Only after a few times of wearing my glasses I thought how helpful it would be to have straps that keep them around my neck. Since I only wear them for reading and other such closeup work I don't need them on constantly. And yet I don't like the idea of leaving an expensive pair of glasses just lying around.
I remembered that a few years ago I made a strap for some glasses that I used on occasion. They were a simple pair of store-bought readers that we had around the house. I tried them for crocheting but they strained my eyes even more. In the meantime though, I had a great time making this beaded strap for them. You can find the pattern for free at Crochet Spot by clicking the link, Beaded Eyewear Retainer.
Naturally, I wouldn't use a purple strap for my own (naturally). So I set about making a different one. This time I used a slightly lacier thread, Aunt Lydia's crochet thread, and no beads. Very simple and yet it works!
Here is the pattern.
Lacet Eyeglasses Strap
Skill Level Easy
Finished size 24” (61 cm) long
Lace Weight Yarn (approximately 8 yards)
Crochet Hook 6 (1.80mm)
One lacet measures 3/8” (0.95 cm)
Row 1: ch 159, sl st in 4th ch from hook, * ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, repeat from * across to last 3 ch, (ch 2, sl st, ch 3, sl st) in last ch: 53 lacets
The pattern is really easy to work. The only difficulty would be in the handling of the thread if you are not yet accustomed to working with it. Unfortunately, spending a few hours pulling it out and getting the pattern right brought on my wrist pain. And of course, I didn't use my head and don my gloves. Needless to say, it was my own fault. If you struggle with carpal tunnel, don't make the same mistakes I did. Just a piece of advice.
Maybe you can use some straps for your glasses but you haven't been able to find some you really like. Make your own! That is the best way to satisfy your taste.
I actually have had my eye on the case as well. It is so plain and black (the case that came with the glasses). I might work up the courage to bedazzle it with... well, with something. I don't do black. Maybe I'll paint it gold... Love gold.
And that does it for today! What do you think about my design? Did you find any flaws I need to edit? Let me know in the comments below! I am so eager to hear all of your thoughts on the matter.
Update: You can purchase a copy of this pattern in PDF form at my Ravelry store! Click here to check it out.
This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.