Guest Post: Emoji Pencil Case
By Stephanie Lewis
Hi, I’m Steph Lewis, designer and crocheter behind https://stuffstephmakes.wordpress.com/
It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Yarnspirations to create this fun little back to school project for kids (and even adults) to enjoy.
Emoji Pencil Case
Warning: Tapestry crochet is highly addictive. Once you start, you can’t stop dreaming up fun patterns and ideas. For this project, I have used the modified single crochet stitch. This modified stitch helps to stack the stitches in straight lines, which makes following the graph a piece o’ cake! You can learn about the modified single crochet stitch on www.alltapestrycrochet.com.
Let’s get started!
Lily Sugar ’n Cream in the following Colors: Ecru, Black, Country Red, Hot Blue, Country Yellow, Warm Brown, and Rose Pink.
- PDF graph of design (see above)
- US Size E/4 Hook (3.5mm)
- tapestry needle
- ¼ yard of cotton fabric
- 9” zipper
- sewing needle & thread (to add zipper and liner)
Approximately 9” by 5” when complete.
Skills demonstrated in tutorial
Modified Single Crochet
Weaving in ends
Ch – Chain
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sc – single crochet (using modified single crochet stitch throughout.)
Join the chain into a loop with a sl st into the first chain – be careful not to twist your chain.
Ch 1 and place a stitch marker into this stitch to mark the beginning of your round.
Starting with the bottom rows of the graphs on the right side and working left, begin following the graph. Each square represents one stitch in the project. Each panel of the graph will make one side of your pencil case.
When you reach the end of the round, remove the stitch marker and sl st into that stitch. Ch 1, and replace the stitch marker into that Ch stitch. Begin the next row of the graph.
Follow the graph, moving up 1 row of the graph each time around your project.
After you have completed the graphs, flip your work inside out and whip stitch across the bottom.
Using your favorite method – add a zipper and liner to your project.
Toss in your pencils and pens (crochet hooks), and off you go!