Knit by Bit: free glasses case knitting pattern
Looking for a fun way to keep your specs safe? This free glasses case knitting pattern is simple to make and is a perfect choice for preventing scratches and scrapes on your lenses.
I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 18 months old. I don’t know what it’s like to wake up and not have to reach for my glasses, or have to get contacts for athletics, or to not have mandatory yearly eye exams that always seem to make me feel like I’m failing a text. But with the advent of online glasses manufacturers, I have a lot more choice than I once did, and as a result I have about five different pairs of glasses that I rotate depending on how sassy I’m feeling that day.
With five pairs of glasses comes a new need for five glasses cases. I’m not one to be satisfied with the standard blue plastic cases – I love to customize everything, glasses cases included. I wanted to make a case that was soft and squishy enough to protect fragile lenses from scratches, but fun enough that I could make five in different colors to match my frames.
1 ball of MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran in Emerald Green (main color)
1 ball of MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran in Marine Blue (contrasting color)
I love this yarn – it has a squishy loft that means my lenses will be protected, and it doesn’t fray or split when you knit with it. And if you didn’t know, this line recently released a collection of stunning new shades.
You will also need:
1 pair of 5mm (US 8) single pointed needles
1 tapestry needle
and either 5mm (US 8) DPNs to make 3 inches of i-cord, or a crochet hook to make a ten chain loop for the button.
This case is knitted in one large rectangle and seamed up the sides. The button and loop are optional, but keep your glasses from sliding out of the case in your bag. Let’s get started!
Cast on 15 stitches with the Emerald Green shade, and work 36 rows in stocking stitch.
At this point, you will start to work the color chart below. Use the stranded method, catching each float of the Marine Blue color every 4 stitches to prevent large floats that will snag the arms of your glasses.
Tip: print off the pattern, and mark each row of the chart as you complete it so you don’t get lost!
After working the chart, Knit 3 more rows in stocking stitch, and bind off.
Seam up the sides of the case using the mattress stitch.
For the button closure, you can either:
Knit 3 inches of i-cord, or
Chain 15 with a crochet hook.
Sew your i-cord or chains to create a loop on one side of the case, and sew your button to the other side.
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Last updated: April 25th, 2016.