Happy Fourth of July! In true patriotic red white and blue, I am showing you How to crochet a sunglass case with a FREE easy pattern. Enjoy!
So today I have a quick and super easy yarn project to share- how to crochet a sunglass case! I have also included a helpful FREE pattern at the bottom of this post! This is a great project to take on a road trip, in fact the idea for this came to me while stuck in traffic 🙂
Not only is this a quick project, it hardly takes up any yarn at all. This means you can just gather up all of your scrap left over yarn balls and create something beautiful and useful. You can easily crochet a sunglass case for each member of your family!
I chose Red, White and Blue colored yarns to create a patriotic themed sunglass case. I love how this project turned out. Find the instructions below.
Start by creating your foundation chain and joining it to form a ring. You can make this chain as big or as small as you want your sunglasses case to measure. I have the exact stitch numbers I used in the free pattern below. If you were to make this for a kids glasses size just make it smaller.
Tip: Make sure you don’t twist your chain while forming a loop. Double check to avoid ripping out your stitches and redoing it (which yours truly had to do!)
Work in a stripe pattern, with entire single crochet rows.
Tip: If you aren’t going for a Red, White, Blue theme, then this is a great pattern to use up all your leftover random yarn balls. Create a fun colorful striped pattern. Or make a solid color blocked pattern. The rainbow is your limit!
Because we are working in the round, it is easy create the single row stripe pattern without any messy carryover of yarns.
Tip: If you are uncomfortable crocheting in the round, you can alternately create two identical rectangle piece and crocheted them together. In that case, it would be easier to make a double row striped pattern instead of the single row.
Next, it’s time for the blue! I added a fun shell like pattern with Treble Crochet stitches.
I love the treble crochet, makes this part of the project go super fast!
To finish off the project, I added a border shell row using a crochet hook one size smaller so that the stitches would fit in neatly.
There is no sewing to finish up this project! How cool is that? Simply crochet the bottom edge shut with a row of single crochet stitches.
And that’s it! I had initially planned on adding small velcro fasteners to close the top edge. But the sunglasses fit in the case so snugly and comfortably that I found the velcro totally unnecessary.
For this project you need very little yarn, and all my yarn colors are of the Vanna’s Choice brand. Below I share links to the products I pulled out to create this project. These are affiliate links and if you purchase anything I might receive a small commission. This amount helps run this blog, thank you very much for your support!
And thats it! My sunglass case is all done and so pretty! It is also so colorful and easy to find in my purse or the beach bag. So useful!
Let me know in the comments below if you are thinking of crocheting a sunglass case for yourself today! Or maybe you want to knit one?
With 5.5mm hook and Red yarn, make 30 ch
Insert your hook into the first chain stitch you made, forming a ring. Ensure that your ring is not twisted!
Row 1: With Red yarn, 1 sc into each ch till end of row. slip stitch into the first stitch
Row 2: Change yarn to white, 1 sc into each st till end of row,
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2, seven more times.
Next Row: With Red yarn, 1 sc into each ch till end of row. slip stitch into the first stitch
Change yarn color to Blue, and work with the blue yarn till the end.
Row 3: Ch 1, *sc into next sc at base, skip next 2 scs, 3 tr into next sc * repeat till end, join to the beginning sc with a slip stitch
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as a treble), 2 treble into the sc below, skip next tr, sc into middle tr stitch of previous shell, skip next tr, *3 tr into sc below, sc into middle tr* repeat till end, join with a slip to the top of the three chain
Row 5: Slip stitch to second (middle) tr, ch 1, *sc into middle tr of previous shell, 3 tr into sc below* repeat till the end, join to the beginning sc with a slip stitch
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 once more.
Row 6: Using smaller needle (5mm), ch3 (counts a treble), 4 tr into sc below, sc into middle tr or previous shell,*5 tr into sc below, sc into middle tr or previous shell* join with a slip to the top of the three chain
Close bottom edge of the case with a row of sc’s using white yarn.
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
tr treble crochet