trim and you're finished!
If you'd like to add the heart applique shown in the picture, here's the free pattern for a one-round heart. Just use one of the colors from your project and the same size hook. Sew onto the pencil case with a tapestry needle.Get supplies for this project here by clicking on the images:
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Happy crocheting lovelies!
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