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Free Tunisian Crochet Sunglasses Case Pattern

Try some Tunisian crochet and keep those sunglasses safe with this free Tunisian crochet glasses case pattern!

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Published: May 26, 2022 at 9:00 am
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This free Tunisian crochet glasses case pattern by Becky Skuse’s makes a perfect gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button to make sure your glasses stay super safe and don't slip out – pick colours to suit your gift recipient. This free Tunisian crochet glasses case pattern is a brilliant project for getting to grips with the basics of how to do Tunisian crochet as it only uses the basic Tunisian crochet stitches, and is simple enough that you can easily make it in an afternoon!

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However, if you're not quite ready for Tunisian crochet yet, you could always try our simple how to crochet a glasses case tutorial, or if you're a dab hand with a pair of knitting needles you could try our free glasses case knitting pattern.

You can find the pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here.

You will need

Sirdar Cotton DK (100% cotton, 100g/212m) or alternative DK yarn, 1 ball of each:

  • Yarn A - White - Mill White (501)
  • Yarn B - Pink - Larkin (506)
  • Yarn C - Green- Darling Bud (509)

A 4mm (US G/6) Tunisian crochet hook (or standard crochet hook with a straight shank)

1 button

Stitch marker

Measurements

Finished case measures 7.5 x 17cm (3 x 6¾in)

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free Tunisian crochet glasses case pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Special Stitches

Foundation forward pass: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yrh, pull up a loop and leave on hook, *insert hook in next ch, yrh, pull up a loop and leave on hook; rep from * in each ch to end. Do not turn. [20 loops on hook]

Reverse pass: Ch1 (yrh and pull through 1 loop), *yrh and pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end of row. Do not turn. [1 loop on hook]

Forward pass: Insert hook from right to left through front of 2nd vertical strand, yrh, pull up a loop and leave on hook, *insert hook from right to left through front of next vertical strand, yrh, pull up a loop and leave on hook; rep from * until 1 st remains, insert hook through front and back of next vertical strands, yrh, pull up a loop and leave on hook. Do not turn. [20 loops on hook]

Don't forget to check out our how to do Tunisian crochet tutorial which includes a handy video guide for if you need help with these stitches!

Free Tunisian crochet glasses case pattern

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Classes case front and back (make 2)

Using Yarn A, ch20. (Add more chains if you’d like a wider case)

Row 1 (RS) Work foundation forward pass and reverse pass. [20 sts]

Row 2 Work forward pass and reverse pass.

Row 3 As Row 2.

Row 4 Work forward pass in Yarn A, change to Yarn C on ch1 of reverse pass and work in Yarn C for reverse pass.

Row 5 Work forward pass and reverse pass.

Row 6 As Row 5.

Row 7 Work forward pass in Yarn C, change to Yarn B on ch1 of reverse pass and work inYarn B for reverse pass.

Row 8 Work forward pass and reverse pass.

Row 9 As Row 8.

Row 10 Work forward pass in Yarn B, change to Yarn A on ch1 of reverse pass and work in Yarn A for reverse pass.

Rows 2-10 form pattern.

Rep (Rows 2-10) 3 more times.

Next row Using Yarn A, work forward pass and reverse pass.

Repeat last row twice more. (Add more rows if you’d like a longer case.)

Now work a row of slip stitches to finish the fabric edge as follows: Insert hook from right to left through front of 2nd vertical strand, yrh, pull through both loops on hook, *insert hook from right to left through front of next vertical strand, yrh, pull through both loops on hook; rep from * until 1 stitch remains, insert hook through front and back of next vertical strands, yrh, pull through both loops on hook.

Fasten off.

If this free Tunisian crochet glasses case pattern has got you hooked and you're looing for more Tunisian crochet patterns, why not try our Free Tunisian crochet & Cross Stitch clutch bag pattern, or check out our pick of the Top 20 Tunisian crochet patterns!

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Making up

Sew tog side seams, then sew tog one of the short seams. Sew button in place on front of case. Weave in all ends.

Button fastening

At top opening, on back piece, count 7 sts from 1 of side seams and place a st marker in 7th st.

With RS of back piece facing you, rejoin Yarn A in marked st using a ss and keep this loop on the hook. *Insert hook under next ss, yrh, pull up a loop and leave on hook; rep from * 4 more times. Do not turn. [6 loops on hook]

Using Yarn A, work reverse pass. Do not turn.

Next row Using Yarn A, work forward pass and reverse pass. Rep last row until button fastening is the length you need to reach your button on the front (we worked 8 rows).

Work a row of slip stitches to finish the fabric edge, as given under Front/Back. Do not fasten off. Ch6, and ss in first st on other side of button fastening, to form button loop.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free Tunisian crochet glasses case pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Becky_Skuse
Becky SkuseCrochet Designer & Technical Editor

Becky is a writer, crafter and designer from Bristol. As well as contributing many designs to Simply Crochet, Becky is also the creator of many of the Simply Crochet workshop features, sharing her incredible crochet knowledge with readers. As well as crochet Becky is a keen crafter in a variety of disciplines, including baking, beadwork, sewing and knitting. You can catch up with Becky on Instagram at @becky.skuse

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