Crochet Pencil

Updated: Jun 15

Did your kiddos go back to school this week? I'm a little late posting this because kids go back to school after Labor Day in Canada and I had completely forgotten that kids go back sooner in the US! Regardless, I made this pencil for my sister to take Back-To-School photos with her kiddos on Day 1! Then I promptly forgot it in Kentucky when I left for Toronto 😬. I hope you guys have better luck than me!






Materials:

Abbreviations:

Sc: single crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

Ch: chain

Sc3tog: single crochet 3 together



Pattern:

Starting with pink yarn Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 sts)

Rnd 3: *2 SC in next stitch, then SC in next stitch* repeat & around, join, chain 1 (24 sts)

Rnd 4: *2 SC in next stitch, then SC in next two stitch* repeat & around, join, chain 1 (32 sts)

Rnd 5: SC around in back loops only for this round (this will help create a crease for the eraser to take shape) (32 sts)

Rnd 6-9: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (32 sts)

Change to gray yarn

Rnd 10: DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 sts)

Rnd 11: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (32 sts)

Change to Yellow Yarn

Rnd 12-30: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (32 sts)

Start stuffing with poly-fil fiber stuffing Change to off-white yarn Round 23-24: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (32 SC) Round 25: SC Decrease, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (26 SC) Round 26: SC Decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (19 SC)

Round 27: SC Decrease, SC in next 1, repeat around, join, chain 1 (12 SC) Change to black yarn Don’t forget to keep stuffing as you go! And weave in ends as you go! Round 28: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (12 SC) Round 29: SC Decrease, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (9 SC)

Round 30: SC Decrease, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (6 SC) Round 31: SC in each stitch around, fasten off Stuff the last bit with poly-fil. Take your tapestry needle and sew the top closed. Weave in ends.


Enjoy! And post your pictures below!