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FREE CROCHET PATTERN: BACK TO SCHOOL roll on pencil case

pencil case free crochet pattern
This case is really easy and fun to do.
It is perfect gift if you want to wish good luck in school. 🙂

 

Dimensions are: approx. 32 cm/12.5 in width, 18 cm/7 in height.
The one on the picture is designed to hold 12 pencils but in the pattern
is explained how you can make it for any number of pencils.

 

I hope you will enjoy this pattern as much as I did creating it! 🙂

 

This pencil case is designed with much love and positive energy and there are no advertisements on this page so you can follow the pattern without distraction!
If you would like to download printable pdf file for this pattern you can download it from Etsy or Ravelry for a small fee!

 

For this pattern you will need:
  • Cotton yarn

I used „Unitas Mirabela“ but you can use any other yarn similar to this one. You can also use some of these brands if they are available to you Aunt Lydia’s fashion 3 size 100% Mercerized cotton or “Patons Grace” 100% mercerized cotton.

  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • buttons

 

You will use a double strand of cotton yarn for this pattern.

That means you will hold two strands together to create one strand while crocheting.

 

Stitches used:

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • slst – slip stitch

 

This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms.

 

Let’s start!

 

Use double strand and 4 mm crochet hook!

 

We will start with chain.

First decide how many pencils you want to hold and multiply that number with 4, than add 9 more chains.

I wanted mine to hold 12 pencils so that is: 12 x 4 + 9 = 57 chains

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from the hook, 1 sc in every chain to the end, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in every sc from previous row, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-10: Repeat row 2.

Row 11: 1 sc in next 5 stitches, *ch 2, skip 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * until you have 5 stitches left, 1 sc in next  5 stitches, ch 1, turn.

Row 12: 1 sc in next 5 stitches, *2 sc around ch 2, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * until you have 5 stitches left, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, ch 1, turn.

Rows 13-22: Repeat row 2.

Row 23: Repeat row 11.

Row 24: Repeat row 12.

Rows 25-34: Repeat row 2.

You made the base of pencil holder with holes for the pencils. Don’t fasten off.

 

 

Now we will go around it making 1 sc in every row on the side (you should have 33 stitches on the sides)

 

 

Continue on the other side of starting chain (56 stitches – or as many stitches as the first row)

 

 

Again on the other side in every row make 1 sc

 

 

To finish make one more row – 35th also making 1 sc in every sc to the end, slst in the first sc of the side. Fasten off.

 

 

Now we need to make closing strap.

Row 1: Make 10 sc on the side between the holes like on the picture below, ch 1, turn.

 

 

Rows 2-36 (If you are working on a holder with more pencils you should add about 3 more rows for each added pencil. It is best that you measure while you crochet to get nice and tight closing strap):

1 sc in every sc from previous row, ch 1, turn.

Row 37: 1 sc in next 4 stitches, ch 3, skip next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, ch 1, turn.

Row 38: 1 sc in next 4 stitches, 5 sc around ch 3, 1 sc in next 4 stitches. Fasten off.

 

 

Holding only one strand of yarn and with 3 mm crochet hook attach contrasting color in the same stitch where the last stitch of the first row of closing strap is but only through the back loop, ch 2, 3 hdc in that same loop, make 3 hdc in every stitch around the holder only through the back loop until you reach first stitch of closing strap and make 3 more hdc in the back loop. Fasten off.

 

 

 

Tie a button at the beginning of closing strap. I used 10 mm button but you can use any button that can go through the hole at the end of a strap.

 

 

Let’s make flower and leaf!

 

 

Flower

Start with chain 4, slst in first chain to join in a ring.

Round 1:

*ch 3, sc into the ring, repeat from * 5 times.

Round 2:

*slst in 3ch space, ch 1, 3 dc in same 3ch space, ch 1, slst in same space, repeat from * 5 times.

 

 

Leaf

Start with chain 4, slst in first chain to join in a ring.

Round 1:

*ch 4, 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc next 2 ch, sc in foundation ring, repeat from * 4 times, do not join.

Round 2:

*sc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, 2 dc-1 trc-2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, sc in next 2 st, slst in next st, repeat from * 4 times. Fasten off.

 

 

Tie them at the end of closing strap with some cute button or bead!

I think ladybug is perfect for good luck in school! 🙂

 

 

pencil case free crochet pattern

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂
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but if you want to download printable pdf file you can download it from Etsy or Ravelry for a small fee!
Thank you very much!

 

 

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