please, do try this at home

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.

the finished result

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

Instructions

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.

the cozy after having added the surface stitches

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?

For any questions feel free to contact me.
And if you are a knitter or a crocheter, did you know that on Ravelry exists the Debian Knitters group?