In one of my previous posts I displayed photos of the Crochet Missy Stripey Pencil Cases that I had made which included some loose instructions. This post seems to get a bit of traffic so I though that it would be helpful for some people to have better information. Which is why I have decided to make a photo tutorial to answer any questions some people may have.
For those of you that prefer a quick brief, then refer to my previous post.
I have made quite a few of these, some finished some not.
Crochet Missy Stripey Pencil Case – TutorialYarn: Bendigo Woollen Mill 8ply 100% Cotton Hook: 3mm Extras: 25cm Zip, Fabric for lining, needle and thread. Terms: US Pattern Notes: You can make this as tall as you like, with stripes as big as you want and with or without stripes.
- CH 50 and turn
- Turn your work over so that you can see the spine loops instead of the “V’s”.
- Crochet into the second spine loop from the hook.
- Continue to the end of the row crocheting in the spine loops. Do NOT turn.
- Now you will be working in a circle. Insert your hook in the starting chain and complete a single crochet. (The starting chain is the bottom row).
- From this point you will be single crocheting in the usual manner but will not turn at the end of a row. (Usual manner means into the V’s)
- Continue with SC to the end of the row but do not turn.
- At this point we will be turning the corner. To do this I add in an extra stitch so that it doesn’t get too tight. SC into the same place.
- SC into starting stitch of other row.
- Continue in this manner to the end of row. From this point there will be no extra stitches included.
- SC into next stitch down and continue around to next end.
- Once at end *change to Colour 2 and continue around in a circular motion.
- Once you reach the start of Colour 2 continue SC over the top for one more circle, then change to Colour 3.
- From this point on you continue in the same manner. I have changed colour every two rows (or circles) and I have used three colours. There are 21 rows in total and each colour is represented in three stripes except for Colour 1 which has four.
This is the end result.
*Change Colour – To change colour I yarn under, grab and pull through. This is half of a single crochet and you should have two loops on the hook. At this point I attach Colour 2 by yarning over with it and pulling through the two loops. Now your colour is joint!
To install the zip, pin it into place and then use a needle and thread to connect it to the crochet.
I cut the fabric to the correct size and then hand sew it to the crochet.
For more precise instructions visit the tutorial at FutureGirl, she has put together a very nice and detailed tutorial on how to do this.
Use any flower pattern you want. One of the patterns I used was from Solgrim, which includes a photo tutorial. I had to create a smaller row of petals on the inside to make it small enough for my purposes.
That is it. If you have any question please let me know and I will update the tutorial. Also, if you enjoy making this then you could also make the Book Bag which is essentially a taller version of this with a handle.