Sunday, 11 March 2012

Free Pattern: Cell Phone Covers

I came up with these patterns after my husband's phone cover fell apart, he wasn't so keen on the idea of a crocheted cover, he thought it wouldn't be very manly.  So I decided to prove him wrong and came up with the double colours version below (which he now uses!)  Then just because I'm very girly I came up with the single colour version with the flower for me!

The use of the Herringbone Half Double Crochet gives both of these covers a real quality feel.  Because two colours are used on one and a flower on the front of the other these covers should keep your phone protected from bumps and drops!
Both work up very quickly and would make brilliant gifts!


Cell Phone Covers

Measurements: 12cm long, 7.5cm wide

Hook: 4mm (G)

Gauge: 4 sts and 3 rows per inch (2.5cm)

Materials: DK/Light Worsted/8ply yarn

US Terminology Used

Abbreviations:
Beginning (beg)
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Loop (lp)
Repeat (rep)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Space (sp)
Stitch (st)
Together (tog)
Yarn Over (yo)

Special Stitches Used:
·     Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc) - Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), pull first loop through second loop on hook (without another yo), then yo and draw through 2 rem loops on hook
·     Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.
·     Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc) - Yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.
Double Colours Cell Phone

Holding two colours together ch22 and join with a sl st to form a ring being careful not to twist the chain.
Round 1: Ch2, hhdc in each around, join first st to last st with a sl st (23 sts)

Rounds 2 - 13: Repeat round one around.12 times.

Round 14: Ch2, hdc in each st around.

Round 15: Ch2, alternate fphdc and bpdc around.

Fasten off and hide the ends.

Turn cover inside out and sew up the bottom with yarn and a darning needle, fasten off and hide the ends.  Turn rcover ight way around and your done!
One Colour

Using one colour only ch19, join with a sl st to form a ring being careful not to twist the chain.

Round 1: Ch2, hhdc in each around, join first st to last st with a sl st (20 sts)

Rounds 2 - 16: Repeat round one around.15 times.

Round 17: Ch2, hdc in each st around.

Round 18: Ch2, alternate fphdc and bpdc around.

Fasten off and hide the ends.

Turn cover inside out and sew up the bottom with yarn and a darning needle, fasten off and hide the ends. Turn cover right way around and your done!

Decorative Flower

Ch2, 5 hdc into first ch on hook, join with a sl st to form a circle.

Round 1: * Ch 8, sl st in next ch, rep from * around, join with sl st in first ch – (six ch 8 loops)

Round 2: [Sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc, 2 hdc, sc] around first ch 8 sp * [sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc, 2 hdc, sc] in next ch 8 sp, rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off (6 petals).

I hope you like this pattern! If you have any problems with it please don't hesitate to let me know and I'll see if I can help!

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