Crochet Pattern: Absolutely Easy Glasses Case

By Rachel Choi – 38 Comments
Here is an easy glasses case pattern! Since glasses come in all sorts of sizes, this pattern can be adjusted to be longer or wider as you see fit. Be sure to choose a yarn that will not scratch or leave yarn residue on your lenses. 100% cotton yarn is used in the photo. The yarn in the photo is also variegated, containing multiple colors. crochet glasses case
Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 5 1/2″ (14 cm) long, 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) wide, when flat
To adjust the size of the glasses case, follow the instructions within the pattern.

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not important for this pattern. Follow the directions in the pattern to adjust the size as you see fit.

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Glasses Case
Start by chaining 8 or a chain that is the width of your desired glasses case
Note: if you change the number of chains, the total number of stitches in each of the following rounds will be twice the number of chains you start with here.

Round 1: ch 2, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, working into remaining loops on opposite side of chain, hdc in each ch across, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 16 hdc
Round 2: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 16 hdc

Repeat round 2, 14 times or until the glasses case is as long as you desire. Then finish off.

Need help? Leave a comment to let me know and I’ll be sure to help!

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  1. Kate says:

    Rachel, you are a star! I’ve been looking for a nice case to make for my glasses. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Vicki says:

    Great pattern Rachel! I like how you included the instructions for crocheting on the other side of the chain. It’s really helpful.

  3. Tracy says:

    Thank you! 🙂

  4. Brandy says:

    Thanks for the pattern I may make one for my glasses!

  5. Gigi Eacmen says:

    Rachel, thank you for your site. I used your easy patterns to jar my memory in order to crochet again. What a help!
    When making the eyeglass case, is it important to use a really soft yarn so the glass/plastic does not get scratched? Did you line your case?
    In advance, thanks!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Gigi, lining the case is a good idea! I didn’t do it to mine since my yarn seemed to not scratch. But if you do line, you probably won’t have to worries about the yarn scratching or leaving fibers on your lenses.

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  7. Peggy says:

    The Round 1 directions don’t make sense to me. They ask you to hdc into hdc’s, when all we do before Round 1 is create a chain. They’re aren’t any hdc’s to stitch into for Round 1, just chains. Is there a Round missing before what is called Round 1? Wouldn’t you have to hdc into that chain before you hdc into hdc’s?


  8. Bobbo says:

    I think you still need a lining because the ear piece of the glasses stick through the yarn. I also added a flap [decrease sts on only one side of the case by doing 5 rows, decrease a sts on each end til 1 st remains, finish off & weave end through] onto the case and add a button or Velcro for closure.

  9. Yolanda says:

    Rachel, I can get the first round, but I’m lost on how to keep the rounds straight after that. I keep ending up in a spiral which I know wont finish the same.

  10. Berryvox says:

    I’m teaching myself how to crochet and this was a great beginner/easy pattern. Thanks!

  11. Lanisa says:

    Hello Rachel,
    I am trying to make this case for myself but I am having a little difficulty. I can do the first round until I get to the slip stitch part. Do I slip stitch in the hole under the ch-2 or into one of the chains? I was slip stitching into the hole under the Ch-2 and my pattern was starting to spiral. Is it suppose to spiral? Thanks!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Lanisa, the slip stitch is made in the top chain of the chain 2 (which is also the second chain you made). If you turn after each row you make, it should prevent the stitches from spiraling.

      • GraceMarie Neary says:

        I have several questions about this pattern. Why do you slip stitch after every 16 HDC and how do you turn it—I am so confused…

        • Rachel Choi says:

          The slip stitch will join the end of the round to the beginning.
          You will turn your work the same way as you do when you work in rows.
          Let me know if you need more help with it!

          • GraceMarie Neary says:

            I think I got it now….thanks..

          • GraceMarie Neary says:

            I think I understand. You do 16 HDC SL ST, then 16 HDC then CH 2 — and you just keep going around and around alternating a SL ST then a CH 2…..

            Is that correct. After 3 practice cases I think I finally figured it out…at least it’s the first one that looks smooth and correct. What I was doing was stopping, turning the work and then reversing back instead of keep going.

