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Dolphin Pencil Case Free Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

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A few weeks ago I traveled to Honduras to meet a very special girl. As I mentioned in my post when I got back (you can read it HERE) shoe loves dolphins, the color blue and drawing. I immediately thought a blue pencil case with a dolphin on it would make the perfect gift! So when I got home I designed just that.

You can follow the pattern below for FREE or you can purchase a PDF to print. ALL proceeds from the sales of this pattern will go into our adoption fund. 

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Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
1 skein each of Aqua (color A) and Silver (color B)

19 stitches by 20 rows = 4” square. Gauge is back loop single crochet worked in the round.

Laying flat 7.5” by 5.25”


7” zipper

Ch = Chain
St = Stitch
Sc = Single crochet
BLO = Back loop only

Dolphin Pencil Case Free Crochet Pattern by KT and the Squid


  • Follow the chart from right to left and bottom to top. Round 1 of the chart starts with round 1 of the written instructions.
  • To change color work to the last step of the stitch before the color change, complete the stitch with the new color.
  • Do not fasten off when changing color, work over unused color for the entire pencil case.
  • For this pattern you will work in the back loops. For a more sturdy pencil case that doesn’t need a lining use the method from this video.


With color A ch 37.

Round 1: sc in the second ch from hook and every ch across, continue working on the other side of the foundation ch, sc in the same ch and every ch across, do NOT join, place a stitch marker in the first st of the round. 72

Note: each ch will have 2 single crochets, one on either side.
From here on move the stitch marker up to mark the first st of every round. If you use a long piece of scrap yarn you can weave it up as you go. That way if you make a mistake and need to frog (I made a few mistakes) you won’t lose where the first st is.

Dolphin Pencil Case Free Crochet Pattern by KT and the Squid

Round 2: Working in the BLO sc in each stitch around. 72

Repeat round 2 following the Dolphin Chart.

Note: the different shades of blue and grey are just to help keep your place when reading the chart.

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Round 26: Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the last round, ch 1, sc (in both loops) in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc, fasten off. 72

Weave in all ends, sew in zipper.

Dolphin Pencil Case Free Crochet Pattern by KT and the Squid