Siesta Sunglasses Case

This clever little case is worked in Tunisian crochet which makes it the perfect sunglasses protector at the beach. The tight stitches paired with its drawstring closure ensure your sunnies stay safe and sand free!

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: 3.5” / [9 cm] wide x 7” / [18 cm] high

Gauge: 9 sts = 2” [5 cm] in dc

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Three Bears Yarn 100% Aran Cotton (100% Cotton; 93 yards [85 meters]/50 grams): 16

Mousey (A, 1 ball), 07 Duck Egg (B, 1 ball), 17 Nautical Blue (C, 1 ball)

Hook: Tunisian US size G (4 mm), US size G/6 (4 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, two 15mm wooden beads

Abbreviations

tts = Tunisian simple stitch

sc = single crochet

Pattern Notes

All chs are counted in this pattern.

Pattern

Row 1: With Tunisian hook and A, ch 18, work tss across, close.

Rows 2-19: Rep Row 1, change colour on the last st to B.

Rows 20-25: Rep Row 1, change colour on the last st to C.

Rows 26-42: Rep Row 1, change colour on the last st to B.

Rows 43-48: Rep Row 1, change colour on the last st to A.

Rows 49-67: Rep Row 1.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Making up

You should have created a long strip of fabric, fold in half with the WS facing, so that Row 1 meets Row 67.

Sew together each of the long sides, leaving the top open, lining up each row and whip stitch together with corresponding yarn color.

Top of pouch

Rnd 1: With crochet hook, sl st to the first st on the top right-hand side, sc in same st, sc in each st around, continuing onto the other side of the case and sc in each st, sl st to the top of the first sc to join. (32 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to top of the first sc to join

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around, sl st to the top of first sc to join. Fasten off and weave in any rem ends.

Drawstring Tie

With A, leave about 6” / [15 cm] yarn tail, ch 70. Fasten off and leave 6” / [15 cm] tail.

Tassels

With A, make two tassels 2” / [5 cm]

Finishing

Weave Drawstring Tie in and out of the ch spaces on the top of the glasses case, ending in the same loop as you started.

Thread a wooden bead onto each of the tail ends of the Drawstring Tie

Attach a Tassel onto the end of the Drawstring Tie after the beads. Fasten off and trim any rem ends to match the tassel.

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