My second #debcraft project is a crocheted cozy for a phone, with a nice
Debian swirl on it.
As the previous one this is a very quick project - I made mine in half an hour - and easy also for crochet newbies.
As I've not mastered yet the tapestry technic in crochet, I opted for a less elegant solution and used a surface slip stitch to add the swirl.
The only downside of this approach is that you'll need a bit of practice before crocheting a decent and regular swirl (it took me a couple of tries to get the hang of it).
My phone is a Samsung Galaxy, so this pattern fits a phone of 6cm x 11cm x 1cm, but you can easily adapt it to yours.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms: check this page for a US/UK conversion table.
What you will need
- black cotton
- red cotton
- a 3 mm crochet hook
Obviously, the crochet hook's size depends on the weight of the yarn you're using. I used a DK/8 ply cotton yarn.
Finished size : 11cm x 8cm x 1cm
Stitches used :
- chain stitch (ch)
- single crochet (sc)
- surface stitches
Ch 15 + 1 for turning. Continue in flat rows, working 15 sc each row, plus one ch at the end to turn.
Continue till the desired dimensions, in my case I ended with a rectangle 22cm long.
Now the fun part: with the red yarn, start creating a swirl with the surface stitches.
Here's a good tutorial on how to do these, with step-by-step photos.
Now the last part: use the single crochet stitch to join the lateral seams of the cozy as showed in this tutorial.
And you're finished! Pretty easy, wasn't it?