Thursday, March 1, 2012

iPhone Case/Cozy/Sock Thingy

Craftiness has its perks. It's so nice to be able to spot something in a store and think, "I'm going to go home and make that." It's even nicer when you spot said item around a friend's neck and they're complaining about how worn out it's getting, so you decide to surprise them with a new handmade replica the next time you see them. And the nicest thing is when it only takes you one evening to make it. ^___^

The item in question would be an iPhone cozy, which my friend happens to wear around her neck for convenience. She actually purchases them from a waitress at their favorite Mexican restaurant, but the strap always breaks eventually because it's made with a single strand of yarn. Ravelry to the rescue! I've been working on the Link costume pretty steadily, so I was looking for a chance to break out my crochet hooks. Check out the resulting Ribbed iPhone Pouch:

(I cheated and modeled with K's Android phone; they're nearly identical in size!)

To help with the strap problem, I decided to go even thicker than the typical chain stitch and use a single crochet base chain (a method of making a foundation chain + row of single crochet at the same time). It takes a little practice (and careful watching of screenshots/videos) to get the hang of it, but it's good for creating a stretchier first row that's the about same size as regular rows. Plus, it's useful if you're trying to reach a certain length for the first row and you don't know how many chain stitches you need. Anyway, if you've never tried it before, give it a shot!


stefcia s said...

that's cute, my friend knows how to make things like that I'm sure she'll enjoy seeing this.

Plus it came out really cute, good job!

Anne G. White said...

Thanks! I'm thinking of making one for myself. This could be useful when I don't have any pockets.