Wednesday, January 16, 2013

FINISHED PROJECT: Striped Pencil Case

As part of my new year's resolutions to use what I have and keep simple, I decided to clean out my (new!) purse. After I was all done, I realized that I had nothing to hold all the random pens that were sitting on the bottom of my bag. I dug through my yarn stash to find some cute colors and - using what I already had! - whipped up a little pen case, which is also doubling as a checkbook holder.


I used Vanna's Choice in Linen and, uuuhh -- Pea Green, I believe! I used an H hook and didn't have a pattern - I just kind of made it up as I went.

All I did was chain with color A as wide as I wanted the case to be. After that, my pattern was just HDC, ch1, skip a stitch, and repeat. The next row had the HDCs in the ch1 space of the row before. I did that the entire way, two rows of each color, and then added a little scallop at the end. I just did 5 DCs in every other stitch of the last row. Sewed up the sides, poorly added a snap to the cover, and I was done!

6 comments:

  1. so cute! i love it :)

    somehow I had totally forgotten about pencil cases in my adult years till i found an old one i used to use! they are so helpful. now i just chuck pens in the front pocket of my bag!

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  2. Looks great. Your finishing so many projects lately. YAY

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  3. Very clever idea.. And very cute...:))
    I will make the same and I will share it..:))
    Best best wishes....

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  4. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

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