Notepaper and Pencil Case



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/11/are-you-making-your-list-checking-it.html

Notepaper and Pencil Case

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “STAR” BLEND YARN, Article 75
2 skeins Red.
1 skein White.
Steel crochet hook No. 00.
1 pencil
1 pad 3 inches x 5 inches.

BACK SECTION: With Red ch 38, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.
2nd Row. 1 s c in each s c.  Repeat the last row 26 times, cut yarn.

TOP SECTION: Work 1st 10 rows same as back section.
11th Row. 1 s c in each of the 1st 28 s c, turn.
Next 14 Rows. 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn.
With wrong side of 10th row toward you, attach yarn in 1st free st and work 1 s c in each s c.
Next 14 Rows. 1 s c in each s c.
Next Row. 1 s c in each s c, 1 s c in each of the 28 sts of opposite side, turn.
Next 2 Rows. 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn at end of last row.

PENCIL HOLDER: With Red ch 3, s c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row. 2 s c in each s c, drop Red, turn.
3rd Row. Attach White, 2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, ch 1 to turn all rows.
4th Row. 1 s c in each s c, drop White.  (When changing colors always complete last half of last st worked with next color.) Working even in s c work 2 rows Red, 2 rows White until there are 6 stripes of each color.  Work 2 more rows in Red, cut yarn.  Sew to upper section to the left of pad opening, leaving last row free.  Cut a piece of cardboard to fit upper section.  Place between the 2 sections made and overcast the sections together.

FLAP: With Red ch 33, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.
Next 19 Rows. 1 s c in each s c.
Next Row. 1 s c in each of the 1st 31 sts, 3 s c in next st, work 17 s c across the short edge working 3 s c in next corner st, work 31 s c up next long side working on opposite side of starting ch, cut yarn.
With right side of work toward you, attach White in 2nd st of long side, ch 3, 3 d c in same space, drop loop hook, insert in 3rd st of ch, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, popcorn st in next s c (popcorn st:  4 d c in same space, drop loop from hook, insert in 1st d c, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st), repeat from * 14 times, ch 1, popcorn st in next s c, ch 1 popcorn st in next s c, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, popcorn st in next s c, repeat from * 8 times, ch 1, popcorn st in next s c, ch 1, popcorn st in next s c, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, popcorn st in next s c, repeat from * 14 times, cut yarn.
Next Row. With right side of work toward you, attach White in 1st popcorn st, work a row of s c around the 3 sides working 1 s c in each st and 3 s c in center popcorn st at each corner, cut yarn.  Sew plain side of flap to top of under section.

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