Stay Sharp Pencil Case by Pernille Cordes

Stay Sharp Pencil Case

April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Simple Stitch using 4.5 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
4.5 mm
957 yards (875 m)
Finished case: 22x14.5 cm (8x5 in) Crocheted piece: 25x30 cm (9x15 in)
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Have a go at Tunisian crochet with this stylish zip-up pencil case designed by Pernille Cordes. This stripy case is a fab project to start with if you’re new to Tunisian crochet. It’s the right size for stashing your hooks, too.

This project is from the book Tunisian Crochet by Pernille Cordes, published by Turbine (currently in Danish only). For stockists of this book and more details, visit

Englegarn Merino (100% merino, 50g/175m), 1 skein of each (10g of
each shade required):
White (01), Anthracite (04), Sienna (09), Heather (10), Khaki (14)
We suggest Cascade 220 as an alternative yarn from a UK stockist
4.5 mm (US 7) Tunisian crochet hook
Zipper 20 cm (7 in) long
Lining fabric (optional) 1cm larger than crocheted piece on all sides
Small piece of leather cord and bead for zip pull