Summer is coming, and so is the sunshine! This crochet sunglasses pouch is super easy to whip up quickly and toss into your purse to protect your sunglasses! It is a very beginner friendly pattern, but fun and unique enough for crocheters of all levels to enjoy. I made this one for myself, but it would also make a great gift, or quick and easy item to sell. A very practical and customizable project!
The Origin of the Pattern
Many of my favorite patterns originate from a personal need that I had and a vision I had in my mind to meet that need. Some examples of previous patterns that have been prompted in this way are my Crochet Kitchen Scrubby Pattern and my Extra Thick Crochet Hot Pad Pattern.
This particular crochet sunglasses pouch pattern came about because summer was approaching, I had just purchased a new pair of sunglasses in anticipation, and I was in need of something to protect my sunglasses in my purse. I wanted something protective, cute and super easy to access. I also wanted it to be super easy to make!! I have to say that’s my preference for most patterns!
The Yarn for This Pattern
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Honestly, I had this yarn before I even decided what to do with it. I had grabbed the skein because I just loved the colors! They were bright and happy and summery! As I was going through my yarn stash to see if I had something that would fit my desires for this crochet sunglasses pouch, I landed on this Red Heart Hopscotch yarn in Scooter. I liked the color changes, it was soft enough to be gentle on my glasses, and it definitely fit the “bright, happy and summery” vibe I was going for!
If you would like to purchase an inexpensive, ad-free pdf version of this crochet sunglasses pouch pattern, you can find it here at my Etsy shop. (scroll down for the full free pattern)
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If you would like to download the free printable to tuck inside the sunglasses pouch when given as a gift, you can find that HERE.
These printables are specifically aimed at graduates, but one of the variations was intentionally made more general so that it can work for other gift occasions as well!
4” x 4” swatch = 14 dc x 8 rows
4” x 7 ¾”
(sl st) Slip Stitch
(Fdc) Foundation Double Crochet
(Dc) Double Crochet
This pattern is worked in rounds. You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.
If you are unable to achieve the same gauge, then you may choose to adjust the number of stitches per row. Just make sure you use an even number of stitches per row.
This pouch is a little on the large size in order to accommodate even the largest sunglasses. If you prefer a smaller fit, it is easy to adjust the pattern by decreasing the number of stitches per row (just keep the number of stitches an even number) and/or decreasing the total number of rows.
This pattern uses the “no space double crochet v-stitch” (even though it is not named as such in the pattern).
Round 1: Leave a long tail. Fdc 28 (about 8 inches). Join with a sl st to the first dc. (28)
Note: if you do not like to use the foundation double crochet stitch (fdc), you can instead chain 28 and join with a slip stitch to make a round. Ch 2 and dc in the same chain and around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (28)
Round 2: Ch 2. Dc in the same stitch. *Sk the next stitch. 2 dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. You should have 14 dc clusters. (28)
Round 3 – 15: Repeat round 2. (28)
After round 15, finish off and weave in the end.
At the bottom of the pouch, use your long tail and yarn needle to join the lower end of the first and last fdc together (if you used the fdc method) and then whip stitch the bottom of the pouch shut.
Your pouch should measure about 4 inches wide and 7 ¾ inches tall.
Adding the drawstring:
Create a chain about 13 inches long, leaving a 12 inch tail on each end.
Weave the chain in and out around each double chain cluster of the top row of the pouch. Once you have it placed where you want it, then you can add your tassels (or whatever else you want to put at the ends of your drawstring).
You can use these instructions to create 2 tassels from your remaining yarn. On step 4 of the instructions, use the long tail from either end of your chain to tie the top of the tassel (see photo below) so that it is connected to the chain. I made my tassels about 2 ½ inches tall and then trimmed them down to about 2 inches.
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