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Easy Pencil Case

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Abbreviations
WS.  Wrong Side
RS.   Right Side
sl st. Slip Stitch
sc.    Single Crochet
dc.    Double Crochet
rpt.   Repeat

dc2tog. leaving last loop of each dc
on hook, work 2dc in next stitch,
yo draw through all 3 loops.

Dec 1 - dc2tog.
Work 1dc in next dc2tog (leaving last loop on hook)
and 1dc in next dc2tog (leaving last loop on hook),
yo draw through all 3 loops.

Approx size:  8 inch x 4.5 inch

Materials
1.75oz of Worsted Weight Yarn in Main Color
Oddments of Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 Contrast Colors
6.00mm, 5.00mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks, 1 Toggle Button

GAUGE  -  3, dc2tog and 3 rows of dc2tog measures 1 inch square

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With 6.00mm hook and main color, ch27, change to 4.00mm hook, work dc2tog
(see abbrev above) in 4th ch from hook, dc2tog in each of next 22ch’s, 1dc in last ch.
Turn. (23 dc2tog)

Pattern Row - ch3, dc2tog in each dc2tog to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. Rpt
Pattern Row once. Turn. Fasten off. Rpt Pattern Row once in each of the 3 contrast
colors. Turn. Rpt Pattern Row twice in main color.

Working in back loops of stitch only rpt Pattern Row once. Turn. Working through both
loops, work Pattern Row once more in main color. Fasten off.

Reversing colors (ie start with same contrast color as you ended) Rpt Pattern Row once
in each of the 3 contrast colors. Turn. Fasten off. Rpt Pattern Row three more times in
main color. Turn. (16 dc2tog rows have been worked in all).

Decrease Row - Working in back loop of stitch only, ch3, dec 1dc2tog over next 2 dc2tog (see abbrev above), 1dc2tog in each dc2tog to last 2 dc2tog, dec 1dc2tog over next 2 dc2tog, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (21 dc2tog)

Working through both loops of stitch from now on, rpt dec row twice. (17 dc2tog) Turn.

Edge - With 5.00mm hook, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 8 dc2tog, ch2 (buttonhole) skip 1dc2tog, 1sc in each of next 8 dc2tog, 3sc in corner, working down the
first side of case work 2sc in each row end to corner, 3sc in corner, working along cast on edge work 1sc in each ch to corner, 3sc in corner, 2sc in each row up second side of case, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  

Join sides - fold up case 8 rows from loose loops, with RS side of case facing, rejoin
yarn to bottom left hand side of work, working through back and front of sc's (sealing edges together as you go), work ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 15sc, working on
flap, work 1sc in each sc to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each of next 7sc, working through both back and front sc (sealing second side of case) work 1sc in each of next 16sc. Fasten off.

Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn, sew toggle button to correspond with buttonhole.

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