The finished multicolored granny square pouch is resting on a fluffy gray and white rug. Pencils and crochet hooks are peeking out of the case and to the right of the case is a wooden yarn bowl and a cake of sparkle classic blue worsted weight yarn.

Granny Square Pencil Case | Crochet Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

Make yourself a cute and trendy pencil, pen, makeup, or crochet hook case out of handmade granny squares!

Materials


5.00 mm crochet hook
3 skeins of different colorways of  Worsted Weight Silk Yarn.

For my case I used:


Color A: Dandelion Poof
Color B: Phenomenon 
Color C: Sparkle Classic Blue

And for each square, I switched colors a and b to make a cute alternating pattern for my squares.

Finished Measurements


Length: 9 inches
Width: 5 1/2 inches

Abbreviations


MC: Magic Circle 
CH(s): Chain(s)
DC: Double crochet
SLST: Slip stitch
BO: Bind off
BLO: Back loop only
SC: Single crochet

Let's Get Started!

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Color A


Round 1: Create a MC
Round 2: CH 3 & 2 DC into the hole
Round 3: CH 3 & 3 DC
a pale hand is holding a half finished center of a granny square, made of white worsted weight yarn. A light blue crochet hook is still attached to the yarn.

Round 4: CH 3 & 3 DC
Round 5: CH 3 & 3 DC & SLST into the 3rd CH of that original CH 3

BO 

A pale hand is holding the finished center of a granny square, made of white worsted weight yarn. A light blue crochet hook is still attached to the yarn.

Color B


Round 6: Slip knot & join in the corner.
Round 7: CH 3 & 2 DC into the hole. CH 2
Round 8: 3DC into same hole & Ch 1
A pale hand is holding a half finished granny square, the first corner of the square filled in with sparkle classic blue worsted weight yarn.

Round 9: 3 DC into the next corner hole. 2 CH, 3 DC, & Ch 1.
A pale hand is holding a half finished granny square, the two right corners of the granny square filled in with sparkle classic blue worsted weight yarn.

Round 10: 3 DC into the next corner , CH 2, 3 DC, & CH 1.
Round 11: 3 dc into the next corner, CH2, 3 DC, CH 1, & SLST into the 3rd CH of the original 3 CH

BO

Color C


Round 12: Slip knot & join in the corner.
Round 13: CH 3 &  2 DC, & CH 2. 3DC into same hole  &
Round 14: 3 DC into new side hole & CH 1
The 3rd and final yarn is being crochet onto the granny square. A white/blue/pink multicolored worsted weight yarn is being worked into the granny square's corner and side with a purple crochet hook.

For the other 3 corners, repeat round 12

For the remaining 3 sides, repeat round 14

When finished, BO 

Connect Your Squares

Using color C Sandwich 2 squares together and SLST the first CH. SLST the BLO for the remainder of the side of the square

Create two panels, each of four squares, and SLST them together.

Join the yarn to the edge and SC around the opening of the purse for 3 rows

A purple background and a black diagram showing how the granny squares can be laid out before being stitched together.

Make The Strap


Round 1: On one of the sides, SC 6 STS, CH 1 and turn
Round 2-74: Repeat round 1
Round 75: Attach to other side of the bag using SLST
The finished multicolored granny square pouch is resting on a fluffy gray and white rug. To the right of the case is a wooden yarn bowl and a cake of sparkle classic blue worsted weight yarn.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.