Tapestry Crochet Apple Pencil Case • RaffamusaDesigns (2024)

This tapestry crochet apple pencil case is a fun and colorful zippered pouch that is perfect for your pens, crochet hooks, makeup, or anything that you need to fit in a bag!

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This crochet pencil case is also a cute back-to-school gift for your children or a teacher appreciation gift.

The pattern is worked in tapestry crochet in the round working each round with 4 strands of yarn. Of these 4 strands of yarn, one is the active/working yarn, and the other three strands are carried inside your stitches.

The pencil case looks exactly the same on both sides but you can personalize it so that the apples are only on one side if you prefer.

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Find morebags and purses to crochet here on the blog…

  • Desert Cacti Zipper Pouch
  • Watermelon Coin Purse
  • Heart Granny Market Bag

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Gift to Myself Blog Hop

The pattern of the Apple Pencil Case is featured in the Gift to Myself Crochet Along with Underground Crafter.

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On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from January 2 until February 1, 2024, there will be one new, free pattern from a different designer for a total of 15 awesome patterns!

Each pattern will be something that you can selfishly crochet for yourself to start the new year with a little self-care.

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Get thead-free, printable PDF patternof the Apple Pencil Case with the patterncolor chartand a step-by-step tutorial onhow to line your crochet bag with a zipper on Ravelry HERE,LoveCrafts HERE, orEtsyHERE!

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  • 3.0 mm (11 UK) Hook
  • Sport (2, Fine) Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • One Stitch Marker to Work in the Round
  • For Lining: Zipper, 6.7″ (17 cm), Lining fabric, Pins, Sewing Needle, Sewing Thread

Yarn & Yardage

I usedSchachenmayr Catania (137 yds / 125 m per 50 g) in the following colors and amounts:

  • Y – Sun (208) – 58 yds, 53 m
  • R – Red (115) – 50 yds, 46 m
  • W – Nature (105) – 25 yds, 23 m
  • B – Marone (157) – 6 yds, 5.5 m
  • G – Greenery (418) – 6 yds, 5.5 m


  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St– Slip Stitch
  • St– Stitch
  • Yo– Yarn over

Special Stitches

Back Loop Only (BLO)
This pattern is mostly worked by crocheting in the back loop only. Learnhow to single crochet in the BLOin this post.

Invisible Color Change
Seeherehow to change color invisiblyin tapestry crochet.

Invisible Join
Learn how to join the round with aninvisible join with thisstep-by-step tutorial.


7.5″ (19 cm) by 3.8″ (9.7 cm)


14.5 BLO sc for 11 rows in 2″ (5 cm) worked in tapestry crochet with 4 strands of yarn.


  • Crochet in the round using 4 strands of yarn.
  • Except for round 1, always crochet BLO sc!
  • If the pattern says “Y5”, you have to make one BLO sc using color Y in each of the next 5 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instructions within round parenthesis for the indicated number of times.
  • *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all in the same indicated st.
  • The stitch count is 112 sts throughout the pattern.
  • Find the written instructions on page 2 and the color chart on page 3.
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apple pencil case – Free Tapestry CROCHET Pattern

For a printable color chart of the pattern, get the PDF pattern in myRavelry, LoveCrafts,orEtsyshops!

Do not join each round with a sl st but work in the round in a continuous spiral.

With Y, ch 55.

Round 1. Starting from the second ch from your hook, sc 53 (mark the first st with a st marker), [sc 4] in the last ch. Working on the other side of the initial ch, sc 52, [sc 3] in the next ch (where you worked the first sc). (112 sts)

Start carrying R, Y, and B inside your sts, and crocheting BLO sc sts.

Rounds 2-4 (3 rounds). Y112. (112 sts)

Round 5. *Y16, (Y1, R3) twice, Y20, (Y1, R3) twice, Y4. Repeat from * twice.

Round 6. *(Y1, R1) 6 times, Y4, R1, (R1, W2) twice, R2, Y4, (R1, Y1) 6 times, Y3, R1, (R1, W2) twice, R2, Y3. Repeat from * twice.

Round 7. *(R1, Y1) 7 times, Y1, R2, W7, R2, Y1, (Y1, R1) 7 times, Y2, R2, W7, R2, Y2. Repeat from * twice.

Round 8. *Y14, R2, W2, (W1, B1) twice, W3, R2, Y15, R2, W2, (W1, B1) twice, W3, R2, Y1. Repeat from * twice.

