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Unicorn Pencil Case

 I can’t be the only one that goes to a yarn shop to buy some yarn, when completely different yarn accidentally ends up in my basket?

Thats what happened here.

I’d gone to get the pastel DK yarn from Snufflebean Yarn, (who just happens to live 15 minutes away from me, but has this amazing website, and offers tax free shopping to people outside if the EU).

When I accidentally added the 4 balls of Boho Spirit in Harmony to my purchases.

This yarn is so so pretty, it instantly makes me think of Unicorns, and the pink one completely agreed with me!

Having yarn and actually using to make something  is  actually two different things in my book.

I really didn’t know what I wanted to make with it, so I started my go to – corner to corner, just to see how the yarn would work up.

Boy it was pretty.

So I carried on.

Then I decided what I was going to make – a pencil case for my newly acquired colouring pencils.

Pattern (USA Terms)

You will need:

1 ball of Harmony Boho Spirit

4mm hook

Yarn needle


callico / material for lining

20cm zip

sewing machine / hand sewing

Needle and thread



DC – Double crochet (US)

Ch – Chain

SS – Slip Stitch

To make:

Using the corner to corner technique (Video post here).  Rows are worked diagonally.

Chain 6.

Row 1:  Starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3 DC.  Turn. 1 block

Row 2: 6 ch, starting in the 4th ch from hook, 3 DC, [1sl st, 3 ch, 3 DC] into 3ch-sp from previous row.  Turn.  2 blocks

Row 3: 6 ch, starting in the 4th ch from hook, 3 DC, * [1sl st, 3 ch, 3 DC] into 3ch-sp from previous row; rep from * across.  Turn.  3 blocks

Rows 4-14: Continue increasing as Row 3, changing colours as per chart.  14 blocks

Row 15: As Row 3 to last 3ch-sp, 1 sl st in last 3ch-sp (i.e., do not make last block. Turn. 15 blocks

Keep making a rectangle, so increasing one side only until you have 30 rows, then reduce both sides.

Next sewing

Corner to corner crochet

I cut a rectangle of calico for the lining of the pencil case and sewed the seams together.

pencil case

I pressed the edges flat, and then hand sewed the zip and the lining on one go.

corner to corner

One pencil case made, and in use.

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