Crocheting a case for your sunglasses is a simple project that can be done in about an hour. This pattern will fit most types of sunglasses, but it's easy to adjust the size for a custom fit it you need it.
Make Your Own Sunglasses Case
Consider choosing yarn to match the frames of your sunglasses, or choose fun, summery colors that will make your case stand out. You could even crochet several cases so that you have plenty of color options.
- 1 skein 4-ply acrylic yarn, color of your choice
- Size I/9-5.50MM crochet hook
- A straight pin (to hold piece together while sewing seams)
- A yarn needle
- A button, size and style of your choice
- A regular sewing needle
- Thread in a coordinating color
- CH = chain
- SC = single crochet
- Row 1: CH 24 and then SC in the second chain from the hook. SC across the remainder of the foundation chain for a total of 23 stitches in the first row.
- Row 2: CH 1 to turn, and SC in first stitch from hook and each stitch across for a total of 23 stitches.
- Rows 3 through 23: Repeat the pattern from row 2. When you come to the end of the last row, add an extra SC in the last stitch (so it has 2 SC in it). Continue around that corner working one SC into the end of each row on that side so you have a neatly finished edge on the end of the case that will become its opening. Tie off the last stitch, and you're ready to finish the case. (Figure A)
- With the longest side of the rectangle facing you, bring the bottom edge up to the top edge to fold the piece in half. Turn it so the finished opening is now on the right and pin the top together where the edges meet.
- Using your yarn needle and a long length of yarn, begin at the corner on the top right side and stitch the two edges together all the way across to the other end to create the first seam. (Figure B)
- Continue around the edge and stitch the two edges together across the short end to create a seam for the bottom of the case.
- Tie off the stitch, remove the pin, and turn the case inside out.
- Using the regular needle and thread, sew the button onto the front of the case about 3/4 of an inch from the finished edge of the opening.
- Create a new chain of 8 to 10 stitches or just long enough that it loops around the button snuggly when the loop is attached to the back edge of the case.
- Once you've determined the perfect length for the chain, sew the ends of the loop together onto the back edge of the case, and weave in any loose yarn ends to finish. (Figure C)
Adjusting the Size
Even though this pattern will fit almost any pair of sunglasses, you can easily create a smaller or larger size case.
- As you create the original chain, compare it to the length of your sunglasses and chain exactly how many stitches you need to cover the length of the glasses from one side to the other.
- As you single crochet the rows, only crochet enough rows to wrap around the sunglasses with an allowance of one extra row for the seam, and then finish the piece according to the original directions.
If you prefer working from a paper copy of your favorite patterns, you can download and print this crochet pattern below. Use these tips to help you download the Adobe printable.
Crochet Cases for Family and Friends
Once you've made one of these cases and see how quick and easy it is to create, you might want to make some for other people you know. This is a good project for using up leftover yarn from other projects, and they make great gifts.