Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Nook/Kindle Cover Pattern - Crochet
As promised, here is the pattern for my Nook/Kindle Cover:
Hook: 8.0 mm (L)
Yarn: Reynolds Lopi, 1 skein, 110 yds, LOPI-0738 Cranberry Heather
Gauge: Row gauge is not important, as you will just repeat until piece measures 20". The stitch gauge would be approximately 1 shells = 1" with the entire width measuring 6 1/2" across.
Adjust the gauge, if necessary, by adding multiples of 3. Basically, you want to make the strip wide enough so that when you fold it over and sew it, your Nook or Kindle will fit snugly inside.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook & sc across (18 s.c.)
Row 2: ch 1, (sc, ch1, dc) in 1st st to form V, (skip next 2 sts, sv in next st) across to last 2 sts, skip next st, hdc in last st. ch 1 and turn - you should have 6 V stitches.
Row 3: (sc, ch1, dc) in each ch 1 space across, hdc in turning ch 1 of previous row. Ch 1 & turn - again, you should have 6 V stitches.
Repeat Row 3 until strip measures 20”. Fasten off.
Fold the strip around the Nook/Kindle, to make sure you have the right measurement for the “pocket.”
Keep the strip folded, start at the bottom, and crochet the folded strip together (using sc), to create the pocket.
When you get to the "flap," crochet around in sc for a border.
Then, continue connecting the folded strip on the other side, forming the other side of the pocket. fasten off and cut yarn.
You can then sew snaps for the closure, or just crochet a long chain to use as a cord to tie up the bag.