Free Crochet Pattern…Rainbow Hook and Pencil Cup!

The Rainbow Hook & Pencil Cup is a super fun way to add a little cheer to your desk or craft space.  In fact, you can whip up a few of these to organize your supplies too.  A rainbow striped easy to crochet cup is topped off with a cute cloudy edging.  Wide enough to hold lots and lots of hooks too!

Rainbow Hook & Pencil Cup

By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • Worsted weight yarn (yarn shown is Red Heart Super Saver in “Cherry Red” “Spring Green” “Lavender” “Bright White” “Turquoise” “Bright Yellow” “Pumpkin” and “Perfect Pink”)
  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


  • About 4 inches tall
  • 4 inches across top

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Note: For the cup shown, the first four rounds are worked in pink.  After that, remaining rounds are worked in one color per round in a rainbow stripe sequence.  

Ch 4, join in the furthest ch from the hook with a sl st.

Round 1: Ch 3, work 11 dc into the center of the ring.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in first st.  2 dc in each of the remaining stitches.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 3: Repeat round 2.

Round 4: Ch 1.  Work a sc in each stitch, then join with a sl st to close round.

Repeat round 4 until cup measures approximately 4 inches tall.

Cloud Edging Round (worked in white yarn): Ch 3, 1 dc in first st.  *In the next st, work a sl st.  Skip the next st and in the next stitch, work 2 dc.  Repeat from * to end of round.  Fasten off.

Finishing:  Weave in all ends.  Be sure to weave in yarn ends of the same color (for example weave blue into blue areas, etc)  All finished!

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