iPhone Case

January 4, 2009 in Free Patterns

iphone_case

I got an iPhone for Christmas but it didn’t come with a case.  I broke my old cellphone when it slipped out of my jacket pocket while I was bent over to tie my shoe laces so I made this cozy to protect my new phone.  My boyfriend thinks there’s something ironic about protecting a piece of cutting edge technology with a very old crafting technique.  Maybe he’s right but I still think it’s cute.  This was really quick to make.  I’m not too crazy with the snap but it’s all I have on hand.  I might experiment with replacing it with a button/loop closure after my next craft store trip.

Tools and Materials

  • Small amounts of green, red, and yellow worsted weight yarn
  • Size F hook
  • Snap

Gauge

  • 4 dc = 1″
  • 2 rows = 1″

Case

  1. Chain 12
  2. dc in each chain across (12 sts) and chain 2.
  3. repeat step two until you have 24 rows.
  4. Fold nine rows up. There should be 18 rows for the case front/back and 6 rows for the flap
  5. SC crochet down the edge of the flap, and then through both layers once you reach the fold.
  6. Continue around the bottom of the case, putting 2 sc in each corner.
  7. Once you make it back up the other side of the flap, fasten off and weave in the end.
  8. Add a snap closure or a button and loop to your preference.

Strap

  1. Starting with a long tail, sc 38 (or more if you have a larger hand).
  2. Slip stitch in the first chain to form a loop. Fasten off and leave a long tail.
  3. Take the both tails and slip them through the first single crochet where the two sides of the case were joined.
  4. Holding the two ends together, knot them around the strap twice.  Weave the tails in to the case.

Decorate

Decorate the case with beads, thread, or appliques however you like.  I made the red and yellow flower using the Crochet Flower Tutorial from greetingarts.