My husband amazed me today, when he asked me to knit him a case for his mobile phone. This is from a man who usually hates knitting and handmade things, so I jumped at the opportunity. He recently bought some very cool Adidas trainers in bright multi colours, and wanted the case to match them.
I have a whole box of bright coloured acrylic yarn oddments in the loft, so I dug out a variety of colours and set to work. The pattern is below if anyone wants to have a go, and he loves the finished result!
Mobile Phone Case
You will need:
3.25mm knitting needles
4mm crochet hook
Yarn in your preferred colours - I used black as the main colour, and blue, pink, orange, purple, yellow and green as the contrast colours.
This case measures 4.5 x 3 inches.
Cast on 20 sts (this can be adjusted to make a wider or narrower case, but make the number divisible by two) and knit 2 rows in stocking stitch. All subsequent rows will also be in stocking stitch.
Row 1 - With the first contrast colour, knit two stitches. Then knit two stitches each in the second and third contrast colours. Repeat to the end of the row.
Row 2 - Purl this row, working all stitches in the same colours as previous row.
Rows 3 & 4 - Work two rows in with main colour.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 with the other three contrast colours.
*Knit 6 rows with the main colour. Knit 1 row in the first contrast colour.
Repeat from * 8 times, using each contrast colour in turn, and starting again from the beginning when all have been used once.
Knit 2 rows in main colour.
Fold the case in half so that the cast off edge is just under the checked piece of knitting, matching all stripes. Sew the side seams with backstitch, and weave in ends.
Edge the top opening and flap of the case with two rows of double crochet in the main colour, adding a chain loop in the centre of the flap on the second row.
Sew on a button to finish!
Designed by Torya Williams for ButterflySparkleDesigns, 2009. Please do not reproduce the pattern or the design for financial gain.