It’s that time of year again. Time to get back to school!
Whether you are going back to school or the kids are, this time of year can get hectic. I should know; I’m starting classes tomorrow. So many supplies to buy, textbooks to order, teachers to meet, classrooms to find, end of summer activities, fresh haircuts…
You get the idea. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always leave much time for crafting. On the bright side, it’s Tuesday, which means I’m bringing you another tutorial. This week, it’s a crochet project. (If you don’t know how to crochet, start here!)
While I am not a fast crocheter, I was able to complete this Easy Mini Pencil amigurumi project in half an hour. Take a look at the finished results!
I went back and added a face to one of the pencils and stuck a keychain on him. Since he has a face now, he needs a name. Comment below with name suggestions for a shoutout!
If you like to learn by following along with a video, give this a watch! If not, keep reading for the free pattern.
Here’s the pattern for this Easy Mini Pencil.
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
Stuffing (I use saved yarn scraps)
In Shocking Pink, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch to form ring (pattern worked in the round)
Round 1: in ring, 10 sc, sl st in blo of 1st sc to join
Round 2: ch 1, working in blo sc 10 around (1st sc is worked in same spot as join here and throughout); to join, insert hook in both loops of 1st sc from round, form sl knot in Gold color, put sl knot on hook, pull sl knot through all loops on hook to join (changes color and joins round), tie tail of Gold with Shocking Pink, trim tails, tuck inside pencil
Rounds 3-7: ch 1, sc 1o around, join w sl st in top of first sc
Round 8: ch 1, sc 10 around; to join, insert hook in both loops of 1st sc from round, form sl knot in Oatmeal color, put sl knot on hook, pull sl knot through all loops on hook to join; tie tails, cut Gold
Round 9: ch 1, sc 1, sc dcr in next 2 sts, 3 sc, sc dcr in next 2 st, 2 sc, join w sl st in top of 1st sc from round
Pause to stuff pencil
Round 10: ch 1, 2 sc, sc dcr, 2 sc, sc dcr; to join round and change color, insert hook in both loops of 1st sc from round, from sl knot in Black, put sl knot through all loops on hook to join; tie tails, cut Oatmeal
Round 11: ch 1, sc dcr 3 times, join w sl st in top of first st, fasten off
Use tapestry needle to weave end through top, tie off, weave inside pencil
Enjoy this free crochet pattern and best of luck getting back to school!