Crochet Hook & Pencil Case Free Pattern
Hi everyone, today I would like to bring to you this crochet hook and pencil case free pattern. This lovely and fun project is perfect for storing your hooks. It is also perfect as a simple pencil case too. This is a great crochet pattern to have for this Back To School season! It is so perfect, and looks lovely in every color. This crochet project is also perfect for beginners, and features the solid granny square pattern.
The video tutorial for this project can be found here:
Crochet Hook & Pencil Case Free Pattern: The Inspiration
I had wanted to crochet a case to tidy up my overflowing hook collection for a while now. After looking at a lot of inspirational pins on Pinterest, I had the inspiration to crochet this case. I wanted to crochet a Granny Square case, and thought a solid granny square would be perfect. Indeed, a solid granny square has less spaces than a regular granny square, so I thought it would be great for a case. You can crochet a simple and trendy granny square bag, you can check out the Sweet Sixteen Crochet Bag. This popular pattern has been a great success since it was released last year.
The Sunburst Granny Square Summer Tote Bag is also perfect if you are looking to crochet a fun and Boho bag. I love Granny Squares when integrated in a bag design as it just gives the bag such a Boho and stylish vibe. Indeed, Granny squares are just so perfect when crocheting a bag or purse. Let me know in the comments what you think of these projects.
I really wanted to create a fun and versatile design for this case. This case or purse can be crocheted as case to store your hooks, or can be crocheted as a pencil case too. It is perfect for school supplies, and also perfect for so many other reasons. This could also be a great pouch to keep your smaller items from wandering around in your bag, such as your keys or your lipstick, for instance. It is indeed a very versatile and fun project to make. The best part is it can be crocheted in any color of your preference.
Crochet Hook & Pencil Case Free Pattern: The Design and Yarn
I did line my crochet case, as you can see from the photos. I used a silky fabric I bought from a department store here in the UK, and I find it was perfect for this purpose.
You can find my video tutorial on how to line a crochet bag or purse here:
This is a really fast and easy tutorial to follow. It demonstrates how to line your crochet or knit bag in a very simple and efficient way, using either hand or machine sewing.
For this project, I used 100% cotton DK/Light 3 yarn. I used Drops Muskat yarn in shade 06 Desert Rose and in shade 02 Light Blue. This color combination is lovely, and the contrast of the two colors looks beautiful too. This is a great project for beginners, and the yarn is also perfect for this kind of pattern. You can substitute this yarn for your preferred 100% cotton yarn. I only used one skein of each color for this project, which is so great too!
I am really pleased that I created this project on the week of Granny Square Day 2022. What a lovely coincidence to release this tutorial on the week which celebrates our beloved Granny Squares! You can find my classic Granny Square pattern here.
All in all, I hope you enjoy this simple and fun project. Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed making this project as much as I enjoyed crocheting it.
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Crochet Hook & Pencil Case: The Pattern
You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy shop here: Crochet Hook Case PDF Pattern
Level: Easy +
Gauge is not crucial for completion of this project
Size of finished project
12,5” (32 cm) x 11,5” (29 cm)
Size of each Solid Granny Square
4,70” x 4,70” (12 cm x 12 cm)
I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
1 skein each of Drops Muskat yarn in shade 02 Light Blue, and shade 06 Desert Rose
4 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
A 25 cm zipper
A darning needle and thread
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
EOR: End of row/end of round
Pattern begins here
For this project, we will start by crocheting the 4 individual solid granny squares needed for this project. Once these elements are crocheted, we will be creating the front and back panel as explained in this pattern. We will then add the blue border onto both the front and back panel, before sewing these together.
We will then sew the zipper into the project, before adding a clothe lining (optional).
Solid Granny Square Tutorial (make 4)
To start, make a slip knot.
Ch 4, sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (=DC), place 2 DC inside the ring, [ch 2, 3 DC] 3 more times, ch 2, sl st to beginning ch 3 to close off round.
Round 2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work; in ch 2 space from previous row (=corner), place [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] inside space. *Place a DC into each DC from previous row; once you reach ch 2 sp from previous row (=corner), place [2 DC, ch 2, 2DC] inside space**.
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times.
Place a DC into each DC form previous row until you reach ch 3 from beginning. Sl st to ch 3 from beginning to close off round.
Round 3: Ch 3 (=DC), DC into each DC from previous round until you reach ch 2 (=corner); *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] inside ch 2 space, place a DC into each DC from previous round **. Repeat from * until **, slip stitch to ch 3 from beginning to close off round.
Round 4: repeat row 3
Note: Make sure you count all your DC at each round to make sure you have the right amount of DC for each round.
Sew in your loose end from the center of square (beginning tail of project), so that your square doesn’t unravel.
Create your front and back panels
Take 2 granny squares and place them side by side on a flat surface. Attach a piece of yarn to one corner of a granny square, and with tapestry needle sew this granny square to the second granny square. Once you have gone from the top of the seam to the bottom, create a knot, and fasten off.
Repeat process on second panel.
Now crochet the blue border around each individual panel.
Row 1: Attach yarn to one corner of the front panel. Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), SC into next stitch until you reach the next corner, where you will be placing 1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC; now place a SC into the stitch until you reach the next corner, where you will once again place 1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC. Repeat this process until you reach the first ch 1 from beginning. Sl st to first ch 1 to close off round.
Row 2: repeat row 1.
Repeat process on the back panel.
Sew project together
Place front panel on a flat surface. Place back panel directly on top of the front panel.
Attach a long piece of yarn to the top corner of the front panel, and start sewing both the front and back panels together, going all the way down the first side, then across the bottom of the case, before going back up the second side.
Fasten off and tidy up your loose ends.
Sewing your zipper to the case
Take your zipper and place it inside the case, making sure you have at least one centimeter of the zipper hidden either side of the opening.
You will be sewing the corresponding side of the zipper to the corresponding side of the case.
Place your sewing pins into the zipper so as to secure it to one side of the case. Unzip the zipper, and attach the other side of it to the other side of the case opening.
Once your zipper is fully secured with pins, you can start sewing it with the help of a darning needle and thread, using whichever sewing method you prefer. You can also machine sew your zipper is you prefer.
Once you have sewed your zipper to your project, you can tie a knot to secure your darning needle and fasten off the thread. Take all the pins out of the project.
If you wish to do so, you can line your crochet hook case.