Today we are going to look at my simple crochet glasses case pattern.
As well as making beautiful decorative things for your home, you can also make practical ones that will be of use in your every day life.
I have a bit of a space issue with traditional ‘snappy’ glasses cases.
Big, bulky and wedged at an odd angle into an already full handbag (or in my case these days, diaper bag).
I’m much more of a fan of the slip style ones you get with sunglasses, but of course they don’t add a huge amount of padding to protect the lenses.
That’s why I decided to crochet a simple crochet glasses case for myself.
Crochet design and colouring
Crochet is incredibly versatile in terms of the patterns you can create, both in respect to stitch type and colour choices.
This simple glasses case prioritises simplicity, just making use of basic crochet stitch techniques. So to keep it looking fun too, I decided to follow a colour pattern.
First I picked out a bunch of thick yarn balls that I felt went well together, then I cut off a few short lengths of each one. Using a piece of paper I laid them down in a random order, and stuck them to the paper with cellotape.
This formed the basis of the colour order I was going to use. I then assigned a stitch type in sets of three to each colour.
Setting this piece of paper next to me, I simply followed to stitch instructions for each row and kept going until I had a length two and a quarter times the length of my glasses.
After that it was simple a case of folowing it in half with the extra quarter length over lapping, and stitching the sides together.
The bottom and the top edge of the single overlapping flap I also edged with a double crochet to make the finished work look consistent.
If you’d like to give it a go yourself, just follow the instructions below!
How to Crochet a Simple Glasses Case
The following details describe the pattern of stitching. You can choose for yourself how you want to use colours in this.
You can either go with using just one colour, or switch colours before each stitch change at the end of alternate rows.
- Row 1 – Chain 16 (15 + 1)
- Row 2 – Single crochet (US) once into the second stitch from the hook, and then into each remaining stitch in the row. At the end of the row chain 1.
- Row 3 to 5 – Single crochet into each stitch. Miss one at the start of each row, and add one chain at the end. This will keep your width consistent.
- Row 6 – As previous, but at the end of the row chain 2.
- Row 7 – Double crochet into the third stitch from the hook, and then into each remaining stitch in the row. At the end of the row chain 2.
- Row 8 to 11 – Double crochet into each stitch. Miss two at the start of each row, and add two chains at the end.
- Row 12 – As previous, but at the end of the row chain 3.
- Row 13 – Treble crochet into the fourth stitch from the hook, and then into each remaining stitch in the row. At the end of the row chain 3.
- Row 14 to 17 – Treble crochet into each stitch. Miss three at the start of each row, and add three chains at the end.
- Row 18 – As previous, but at the end of the row chain 2.
The pattern above now simply repeats, as indicated below.
Just remember to use the correct number of chains at the end of each row, to reflect the type of crochet stitch you will be using next.
- Row 19 to 24 – double crochet as previously
- Row 25 to 30 – single crochet as previously
- Row 31 to 36 – double crochet as previously
- Row 37 to 44 – treble crochet as previously
Finishing off your crochet glasses case
Note that the last treble crochets total is higher than the rest of the pattern. This is to make it easy for you to neatly be able to tuck your crochet flap into the case and secure your glasses in.
Now that you have essentially a long thin blanket, you will need to attach it together.
- Fold the blanket so that the top of the final set of treble crochets aligns with the bottom of the first row of double crochets you produce.
- Tuck all the loose tails from the colour changes into the case so that they are hidden.
- Put double crochets down the length of the sides, crocheting them together
- At the bottom corner, double crochet then chain one into the same bottom corner stitch three times, before continuing across the folded width.
The bottom fold does not need the double crochet to secure it, but it will make your case look more symmetrical and finished.
- When you reach the end corner again put three double crochets with a single chain between them into the single corner space.
- Continue double crocheting the other side together.
- When all the sides are joined, continue to double crochet around the edge of your work for the single remaining flap.
- When you reach your starting point, slip stitch to join
Your Simple Crochet Glasses Case
Whilst it’s great to have a crochet glasses case that looks pretty, it’s of little use if it doesn’t protect your glasses.
I am a fan of this crochet pattern because it’s simple stitches, turned into something practical and pretty too!
Have fun playing around with the colours to make a fun and funky case for your glasses!