This is a free crochet pattern and picture tutorial showing how to crochet the Boho Sunglasses Pouch, which is a fun and quick crochet project using a combination of simple crochet stitches to create a fun and stylish texture.
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Hi! This is Maggie from Crochet Happens.
When Alexandra asked me if I would like to do a guest post on her blog, I was so excited and flattered. I can’t wait to share my pattern tutorial with you but first a little bit about me since this is my first time on this blog. I have been a SAHM and a small crafty business owner for over 10 years now. I absolutely love all things crafty with an extra special love for knitting and crocheting. Besides crafting, I love to volunteer within my church and local community, bake, and spend time outdoors with my family.
Today I am going to be sharing with you my crocheted Boho Sunglasses Pouch. Crocheted sunglass pouches are not only great for protecting your sunglasses from unwanted scratches but it also makes a great gift. Adding a fabric lining is not necessary but it really adds a nice finishing touch, especially when being gifted.
This pattern is a revamped version of my Fabric Lined Sunglasses Case I wrote several years ago. I wanted to change it up and come up with something fun to add to my market prep lineup for this spring and since I have been loving bobbles and texture lately, I decided to incorporate them into this design.
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What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Sunglasses Pouch:
- 51 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Linen
- G6/4mm Crochet Hook
- Button – I used a 1/2″ button. A bigger button can be used but you might need to adjust the length of the button loop.
- Darning Needle
- Tape Measure
- Optional for Lining: 13.5” x 4” of Fabric, Thread, and a Sewing Needle
Any worsted weight yarn should work just fine for this pattern, making it a great scrap buster.
How Long Does It Take to Crochet a Sunglasses Pouch:
It took me about an hour to crochet and line the pouch using my sewing machine to do some of the sewing. If sewing it all completely by hand it may take a little longer to make.
3.5″ x 6.5″
Gauge (Not Essential):
8 SC = 2″ by 8 Rows = 2”
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- SC – Single Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- DC – Double Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- MB – Mini Bobble (Special Stitch)
- How to Mini Bobble (MB): Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops, you should have 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook back into the same stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook. Now you should have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. One Mini Bobble made.
Pattern is worked in the round, joining at the end of each round and occasionally turning to switch directions.
Beginning chains do not count as a stitch.
The chain multiple is 2 + 1.
Boho Sunglasses Pouch Written Pattern:
Chain 15. SC in 2nd chain from hook and each stitch across, then turn your work and crochet along the bottom of your starting chain. Slip stitch to join to first stitch in round, forming a circle (28 sts)
Rnd 2: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join to the first stitch using a slip stitch (28 sts).
Rnd 3: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 4: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts)
Rnd 5: Chain 1, turn your work so you are working in the opposite direction. *MB, SC* around to end. Join to the top of the first MB (28 sts). Make sure that you are working your SC tightly, that is what helps make the MB stick out.
Rnd 6: Chain 1, turn, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 7: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 8: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 9: Chain 1, turn. *MB, SC * around to end, join (28 sts).
Rnd 10: Chain 1, turn. SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 11: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 12: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 13: Chain 1, turn. *MB, SC* around to end, join (28 sts).
Rnd 14: Chain 1, turn, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts)
Rnd 15: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 16: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 17: Chain 1, turn, *MB, SC* around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 18: Chain 1, turn, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 19: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 20: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join (28 sts).
Rnd 21: We are now going to make the button loop. Chain 1, SC in the first 21 stitches, chain 12, slip stitch back into the same stitch as last SC, SC 7, join. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using your yarn and needle, attach the button to the front of your pouch in the 3rd row from the top, adjusting as needed depending on the length of your loop. Tie off and trim ends. No need to weave in the ends if you are going to be lining your pouch.
How to Add a Fabric Lining to Crocheted Sunglass Pouch:
*Remember to stop every couple stitches and make sure your thread isn’t getting tangled or bunched up on the outside of your pouch.
*Using thread to match your yarn will help hide your hand sewn stitches.
*Start and end with the ends of your thread coming out between your fabric lining and your crocheted pouch, that way when you tie it off, the knot will be better hidden.
Fabric Lining Photo Tutorial:
Cut a piece of fabric 13.5” x 4”. If your finished pouch is a little bigger, be sure to also make your fabric piece a little bigger as well, roughly 1/2 “wider and taller than your pouch measurements.
Fold the top and bottom edges (the 4” sides) over ¼” and sew (back sides together) along the edges. Sewing can either be done by hand or machine, whichever you prefer.
Then fold the piece in half lengthwise, right sides together, being sure to line up your stitches, and stitch along both sides using a ¼” seam to create your lining.
Insert lining into your sunglasses case and hand stitch around the top, following the stitches of the hem (this will help hide your stitches and make it look neater).
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