#61 – Phone Case

I am not kind to cell phones – I tend to be clumsy, and as a result, my phone is more familiar with concrete floors than it should be. Most of the time, I have  a case on my phone, but after my recent trip to LA where my phone case sacrificed itself to protect my screen, I’ve been left with no case while I wait for a new one to ship. In the meantime, I thought I’d use a crocheted case to protect my phone from the worst of it.

  • 1/50 skein of Caron Simply Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above colour A: Country Blue, colour B: Soft Blue)
  • 1/100 skein of Caron Simply Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above colour C: Off White)
  • 1/40 skein of Caron Simply Soft – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above colour D: Grey Heather)
  • Size F (3.75 mm) hook
  • One button

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: DC = double crochet; DEC = double crochet over two stitches)

  1. Using colour A, foundation double crochet thirty stitches. (30 stitches)
  2. Chain two and turn. Do a DC in each stitch across the row. The chain stitches will not count as a stitch. (30 stitches)
  3. Repeat step 2 two more times. (30 stitches)
  4. Switch to colour B, and repeat step 2 three times. (30 stitches)
  5. Switch to colour C, and repeat step 2 once. (30 stitches)
  6. Switch to colour D, and repeat step 2 seven times. (30 stitches)
  7. Chain two and turn. DEC across the first two stitches. DC in each of the next eleven stitches. DEC across the next two stitches. You should be at the halfway point of the rectangle. (13 stitches)
  8. Chain two and turn. DEC across the first two stitches. DC in each of the next nine stitches. DEC across the next two stitches. (11 stitches)
  9. Chain two and turn. DEC across the first two stitches. DC in each of the next seven stitches. DEC across the next two stitches. (9 stitches)
  10. Chain two and turn. DEC across the next two stitches. DC in each of the next five stitches. DEC across the next two stitches. (7 stitches)
  11. Chain two and turn. DEC across the next two stitches. DC in the next stitch. Chain one while skipping the next stitch. Do one DC, and then DEC across the next two stitches. The chain-stitch will serve as a buttonhole. (5 stitches)
  12. Use the ends to weave together the sides of the rectangle to form the phone case!
  13. Sew a button in the appropriate spot.

To be honest, my goal was to work through some of the bits and bobs that I’ve stored up over the months, so I was pleasantly surprised with how nicely the colours worked out. I think that the colour scheme reflects my tendency to gravitate towards soft greys and blues, but I swear I’m trying to branch out and try working with bolder, brighter colours.

I think that stripes are the easiest way to make a pattern more interesting, since it just breaks up the monotone colour. On top of that, stripes are timeless! They’re also easier to do than polka dots, which is another classic design, so that’s another reason why I like stripes.
I hope that this manages to keep my phone safe until I get my new phone case! I had an idea to sew in a little fabric pocket so that I could put my bus pass in there, so I’ll update this post once I get it completed.

Until next time, happy crafting!

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding!

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