UPDATE: For a Photo Tutorial on how to make this please see the updated post.
So I haven’t posted for a while, but I have been busy working on crochet xmas presents. When I made the candy stripe book bag, I thought that it would be nice to make a pencil case to go with it. Although I haven’t made a match for the bag I have been making other ones for other peoples christmas presents.
Here is one that I have added a zip to and my favourite so far.
The aim is to also add zips to all of them (like the pink one) and also line them all. The lining fabric is ready but since I am crap at sewing I haven’t been in a rush to do this.
These are all the ones I have made. Note that I haven’t completely finished any yet 🙂
I am still in the process of working out colour combinations. The reason for the two greens is that I can’t find a colour pattern that I am happy with. I think I might stick with the plain green and white (maybe).
Now hopefully I can finish these for Christmas.
If anyone wants to know the pattern it is extremely simple and only uses single crochet.
Stripey Pencil Case Information or see the Photo Tutorial
I used Bendigo Woollen Mill 8ply 100% Cotton Yarn
3mm crochet hook (This is thin yarn so if using a thicker yarn maybe go up a hook size)
- ch 50
- Then follow the instructions for the Beginner Book Bag (Candy Stripe Book Bag) that I created. Making the stripes as thick or thin as you like in what ever colour pattern you like.
- These Pencil Cases are approximately 21 rows high.
- Sew in the Zip
- Add lining if you want
UPDATE: The green one is now finished, go check out the finished product!
UPDATE: If you check out the finished product in green, you will see that I have added a flower with a button. To make the flower I altered the flower pattern by solgrim. I did the first row of petals, then made a smaller one inside it. Then made my own fabric button to go on the inside which matches the lining of the cases.
UPDATE: They are now all finished, see all of them.