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Quick Eyeglasses Case
In this section, we often feature afghans, adult garments and challenging projects. As a change, the free pattern is Quick Eyeglasses Case. This small project might be what you need to knit up a super-fast gift for that dear friend or special aunt. Although the yarn indicated would be a lovely choice, any worsted weight yarn would work well. You might try a little stash busting of your own here! Play around with other types of closures if you're feeling reckless!
This little eyeglasses case uses a variegated yarn and an easy, woven stitch that results in an attractive tweedy effect. Make it in one day when you need
a quick gift!
Design by Christine L. Walter
7 inches wide x 3 inches tall
- Medium weight 100% wool yarn (370 yds/200g per skein): 1 skein pastel mix
- Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Size E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- Large hook-and-eye closure
- Sharp sewing needle
- Thread to match yarn
19 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Woven Stitch pat
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Woven St (even number of sts)
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K1, sl 1 wyif; rep from * across.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: *Sl 1 wyif, k1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1–4 for pat.
Cast on 28 sts.
Knit 5 rows; after last row, do not turn.
With 2nd dpn, pick up and knit 3 sts along edge on left side of work; with 3rd dpn, pick up and knit 28 sts along cast-on edge; with 4th dpn, pick up and knit 3 sts along edge on right side of work. (62 sts)
Join and place marker between first and last sts.
Work 3 reps of Woven St pat, then work Rnds 1 and 2.
Next rnd: Bind off 28 sts purlwise and remove marker. (34 sts)
Beg working back and forth.
Row 1 (RS): P1, p2tog, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1. (32 sts)
Row 2: Purl.
Rep [Rows 1 and 2] 5 times. Rep Row 1. (20 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.
With crochet hook and back side of case facing you and beg at right edge of flap, work a sl st for each garter ridge up to live sts at top of flap. Using the lp on hook as first knit st, bind off across top of flap. Sl rem lp back to crochet hook and work sl st down the opposite side of the flap, stopping at the left edge of front. Cut yarn.
Weave in ends.
Referring to photo, with matching thread, sew on hook and eye.
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