Crochet – Elmo Pencil Case

After finishing the Grouchy Oscar Coin Purse, it made total sense to create some more Sesame Street inspired goodness. One of my best friend’s has an Elmo-Obsessed toddler, so I had to experiment with red and orange to make a little pencil case. This pencil case would be perfect to hold your crochet hooks, or a selection of crayons for your next drawing.

Note – At the moment, I only have US terminology for the pattern (that’s what I crochet in). If enough people are interested, I’d be willing to ‘translate’ a UK terminology pattern.

Downloadable Pattern

Elmo Crocheted Pencil Case: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

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Online Pattern

Elmo Pencil Case

Elmo Crocheted Pencil Case: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Yarns – small amounts of Red, Orange, White and Black. (I used acrylics, but quite thick ones. You might need to add rows or adjust tension to get the exact size you want)
Hooks – 4mm and 3mm
Other stuff – scissors, yarn needle, zipper or other fastening

CROCHET (US terminology)

Ends (Make 2)

Use orange yarn and 4mm hook

Row 1 – Make magic circle. Crochet 6 into circle, ss to close (6)
Row 2 – Inc in each stitch (12)
Row 3 – [Inc, sc] around (18) Fasten off
Row 4 – attach red yarn at a different spot. [sc, inc, sc] around (24)
Row 5 – [inc, sc, sc, sc] around (30)
Row 6 – [sc, sc, inc, sc, sc] around (36) Fasten off

Elmo Crocheted Pencil Case: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Body

Use red yarn and 4mm hook

Foundation – Chain 37
Row 1 – sc into second chain from hook, sc to end (36)
Row 2 – (crochet in back loop only) sc in each to end (36)
Row 3 – (crochet in back loop only) ch 2, hdc in second loop from end, hdc to end (35)
Row 4-7 – Repeat Rows 2 (finishing last stitch in the starting chain) and 3, change to Orange on last stitch
Row 8 – Repeat row 2, change to Red on last stitch
Row 9 – Repeat Row 3
Row 10 – 17 – Repeat Rows 2 – 9, change to Orange on last stitch of Row 17
Row 18 – (crochet in back loop only) ch 2, hdc in second loop from end, hdc to end, change to red in the last row(35)
Row 19 – (crochet in back loop only) ch 2, hdc in second loop from end, hdc to end (35)
Row 20 – crochet in back loop only) sc in each to end, putting the last sc in the starting chain(36)
Row 21 – Repeat Row 19, change to orange in the last stitch
Row 22 – Repeat Row 2, change to red on the last stitch (36)
Row 23 – Repeat Row 3 (35)
Rows 24-31 – Repeat Rows 2-9
Rows 32-35 – Repeat Rows 2-3 (twice)
Row 36 – Repeat Row 2 (36) Fasten off

Elmo Crocheted Pencil Case: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Eyes (make 2)

Use black yarn and 3mm hook

Row 1 – Make a magic circle and crochet 6 stitches into it, ss to close circle. Fasten off (6)
Row 2 – Attach white yarn. Inc in each stitch, ss to close (12)
Row 3 – ch 1, Inc, sc around. ss to close (18)
Row 4 – ch 1, sc, inc, sc around, ss to close (24) Fasten off

Nose

Use orange yarn and a 3mm hook

Row 1 – Make a magic circle and crochet 5 stitches into it. ss to close (5)
Row 2 – ch 1, inc, inc, sc 3 into next stitch, inc, inc, ss to close (11)
Row 3 – ch 1, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, inc, sc, inc, sc, ss to close (17)
Row 4 – ch 1, sc, inc, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, inc 3, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, inc, sc, ss to close (24) Fasten off

Putting it together

Use a yarn needle and yarn to sew the eyes together. Sew the nose between the eyes

Sew the eyes and nose to the case (either side ways or up-and-down ways)

Elmo Crocheted Pencil Case: Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Sew the ends to the top and bottom of the case (stitches should correspond) Crochet (sc) around the opening

Add fastening (zip, velcro, buttons etc)

Elmo Crocheted Pencil Case: Adventures of a Subversive Reader Elmo Crocheted Pencil Case: Adventures of a Subversive Reader
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