Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

March 6, 2013Allison Murray
Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Today we’re going to make a nifty crochet eyeglasses case and line it to protect your lenses without any sewing!
Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

I have a lot of pairs of glasses for two reasons. One I lose them, all of the time and everywhere. I leave them at the doctor’s office, my Mimmie steals them and my house eats them. The sucky thing is that they are prescription, too. Within the past year I’ve learned about online places to buy glasses on the cheap. I’m talking $6-10 a pair. The good news is, if I lose them, that’s okay. The bad news is, even much cheaper, these things add up.

One day I was digging around in my purse for my glasses when I realized that my hard plastic case had busted open and it wasn’t something that was going to be fixed unless I strapped a rubber band around it. Now that is just a little too hillbilly a fix even for me…

So, one evening I worked out a plan using the basket weave stitch and using some fabric I’ve had lovingly stashed away with no project in mind.  The good news, is with how quickly the stitch works, with a few episodes of the terribly depressing (yet horribly addictive) Locked Up Abroad playing, I knocked this baby out in an evening from start to finish, wham, bam thank you ma’am.

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Also it is soft so it won’t scratch my cheapie lenses, stays securely close, and the nice soft feeling is easily recognizable when I’m digging around in a big ol’ mess of a purse. Want to make your own?

You will need:

  • nice, thick yarn (I used Loops & Threads Immaculate – LOVE & you can buy at Michael’s)
  • fabric (may be able to even use scrap)
  • H crochet hookCrochet an eyeglasses case with a great tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger
  • fabric glueCrochet an eyeglasses case with a great tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger
  • scissors
  • hot ironCrochet an eyeglasses case with a great tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger
  • needle and thread
  • button

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

First you’ll need to hook your crocheted piece. The basket weave works in sets of 8 and you’ll need three sets to make your case a good width. When using the basket weave, you add one to your count, so chain 25. Continue to basket weave your piece for a total of 20 rows (it will appear like ten with the pattern). If you need more help with this stitch, check out my how to basket weave crochet tutorial here.

Take your fabric and place your crocheted piece on top. Cut the fabric so that you have about an inch extra all of the way around.

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Turn the edges in and press down so that your fabric piece has nice clean edges and is a bit smaller than the crocheted front piece.

Using just about any fabric glue you have on hand, smother the wrong side of the fabric all of the way to the edges and center the fabric and smooth down. Because the crocheted bit isn’t smooth, your fabric will not be perfectly smooth either, but that’s okay.

Normally I’d say allow to fully dry, but to be honest I didn’t do that. I was just too freakin’ excited I guess. It didn’t hurt anything, but I’d give it a little bit just to be safer (and smarter).

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Lay out your piece with the fabric facing you with the shortest edge on the bottom toward you. Take and fold the first 6 rows (looks like 3 with the pattern) up to make a pouch. Using your crochet hook, use a single crochet down each side to close the pouch up.

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Locate the center of the front of the bottom of the case and tack a button with a needle and thread in between the second and third rows (the crease for the first row of basket weave). Tack it loosely enough that thread can fit around but still a bit snugly so that it will hold securely in the end.

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Locate the middle of the top and from the front side (without the fabric) begin chaining underneath the crochet to make a loop closure to hook around your button. For me, ten chains was perfect. Double the yarn by working your tail into the chain for the full length.

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Bring the chain up and secure it into the same place where you began to chain and secure it with knots as needed.

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Test out the button and chain closure to make sure it holds well, and either shorten or lengthen the chain loop or reattach the button as necessary. You should be able to get into the pouch easily without it popping open on its own.

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Toss your glasses in, close it up and get into making the next one! These little pouches have so much handmade charm that they would make excellent gifts, plus since they use so little thread and fabric they can totally be stash busters!

Crochet Eyeglasses Case Tutorial

Hoping that you have an absolutely fantastic Hump Day and that you get your crochet on!!!


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Comments (10)

  • Monica

    March 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    This is so cute! I just found your blog on craftgawker the other day, and am loving it. :) I am totally digging this project… Have you had any trouble with the fabric coming unglued?
    ♥♥Monica

  • Allison Murray

    March 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Hey, Monica – my glued down fabric is holding really well and I used cheapie stuff. My glasses are readers so I am constantly taking them out and putting them back. If you are concerned they have some absolutely insane fabric glue called super fabric by Aleene's that totally means business!

  • Barbra

    March 13, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Super cute!

  • Tammy

    March 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    What a cute project…and for a beginner like me, it seems to be a simpler project that will be just the thing to (hopefully) boost my confidence. Thank you so much.

  • Allison Murray

    March 15, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    It is a great first project! It is small enough that if you do have to start over there isn't the heartbreak of undoing days worth of work. Best of luck!

  • Karen

    March 30, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I love this! So cute!

  • 2Hunds

    May 29, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    I absolutely LOVE this. I am going to give this a try! Thanks SO much for the adorable idea! ;)

  • Julie

    March 23, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    This is such a lovely idea, that crochet patten looks amazing and not too tricky. I love the fact that you get too excited about projects to let them dry properly. I’m the same, I often end up using something that’s not quite perfect because I want to make it NOW and not wait till I’ve been shopping for supplies. Sometimes that works out great, sometimes not so much!

  • Julie

    October 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Too funny! I was searching for a crochet eyeglass case pattern – but was NOT expecting to find someone with the EXACT SAME EYEGLASS FRAMES that I have!! (I really like them… I have the green ones AND the purple ones.) Neat coincidence. Now I know for sure that this case will be just the right size for my glasses. ;-)

  • De De

    June 16, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    I love this crochet pattern I was looking for a crocheted eyeglass case pattern to start making christmas presents and the time to start making them is now, that its so hot outside I like staying indoors and crochet for christmas presents I live in a 55t community and its. a perfect gift for the ladies in the community thanks so much for a lovely pattern

    De De

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