June 7, 2021

Crochet Pencil Tote Bag

While the school year has ended for some, we still have a week and a half left in this school year here in WA. So I had teacher gifts on my mind. I've had this Pencil Tote Bag Pattern by Heart Sprinkle in my pattern stash for a while, and I think this pencil themed tote would be an awesome gift for a teacher. I'm so glad I finally got around to making it. It only took me a couple days to make it, and I really enjoyed making the hearts.
Cotton yarn is recommended for this tote bag, so I used I Love This Cotton in Pewter, Taupe, Curry, Dove, and Coral. I really like this cotton yarn and recommend it for this project.

I followed the pattern and started at the bottom, which is the eraser. I used the Coral yarn for the eraser. The pattern says to use a 4.5mm crochet hook, but I used a size 4mm/G crochet hook.

I crocheted the ferrule of the pencil with the Dove (light gray) and Pewter (dark gray) yarn.

For the yellow portion, I used the Curry yarn. I really love using my Composition Notebook yarn bowl with my pencil themed projects. It's my favorite yarn bowl.

The pattern says to use black yarn for the pencil lead, but I decided to us the Pewter (dark gray) yarn instead. 

The pattern says to crochet about 63 rows for the strap, but I crocheted 75 rows since I used a smaller hook. I used a yarn needle to sew the strap onto the other side of the bag.


All done and ready to tote some stuff!😊

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Pencil Tote Bag! I think this would be a wonderful teacher's gift, and as a former teacher, I'm keeping this one for myself! If you'd like to make one, check out the Pencil Tote Bag Pattern by Heart Sprinkle. 


  1. Pencil tote is beautiful.

  2. That is so cute, the perfect teacher gift!

    1. Thanks! I agree! I might make bags for the next teacher appreciation day.

  3. Wow, another amazing crochet project! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, I always look forward to your projects!

  4. T'onna, this is amazing! I love the pattern and the yarn you chose!

    1. Thanks! I don't use cotton yarn often, but I did enjoy this cotton yarn. I'll definitely use it again soon!