The "Pencil me in..." creation was first created for a teacher friend I met during my time in Vegas. It has translated to my life where nothing is set in ink. I keep traveling city to city, meeting with different people, writing stories that I hear, it is all amazing! So I find myself penciling people in.
But of course, this would be a CUTE end of the year present for a teacher or professor. The original one I made I actually added the last name of the teacher (look at the pictures at the bottom).
To get started you will need:
Abbreviations (US Terms):
This pattern is worked in rounds. If needed, use stitch markers to keep track. Or you can be like me and live on the wild side.
When switching colors, keep the ends inside the project so that you only have one end to weave in. Weaving in yarn is probably the most daunting task, so any way to have less of it, the happier you will be crocheting.
Stuff the project as it grows. Every 10 rounds I would stuff it with the scrap yarn I used.
This pattern is to get the the pencil pictured above (8.5 inches long). However, you can add rounds or reduce rounds in the Hot Pink and Yellow sections so that you can get it any length you want. Realistically, every pencil in the world is different from the moment it is first used, so have fun with it!
Start with Hot Pink Yarn:
Switch to Overcast:
Switch to Yellow:
Switch to Yute:
Switch to Black:
Below you will see picture of the work in progress (#WIP) so that you can reference as you are working on your own pencils!
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Here's the original pencil I created, along with the "engraving". I added more rounds in the yellow section to make it longer.