Crochet Summer Sunglasses Case Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Holiday in the Sun Crochet Series

Welcome, crochet lovers and curious crafters, to the first instalment of our Summer Holiday Crochet Series! As the sun graces us with its presence (hopefully), it's the perfect time to indulge in some cheerful vacation inspired, crochet hooky.

sunglasses & colourful crochet case

Crochet accessories are the perfect blend between beauty and utility.  Not only do you get to show off your own unique style, but you end up with drool worthy items that stand out from the crowd.  Today we kick off the series with a stylish and practical crochet sunglasses case.

Overview of the Series

In this three-part series, we will guide you through creating a chic sunglasses case, followed by a trendy AirPods pouch, and conclude with a luxurious eye mask. Each project is designed to be fun, easy to follow, and perfect for summer.  In part one I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern to crochet a cute sunglasses case.

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Free Crochet Sunglasses Case Pattern

This pattern combines the classic charm of the granny square motif with the functionality of a protective case.  This pouch is so quick and easy to make, you won’t stop at just one.  The project is small and portable making this a great choice for some hooky in the sun.  Make them for all your friends, they will love you for it I promise.

colourful crochet sunglasses pouch

Whether you are a crochet guru or just starting your journey, this tutorial will guide you through the process of crocheting the Granny Chic Sunglasses Case.  We will start by taking a look at the essential tools and equipment needed to crochet this cute pouch, the stitches and techniques used and cover troubleshooting tips and tricks too.

Is This Pattern Suitable For Beginners?

A beginner that is confident with the basics and ready for their next challenge can easily master this pattern, as it uses only simple stitches and techniques.  The JAYG (join as you go) method may be a little challenging, but the video tutorial is there to give you that extra guidance you need for a successfully finished project.

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Materials and Tools Needed

Before you get started you will need a few basic materials. The yarn, the heart of your creation, comes in various textures and colours; choose one that highlights your own personal style. Cotton yarn is recommended for this project.

A smaller hook than normal is used to create a stiff dense fabric, to help protect your glasses.  Don’t forget essential accessories like scissors, and a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.  While not essential stitch markers can help keep track of stitches.

sunglasses & crochet case

Exploring the Granny Flower Shades Pattern

We will begin with making a ring to work our first stitches into, and then crochet in rounds to form the flower petals using double crochet stitches. Groups of stitches worked  into the same place are known as clusters (or granny clusters).  Half of the shape is then transformed into a square by introducing treble crochets in the corners, the other half of the motif remains gently rounded.

Before we begin let's look at the basic stitches we will be using -

  • Single crochet:  Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops
  • Double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops
  • Treble crochet:  Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull though 2 loops twice, yarn over and pull through remaining loops

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Sunglasses Case Video Tutorial

A video tutorial is provided for visual learners.  It will show you step by step, how to crochet the motifs, how to join them using the JAYG (join as you go) method, how to crochet the two sides together and finally adding a closure loop to your project.  Follow along with the video, pause, slowdown or rewind and rewatch as needed.

Granny Chic Shades Case


Cotton Yarn Aran / Worsted weight in 2 colours

3.5mm hook

Darning needle


Not essential for this project


Easy - medium

Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc- single crochet (double crochet)

dc - double crochet (treble crochet)

tr – treble crochet (double treble)

ch - chain

sl st - slip stitch

st(s) - stitch(s)

sp(s) - space(s)

gcl - granny cluster

mc - main colour

cc - contrast colour

About the Yarn

Cases pictured were crocheted in -

  • Drops Paris, which is a wonderfully versatile Aran weight yarn.  Drops Paris comes in 50g balls in many appealing colours.  Each ball is 75 metres (82 yards).
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream

You can purchase the yarn here at The Wool Warehouse.  I often buy yarn from here and can thoroughly recommend them.  I am not affiliated with them in any way.

Lilly Sugar & Cream – ombres (affiliate link)

Alternative Yarns:

Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran - (affiliate link)

Special stitches: 

  • Granny cluster - 3dc in same sp.  

Pattern Notes:

  • Read the whole pattern carefully before starting
  • US terms are used throughout
  • A smaller hook than usual is used to create a stiff dense fabric
  • Ch3 at the start of a round counts as dc
  • Ch4 at the start of a round counts as trc
  • In rounds 2, 3 and 4 stitches are placed in the spaces between the groups of stitches from the previous round
  • Motifs will be joined using the JAYG (join as you go) method, if you have never used this method before it is recommended to watch the video

Motif Pattern

With cc ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 ch3 (counts as dc), 11dc into ring, join with sl st to top ch3.  (12dc)

Round 2 sl st into sp between sts, ch3, dc in same sp, [2dc in next sp] repeat around, join with sl st to top ch3 and fasten off.  (24dc)

Round 3 join mc in any sp between groups of 2dc from previous round, ch3, 2dc in same sp, sk next 2 sts, gcl in next and every sp around, join with sl st to top ch3.  (12gcl)

Round 4 sl st in each st to next sp, ch4, 2tr in same sp, ch1, 3tr in same sp (1st corner), gcl in next 2 sps, [3tr, ch1, 3tr] in next sp (2nd corner), gcl in next 2 sps [gcl, dc] in next 4 sps, gcl in next 2sps, join with sl st to top ch4, fasten off.

Sunglasses Case

  • Make 2 full motifs. 
  • Make 2 motifs up to and including round 3, but do not fasten off

With your first partial motif follow round 4 and at the same time join with sl sts to a full motif as follows –

  • Holding both pieces with wrong sides together and partial motif at the front, work 1st 3 sts of pattern then insert hook into corner of motif you are joining to, and sl st, then ch1 and finish your corner with 3tr
  • Insert hook into next sp of the motif you are joining to and sl st, gcl in next sp, repeat this until you reach the next corner ending with sl st into motif you are joining to
  • Ch4, 2tr to make next corner, join with sl st to other motif and ch1, finish corner with 3tr in same sp
  • Continue with round 4 to finish motif and repeat for 2nd pair of motifs

Joining & Hanging loop

  • Weave in any ends before starting 
  • With front piece facing (choose one side for back and front), with sl knot on hook and cc join with sc to 1st dc of any gcl, sc in next 21 sts
  • Next hold both pieces together with right sides facing outwards, match both motifs so stitches are lined up correctly, stitch for stitch
  • In the next st sc through both pieces simultaneously and in each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc and fasten off
  • With wrong side facing and cc, join with sl st to last sc of round that was worked through both pieces
  • Sc in next 11 sts, sc in sp between gcl, ch 30 (or more for a longer loop), sl st into the side of sc in gcl sp
  • Sc in each remaining st around, join with sl st to sc that is worked though both pieces
  • Fasten off and weave in ends

colourful sunglasses case

Common Mistakes and Fixes

  • Uneven Edges:  If your edges appear uneven, ensure you are crocheting with consistent tension and count your stitches regularly.
  • Loose Stitches:  Loose stitches can compromise the structure. Use a smaller hook size if your stitches are consistently loose.
  • Skipped Stitches:  Skipped stitches can leave gaps. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your place and double-check your work regularly.

Don’t Miss the Next Instalment

We’ve walked through creating a fun and cute crochet sunglasses case, perfect for summer adventures. This project combines practicality with beauty, providing a safe haven for your sunglasses.  Stay tuned for the next parts of our series where we'll dive into creating a trendy AirPods case and a luxurious eye mask. Each pattern is designed to enhance your summer crochet collection.

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