Sometimes, we just want to crochet something easy and fast because we want to learn a new stitch, make a small gift or start our crafty journey. But since a bigger project might seems difficult or intimidating, these three projects are a good place to start. Today I’ll share with you the first of three free crochet patterns!
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A colorful smartphone case.
This smartphone case is easy because it’s made with half double crochet stitch only, so it is perfect for a very young crocheter or a super beginner. If you don’t like the simple half double crochet stitch you can try a more complex stitch. Just try to be sure you will make a stitch that can be made with any number of stitches like the number of stitches of your starting chain. Better, keep it simple in this skill level.
- A little bit of any worsted weight yarn (50 grs. approx). The yarn I used is a mysterious one from China, and I say it is mysterious because everything that was written in the label was in Chinese…
- A size F – 5 crochet hook, that is equivalent to a 3.75 mm.
- Darning needle.
- Any button of your choice.
Abbreviations (american terms):
- Ch: chain.
- Sc: single crochet.
- Sl st: slipped stitch.
- Hdc: half double crochet.
This is more a recipe to crochet a phone case than a pattern. So, the gauge and the brand of the smartphone is completely irrelevant. Just keep in mind that the number of stitches of the starting chain may differ. Relax and let’s begin!
- First, make a chain of the same width as your phone plus one st more. In my own case those are 16 stitches. See the first picture below.
- Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, continue making sc along the chain. When you reach the last one make 3 sc in the last ch.
- Now work on the other side of the chain. Make sc until the first ch. Make 2 sc in that first ch. Join with a slipped stitch. See the last picture below.
- Ch 2, start making hdc until the end of the round. Join with a sl st.
- Repeat round 4 until you have covered all the smartphone. In my case, those were about 22 rounds. This may vary depending on the size of your phone. When you have finished join with a sl st and fasten off. Weave in ends.
- Sew the button on the center front of your phone case.
- Join your yarn in the center of the last round of your work and make enough chains to reach the button you sew and back again to the last round. Cut your yarn, fasten off and that’s it! Enjoy your new smartphone case!
As you can see, this is a very easy pattern / recipe that any beginner can follow. You’ll make it in no time, at your own pace and if you make a mistake you can easily fix it. And the best of all you will end up with a project that you can use instead of throwing it in a box to be forgotten.
This is all by now, I hope you liked it and stay tuned for the next pattern.