March 3, 2019 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
Yesterday, I found myself on an unexpected 2 hour (each way) road trip. Since I wasn’t the driver, I made sure to grab a skein of cotton yarn and my trusty pencil case that holds my collection of crochet hooks.
A Quick and Easy Crochet Project
I had a project in mind, I wanted to make a little tote for my cell phone, but I had no pattern. Well… that’s not entirely true. I purchased a pattern but I didn’t have time to go look for it. I seriously need to organize my printed crochet patterns better. The pile is ever-increasing and too hard to look through in a hurry. Anyway… To make my little cell phone tote, I decided to just wing it.
I wasn’t looking to protect my phone; I already have a good case on it. I wanted something that will make it easier to carry because I hate putting my phone in my pocket and I can’t hear it when I carry it inside my purse.
How I Made My Cell Phone Tote
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I used a skein of cotton yarn that I already had in my stash (not sure of the brand) and an F 3.75mm Clover crochet hook. After measuring my phone using a row of chain stitches, I created my case by crocheting single stitches in the round. Keeping in mind that I have a very old iPhone, I think mine used 25 chains around but don’t quote me on that.
When the body was large enough to cover my entire phone, in order to create the flap, I stopped going completely around. I think I used 12 single crochet stitches across. For the next few rows, to give the flap a bit of texture, I alternated crocheting regular single stitches and front post single crochet stitches. I originally was thinking of adding a button or buttons to the front so when I got to the (I think) 3rd to last row, I did a row of double crochet stitches. But now that I’m done, I think the buttons would only slow me down when I try answering the phone so I’m leaving them off.
I single crocheted around the edge of the flap to complete the look.
To make the carrying cord, I made a chain in my desired length and then did two rows of slip stitches for added strength.
The last thing I did was sew up the bottom to keep the phone from sliding out!
Sorry, I can’t offer a photo of the phone in it’s case because I need the phone to take the photo! 🙂
I’m really happy with the way it turned out. You might notice that I didn’t make the carrying cord very long. I did that so I can carry it over my shoulder or wear it as a necklace. I know it’s going to come in handy all the time!
Have you ever made a tote for your cell phone? Will you try one now? Tell me all about it in the comments. I love hearing from my readers!