Strawberry Cream Pencil Case ~
Free Crochet Pattern
Our School year is coming to an end. With that in mind my daughter and I decided to get a jump start on making pencil cases along with a few other items for our Charity, Crafting A Rainbow Of Hope. They are quick and easy travel projects. Secretly I would put a few crochet hooks in the case along with a pencil. Enjoy!
Level of Difficulty – Intermediate
Yarn – Red Heart Crème de la Crème cotton, In The Pinks; 98 yards
Hook and Notions – Size Hook: H (5.0mm), Scissors, Blunt Needle & 7-inch 18 cm All Purpose Zipper (mine matches one color in my yarn)
Measurement – Laying flat 10 inches wide, 3-inches tall.
Gauge Not important
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Chain 1 at beginning of row counts as a single crochet.
Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as a double crochet.
Shell work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated stitch.
FHDC – (Foundation Half Double Crochet) Chain 2, yarn over, insert hook into first chain (2nd from the hook), yarn over, pull up through the first loop on the hook (this is your first chain loop). With 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3. * Yarn over, insert your hook into the first chain loop, yarn over, pull up a loop (this is your second chain loop), yarn over, pull through 3. 2 fhdc completed. Repeat from * until you reach the desired number of fhdc.
FHDC 37 (See Special Stitches)
Row 1: Chain 1 (counts as sc), work 2 dc in same stitch * skip next 2 stitches, work (sc, 2 dc) in next stitch, * repeat from * to * across, until last 3 stitches, sc in turning chain. (12 shells)
Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as dc), dc in same stitch as turning chain, skip next 2 stitches, * work (sc, 2dc) in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, * repeat from * to * around, sc in last stitch. (12 shells)
Rows 3-14: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing and weave in ends
Making the Pencil Case
Gather your cotton yarn, matching sewing thread, sewing needle, matching zipper, and pins (optional)
Step One: Fold the piece in half with Wrong Side Facing Out.
Using the cotton yarn
Step Two: Sew end together and 1-inch across the open side (I used the mattress stitch). Repeat for the other side. Be sure to leave a 7-inch Opening for the Zipper.
Using the matching sewing thread and zipper
Step Three: Turn the case Right Side Out (I pinned one side of the zipper inside the case. Then I unzipped the zipper and pinned the other side). Sew the zipper to the stitches.
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