Tapestry Crochet Apple Pencil Case

This tapestry crochet apple pencil case is a fun and colorful zippered pouch that is perfect for your pens, crochet hooks, makeup, or anything that you need to fit in a bag!

Tapestry Crochet Apple Pencil Case - Raffamusa Designs

This crochet pencil case is also a cute back-to-school gift for your children or a teacher appreciation gift.

The pattern is worked in tapestry crochet in the round working each round with 4 strands of yarn. Of these 4 strands of yarn, one is the active/working yarn, and the other three strands are carried inside your stitches.

The pencil case looks exactly the same on both sides but you can personalize it so that the apples are only on one side if you prefer.

Apple Pencil Case - Lining - Raffamusa Designs

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Get the ad-free, printable PDF pattern of the Apple Pencil Case with the pattern color chart and a step-by-step tutorial on how to line your crochet bag with a zipper on Ravelry HERE, LoveCrafts HERE, or Etsy HERE!

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Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern - Apple Pencil Case - Raffamusa Designs

MATERIALS

  • 3.0 mm (11 UK) Hook
  • Sport (2, Fine) Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • One Stitch Marker to Work in the Round
  • For Lining: Zipper, 6.7″ (17 cm), Lining fabric, Pins, Sewing Needle, Sewing Thread

Yarn & Yardage

I used Schachenmayr Catania (137 yds / 125 m per 50 g) in the following colors and amounts:

  • Y – Sun (208) – 58 yds, 53 m
  • R – Red (115) – 50 yds, 46 m
  • W – Nature (105) – 25 yds, 23 m
  • B – Marone (157) – 6 yds, 5.5 m
  • G – Greenery (418) – 6 yds, 5.5 m

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • St – Stitch
  • Yo – Yarn over

Special Stitches

Back Loop Only (BLO)
This pattern is mostly worked by crocheting in the back loop only. Learn how to single crochet in the BLO in this post.

Invisible Color Change
See here how to change color invisibly in tapestry crochet.

Invisible Join
Learn how to join the round with an invisible join with this step-by-step tutorial.

Size

7.5″ (19 cm) by 3.8″ (9.7 cm)

Gauge

14.5 BLO sc for 11 rows in 2″ (5 cm) worked in tapestry crochet with 4 strands of yarn.

PATTERN NOTES

  • Crochet in the round using 4 strands of yarn.
  • Except for round 1, always crochet BLO sc!
  • If the pattern says “Y5”, you have to make one BLO sc using color Y in each of the next 5 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instructions within round parenthesis for the indicated number of times.
  • *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all in the same indicated st.
  • The stitch count is 112 sts throughout the pattern.
  • Find the written instructions on page 2 and the color chart on page 3.
Crochet Apple Pencil Case - Raffamusa Designs

apple pencil case – Free Tapestry CROCHET Pattern

For a printable color chart of the pattern, get the PDF pattern in my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy shops!

Do not join each round with a sl st but work in the round in a continuous spiral.

With Y, ch 55.

Round 1. Starting from the second ch from your hook, sc 53 (mark the first st with a st marker), [sc 4] in the last ch. Working on the other side of the initial ch, sc 52, [sc 3] in the next ch (where you worked the first sc). (112 sts)

Start carrying R, Y, and B inside your sts, and crocheting BLO sc sts.

Rounds 2-4 (3 rounds). Y112. (112 sts)

Round 5. *Y16, (Y1, R3) twice, Y20, (Y1, R3) twice, Y4. Repeat from * twice.

Round 6. *(Y1, R1) 6 times, Y4, R1, (R1, W2) twice, R2, Y4, (R1, Y1) 6 times, Y3, R1, (R1, W2) twice, R2, Y3. Repeat from * twice.

Round 7. *(R1, Y1) 7 times, Y1, R2, W7, R2, Y1, (Y1, R1) 7 times, Y2, R2, W7, R2, Y2. Repeat from * twice.

Round 8. *Y14, R2, W2, (W1, B1) twice, W3, R2, Y15, R2, W2, (W1, B1) twice, W3, R2, Y1. Repeat from * twice.

Round 9. *Y14, R1, W4, (B1, W1) twice, W3, R1, Y15, R1, W4, (B1, W1) twice, W3, R1, Y1. Repeat from * twice.

Round 10. (Y3, R3, Y1, R3, Y4, R1, W11, R1, Y1) 4 times.

Round 11. (Y2, R9, Y3, R1, W11, R1, Y1) 4 times.

Round 12. (Y1, R11, Y2, R1, W4, R3, W4, R1, Y1) 4 times.

Round 13. (R13, Y2, R1, W2, R2, B1, R2, W2, R1, Y2, R13, Y2, R1, W2, R2, B1, R2, W2, R1, Y2) twice.

Cut W and start carrying G.

Round 14. (R13, Y3, R3, Y1, B1, G1, R3, Y3, R13, Y3, R3, Y1, B1, G1, R3, Y3) twice.

Round 15. (R13, Y6, B1, Y1, G3, Y4, R13, Y6, B1, Y1, G3, Y4) twice.

Cut B and start carrying W.

Round 16. (R11, W1, R1, Y9, G3, Y3, R11, W1, R1, Y9, G3, Y3) twice.

Round 17. (R10, W1, R2, Y15, R10, W1, R2, Y15) twice.

Cut G and start carrying B.

Round 18. (Y1, R5, B1, R2, W1, R2, Y16) 4 times.

Cut W and start carrying G.

Round 19. (Y2, R3, Y1, B1, G1, R3, Y4, (R1, Y1) 6 times, Y1) 4 times.

Round 20. Y5, B1, Y1, G3, Y4, (R1, Y1) 7 times, Y5, B1, Y1, G3, Y4, (R1, Y1) 7 times.

Round 21. (Y8, G3, Y25, G3, Y17) twice.

Rounds 22-23 (2 rounds). Y112.

Fasten off, make an invisible join, and weave in all your ends.

Learn how to line your pouch and add a zipper in this step-by-step tutorial!

Lining + Zipper of the Apple Pencil Case - Raffamusa Designs

Your Tapestry crochet apple pencil case is ready!

I’m looking forward to seeing your pencil cases! Please, share a pic of your work on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns!

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