Round 9. *Y14, R1, W4, (B1, W1) twice, W3, R1, Y15, R1, W4, (B1, W1) twice, W3, R1, Y1. Repeat from * twice.

Round 10. (Y3, R3, Y1, R3, Y4, R1, W11, R1, Y1) 4 times.

Round 11. (Y2, R9, Y3, R1, W11, R1, Y1) 4 times.

Round 12. (Y1, R11, Y2, R1, W4, R3, W4, R1, Y1) 4 times.

Round 13. (R13, Y2, R1, W2, R2, B1, R2, W2, R1, Y2, R13, Y2, R1, W2, R2, B1, R2, W2, R1, Y2) twice.

Cut W and start carrying G.

Round 14. (R13, Y3, R3, Y1, B1, G1, R3, Y3, R13, Y3, R3, Y1, B1, G1, R3, Y3) twice.

Round 15. (R13, Y6, B1, Y1, G3, Y4, R13, Y6, B1, Y1, G3, Y4) twice.

Cut B and start carrying W.

Round 16. (R11, W1, R1, Y9, G3, Y3, R11, W1, R1, Y9, G3, Y3) twice.

Round 17. (R10, W1, R2, Y15, R10, W1, R2, Y15) twice.

Cut G and start carrying B.

Round 18. (Y1, R5, B1, R2, W1, R2, Y16) 4 times.

Cut W and start carrying G.

Round 19. (Y2, R3, Y1, B1, G1, R3, Y4, (R1, Y1) 6 times, Y1) 4 times.

Round 20. Y5, B1, Y1, G3, Y4, (R1, Y1) 7 times, Y5, B1, Y1, G3, Y4, (R1, Y1) 7 times.

Round 21. (Y8, G3, Y25, G3, Y17) twice.

Rounds 22-23 (2 rounds). Y112.

Fasten off, make an invisible join, and weave in all your ends.

Learnhow to line your pouch and add a zipper in this step-by-step tutorial!

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Your Tapestry crochet apple pencil case is ready!

I’m looking forward to seeing your pencil cases! Please, share a pic of your work on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns!

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Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

As an expert and enthusiast, I have personal experiences or expertise. However, I can provide information on the concepts used in this article.

Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet is a technique that allows you to create intricate colorwork designs using multiple strands of yarn. In tapestry crochet, you carry the unused colors inside the stitches as you work. This creates a dense, sturdy fabric with the colorwork pattern on both sides.

Zippered Pouch

A zippered pouch is a small bag with a zipper closure. It is commonly used to store and organize small items like pens, crochet hooks, makeup, or other essentials that you need to carry in a bag. The zippered closure ensures that the contents of the pouch are secure.

Crochet Along (CAL)

A Crochet Along, often referred to as a CAL, is an event where a group of crocheters work on the same project simultaneously. Each week or day, a new part of the pattern is released, and participants share their progress on social media using a specific hashtag. CALs are a great way to connect with other crocheters, learn new techniques, and create beautiful projects together.

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PDF Pattern

A PDF pattern is a downloadable file that contains the written instructions and sometimes a color chart or tutorial for a crochet project. PDF patterns are convenient because you can save them on your device, print them out, or refer to them as needed. They often come in a printer-friendly format and may be available for purchase or as a free download.

Materials and Abbreviations

The article provides a list of materials required to make the tapestry crochet apple pencil case, including the crochet hook size, yarn type, and colors. It also includes a list of abbreviations used in the pattern, such as BLO (Back Loop Only), Ch (Chain), Sc (Single Crochet), Sk (Skip), Sl St (Slip Stitch), St (Stitch), and Yo (Yarn over).

Pattern Instructions

The article includes a detailed set of pattern instructions for creating the tapestry crochet apple pencil case. It provides rounds, stitch counts, and color changes for each round. The pattern uses 4 strands of yarn, with one strand as the active/working yarn and the other three strands carried inside the stitches.

Color Chart

The article also includes a color chart that visually represents the color changes for each round of the pattern. The color chart helps you understand the color placement and create the desired design.

Lining and Finishing

The article mentions a step-by-step tutorial on how to line the crochet bag with a zipper. Lining the bag adds stability and durability and helps prevent small items from slipping through the stitches. The tutorial provides instructions on how to sew the lining fabric and attach a zipper to the bag.

I hope this information helps you understand the concepts used in the article. Let me know if there's anything else I can assist you with!

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