11 January 2012

phone case knitting pattern

 For Christmas I knitted my ma a cover for her phone as she had lost hers. I used Rowan's Purelife Organic Cotton, my absolute favourite yarn to work with. I didn't have dpns of the correct size so I knitted the case flat and seamed it before adding a crochet edge in a contrasting colour.

To make a knitted phone case you will need:
50g ball dk weight yarn* in your chosen colour (I used Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton dk in shade 991, Chrysanthemum), a small amount of dk weight yarn for the edging (I used shade 986, Natural), 3.75mm knitting needles, a crochet hook, buttons, thread, a large eye needle and scissors.

-I have used UK terminology for this pattern (you can head over to my knitting and crochet pages for US conversions).
-This phone cover was made for a Nokia 5230 (which is around the same size as a Blackberry); the finished measurements are approx 2.75in across the front and 4.5in from top to bottom. It's a simple pattern that can easily be adjusted to suit the size of your phone (use the tension gauge on the yarn label).
1: With 4mm needles and MC, CO 26 sts.
2: Work in st st for 33 rows. Cast off.
3: Sew on decorative buttons in a way that pleases you. Or you could do something super fancy, like an embroidery design, or sew on a bit of lace!
4: Sew bottom seam and side seam and then move side seam round so that it sits at the back (unless you like it at the side, of course).
5: For the edging: at the middle back of your cast off edge, attach CC and dc in each stitch around the top of your phone cover; sl st in first dc.
6: For the fastening: in the same place you just made a sl st, ch 20 then sl st into first st. Put your phone into the pouch and attach a button so the loop keeps the phone in place.

And done! A pretty case to keep your phone from getting scratched :)

*You will only need about 10g of your main colour so if you have a whole 50g ball you could make several of these phone covers to give as gifts throughout the year :)


LittleMissL said...

That's really cute! I find ma's definitely love a handmade gift! My ma turns 50 at the end of the year & I know there will be elements of the handmade involved!
Happy Humpday xxx

Hats and More said...

What a great idea. It makes a cute gift.

Julia @ FaveCrafts said...

What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of DIY tech cases. Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/diy-technology-cases/

Have a great day!

Bella Amor said...

Hi I love your pattern! I'm a beginner and I knitted the sleeve, but when I got the edging I got stuck :( I feel like I'm trying to decode a encrypted message. Can you please translate the abbreviations :) Thanks!

Helen Woodward said...

@Bella Amor: Glad you like the pattern :) The edging is done using crochet, there is a link to the abbreviations under the Notes section. Hope this helps! x

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