Houndstooth Sunglasses Bag

Date
Jun, 03, 2020

Hi ya’ll!

Today I am sharing with you a crochet houndstooth sunglasses bag that I think is just super classy!

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Folks, I have found a new love!

It’s the houndstooth stitch.

This stitch is oh so easy, but also oh so sophisticated!

The prefect way to add some class to your crochet accessories this summer!


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I designed this sunglasses bag to be extra-wide so it will fit large sized glasses or it can double as a trinket pouch.

You can toss in your keys, lipstick, business cards, money clip, or even a small wallet.

It’s entirely up to you!

And, since I’ve been on a big stash-buster project kick recently, this one truly fits the bill – it uses very little yarn!


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Houndstooth Sunglasses Bag Pattern

**THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PATTERN.  Please see my Copyright Statement for details.

Summary:

This Houndstooth Sunglass Case is a classy addition to your summer accessories!  Designed to fit extra large glasses or you can use it as a simple pouch to carry small trinkets – keys, cards, chapstick, etc.  You are only limited by your imagination!  No matter what you choose to use it for, this Houndstooth pattern will add just a hint of sophistication to your summer!

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Level of Difficulty:  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Finished Dimensions:

5 inches (W) x 7 inches (L)

Gauge:

12 stitches and 15 rows = 4-inches in single crochet

Materials:

  • 2 colors of medium 4, worsted weight yarn

~ In this pattern I used 1 skein each of Red Heart Super Saver in White and Pool, 7oz/198g 364yds/333m per skein.

~ Pool is referred to as color A

~ White is referred to as color B

~ Total yardage: 80 to 150 yds

  • Crochet Hook sizes I/9-5.50mm & G/6 4.25mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch marker

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Abbreviations:

~Click on the links if you need a review of each technique.

Pattern is written in US terms.

Hook (hk)

Stitch/es (st/sts)

Chain stitch (ch/chs)

Slip-stitch (slp-st)

Single crochet (sc)

Back Loop Only (blo)

Double crochet (dc)

*__* – Repeat indicated instructions

Special Stitches:

Houndstooth  Stitch – alternate sc and dc stitches in row 1 and then alternate dc and sc in  row 2 (so that you are working a sc into the dc from the previous row and a dc into the sc of the previous row).  Repeat rows 1 & 2 throughout to create pattern.

Additional Notes:

  • Read all pattern notes, instructions, and other provided details carefully before starting the project to make sure you understand everything.  It could save you hours & a lot of headaches!
  • Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch provided under the Gauge Section. If your swatch matches the gauge, then you are all set to start the project. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your crochet hook – increase your hook size if your stitches are smaller & decrease your hook size if your stitches are larger.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Provided measurements are as exact as possible, but are given as approximates. This is because yarn variances, crochet tension, & individual  technique might give variations in the result, which changes from person to person.
  • This pattern is worked in the round.
  • For the Base/Bottom section be sure to place a stitch marker into stitch #32 at the end of each round.

Instructions:

Base/Bottom 

Using 5.5mm hook & color A, Ch 15

Round 1:  Sc into the blo of the 2nd ch from hk and in each st to the end.  (14sts)

Base/Bottom 

Using 5.5mm hook & color A, Ch 15

Round 1:  Sc into the blo of the 2nd ch from hk and in each st to the end.  (14sts)

  • Do NoT bind off or turn work.  Rotate project so that you can crochet along the bottom of the foundation chain.

Round 1 continued:

Ch 1, work 3 sc into the 1st ch of the foundation chain, work 1 sc into the next ch and in each ch to the end, work 3 sc into the last ch. (32 sts)

**Place a stitch marker into stitch #32

Round 2:  Sc into the next st (should be st #1 from round 1) and in each st around – use the stitch marker to mark st #32.. (32 sts)

Row 3-5: Repeat round 2. (32 sts)

Body

Rows 6: Dc in the next st (should be st #1 from previous round), *sc in the next st, dc in the next st* 

Repeat from * to * around slp stitching into stitch #32 to close. (32 sts)

Change to color B.

Round 7:  Sc into the next st (should be into a dc from the previous round), *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*

Repeat from * to * around slip stitch in stitch #32 to close the round.

Rounds 8-18: Repeat rounds 6 & 7, including the color changes (should be alternating rows of color A and color B). Row 18 should be worked with color A.

Do NOT change colors (should be color A)

Round 19: Sc into the next stitch and in each st around, slp st into stitch #32 to close the round.

Bind off.

Ribbing 

Using 4.25mm hook and color A, ch 4

Row 1: Sc into the blo of the 2nd ch from the hk and in each st across.  (3 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn work, sc in the blo of the 2nd ch from the hk & in each st across. (3 sts)

Repeat row 2 until ribbing is about 11 inches long or long enough to go around the top of the bag.

  • Sew the ribbing to the top of the bag.  

NOTE:  My preferred technique to do this is the whip stitch, click here for video tutorial.


What’d I tell you?

The classic houndstooth pattern is just stylish, isn’t it?

I love it!

Plus, you can literally whip this up in about an hour and it makes a fabulous stash-buster project!


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Itchin4Stitchin

I'm a full time homemaker who loves to crochet, knit, quilt, and sew. I have the best fiancé in the world, four beautiful step-daughters-to-be, an amazing new little baby boy, and six wonderful dogs, who love to keep me on my toes. Life is sweet!

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