Table of Contents:
- Required Skill
- Materials and Tools
- Written Pattern
- Chart Pattern
- Blocking (Video)
My elder sister is the most avid fan of my crochet. She usually loves phone cozies and asks me to make a lot for her. Now that she just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, I'm making another set for her.
This phone cozy is crocheted using the same stitch pattern (crisscrossing sc's) that I used for Man's Bills and Phone Purse that I made for my husband.
They look different though because I worked the stitches in a spiral, which makes one side look different from the other side.
Fitting so snugly on my sister's phone, this phone cozy didn't need any closure.
Length: 5.5 in
Width: 3 in
Honestly, I forgot to measure the gauge and count the number of rounds I made. My sister was so eager to claim her phone cozy. I can't really blame her, this is just soooo gorgeous!
- Working on both sides of the chain
- Working in rounds in a spiral
- Crisscrossing sc's
- Blocking (video provided below)
Materials and Tools:
- Mercerized crochet cotton
- #7 (1.65mm) Steel hook
- Stitch marker
More of Donna's Phone Cozies
The crisscrossing of sc's shortens the foundation chain A LOT. Even if I began with a foundation chain that's longer than the phone, I ended up with a cozy that's short on width.
I solved that shortage with blocking.
Thinking it over now, maybe I should have began with a foundation chain twice as long as the width of the phone. I just realized that crisscrossing the sc's reduces the width of two sc's to almost one.
Make a swatch first before crocheting this pattern. It might be just my way of crocheting (I crochet tight).
- Ch - chain
- Sc - single crochet
- Sk - skip
- Sl st - slip stitch
This pattern is what I crocheted. Consider modifying the foundation chain based on my NOTES.
Foundation Chain: Ch 29.
Round 1: Sc on the second ch from hook, 26 sc, 2sc on the remaining ch, (begin work on the other side of the chain) 27 sc, DO NOT TURN. Stitch count: 54 sc
Round 2: Mark the first sc with a stitch marker. (Sk the next sc, sc, sc on the sc just skipped) 28x. DO NOT TURN. Remove stitch marker. Stitch count: 54 sc or 28 pairs of criss-crossed sc's.
Repeat Round 2 till desired length is reached.
Sl st the last round to achieve a finished look for the phone cozy. Break off and weave in ends.
The following chart pattern is NOT an actual representation of the written pattern.
It only serves as an illustration of the written pattern. However, it can also serve as a formula/recipe should you want to modify this pattern into something else.
Since I ended with a cozy that's considerably short on the width, I had no choice but to block. Here's a helpful video on blocking.
I LOVE Comments!
Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on September 10, 2012:
It definitely is! Thanks for leaving a comment Wonder Wool.
Priyanka Estambale from United States on September 10, 2012:
This is soo Pretty. Loved it. The colour is beautiful and a comfy cover for the mobile :)
Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on September 08, 2012:
Thank you! I love this color, too. (It makes me think of blueberries.) And the stitch, I think it's a hidden treasure. I can't believe I didn't think of it before. ",)
Veronica Lewis from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania on September 08, 2012:
Very nice hub! Gives me an idea for making a cozy for my phone. And I love that you used my favorite thread!! And I love the color and the stitch. Voted up!!