Your New Everyday Sidekick: The Crochet Bear Pencil Case

In the tapestry of our daily lives, loneliness can sometimes cast its subtle shadows. In the hustle and bustle, we often find ourselves longing for a companion — a friendly presence to share the journey, to banish the solitude that can quietly seep into our routine. Here comes the Crochet Bear Pencil Case, not just a cute accessory, but your newfound everyday buddy ready to embark on every adventure with you. Say goodbye to the days of fumbling through your bag searching for a pen! Attach the pencil case around the strap of your totebag, and your pens will always be within grasp. This is inspired by a pin , about a cat pencil case, that I came accross while scrolling through Pinterest. Without further due, let’s start to crochet this cutie pie!

Material – Crochet Bear Pencil Case


  • Faux fur yarn, suited for a 5 mm crochet hook, or some bulky cotton yarn. 1 skein should be enough
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • a 16 cm zipper
  • a cute button

Abbreviations


ch: chain

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase

dec: decrease

R: row / round

Notes:

Every row ends with a ch1 then turn, and every round ends with a sl st to the 1st stitch of the round.

The yarn gauge for this project is: 10 cm x 10 cm = 13 sc x 16 rows

The finished pencil case is 19,5 cm long for 8,3 cm width without counting the arms, and 22,5 cm width arm wide open.

The full crochet video tutorial is available now on my youtube channel, the video is embed at the end of the article if you are interested.

Crochet Bear Pencil Case Pattern


Ch 29, starting the 2nd loop from the hook:

Row 1: 28 sc (28)

Row 2: 28 sc (28)

R3: sc inc, 26 sc, sc inc (30)

R4: (1 hdc, 1 sc) in the first stitch, 28 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in the last stitch (32)

R5: hdc dec, 28 sc, hdc dec (30)

R6: sc dec, 26 sc, sc dec (28)

R7: sc inc, 26 sc, sc inc (30)

R8: (1 hdc, 1 sc) in the first stitch, 28 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in the last stitch (32)

R9: hdc dec, 28 sc, hdc dec (30)

R10: sc dec, 26 sc, sc dec (28)

R11 to 16: 28 sc (28)

R17: sc inc, 26 sc, sc inc (30)

R18: (1 hdc, 1 sc) in the first stitch, 28 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in the last stitch (32)

R19: hdc dec, 28 sc, hdc dec (30)

R20: sc dec, 26 sc, sc dec (28)

R21: sc inc, 26 sc, sc inc (30)

R22: (1 hdc, 1 sc) in the first stitch, 28 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc) in the last stitch (32)

R23: hdc dec, 28 sc, hdc dec (30)

R24: sc dec, 26 sc, sc dec (28)

R25 to 26: 28 sc (28)

R27 to 28: 2 sc (2)

Cut the yarn after the 2 rows of 2 sc. Join the yarn back to row 26 on the other side of the pencil case, and repeat row 27 to 28 there too.

Join the yarn back to row 26 on the other side
and repeat row 27 and 28 there too

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Turn your work vertically, then fold the edges on each side to shape the bear’s ears and feet, following the visual reference in the pictures below.

Fold each side in 2 to form the ears and feet
repeat this on the other side too

Sew the 2 sc of row 28 to the corresponding stitches in row 1, on the other side of the pencil case:

Now join the yarn at the top, on the right side. We’re going to close the top and bottom of the pencil case, this will be our wrong side of the case. Join the yarn with a sc in the far right side top as shown below, (please note that you have to go through both side of the top edge to close it):

Crochet Bear Pencil Case
join yarn with a sc

To complete the closure of the top, follow these steps: after the 1 sc, make 3 sc in the same stitch, which corresponds to the pointed/rounded part (representing the bear’s ears). Then, crochet 9 sc, followed by another 3 sc in the other pointed/rounded part, and finally, finish with 1 sc. After this, cut the yarn and neatly weave in the loose ends to secure the closure.

Crochet Bear Pencil Case
Crochet Bear Pencil Case

When you flip the pencil case to its right side, you should notice the distinct and clean shape of the bear’s ears.

Crochet Bear Pencil Case

Do the same thing to the bottom of the pencil case for the bear’s feet.

Sew the zipper securely within the designated opening.

Crochet Bear Pencil Case
Sew it from the inside (wrong side)
Crochet Bear Pencil Case

The Arms

The Right Arm (the one with the hole)

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: 6 sc (6)

Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)

R3: 12 sc (12)

R4: 2 sc, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, 4 sc, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, 2 sc (12)

R5: 2 sc, 2 sc in the ch 2 space, 4 sc, 2 sc in the ch 2 space, 2 sc (12)

R6 to 14: 12 sc (12)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Sew the arm on the right side of the pencil case (the zipper should be in the back side, the empty face is the front).

Crochet Bear Pencil Case

The Left Arm

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: 6 sc (6)

Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)

R3 to 14: 12 sc (12)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Sew the arm on the left side of the pencil case. Next, securely sew the button onto the left arm, ensuring it aligns with the hole on the opposite side.

Crochet Bear Pencil Case

There you have it! Your pencil case is now complete and ready for use. You can make a little nose on the bear face, at the front, with some cotton yarn like I did.

Crochet Bear Pencil Case
Crochet Bear Pencil Case
Crochet Bear Pencil Case

Congratulations, crocheter friends! Your Bear Pencil Case is now a reality, ready to add its adorable charm to your daily routine. I hope this crochet pattern brought a smile to your face and a burst of creativity to your day.

Crochet Bear Pencil Case

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Until we meet again in the colorful world of crochet, keep those hooks busy with more projects!

The Full Tutorial Video!

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