Monday, January 16, 2012
Cabled Cell Phone Case
Note: I made this cell phone case as part of a gift for my Mom's birthday present, we have the same type of phone, so it made it pretty easy for me to do the sizing and such. This case was originally made for my 3 3/4 inch tall, 1 1/4 inch wide, phone. But it will fit any phone that's 4 1/2 inches tall to 2 1/2 inches wide. So pretty much any smart phones, anything you have. If could even work for the average sized camera. So...it's pretty roomy. (I wouldn't suggest making this for just an mp3 player)
Sieze: 5 inches tall
2 1/2 inches across
(But it's yarn...it stretches)
Yarn (Like...a 9th of a full skein, I used Red Heart Super Saver 312 Black)
Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
1 Medium-smallish button (mine was 3/4" around and a bit of a struggle to fit, I'd suggest a 1/2" button)
1 Cable needle
1 Tapestry needle
1 yarn needle
1 large rounded pointed thing (example: A size 11 - 15 knitting needle)
1) Cast on 18 stitches.
2) Knit in stockinette stitch for 3/4 inch, end on RS.
3)Row 1: P4, k2, p6, k2, p4
Next Row 2: k4, p2, k6, p2, k4
Next Row 3: p4, k2, p6, k2, p4
Next Row 4: k4, p2, sl 3 (front), k3, k3 from cn, ps, k4
Rows 5, 7, and 9: p4, k2, p6, k2, p4
Row 6 and 8: k4, p2, k6, p2, k4
Row 10: k4, p2, sl 3 (front), k3, k3 from cn, ps, k4
Repeat from *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* down until your piece measures 9 inches total.
4) If you're on the RS, knit all the way across one row. Then the next row, purl. Continue in this fashion for Stockinette stitch.
If you're on the WS, purl all the way across one row. Then the next row, knit. Coninue in this fashion for Stockinette stitch.
5) Knit in stockinette stitch for 1 inch, or until your piece measures 10" long. Bind off.
6) Block overnight.
7) Slip the phone, camera, etc into your case, pin where you would like to sew. I have a 3 3/4 inch flap, which becomes 2 1/2 inches when the phone's in it. The depth of mine is 3 3/4 inches. This stays the same whether the phone's in it or not.
8) Using a yarn needle and the same yarn used for the case, sew the sides. You can learn to do this the way I did, here:
9) Using your tapestry needle, sew your button onto the case according to where you want the end of your flap to be. You can learn to do this the way I did, here:
10) To get a button hole, take your large circular pointed object, I used a size 15 knitting needle, and pierce it through the front flap of your case. Take your fingers and spread itsome. This should give a you a good sized button hole for a medium-smallish button.
Posted by Emily Pritchard at 3:25 PM