Felted Hook / Pencil Case Pattern

Crochet Felted Pencil Case

Here is a quick and easy pencil case pattern and fun felting project too! This handy little case is the perfect size for pencils, hooks, or just about anything.

Before you begin, make sure to choose a yarn that fill felt. See my post What is Felting? for a list of fibers that felt. I used a 100% wool yarn (make sure to not use “superwash” wool!).

Since all yarns felt differently, I worked up a little test swatch with the yarn I chose to see how much my piece would shrink. This gave me the information I needed to calculate how large I would have to make my case to have it be the size I wanted after felting. 
 
I wanted my finished case to be about 9 in wide by 4 in deep. So, using the measurements of my test swatch and the formula I showed you in my Planning Your Felted Project post, I determined that I would need to work up a square of about 10¾ in wide and 10½ in long to achieve my desired measurements once felted. 
 
Then I got to work crocheting the case …

Pencil Case Pattern

 
Ch 38
Foundation Row: Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across — 36 sts.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as st), work 1 dc in each st across — 36 sts.
Rows 2 through 19: Repeat Row 1.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
 
Fold piece in half so that the top row and bottom row line up on top of each other (this will be the top opening of your case). Working along the sides, work 1 sc through both layers to join sides.
 
Now it is time to felt your case. For a felting refresher, see my How to Felt post. Once I was happy with the amount the case had felted, I rolled the case between two towels to get out the excess water. Then I shaped my case the way I liked it and crumbled up a plastic bag to keep its shape.
Once the case is dry, sew on a zipper and you’re all set.
I even dressed mine up with a little needle felting design … I love how this came out!
Felted Crochet Pencil Case
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20 Responses to Felted Hook / Pencil Case Pattern

  1. Anna October 2, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Hi Kara !
    Very nice pencil case !
    Have a great day !
    Anna

  2. Terrie October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Pretty look and another way of felting.

  3. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. October 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    This is absolutely adorable!! I love the felted look. And the needle felting design is the perfect accent! You need to do a crochet along so I can learn all this fun stuff!!

  4. E Strea Chikitu October 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    it’s beautiful! Only the sew the zipper-part gives me the creeps (i’m not good at that sewing and all…)

  5. Kadie October 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Beautiful!! I LOVE the way it turned out and the needle felting on it is perfect! I agree with Jill a CAL would be SO much fun! Ya know in all your free time. :P

  6. nives October 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    very cute like it

  7. Susan Carlson October 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Just wonderful! I also love the needle felting! It looks so super elegant and fancy that way. I agree, the zipper sewing stresses me out a bit–but this would make a fun project to try that out on! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Pencil Case October 18, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Amazing post….!!!!! really i appreciate it..

  9. Pearline Busby July 3, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    love the felting I am going to try it thanks for pattern

    • Kara July 3, 2013 at 11:06 am #

      My pleasure! Good luck :)

  10. tewey November 28, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    is the design also felted

    • Kara November 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

      Yes, but not like the rest of the case … it is needle felted.

      • Charlene June 27, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

        Do you have instructions (hopefully with video) for the needle felting. I think the applique is what makes this project. I found written instructions but I am a visual person. If you don’t have the instructions, can you tell me where to go to find them. Thanks,

  11. Ann January 6, 2014 at 5:38 am #

    What color and brand of arm did you use? It’s beautiful!

    • Kara January 6, 2014 at 10:00 am #

      Hi Ann :) I am not sure of the exact color, but I know it was Cascade 220 Wool yarn. Hope that helps!

  12. Kathi April 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    Hi! What a fun pattern and it is my first try. I was wondering if the zipper is hand sewn in? I will share a pic when it is done! Thanks for the free pattern. You do such beautiful work.

    • Kara April 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

      Yes, I had sewed the zipper in at the end. Can’t wait to see how you did :)

  13. Megan July 21, 2014 at 1:28 am #

    Hi Kara,

    I just watch a couple tutorials on needle felting, but I don’t understand. Did you glue all those pieces on for the design?

    • Kara July 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Hi Megan! The design is actually needle felted right onto the case, no glue required :)

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