Crochet Pattern: Easy Pen Case

By Candace – 4 Comments
It takes almost no time for my purse to become a complete mess, and perhaps the greatest tragedy is that my pens become nearly impossible to find. My best bet? Keeping them all together in an easy-to-grab case. The yarn is held triple, giving the case bulk and color. If you’re like me, this small step in purse organization can be a great help. crochet_pen_case

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Finished Size: 3 1/2″ (9 cm) around, 7″ (18 cm) tall

Light Weight Yarn (approximately 35 yards of each color)
Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 3

8 dc = 3 1/2’’
5 rows = 3 1/2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3 1/2’’w x 3 1/2’’h (9 cm x 9 cm) ch 11.
Row 1: dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 8 dc
Rows 2 – 5: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across: 8 dc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Easy Pen Case
Round 1: holding 3 strands of yarn together, ch 5, sc in back loop of second ch from hook and each ch across, working on opposite side of chain, sc in front loop in each ch across, sl st in first sc: 8 sc
Round 2: ch 3, dc in each sc around, sl st in first dc: 8 dc
Round 3-10: ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st in first dc: 8 dc

To finish off, cut a long tail and pull through last remaining loop. Knot end of tail then weave through the top of each dc around. This makes the drawstring.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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  1. Collette Griffith says:

    I made a very similar holder like this–but for my crochet hook! Every time I was interrupted while crocheting, I’d lose my hook! So I made one to hang around my neck! It solved the problem of lost hooks!

  2. Twinkie Lover says:

    I love this idea! Pens are always at the bottom of my purse. I also love the idea of using it for the crochet hook. Every time I set my hook down, I can’t find it, and discover that I have sat on it. (horizontal position fortunately)

  3. Susan says:

    What a smart idea & also for the crochet hook, that happens to me so often, thanks for sharing. I love this website with all the great patterns, tips & ideas.

  4. Garden Chef says:

    Wow, I was able to finish my version in one sitting…while watching TV. Thank you for this pattern.

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