Back in August before school started I shared patterns for several different crocheted pencil bags all based on a basic pencil bag pattern. This one I originally shared as a contributor post on Craftaholics Anonymous but I thought it would be good to share it again here. Especially because although I originally made it thinking of back to school time, it would make a fun Christmas gift as well and it is time to start working on those. I have made lots of owl hats to give as gifts or to sell and they are always a big hit so when I was trying to come up with pencil bag ideas an owl seemed like an obvious choice.
The finished bag measures about 9 x 5 inches. You can use any worsted weight yarn to make these bags. This one is made with Red Heart Super Tweed (the purple section- Pinkberry) and Deborah Norville Everyday (the pink section- Grenadine). The eyes and beak are made with scraps of leftover yarn. I have also used Red Heart Super Saver and Vanna’s Choie yarns for these bags so anything similar in weight to those will work fine.
How to make Crocheted Owl Pencil Bag
Finished Size: 9" x 5"
You will need:
- Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors for the bag
- Small amount of worsted weight yarn in white, black, and yellow for the face
- H crochet hook
- 2 buttons- 3/4″-1″
- sewing thread and needle for attaching buttons
- yarn needle
Bag:Start with color that will be the top half of the body (pink on my bag)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to the end (30 sc)Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch to end (30 sc)
Row 3-10: repeat row 2 (30 sc)
Change to second color (purple on my bag)Row 11-26: repeat row 2 (30 sc)
Change back to first color (pink)
Row 27-38: repeat row 2 (30 sc)
Row 40: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 24, sc dec (26 sc)
Row 41: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 22, sc dec (24 sc)
Row 42: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 20, sc dec (22 sc)
Row 43: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 18, sc dec (20 sc)
You should now have a piece that looks like this:
Now make the face
Eyes:make 2Round 1: with black yarn make a magic ring, ch 1, 8 sc in mr (8 sc)Round 2: change to colored yarn, 2 sc in each stitch (16 sc)Round 3: change to white yarn, (2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next) around (24 sc)Round 4: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 2) around (32 sc)finish off leaving long end for sewing
Beak:with yellow yarn, ch 5Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and each ch to the end (4 sc)Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc dec (2 sc)Row 3: ch 1 turn, 2 sc (2 sc)Row 4: ch 1 turn, sc dec (1 sc)Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc (1 sc)Finish off leaving long end for sewingSew eyes and beak to front of bag making sure to sew through only one layer.
I hope you enjoy this owl pencil bag and be sure to check out my other pencil bag variations:
Basic Pencil Bag
Monster Pencil Bag
Ninja Turtle Pencil Bag
TARDIS Pencil Bag