Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case
17Jun

Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case

While I was being distracted last week from my granny squares I came across a post by Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl and fell a little bit in love with her knitted sunglasses case. So with my lovely new wool I started playing around with stitches to create my own (crocheted) sunglasses case and this is what I came up with...

...I'm not sure how much use I'll get out of this with this wet British summer we seem to be having but I love it all the same, as do my sunglasses! It's worked up entirely of bobble stitches so it's very tactile and protective. I've attempted to write out the pattern below if you'd like to try one.

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My bag is packed I'm ready for summer, although I fear I may have a while to wait...

Crochet Sunglasses Case Pattern

This case measures approximately 18cm by 9cm when it is completed. It is probably a little long, depending on the type of glasses you have, mine are fairly large so it worked out fine for me. But measure your glasses before you start and if you'd like to make it narrower decrease the foundation chain in multiples of 2 (don't forget to + 2ch for turning), a bit shorter just skip some of the rows. This pattern is basically rows of bobbles between rows of double crochet, it's very simple once you get started. There are a few pictures below to help.

When you are working your bobbles they should all appear to the back of your work, when you double crochet across a row the bobbles will be facing you. Keep the turning chains fairly loose so they are easy to stitch into on the next row.

Written in UK terms

Hook: 4mm (you can shop my favourite tools here)

Yarn: I used Rooster almerino dk (50% baby alpaca, 50% merino wool) as this is what I was making my blanket with but I think this would work quite well (and be less expensive) with acrylic. Use 3 colours labelled here as A (main colour), B & C

Stitches:

Ch = Chain

Htr = Half treble crochet (US HDC)

Dc = Double crochet (US SC)

Tr = treble crochet (US DC)

Bobble Stitch = tr5tog (*Yarn over hook insert into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through 2 stitches*, repeat from *to* X4 until you have 6 stitches on hook, yarn over hook, pull through all 6 stitches)

Pattern

You will need to create two of the following:

Using Colour A,

Foundation Rows: Ch15 + 2 turn, 1htr in 3rd st from hook and each st along (15) ch3, turn.

Row 1: *Bobble into next st (see description above), 1dc into next st; repeat from * x5, bobble into next st,