Colorful crayon holder – Free pattern!

Colorful crayon holder - Side view

This crayon holder is fully functional. Because it looks just like crayons,  kids will know exactly where to put away their crayons when they are done. Hope you will enjoy making it as much as I did!

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Materials
  1. Worsted weight yarn in 8 colors
  2. 4 mm (G) crochet hook*
  3. Scissors
  4. Tapestry needle to weave in tails
 
Gauge
Gauge is not important here. Use a hook that is a size smaller than the recommended size for the yarn you choose. This is to make the project dense enough to stand on its own.

 

 
Size
  1. Diameter – ~9.5 cms
  2. Height – ~12 cms
 
Abbreviations
  1. ch – chain
  2. sc – single crochet
  3. sl st – slip stitch
  4. inc – single crochet increase
  5. dec – decrease 2 stitches together
  6. dec3 – decrease 3 stitches together
  7. st(s) – stitch(es)
 
Colors
  1. C1 – Black
  2. C2 – Dark Green
  3. C3 – Orange
  4. C4 – Light Blue
  5. C5 – Red
  6. C6 – Light Green
  7. C7 – Dark Blue
  8. C8 – Pink
 
Notes
  1. This project works in a continuous round so the crayons might be slightly slanted.
  2. Any yarn can be used for this project along with an appropriate hook. This will only change the dimensions of the project. The pattern will remain the same.
  3. The total number of stitches on each round is indicated in brackets at the end of each line.
  4. There are multiple ways you could carry yarn to the next round:
 



Instructions
 
Base
 
Round 1: [C1] 7 sc in magic ring (7 sts)
Round 2: [C1] *inc in the next st* 7 times (14 sts)
Round 3: [C1] *inc in the next st, sc in the next st* 7 times (21 sts)
Round 4: [C1] *inc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts* 7 times (28 sts)
Round 5: [C1] *inc in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts* 7 times (35 sts)
Round 6: [C1] *inc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sts* 7 times (42 sts)
Round 7: [C1] *inc in the next st, sc in the next 5 sts* 7 times (49 sts)
Round 8: First round of crayons (still a part of the base)
  • [C1] sc in the next st, [C2] sc in the next 5 sts,
  • [C1] sc in the next 2 sts, [C3] sc in the next 5 sts,
  • [C1] sc in the next 2 sts, [C4] sc in the next 5 sts,
  • [C1] sc in the next 2 sts, [C5] sc in the next 5 sts,
  • [C1] sc in the next 2 sts, [C6] sc in the next 5 sts,
  • [C1] sc in the next 2 sts, [C7] sc in the next 5 sts,
  • [C1] sc in the next 2 sts, [C8] sc in the next 5 sts,
  • [C1] sc in the next st (49 sts)

Side

Round 9: Repeat Round 8 but work in back loops only (49 sts)
Round 10: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 11: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 12: [C1] 
sc in the next 49 sts (49 sts)
Round 13: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 14: [C1] 
sc in the next 49 sts (49 sts)
Round 15: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 16: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 17: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 18: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 19: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 20: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 21: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 22: [C1] 
sc in the next 49 sts (49 sts)
R
ound 23: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 24: [C1] 
sc in the next 49 sts (49 sts)
Round 25: Repeat Round 8 (49 sts)
Round 26: [C1] sc in the next st -> fasten off C1

 
Crayon tips (repeat for each color)
Round 27: sc in the next 5 sts (5 sts)
Round 28: Do not turn, this round is worked in the same direction as the previous one – ch (does not count as a stitch), dec in the next 2 sts, sc in the next st, dec in the next 2 sts (3 sts)
Round 29: Do not turn, this round is worked in the same direction as the previous one – ch (does not count as a stitch), dec3 in the next 3 sts (1 st) -> fasten off and weave tails in.


Congratulations! Your Colorful Crayon Holder is ready
🙂

Please leave me a comment if you like this pattern. I’d love to hear from you! You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue. If you would like a photo tutorial for this pattern with more tips and tricks (or just to support me), you can purchase a print-friendly ad-free version of this pattern from my Ravelry and Etsy shops.


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Happy crocheting!

~Arunima

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