I’ve been making these lighter cases for as long as I can remember, as soon as I learned how to crochet in a round (or a spiral) and figured out that crocheting on both sides of a chain makes an oblong shape, it was over lol. So now I’m sharing my lighter case pattern with you! I’ve made dozens and dozens of these for my friends, and they also sell fairly well at craft shows!
A lot of people will pick up a lighter case with a perplexed look on their face, putting it on one of their fingers and turning to me.
“Mix and match glove pieces?”
Anyway, this lighter case pattern is really versatile once you’ve mastered it, and you can use different stitches once you’ve made the base. I’ve used moss stitch, half double crochet, double crochet, and even bean stitch I think. While intricate designs aren’t really possible because of how little stitches there are per row, you still can use some different colors to make your lighter case unique!
worsted weight (4) yarn in any color
Ch – chain
BLO – back loop only
St – stitch
Rnd – round
Sc- single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
You can choose to crochet in a spiral or join after every round from round 3 on. Working in a spiral makes the rounds less noticeable.
You can either break off the yarn after you finish the lighter case or you can sl st until you get to one of the sides and then make a chain as along as you want to go around your neck. When the chain is long enough just sl st it to the other side of the lighter case and then break off your yarn and weave in your ends.
Rnd 1 – ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next two sts, 3 sc in beginning st. On the other side of the chain, sc in next 3 sts. 3 sc in the last ch, sl st to top of 1st sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 2 – ch 1, sc in BLO in next st. Sc in BLO all the way around. Sl st to top of ch 1. (12 sc)
Rnds 3-13 – ch 1, sc in next st. sc in next st all the way around. Sl st to top of ch 1 (12 sc)
You can continue with a chain in order to add a strap. When you get to one side of the oval (see picture below) start your chain. When you decide it’s long enough sl st to the other side of the oval, then fasten off and weave in the ends.
Sometimes I plan out color changes in the lighter case and make striped designs, or use different stitches like the moss stitch or double crochet. This pattern is super versitile 🙂
This free pattern can be shared freely and products made from this pattern can be sold and shared, but please give pattern credit to CrochetByStephK and/or LittleFamilyontheMountain. Thank you so much!