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Moroccan Pen Holder

Free crochet pattern Moroccan Pen Holder

A free crochet pattern for Moroccan Pen Holder. A review pattern from a Japanese video.

I have been busy for the past months in Crochet Lovers in the Philippines activities. Since I founded this group my time is now consumed in community crochet workshops and bazaars to raise funding for the group. In bazaars, I have to come up with a project that is easy to crochet, but since there is a lot of said activity I have no time to make a new pattern and so I test other people's pattern and try to sell the product after I have made it. 

One pattern that caught my eye is this Moroccan stitch. I just found this video from a Japanese vlogger. But since I cannot understand their language, I mute the video while listening to music and carefully watch and observe how she crocheted this beautiful project.

I write the pattern to customize to my own Pen holder. But I think it will fit any pen holder in the market. I recommend you watch the video first to understand the Moroccan Stitch.

I love this Moroccan stitch, and I am planning to create some projects using the same stitch in the future.

This Moroccan Pen Holder is multiple of 3 sts. This project started at the bottom part up to the opening of the pen holder. In round 5, there will be 2 different instructions, round 5 A and round 5 B, means starting this round, you will  work 2 round using 2 different yarn in the same round. 

Finished measurements are:

Width: 5" x 4.5" Height


Materials Needed:

Yarn: Combination yarn of Gantsilyo Guru Milk Cotton Light Mini

(A) Atomic Green and (B) Spring Green

Hook: 3.75MM


Terms Used:

All terms are in USA terminology

Ch: Chain,  Sc: Single Crochet,  Dc: Double Crochet, Sp: Space


Stitch Guide:

Shell St(sh):  3 dc in specified st

V-st: dc, ch 1, dc in specified st.


Moroccan Pen Holder Instructions:

Round 1: Yarn (A) .Ch 5, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring, ch 3 (consider as 1st dc), 14 dc in the ring, sl st in 1st dc to join. [15 dc]

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in 1st dc to join. [30 dc]

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around, sl st in 1st dc to join. [45 dc]

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st in 1st dc to join.


Round 5 A: Ch 1, drop your yarn A, attach yarn b in last dc of round 4, you will work this round using yarn B. Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, sk 2 sts, (sh in next st, sk next 2 sts) around,  sl st in 1st dc to join. Watch the video above (time: 6:41)

Round 5 B: You will work in the same round. Ch 1, drop your yarn B, back to your dropped yarn A, ch 3, dc in next sp bet ch 3 and dc of prev round {Note: make sure dc goes around sp between  2 sh, securing  2 sps together }, sk next 3 dc, (v-st in next sp bet 2 dc, sk next 3 dc) around, sl st in 1st dc to join. Watch the video above (time: 10:11)

Round 6 - 11: Repeat round 5 A and B



Round 12-13: Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. [45 sc]

Round 14: (Ch 3, sk next st, sl st in next st) around.

Fasten Off.

Free crochet pattern Moroccan Pen Holder

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