Free Pattern: Crochet Glasses Case

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This glasses case is a quick and cute project that will keep your glasses from getting scratched in your purse or backpack. Find the free pattern below!

Cheap sunglasses have long been a necessity for me, because I have a bad habit of tossing them into backpacks, resulting in scratches all over the lenses. No more! I designed this fast, easy, and cute crocheted glasses case to protect my sunglasses, and I hope that it will save you a few pairs as well. 🙂

  • 25-30 grams of worsted weight cotton yarn, about 50 yards (shown in Knit Picks Dishie and Rowan All Seasons Cotton)
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends

Ch. 13. Starting in second ch. from hook and working only into the BACK LOOPS of the chain, sc 11, then 2 sc in last st. The pic below has the wrong number of chains, but you can see where I’ve inserted the hook through only the back loop.

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Next, rotate the chain 180 degrees so you’re working around the end and into the front loops of the same stitches. Sc 11, then 2 sc in last st (26 st total).

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This is how your first round should look when you’re done:

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Working around the chain creates a nice bottom edge of your case and lets us work in continuous rounds for the rest of the project.

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Now sc in each st around until your case is 6.5 inches long (or whatever your desired length below the drawstring is).

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For the drawstring, we’ll work one round of dc stitches. Ch. 2 (counts as first dc), then dc 25. Sl st into the ch 2, then sc 2 more rounds, ending with a sl st into the next stitch. Fasten off. Using a few yards of your yarn, make 2 braids about 14 inches long. Thread each braid in between the dc stitches so that both ends of the same braid are on the same side of the case. So the ends of one braid are on the left, and the ends of the other are on the right.

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Done! This glasses case is so quick to make, you could make dozens as holiday gifts. For other quick gift ideas, check out my Christmas Crafting post from last year or the small and adorable one-sitting pup. Happy crocheting!

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  • Lucia says:

    I just finished this, and I’m happy to say that it was my first ever crochet project! Thank you so much for this pattern and for making it clear and easy to understand. Even as an absolute beginner, I didn’t have any trouble at all with following the directions.

  • Robin Chretien says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern and I’m enjoying it so much

  • bela says:

    Hi! Did you single-crochet all the rounds into the back loop or the front loop?

    • Kat says:

      Hello! After the first row where you work around both sides of the starting chain, all the remaining stitches are worked through both loops.

  • Kay I Rybicki says:

    I love the nice bottom edge this pattern gives!

  • Ysela says:

    This is a great pattern, thanks for sharing, How did you get the design on the blue eyeglass case in the photo so that the yarn colors were angled? By switching yarn colors? Thank you.

    • Kat says:

      Hello, thank you so much! I used a self-patterning yarn, so the color changes naturally worked out that way. This yarn was “Dishie Multi” by KnitPicks in the colorway “Twilight.” So really, I got lucky that it came out like that. 🙂 But this pattern is a great one for color changing yarns!

  • Jo says:

    How do you make the braid? Please

    • Kat says:

      Hello! I cut three pieces of the yarn I wanted to use, about 2 feet in length, and then used them to make a standard 3-strand braid like one might do with their hair. If it’s not something you’ve done before, I would recommend searching for “3 strand braid” or “basic braid” on Youtube, and you’ll definitely see many options for learning the technique. I knotted both ends of the braid to keep it from unraveling.

  • Alyson says:

    Such an easy and quick project that got me out of my crochet funk. I love little projects like this and I was so happy that it only took an hour or so. I had a couple issues at the beginning (I’ve never been good at counting stitches) but I continued through it and I love how it looks now. Thanks <3

    • Kat says:

      So so glad you enjoyed the pattern and that it worked up quick for you! I am the same way — nothing is better to get me out of a crochet funk than something small and fast. 🙂

  • Laura says:

    Thank you for sharing! Very new to crocheting and this was really easy for me to follow and worked up quickly!

  • Luci says:

    Super cute design. Virtually hundreds of combinations can be done with this pattern. Thanks

  • Michelle LeBlanc says:

    Thank you! I just used your pattern to make my own case!! I made a few changes but appreciate the start!!

    • Pat Winkelman says:

      How d0 u weave the braid

      • Kat says:

        Hello! I made the kind of standard 3-strand braid you would use for long hair but with 3 lengths of yarn, about 2 feet each. You lay the three yarn strands out next to each other, then alternate passing the one from the left into the middle, then passing the one from the right into the middle. If it’s not something you’ve done before, I would recommend searching for “3 strand braid” or “basic braid” on Youtube, and you’ll definitely see many options for learning the technique. I knotted both ends of the braid to keep it from unraveling.