Hi Everyone! I’m Alex, the maker behind You Should Craft. I’ve been blogging for about five years and crocheting and crafting for over 25 years.
I inherited my craftiness from my mom, who always had craft ideas for me and my siblings. Whether “Beady Buddies,” Christmas ornaments, or collages of Lisa Frank stickers, it seemed like we were always making something. My mom never wavered in her support of my art. She wore my handmade scarves, hung up my paintings, and paid for craft booths so I could sell necklaces and tie-dye shirts at the farmer’s market. When I got married, she helped make invitations and decorations for my DIY wedding.
Of course, my mom wasn’t the only crafty adult in my childhood. When I was five or six, my aunts and my grandma taught me how to crochet and knit. The knitting didn’t stick, but I’ve been crocheting ever since. I began designing crochet patterns in ~2013, and have shared free patterns for blankets, pillows, washcloths, and more. I strive to create fresh, modern pieces for makers of all ages.
This ombre sunglasses case is the perfect summer accessory to keep your sunglasses safe and stylish in your bag or purse. If you can single crochet and have basic sewing skills, this project can be finished in an hour or two.
3 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn
Color A – light pink (~20 yds)
Color B – middle pink (~20 yds)
Color C – dark pink (~20 yds)
I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in “Tea Rose,” “Tangerine,” and “Red.”
6x6 inch piece of fleece fabric
I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
Rotary cutter with wide skip blade
Cutting mat and quilting ruler
1 extra yards of the darkest color of yarn
- or -
1 yard of matching embroidery floss
Crochet Techniques and Abbreviations
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Spike stitch into the previous row- SPsc
4x4 inches = 15 rows of 13 sc
Prepping the Fleece Lining
Cut a 6x6 inch piece of fleece fabric. Using a rotary cutter with a skip blade, score one side of the fleece square.
With a tapestry needle and ~1 yard of the darkest yarn, blanket stitch across the scored edge of the fleece square [below, left]. Fold the fleece square in half with the blanket stitched edge on top. Using a sewing needle and thread [below, right], whip stitch around the other two sides (leave the blanket stitch side open). Your whip stitches won't be seen, so they don't have to be perfect.
NOTE: If you don’t have a skip blade, you could use a sewing needle and embroidery floss to blanket stitch the top edge.
Using Color A and an I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook, ch 20.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc across (19)
Row 2-8: ch 1 and turn, sc across (19)
Row 9: using Color B, ch 1 and turn. sc, *SPsc, sc* 9 times (19)
Row 10-16: ch 1 and turn, sc across (19)
Row 17: using Color C, ch 1 and turn, sc, *SPsc, sc* 9 times (19)
Row 18-23: ch 1 and turn, sc across (19) Do not trim yarn - you will use this to join the fleece lining
Border: ch 1 and turn. Put the lining on top of the crocheted square and begin to join it to the case by crocheting 19 sc into Row 23 and the top of the blanket stitches [below, left].
Crochet 2 more sc into the corner and continue to sc down the side of the case (22), joining the front and the back [above, right]. Crochet 2 more sc into the corner and sc across the bottom of the case (9). Trim yarn and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.
You’re done crocheting! Pop in your favorite sunglasses and throw your cute new ombre sunglasses case in your purse or beach bag. My “make all the things” tote bag is available in the You Should Craft Etsy shop.
If you make the ombre sunglasses case, be sure to share it with me on Instagram with #ombresunglassescase and #youshouldcraft. I’ll be sharing some of my favorites in my feed and stories.
Thanks for reading! I hope you love crocheting this sunglasses case!