I’ve got a fun crochet pattern for you today. I wear glasses all the time and I’ve invested in a pair of prescription sunglasses which I love! They are so worth the money to me…as you can probably tell from the pic below, I wear bifocals (yes, age has caught up with me 😉 ). Having a pair of sunnies that enable me to see everything and read that book on the beach has been one of my best purchases!
I carry my sunglasses in my purse so having an eyeglass pouch is a must! I’ve included my free pattern for the Waffle Stitch Eyeglass Pouch below along with a link to the pdf for easy printing.
This is the right side of the pouch before sewing up the seam.
Here’s a close up of the waffle stitch.
This is the wrong side of the pouch before sewing.
And a closeup of the wrong side…which actually looks pretty good!
Sewing up the seam with a whip stitch.
After the button has been added.
And here’s the pattern…
Waffle Stitch Eyeglass Pouch
Worsted weight (4) yarn – I used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in Teal Blue
1 inch button
Hook size H/5mm
Stitches used (US terms):
Chain – ch
Double crochet – dc
Front post double crochet – fpdc
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each stitch across. 3 Skipped ch counts as 1 stitch. (30 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc). *fpdc in next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches. Fpdc in next stitch, dc in top of ch. Turn. (30 stitches)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc). *Dc in next stitch, fpdc in next 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches. Dc in next stitch, dc in top of ch. Turn. (30 stitches)
Rows 4-17: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (7 times). (30 stitches)
Row 18: Ch 1. Sc in 1st stitch and next 6 stitches. Ch 15. Skip next stitch. Sc in next stitch and in each stitch to the end of the row.
Fasten off leaving a very long tail to sew up eyeglass pouch.
Fold pouch in half lengthwise with right side on the inside. Sew with a whip stitch down the side and across the bottom using the long tail. Fasten off and weave in tail.
Attach button to pouch opposite the chain loop.
You can find the PDF link below…
I made my pouch a little oversized so there would be plenty of room for my sunglasses. You can easily adjust the size of the pouch by taking away or adding stitches to your beginning chain. Just be sure your chain is in multiples of 3 plus 2.
UPDATE: The beginning chain count in the PDF should be 32 not 29! I have changed it in the pattern in the post and will change the PDF as soon as I can get to my computer. 🤪 So sorry for the mistake!!
PDF is now updated! 🙂