The Clear Window Pencil Pouch is a fun way to show off your cute back to school supplies… and your super awesome crochet skills!
THIS PATTERN IS PART OF THE 2019 BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP CROCHET ALONG!
Blackstone Designs, A Crocheted Simplicity, Crystalized Designs, and Sincerely Pam are together again to bring you a fun blog hop style CAL.
You can check out our past CALs here:
Each blogger has designed a brand new Back to School themed pattern! Each pattern will be free on our blogs, but you will need to join each designer’s Facebook Community Group in order to participate and enter to win prizes.
This CAL runs from August 2nd – 16th. When you finish each pattern, you will post a photo of your finished item in that designer’s Facebook group to enter to win a pattern from that designer and be entered to win a $25 Gift Card to Amazon! The more projects you complete, the greater your chances are of winning!
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Ready to make a Pencil Pouch?
arnd = around
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
Not Important for this project
Crayon: 6.75″ x 3.5″
Pencil: 9.5″ x 3.5″
Written in U.S. Terms
- Vinyl comes in gauges. The higher the number, the thicker the vinyl is. 4 Gauge is super thin and flimsy, 40 gauge is super thick and tough to hole punch.
- A yard of fabric = 36″H, 1/4 yard of fabric = 9″H, but the width is 54″ wide and vinyl doesn’t have a specific cutting direction.
- Beginning chains do not count as stitches
- Instructions are written for pencil pouch with adjustments for crayon pouch in parenthesis.
- The holes in both pieces of vinyl need to line up.
- There is no stitch count listed because the stitch count will depend on how many holes you add to your vinyl.
- You can easily adjust the size of the finished pouch to make it taller, shorter, wider, or thinner. Just cut the vinyl pieces to your desired measurements before adding the holes. The pattern will still work up the same way, no matter what measurements are used.
Cut 2 – 8″ x 3″ pieces of clear vinyl (for crayons cut 2 – 4″ x 3″pieces) — punch holes all the way around the edge, leaving approximately 1/4″ between them. Make sure there is a hole in every corner. TIP: Punch holes in one piece, then use it as a template for cutting holes in the 2nd piece. This will ensure you’ve cut the holes the same in both pieces.
Place the two pieces together, matching up the holes.
Insert hook through both pieces of vinyl, in the first hole down from the left corner (leave the top row of holes unworked at this time).
Step 1: 2 sc in each hole down the left edge, 3 sc in the corner, 2 sc in each hole across the bottom, 3 sc in the corner, 2 sc in each hole up the right edge (stopping before the top corner hole)
Step 2: Working through the top layer of vinyl only: 3 sc in the corner, 2 sc in each hole across the top, 3 sc in corner, sl st to 1st sc.
Step 3: Ch 1, turn project, and work the holes at the top of the back panel as instructed for the top panel; sl st to join in the top sc on the side edge.
Step 4: Working in the round with no joins, sc around the entire opening as follows: Ch 1, turn project, sc in the middle sc of the corner hole, sc in the next sc and across the top, sc in middle sc of next corner, turn project over, sc in the middle sc and in the next sc and across the top, sc in middle sc of the corner (I had 28 sts, but this will depend on how many holes you have across the top of your vinyl.)
Steps 5-7: sc in each st arnd, turn at the end of round 7
Steps 8-10: Ch 1, sc across the top and turn (leave other side unworked); (My stitch count was 14.) <Closure Flap Created>
Step 11: sl st around the entire opening, placing sl sts in the ends of rows 8-10 also, sl st to join in 1st sl st; Fasten.
Step 12: Find the center stitch on the closure flap, attach yarn, ch 5 (adjust as needed for button size), sl st in the same st; Fasten. (Ch-5) <Closure Loop Created>
- Attach button to front center over rounds 5 & 6 approximately.
- Hide All Strings.
Click on the links below to get to the other patterns in this blog hop CAL:
Crayon Water Bottle Cozy – Crystalized Designs
Easy Peasy Desk Set – Sincerely Pam
Drawstring Mini-Backpack – A Crocheted Simplicity
Written pattern and photographs © 2019 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.
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