How to make a crochet lip balm case

19 Mar
Lip balm case with handbag clip

Lip balm case with handbag clip

Do you lose your lip balm in your handbag? Does your daughter lose lip balm after lip balm? If the answer to either of these questions is “YES”, then you need to make one of these!

Lip balm holder necklace with double drawstring ribbons

Lip balm holder necklace with double drawstring ribbons

Alternatively, I can make one for you for £5 +£1 p&p (price correct at date of publish but is subject to change)

I found the idea for this on a Pinterest board, and decided I could make my own. I’ve not written a crochet pattern before and there is a bit of guesswork (own judgement) involved on the part of the maker!

I made the holders crocheting into “back loop only”, but it will just have a different appearance if you choose to crochet through both loops.

Using 2.5mm hook and 4ply cotton yarn. Work in a spiral, do not join each new round.

  • Make a loop and crochet 2 chain.
  • (R1) Crochet 5 dc into the second chain from the hook. Continue to work in a spiral using a stitch marker if necessary.
  • (R2) Make 2dc into each dc (10)
  • (R3) Make 2 dc into each dc (20)
  • (R4) Make 1dc into each dc
  • Continue until the holder is the same height as the lipbalm. Make 2 more rows.
  • (Next row) make 1 chain, miss 1 dc, make 1 dc (10times)
  • Make 2 more rows in dc.
  • Then…

To make a handbag charm…

  • chain 11 stitches
  • work 2 rows of dc into the chain until then sew onto the opposite side of the holder
  • Add a split ring and clip

To make a necklace…

  • make a chain until it is long enough for a child or adult to wear as a necklace
  • make a row of dc into the chain
  • Sew the end onto the opposite side of the holder.

Add either a single ribbon to tie in a bow, using a large needle to thread in the gaps of the chains you made, or a double ribbon so you can pull each end to make a drawstring.

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