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!
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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!
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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).
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Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Cotton; 190 yds / 173 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g per skein):
- Color A: Swan (100 yds)
- Color B: Honeydew (25 yds)
- Color C: Verdigris (25 yds)
- Color D: Mint (25 yds)
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- US G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 1” button
Size (circumference x tall):
- 6.5” flat (13” around) x 3.5” tall
- One size fits most pairs of glasses
16 Sc Sts = 4”, 19 Sc rows = 4”
- Ch(s) = chain(s)
- Sc = single crochet
- Sl St = slip stitch
- St(s) = stitch(es)
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.
- 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.
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
Using buttonhole as a guide, attach button where it will best fit.
Sew in yarn ends, trim excess.
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