A simple decreasing stitch creates a lot of raised surface texture for this quick and easy crochet project!

This design is worked front he bottom up, starting with a chain foundation, then continues with solid single crochet stitches in continuous rounds! 

An interesting difference in this pattern is that it can be worked in so many different color combinations: solid, variegated, stripes, color blocking – make it your own!

The Spiked Glasses Case is a great design to crochet because:

  • This is a very quick project to work up!
  • These make great gifts for men, women, boys and girls!
  • This project uses very little yarn, so it’s a great stash-buster!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: yarn fiber substitution (cotton, wool, acrylic), continuous rounds, color changes, spiked decrease stitch, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!

Before you get started…

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This project is worked in a continuous (not joined) round. Watch this if you need to see this method in action in a center out round but note: the video shows increasing in a center-out round, but the Spiked Glasses Case begins with a chain foundation without increasing! 

Let’s get started!

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

Click Here for a downloadable PDF version of this pattern!

Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Cotton; 190 yds / 173 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g per skein): 

Materials: 

  • US G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • 1” button

Size (circumference x tall): 

  • 6.5” flat (13” around) x 3.5” tall
  • One size fits most pairs of glasses

Gauge: 

16 Sc Sts = 4”, 19 Sc rows = 4”

Stitch Key: 

Specialty Stitches & Techniques:

  • BLO (Back Loop Only)
  • FLO (Front Loop Only)
  • Spike DEC (spike stitch decrease): Insert hook into St 2 rounds below, yarn over, pull up a loop to height of current round, insert hook into next St 2 rounds below, yarn over, pull up a loop to height of current round, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook. Counts as 1 St.

Notes:

  • Video: How To change color in rows (change color as desired).
  • Pattern worked in continuous rounds; do not join at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to track progress.
  • Omit Spike DEC for a solid Sc project; repeat round 2 until 15 rounds are complete.

Instructions 

With Color A, Ch 27

Round 1 (Right Side): Sc into 2nd Ch from hook (mark top of first Sc with St marker), Sc into BLO of each Ch across, rotate, Sc in FLO of each Ch – 52 Sc

Rounds 2 – 4: Sc into marked

St (move St marker), Sc into each St around – 52 Sc

Round 5: With Color B, Sc into marked St  (move St marker), Sc into each St around – 52 Sc

Round 6: Assure St marker is moved to 1st St of Round, [Sc into next 3 Sts, Spike DEC] 13 times – 52 Sts; 39 Sc + 13 Spike Dec 

Round 7: With Color C, Sc into marked St (move St marker), Sc into each St around – 52 Sc

Round 8: Sc into marked St (move St marker), [Spike DEC, Sc into next 3 Sts] 12 times, Spike DEC, Sc into last 2 Sts – 52 Sts; 39 Sc + 13 Spike Dec

Round 9: With Color D,  Sc into marked St (move St marker), Sc into each St around – 52 Sc

Round 10: Assure St marker is moved to 1st St of Round, [Sc into next 3 Sts, Spike DEC] 13 times – 52 Sts; 39 Sc + 13 Spike Dec

Rounds 11-15: With color A, Sc into marked St (move St marker), Sc into each St around – 52 Sc

Round 16: Sc into marked St, Sc until middle of case length is reached, Ch 15 (buttonhole made), Sc around remainder of round – 67 Sts; 52 Sc +  Ch-15 space

Round 17: Sl St into each St around, fasten off – 67 Sl Sts

Finishing

Using buttonhole as a guide, attach button where it will best fit. 

Sew in yarn ends, trim excess.

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Peace + Love + Crochet

Salena

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