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Well, I’m finally doing it – starting my own blog! This will be a place for me to share projects, ideas, and patterns. So what better way to get started than to share a pattern I just created!
It’s that time of year already. School starts soon, which means time for back to school shopping. We successfully tackled my daughter’s list last weekend; however, one item in particular gave me an idea. She gets her own mini whiteboard to use this year, we just have to supply the markers and eraser. I read a tip that you can just use an old sock as an eraser, but that’s boring… but I could probably crochet something a little more fun! So I present to you…
…a crochet dry eraser with a pocket!
- Difficulty: Easy
- Size 4 yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver) in black for the erasing side and any color(s) of your choice for the top side and pocket
- Size I/9 (5.5mm) Hook [affiliate link]
Bottom (eraser side) – use black
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each st across. Turn. (20 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in each sc across. Turn. (20 sc)
Rows 3-10: Repeat row 2. Do not fasten off.
Continue sc along sides and bottom of panel, making sure to sc 3 in each corner. Sl st to first sc made in row 10. Finish off.
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each st across. Turn. (18 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in each sc across. Turn. (18 sc)
Rows 3-9: Repeat row 2. Do not fasten off.
Continue sc along sides and bottom of panel, making sure to sc 3 in each corner. Sl st to first sc made in row 19. Finish off.
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each st across. Turn. (9 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in each sc across. Turn. (9 sc)
Rows 3-17: Repeat row 2.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
- Sew pocket onto top panel.
- If desired, cut 1-2 pieces of corrugated cardboard to fit between top and bottom panel. This adds some sturdiness when there are no markers in the pocket. If you want your eraser to be washable, skip this step.
- Sl st the top and bottom panels together as desired. I stitched through the sides of the top panel and just inside the edging of the bottom panel (Update 8/10/18: see picture below for reference).
That’s it! This is a very simple pattern since you’re basically just crocheting three rectangles and sewing them together. Enjoy!
Feel free to share this pattern with friends by sharing the link to this post, but please do not copy and post the pattern elsewhere!