Here at Moogly Headquarters, I’m gearing up for the Knit and Crochet Show in Manchester, New Hampshire, being held in just a couple weeks. And it’s inspired two new crochet patterns! Introducing the Manchester Handbag and Sunglasses Case!
This post has the pattern for the Sunglasses Case. CLICK HERE to go to the pattern for the matching Handbag! They make a great set – but of course you can pick and choose!
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Manchester Sunglasses Case
- US – I, 5.5mm Hook (Furls Fiberarts Hook shown)
- 50 yds total Worsted Weight Yarn (Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton in Stormy Skies, Sail White, and Orangesicle shown)
- Optional: Button
- Video tutorials that apply to this pattern: Half Double Crochet; Bag Bottoms; Post Stitches (fpdc); Diagonal Dip Stitch Pattern; Seamless Join
NOTE: You can carry the yarn along the inside of the case rather than cutting it after each row, if desired.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 9, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each remaining ch to end; turn. (8 sts)
Row 2 – 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn. (8 sts)
Round 4: (See Bag Bottoms tutorial linked above) Ch 1, hdc in 8 sts across, hdc 3 along the side, hdc 8 across the foundation chain, hdc 3 up the last side; join with Color B with a sl st in first hdc of round, do not turn. (22 sts)
Round 5: Continuing with Color B, Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, fpdc around last st of previous round, skip the next st, *hdc in the next st, fpdc around the skipped st (before the last hdc st), skip the next st; repeat from * to end, join with Color A with a sl st in first hdc of round. (22 sts)
Round 6: Continuing with Color A, ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with Color B with a sl st in first hdc of round. (22 sts)
Round 7 – 14: Repeat Rounds 5-6; join with Color C with a sl st at the end of Round 14. (22 sts)
Round 15: Continuing with Color C, repeat Round 5; join with Color A with a sl st in first hdc of round, break Color C. ( 22 sts)
Round 16 – 18: Repeat Round 6, then 5-6; break Color B after Round 17, continue with Color A to join with a sl st at end of round 18. (22 sts)
Round 19: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with a sl st in first sc of round. (22 sts)
OPTIONAL: Add a button and ch st loop if desired to close the top of the pouch. You could also use this loop and button to hang the Sunglasses Case from the handle of another purse!
And that’s it for the Manchester Sunglasses Case! It’s a great way to give your sunglasses a little added protection – so they can continue to protect your eyes from sun damage! I hope you enjoy making it. And be sure to CLICK HERE to get the pattern for the matching Manchester Handbag!
Written pattern and photos copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. You are welcome to make finished items from this pattern to sell – see the About page for details. To print this pattern for personal use, please use the Print Friendly button below – there’s a tutorial HERE if needed.