Pencil Shaped Pencil Holder by Nicole Riley

Pencil Shaped Pencil Holder

August 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
one size that fits a coffee can
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Did you ever wanted to have Pencil Shaped Pencil Holder? Well, this one is easy and fast to make. In fact it even has a zipper that lets you open an close the pencil shaped pencil holder very easily. Furthermore, it only uses single crochets all through out which means it is a perfect beginner project.
And have I mentioned that any child or teacher would love this?
Teachers especially, whether it is for back to school or as an appreciation gift, they would be thrilled.

You will need:

  • Caron simply soft in black (color E), kelly green (color B), bone (color D) and sunshine (color C) (1 skein each) Redheart in petal pink (1 skein) (color A)
  • 5.0mm hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • Don Franscisco’s Gourmet Coffee can (4 inches in diameter, 5.5 inches in height)
  • Zipper that is 9 - 11 inches
  • Paper cardboard (like the back of a letter sized notepad)
  • Hot glue gun and Hot glue sticks

Final size of the Pencil Shaped Pencil Holder:

4.5 in diameter x 9.5 inches in height


4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used (US terms):

  • single crochet (sc)
  • single crochet increase
  • modified eyelash stitch