            Let me know if I got it ….

      • GraceMarie Neary says:

        what does it mean when you write spiraling ???

  12. Mehvish says:

    Hey there!
    I’ve just finished making this glasses pouch for my mom, and she loved it. I added the lining, made the flap, and stitched a cute button too. It turned out super cute. Posting the pictures for you. Hope you will like it! 🙂

    Pic: 1

    Pic: 2

    Pic: 3

  13. nas says:

    i couldn’t understand that slip stitch thing…pls help

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Nas, the “sl st in top of beginning ch-2” at the end of each round means to make a slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 that you made at the beginning of the round. The top of the chain 2 is the second chain that you made. So you’ll make a slip stitch into that chain. It’ll join the end of the round to the beginning.

  14. Summer says:

    Hi there! Sorry but I’m confused… Am I supposed to actually crochet a chain long enough that when folded will be the width of the case? And then the slip stitch makes it into a tube? I think I’m missing something unless my understanding is correct as above. Please clarify. Thanks!!!

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Summer! There’s no folding required in this pattern. The beginning chain will be the width of the glasses case. On round 1 you’ll be working across the chain, then along the “opposite side of the chain”. Please see the link in round 1 for the tutorial on crocheting on the opposite side of the foundation chain. That tutorial will give you a better idea of how the case is constructed.

  15. Kelly Williams says:

    thanks so much! I’m a brand new crocheter – as in all I’ve made so far are dishcloths haha.. this is the first non dishcloth thing I’ve made and I was able to follow the directions and it worked up nicely! thanks!!

  16. Cherie Smith says:

    I am not getting this, HELP! How do you go back on the opposite side without adding more stitches to make it curve? Also why do you chain 8 and then chain 2 more INSTEAD of just chaining 2?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Cherie!
      Check out the tutorial in the post for how to crochet on the opposite side. You’re are adding more stitches when you crochet on the opposite side.
      You can just chain 10, since 8+2 = 10. But there is an option to adjust the size of the glasses case. So if you are adjusting the size you don’t want to count the chain 2 as a part of the width, else the width isn’t going to turn out to be as wide as you want it to be. The chain 2 is added later as part of the height in the first row.

      • Cherie Smith says:

        Hi Rachel
        I did see the tutorial but I guess I still don’t get it. If you do 8 hdc and then 8 hdc on the opposite side I don’t see where the added stitches are coming from and the directions just say 16 hdc as the total.
        Thanks for your help.

        • Rachel Choi says:

          Yes, you will have a total of 16 hdc when you are done. You will work 8 hdc across the row like you normally would. Then when you work on the opposite side you’ll make the other 8 hdc. So you have a total of 8 + 8 = 16 hdc.

  17. Cherie Smith says:

    I meant chain 10 not 2?

  18. cassandra says:

    I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I just can’t make this ! I’ve been trying for 2 days. It’s really frustrating because I’m not super new to crochet. And thus pattern says its super easy. I made my mom a kindle case the other day…. crocheting in the round ….. I need help but I dont know what im doing wrong so i cant ask … right after the first two rounds it seems like its not right

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Cassandra! No worries, we all get stuck on things sometimes, even if it’s suppose to be easy!
      On round 1, do you have a total of 16 hdc? Also, try taking a look at the tutorial that is linked on round 1 about working on the opposite side, as that is probably to trickiest part of the whole pattern.

      • cassandra says:

        Yes to both of those, I had my mom come over to help me (she is a master at knitting and crocheting) and it keeps starting to spiral when you get a few rows up. (And yes I read your previous replies on that, and we are making sure to sl st in the top of the ch 2 !! Idk what is happening ??

        • Rachel Choi says:

          hmmm… make sure you are also turning your work after each round. If you don’t turn it will naturally make a spiral because of the pulling from the hook. Maybe also double check that the stitch count is the same on each round, if the stitch count is off it can distort the shape.

  19. Cricket says:

    I love this pattern. However, I find that with any crochet or knit pattern the arms of my glasses tend to poke through the stitches. I solved this by lining the case with soft felt or any other soft material. This not only prevents the yarn from scratching the lenses, but also keeps the arms from poking through.

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