Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Crochet Monster Pencil Case

It’s that time of year when stores are stocked with piles of notebooks, pencils, crayons, and other essential school supplies. When I was a kid it was my favourite shopping season. Cue that Staples commercial and song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” except I’d be the dad, excitedly picking up erasers and smelling them. Anyway, I’m sorry to all the kids who are not as excited as I was when it came to stationery. But to those kids who are excited about back to school gear, I have a fun back to school project: a monster pencil case crochet pattern. This pencil case was inspired by a furry monster case I found at a dollar store and I thought, I could crochet that. So I did.

You can purchase the ad-free and inexpensive PDF pattern in my shop here or keep scrolling for the free pattern.

Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

This project is easy and great for beginners with the only tricky part being the zipper. But aside from that the pattern is a square made up of single crochet stitches, then sewn together to form the monster’s mouth. The teeth are just 3 crochet triangles sewn above/over the zipper. Option to insert a liner but I feel the stitches are tight enough that one isn’t necessary…unless you plan on using it for other smaller things besides pencils.

Materials

-worsted weight yarn (4) such as Red Heart in Glowworm and White

-3.50mm crochet hook

-2  12″ round black buttons

-6″ zipper though this depends on how big you want the opening to be

-needle and thread to sew zipper and eyes

-yarn needle

Pattern

Case, with Glowworm

Row 1.  ch 42, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.

Row 2. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Crochet Monster Pencil Case - Pops de Milk

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures approx. 8″. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing seams.

Teeth, with White

Row 1. Make a slip knot but leave a long tail for sewing later, ch 5 and sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.

Row 2. ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 3. ch 1, dec twice, turn.

Row 4. ch 1, dec, turn.

Row 5. ch 1, sc.

Crochet Monster Pencil Case - Pops de Milk

Fasten off and weave ends.

Eyes, with White

Round 1. in magic ring ch 1 and make 6 sc, sl st to first st to join, do not turn.

Round 2. inc in same space as sl st and each st around (12sts)

Round 3. [inc, sc in next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Crochet Monster Pencil Case - Pops de Milk

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing later.

Assembly

Crochet Monster Pencil Case - Pops de Milk
Crochet Monster Pencil Case - Pops de Milk
Crochet Monster Pencil Case - Pops de Milk
Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern
Crochet Monster Pencil Case - Pops de Milk

Fold and flatten the piece evenly to determine the centre. Sew the zipper, centered, first on one end and then the other. Sew the side seams together, then the mouth seams making sure to neatly go over the ends of the zipper. Sew the teeth above the zipper.

Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern
Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern
Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Finish by sewing the eyes and your monster is ready to eat delicious pens and pencils!

You know what else makes a really fun project for kids? Paper mache masks! The Melrose Family has a fun tutorial that shows how to make a paper mache mask or paper mache mask.

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2 thoughts on “Monster Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

  1. So cute! I was always that kid excited by new stationery (still am, to be honest!). I loved covering my workbooks and writing my name on everything with permanent marker and organising it perfectly into my new pencil case. I would have flipped to have one as cool as this!

    1. Thanks Lisa! I did the same with my workbooks! When I was much younger my mom would wrap my textbooks with brown paper so I could cover them with stickers and doodles 🙂

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