Crochet Pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!I’m so excited to kick off CAL Central’s Back-to-School crochet-a-long with a pencil (or crochet hook) case featuring one of my favorite crochet stitches, the fantail stitch. I’ve combined this lacy stitch with a sturdy, no-sew liner that keeps your pencils (or hooks) inside so they don’t poke through your stitches. Make the liner in a contrasting color to really highlight your stitches against a solid background. (By the way, you can find out more about the Back-to-School CAL, including how to enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, here!)

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Supplies for this post were generously provided by Buttons Galore and More, Lion Brand, and VELCRO® Brand.

Last year, I discovered the joys of making no-sew liners with Duck Color Duct Tape. (You can find my first bag pattern using one of these liners here.) When I was thinking about the Back-to-School CAL, I knew I wanted to do a pencil case with a no-sew liner and I was really excited about trying out Lion Brand Jeans yarn.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!I love the classic denim colors of the yarn and I always think of denim when I think of heading back to school.


You can change up the Duck Color Duct Tape liner color to be just right for you (or whoever you gift this pencil case to), but I do recommend choosing a color that contrasts with your yarn so that the stitches really pop. I used VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back square fasteners to close the liner because I’m using mine for hooks, pencils, and pens. If you plan to fill it with smaller objects, you can use the solid tape fastener so the entire top seals closed.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

And, of course, the case wouldn’t be complete without a button! I chose a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Buttons in Plum since purple and pink are so very Underground Crafter!

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Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner

Crochet Pattern and Craft Tutorial by Underground Crafter

A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. A tutorial for the no-sew liner follows the pattern.

 

Finished Size

  • Pencil/Crochet Hook Case: 8.5” (21.5 cm) width x 6.25” (16 cm) height.

Materials

Gauge

  • 1 fantail = 1.5” (4 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong (Back) Side
  • * + Repeat the instructions following the asterisk or plus sign as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) shell is referred to as fantail for gauge and stitch count.
  • (Dc, ch 1, dc) shell is referred to as v-stitch for stitch count.
  • A tutorial for the no-sew liner follows the pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Fantail Case

Back Piece

  • With CA, ch 42 (or any multiple of 10 sts, + 2).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sk 3 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, *sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 3 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch; rep from * across to last 5 ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, changing to CB in last yarn over of final sc. (4 fantails)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 5 sts, ch 3, sk 4 sts, 2 dc in last st. (3 v-st + 2 ½ v-st)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in next st, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in last st, changing to CA in last yo of final dc. (3 fantails + 2 ½ fantails)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 5 sts, ch 3, sk 4 sts, sc in last st. (4 v-st)
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last st, changing to CB in last yarn over of final sc. (4 fantails)
  • Rows 6-13: Rep Rows 2-5 twice, or until piece measures about 5” (13 cm) from start at peak of fantail, ending after Row 5.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 2.

Form button loop

  • Row 15: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st,** sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st,+ rep from * to ** once, ch 7, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next st, rep from * to + once, rep from * to ** once, sc in last st.
  • Row 16: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and ea st and ch across. Fasten off.

Front Piece

  • Work as for Back Piece through Row 14.
  • Row 15: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st,** sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 1 st remaining, sc in last st. Fasten off.

Join Front and Back Pieces

  • Choose favorite side of ea piece as right (front) side. With WS together, join CA with sl st to side of Row 15 on front piece, lining up rows and stitches and working through both layers, join with sc as follows: sc in side of same row, 2 sc in side of next row, *sc in side of next 2 rows, (2 sc in side of next row) twice; rep from * across to first row, sc in side of first row, turn to work along foundation ch, ch 1, sc in ea st and ch across, turn to work along edge of rows, ch 1, sc in side of next row, +(2 sc in side of next row) twice, sc in side of next 2 rows; rep from + across to last 2 rows, 2 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row, fasten off.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with CB. Sew button to front piece at center v-st (under button loop).
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.

No-Sew Liner

  • Using Duck tape, lay down overlapping strips of tape with the sticky side UP in horizontal rows that are slightly wider than TWICE the height of your fantail case pieces. (Bonus tip: If you have long hair, like I do, tie it up before you get started!)

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

  • Once you have a set of horizontal strips that are slightly larger than TWICE the height of your fantail case pieces, lay strips of tape with the sticky side DOWN on top of those strips in vertical rows. The liner is sturdier when the tape crosses in a different direction (and, it’s also easier to do). This part of the liner should measure slightly larger than the width of your fantail case pieces.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

  • Trim the excess tape away so that your liner measures just smaller than TWICE the height and equal the width of your fantail case. Discard the excess tape.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

  • Fold the liner in half.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

  • Seal the edges on the two short sides with tape.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

  • Check that the liner fits inside your fantail case. Trim as needed.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

  • Bonus tip: To line up fasteners evenly, after fasteners are applied to one side of liner, attach the paired pieces. Then remove adhesive backing and close liner so each pair is positioned correctly.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

  • Fill your liner up with pencils or hooks. Insert liner into fantail case.

Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/07/24/crochet-pattern-fantail-pencil-or-crochet-hook-case-with-no-sew-liner. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Fantail Pencil (or Crochet Hook) Case, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

Add the Fantail Pencil (or Crochet Hook) Case to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

Underground Crafter on RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy an ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

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Free crochet pattern: Fantail Pencil (Or Crochet Hook) Case with No-Sew Liner in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | A beautiful fantail stitch combines with a sturdy, no-sew liner to keep pencils or hooks inside and away from stitches. Use Duck Brand Color Duck Tape, VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners, and a Buttons Galore and More Sparkle Button to make a no-sew liner that shows your crochet pride wherever you go!

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