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T-Yarn Magnifying Glass Case

Posted on January 7, 2011

I recently bought this magnifying glass and it did not come with a case. Well unless you have a case, you can’t toss it in a drawer without it getting scratched. So I set out to crochet myself a little cozy to protect the glass. I wanted something stiff and protective so I used a ball of t-yarn that I had leftover from a tank top that I cut up.

I cut my t-yarn or tarn only about 3/8 inch wide and then gently stretched it. Here is my t-yarn tutorial for the details on how I prepare my t-shirts into a yarn material. I only needed a small ball of t-yarn for this project and believe it only required about half the front of the tank top to make this magnifying glass case.

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Here is another photo showing the glass as you pull it out of the case. Because the t-shirt yarn is stiff, the glass doesn’t need a closure and stays put inside nicely as I crocheted my cozy with a snug fit. My magnifying glass is 3 inches wide and the pattern below is for a cozy for this size glass. Adjust your stitches for a smaller or larger glass as you work your increases at the beginning. I kept constantly checking my fit after the first several rounds. I worked this project in the round and just made sure the glass fit inside the cozy as I crocheted further. Once you reach the correct width of the glass, you work single crochet stitches evenly to finish. Hope this makes sense and email me if you have any questions as you work the crochet pattern.


Free T-Yarn Magnifying Glass Case Cozy Pattern

Materials needed:
Small amount piece of a t-shirt cut into 3/8-1/2″ inch wide strips and gently pulled to curl your t-yarn or tarn

Hook: H (5 mm) U.S. size metal crochet hook

Finished Case Cozy: 3-1/2″ wide x 3-3/4″ long
Fits a 3″ wide Magnifying glass

Using T-yarn, Ch 4.

Rnd 1
Sc into the 2nd. Chain from hook and in each st down to the last st. Work 2 Sc in last st. Then working down the backside of chain, Sc in ea st down to the last st. Work 2 Sc in last st. Do NOT turn your work in this project. Mark so you know where the round starts as you do not join in this project unless specially told to but rather just continue working in rounds.

Rnd 2
Work 2 Sc in ea st around. (Remember don’t turn or join.)

Rnd 3
Work 2 Sc in each st around. (See tip below)

Tip: Check your magnifying glass to make sure the size is right for the glass to slide into the cozy. Adjust your stitches as needed for smaller sizes by working Sc in a st or two to get a smaller cozy. For larger size work 2 Sc or even 3 Sc in a st or two to get a larger cozy.

Rnd 4-14
Sc in ea st around until 14 rounds or for length needed for your glass to slide into cozy. Sl St into the last 2 sts of round to finish with an even edge at side of cozy. FO and weave under ends.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch
Tog – Together
T-Yarn – T-Shirt Yarn

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2 Responses to “T-Yarn Magnifying Glass Case”

  1. Moonshadow
    Jan 07, 2011

    Need a “LIKE” button. I’ve gotten lazy on Facebook, just clicking the LIKE instead of commenting. Case for the looking glass is a very good idea. I LIKE!

  2. GrannyJ
    Jan 09, 2011

    That is really neat. I have a magnifying glass I carry with me when I’m going to estate sales and thrift stores. I’ll be making one of these for my glass.

    Love all your recycling projects.

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