Simple Crochet Pencil Pouch

crochet pencil pouch

Simple Crochet Pencil Pouch

Hey there! It’s Alexis back with a new crochet pattern for you all today. This little crochet pencil pouch is super cute, but also happens to be super simple – it is totally doable for a crochet beginner. In fact, I have taught a few informal crochet classes and I have used this pattern in those classes. It’s a perfect beginner pattern because while it is basically a rectangle, but is works up more quickly than a scarf and feels a bit more special, in my opinion.

pencil pouch crochet pattern

To make this pouch, you will need to know how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and that is it!

Simple Pencil Pouch Crochet Tutorial by Alexis


  • Worsted weight yarn (one ball or skein is more than enough)
  • size I crochet hook (5.50 mm)
  • 1″ button
  • needle and thread


Start off by making a 30 ch st chain.

Row 1: sc in the second ch from the hook, sc in each remaining chain, chain 1, turn (29 total sc).

Row 2: sc in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (29 sc).

Rows 3 on: repeat Row 2 until the piece is about nine inches long.

Final Row (scalloped with button loop): sc in first two stitches, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, ch 10 (if using a smaller button, use fewer chain stitches to make button loop shorter), slip stitch to the top of the previous sc, sc in next stitch,  skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Now you have a rectangle with scallops and button loops on one side. To make the pouch, fold the bottom straight edge up about 3-4 inches, and then fold the top scalloped edge down 1-2 inches.

crochet pencil pouch

Next, crochet the edge closed by stitching through all layers. With the front of the pouch facing you, join the yarn in one corner and work single crochet stitches through the open edge of the folded fabric from front to back.

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When you get to the scalloped edge, just keep working single crochet stitches through all three layers.

pencil pouch pattern

When you reach the end, finish off the yarn and weave in the ends. Then, close up the other side of the pouch using the same method. The single crochet stitches close the pouch up and give you a nice finished edge.

Finally, use the needle and thread to sew the button to the front of the pouch so it lines up with the button loop.

easy crochet pattern

And that’s it! Enjoy your new cute pouch!

crochet pencil pouch

pencil pouch

To make the striped pouch, I used the same exact pattern, but just alternated yarn colors after ever two rows.

Be sure to come by Persia Lou to check out all of my free crochet patterns!

simple pencil pouch

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  1. 1
    Alishia Tepper

    I just completed the Pencil case, I did make a few Modifications but I loved the pattern! It was very easy to follow and the project was Quick maybe an hour. Thank you for Sharing!

  2. 2
    Alishia Tepper


    The Modifications i made were instead of SC i used HDC this made stitches a little bigger and i think it cuts a little time off the project. I also made mine about 12in instead of 9. I also SC the border around the procject, When i ready to fold it and sew up the edges I used the opposite side that i want to be the inside I SC the edges then flipped it inside out and this gave it a really nice connection and Since I used 2 different colors It turned out awesome!

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  4. 3
    Chelsea Aston

    I am a beginner to crocheting and I found this pattern extremely simple to follow, I love my new crochet pencil case.

  5. 4

    I made the pencil case last night. I found it easy to make especially for a beginner. My daughter loves it and my youngest wants one now.

    1. 4.1

      Awesome! Thanks for the feedback, Rita.

  6. 5
    Priya BalakrishnanBalakrishnanp

    Is the yarn cotton