This beginner-friendly free crochet glasses case pattern is a great way to keep your reading glasses or favorite sunglasses safe. Made with simple stitches like single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches this is a quick enough project that most crocheters, (regardless of skillset) can complete in an afternoon or less.
Best of all, there’s no seaming or sewing needed. Let’s get ready to make your own Rainbow Crochet Glasses Case.
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How to You Crochet A Glasses Case or Crochet Sunglasses Case?
This easy project is worked from the bottom of the case to the top in a continuous spiral. I recommend that you use stitch markers to keep track of the first stitch of the round while you’re crocheting.
After crocheting the entire piece that will cover your glasses, we’ll create a series of eyelets that we’ll use to thread the tie through.
The tie is created using a simple chain and then threaded through the eyelets and the chain is use to tie the case closed.
When designing this crochet sunglasses pouch, I wanted to avoid the use of a button and button loop closure because I don’t find them to be as secure as a tie.
I’ve used the red yarn to match the top section of my glasses case for my tie so they match but if your personal preference is to use a contrasting colour, so it stands out, don’t feel limited by what you see in my sample.
What Kind of Yarn Should I Use?
I used a really great cotton yarn from Hobbii yarn called Friends Cotton. They have a great range of yarn colors and while this yarn is a DK weight yarn, I felt that it worked up more like a light worsted weight yarn.
I also chose cotton yarn because it can be machine washed and it will still look great after being washed many times.
If you want to substitute yarns for this project or use scrap yarn from your stash, you can do that but just remember that if you’re using different yarn weights and crochet hook size combinations, that will change your gauge and that will affect the size of your crochet sunglass case.
I recommend starting with another DK or light worsted weight cotton or acrylic yarn when making substitutions.
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Colour Combination Suggestions for Making your Glasses Case
This is a great pattern for playing with color and it works up quickly so it makes a great gift. This pattern uses 6 different colors but if you’d prefer it to be a single color, you can skip the instructions for changing colors and continue working in the colour you started with.
Alternatively, I wanted to share some fun color alternatives if you don’t want to use the rainbow colors I used:
- Use 6 different shades of the same color (like 6 different shades of blue yarn) for a monochrome look
- Substitute black yarn for the red yarn and then use 4 different shades of grey yarn (using them in order from darkest to lightest) and end with a white yarn at the top
- Use 3 colours in stead of 6 by skipping the instructions for colour changes in Rounds 6, 16 and 26. Make a candy corn-themed bag by using orange yarn, yellow yarn and then white yarn.
- Give it a nautical look by using two colours and alternating between blue and white stripes
Feel free to sell the finished product created by this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://theloopylamb.com. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form (including video tutorials), or claim this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items. This pattern is for personal use only.
- U.S. Terminology
- E / 3.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 (100% Cotton yarn, DK (3), 82 yds/75 m, 50g/1.75oz), 1 skein each in the following colors:
- Color A: Black Currantv/ Purple Yarn (71) (approx. 20 yds)
- Color B: Aqua / Blue Yarn (91) (approx. 20 yds)
- Color C: Shamrock / Green Yarn (104) (approx. 20 yds)
- Color D: Lemon / Yellow Yarn (23) (approx. 20 yds)
- Color E: Orange (30) (approx. 20 yds)
- Color F: Tomato / Red Yarn (40) (approx. 25 yds)
- Color A: Black Currantv/ Purple Yarn (71) (approx. 20 yds)
- CH = Chain
- FO = Finish Off
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- SC = Single Crochet
- SCINC = Single Crochet Increase/ 2 SC STs in the same ST
- SK = Skip
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- SP(s) = Space(s)
- ST(s) = Stitch(es)
- Approx 4.25” wide x 6.75” tall
- Approx 9 sts x 10 rows. = 2”
- Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed and the size of your project.
- This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (except where indicated otherwise). Do not join at the end of the round, unless indicated. A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
- The right side of the fabric is always facing you while you work.
Rainbow Crochet Glasses Case Pattern
Using Color A, CH 18.
Round 1: In the 2nd CH from the hook SCINC, SC 15, work 5 SC in the last CH, working on the other side of the CH SC 15, work 3 SC in last CH. (40)
Rounds 2 – 4: SC around.
Round 5: SC around.
Round 6: SC 10, Change to Color B, SC 30.
Rounds 7 – 10: SC around.
Round 11: SC 12, Change to Color C, SC 28.
Rounds 12 – 15: SC around.
Round 16: SC 13, Change to Color D, SC 27.
Rounds 17 – 20: SC around.
Round 21: SC 15, Change to Color E, SC 25.
Rounds 22 – 25: SC around.
Round 26: SC 16, Change to Color F, SC 24.
Rounds 27 – 30: SC around.
Round 31: SC around. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”)
Round 32: CH 1. HDC in the first 2 STs, CH 1, SK 1, *HDC 3, CH 1, SK 1, repeat from * until 1 ST remains. HDC in the last ST. Join. (30 HDC, 10 CH 1 spaces)
Round 33: CH 1. SC in each ST and CH around. Join.
Round 34: CH 1. SC around. Join.
FO and weave in ends.
Using Color F and leaving at least a 2 inch long tail, CH 105. (Add or subtract chains to adjust the tie to your preferred length).
FO and pull yarn through the last CH. Tie an overhand knot into the yarn tail on each end of the chain, getting as close to the chain as possible. Trim the yarn tails on each end to approx. 1” long.
Inserting the Tie:
Thread the tie onto a tapestry needle or using a crochet hook, weave the tie through the chain spaces created in Round 32.
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