Free Crochet Pattern…Candy Stripe Pencil Case!

Here is a pretty and cheerful crochet pencil case that is super easy and fun to work up.  Bright fun colors in vivid candy coated tones are finished off with a beaded tie closure.  This is a perfect project for using up scrap yarn too!

I simply love the idea of sending your little loves to school with something beautifully handmade to remind them throughout the day that someone cares for them. 

Need a little extra help?  Check out the full video tutorial!


Candy Stripe Pencil Case

By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice (yarn shown in the photos is Red Heart Super Saver in “Shocking Pink” “Spring Green” “Bright Yellow” “Blue” “Pumpkin”)
  • Beads (I used plastic pony beads in neon colors)
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pencil or ruler to help determine height

Tutorial Links:

**Full project tutorial video below**


(Pencil case is worked from the bottom up)

Ch 4, join with a sl st to form ring. 

Round 1: Ch 4, then work 11 dc into the center of the ring, join to close round with a sl st.

Round 2: Ch 3 and work a dc into the first st.  Work a dc in each stitch, then join with a sl st to close round.

Round 3: Ch 3, then work a dc in the blo (back loops only) in each st, join with a sl st to close round.

Repeat round 3 until pencil case is a little taller than a pencil, or to desired height.  Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Finishing & Assembly:

With any color yarn, make a chain 12 inches long and fasten off but don’t weave in ends.  Using a tapestry needle if needed, weave in the drawstring between stitches (the spaces in between the stitch posts) a few rounds down from the top edge all the way around the case.  I threaded mine every three stitches or so.  String a few beads onto the yarn tails on both sides and tie a knot at the bottom to secure.  Trim and you’re finished!

If you’d like to add the heart applique shown in the picture, here’s the free pattern for a one-round heart.  Just use one of the colors from your project and the same size hook.  Sew onto the pencil case with a tapestry needle.

Happy crocheting lovelies!

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