Free Tunisian Crochet Sunglasses Case Pattern

Try some Tunisian crochet with this quick and easy sunglasses case!

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This free Tunisian crochet pattern is for Becky Skuse’s glasses case, and it makes a perfect gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button – pick colours to suit your gift recipient.

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

If you’ve never tried Tunisian crochet before, you’ll find our tutorial here.

You will need

  • Sirdar Cotton DK (100% cotton, 100g/212m), 1 ball of each:
  • Mill White (501)
  • Larkin (506)
  • 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 7.5x17cm (3×6¾in)

Abbreviations

you can find our handy abbreviations list here

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]

GLASSES CASE FRONT/BACK (MAKE 2)

Using Mill White, 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 Mill White, change to Darling Bud on ch1 of reverse pass and work in Darling Bud for reverse pass.

Row 5 Work forward pass and reverse pass.

Row 6 As Row 5.

Row 7 Work forward pass in Darling Bud, change to Larkin on ch1 of reverse pass and work in Larkin for reverse pass.

Row 8 Work forward pass and reverse pass.

Row 9 As Row 8.

Row 10 Work forward pass in Larkin, change to Mill White on ch1 of reverse pass and work in Mill White for reverse pass.

Rows 2-10 form pattern.

Rep (Rows 2-10) 3 more times.

Next row Using Mill White, 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.

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 Mill White 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 Mill White, work reverse pass. Do not turn.

Next row Using Mill White, 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.

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Fasten off. Weave in ends.