Crochet Club: sunglasses case
If you loved Kate Eastwood’s fabulous drawstring bag last week, make the sunglasses case to match!
This week’s make is a fun and bobbly glasses case, and whether it’s for your sunglasses or everyday glasses it will certainly add a little bobbly fun to your life!
The case is made in cotton yarn so is easily washable and is worked in DC with two different bobble rows, worked alternately, to give the finished staggered bobble effect.
The finished case measures : W 9cm x H 18cm
I used the gorgeous Lang Yarns Presto which works up to give a really good soft but firm texture – perfect for protecting your glasses. I worked with a 4mm hook, and for the bobbles I used some oddments of white cotton in a DK weight (when working the final puff/bobble border I used a 3.5mm hook, but the bobbles throughout the main body of the case are worked with a 4mm hook). The instructions below are in UK crochet terminology, but you can convert using our handy conversion table!
Begin by making a chain of 32. Starting in the second chain from the hook, work a row of DC. Chain 1 and turn at the end. 31 sts.
Row 2: Work a row of DC. Chain 1 and turn at the end.
Row 3: This is going to be Bobble Row 1. DC3, make a bobble in the next stitch, *DC 5, make a bobble in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row, working 3 DC after your final bobble. Chain 1 and turn. After each bobble, cut your yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew in at the end.
To make a bobble: Join in your white by placing the yarn over the hook, work 7 TR all into the next stitch, leaving the last loop of each TR on the hook.
Rows 4 to 8: DC, chain 1 and turn.
Row 9: This is going to be Bobble Row 2: DC 6, make a bobble in the next stitch, *DC 5, make a bobble in the next stitch*, repeat from * to * to the end of the row, working 6 DC after your final bobble. Chain 1 and turn.
Rows 10 to 14: DC, chain 1 and turn.
Row 15: Repeat Bobble Row 1. Chain 1 and turn
Rows 16 to 20: DC, chain 1 and turn.
Row 21: Repeat Bobble Row 2. Chain 1 and turn.
Continue working alternate rows of Bobble Row 1 and Bobble 2, with 5 rows of DC between each bobble row.
In total I worked 5 bobble rows. After your final bobble row work 6 rows of DC. Finish off and sew in ends.
To join your case, fold the case in half, from side to side, right sides together and join the two edges together by working a row of DC through both pieces. Finish off and sew in the ends. As the seam will be in the centre back of your case, layout your work so that the seam runs down the centre, and then work another row of DC along the bottom of the case. (The bottom is the end where there are only three rows of DC before your first bobble row.)
Finish off and sew in ends. Turn your case the right way out, so that your seams are neatly tucked away on the inside.
You are now going to work your border of puff/bobble stitch, using the white DK yarn and a 3.5mm hook. With the RS of the work facing you, join your yarn in to the back of your case, on the left hand side of your centre back seam (This round is worked on the reverse, but when you turn it around you will see that the bobbles are on the correct side.) Work a DC.
To make your puff stitch bobble: Yarn over and pull up to roughly TR height, repeat this 4 more times all in to the same stitch, yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1 and then SL ST in to the next stitch. Work another puff bobble in to the next stitch. Repeat the pattern of one puff bobble, one SL ST all the way around the top of the case.
Finish off by joining with a SL ST, and sew in the ends.
Match it up with Kate’s gorgeous drawstring bag – the tutorial is FREE, here!