Last week, I did the unimaginable. My son had a bad cough left over from a cold. As any parent knows, a kid with a cough eventually equals barf…. which is exactly what happened… all over my winter coat! So I plugged my nose all the way home from Winners, gasping for air and ran upstairs to the laundry room to throw my nasty coat into the wash, along with my iPhone which was in the pocket. Long story short, I was in the market for a new smart phone. I am so lucky to have such an understanding hubby, who suggested the iPhone 6 plus since I’m always, and I mean always on my phone.
So, I have a confession, this is not the first smart phone I have destroyed. That is why, on top of the bumper case that I bought at a hefty price from the Apple Store, I thought it would be a wise choice to crochet a thick case to cover my precious device for added protection. And, for good Karma, I have decided to post this pattern to all of you for free! The pattern was created for an iPhone 6 Plus but will also fit a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I have included modifications for the regular iPhone 6 as well.
All you need for this super easy project is:
For my crochet case, I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Linen and Dusty Purple.
Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice Yarn
Using your secondary colour (i.e. the colour that you will use less of):
iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Chain 24
iPhone 6: Chain 22
Join to form a loop using a slip stitch. Be very careful not to twist the chain as you do the join.
Round 1: Chain (CH) 1 and single crochet (SC) all the way around starting in the first stitch that you joined with the slip stitch. When you finish the round, count to make sure there are 24 (22 for iPhone 6) stitches. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round.
Round 2: CH2 and SC all the way around. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round. Count to make sure there are 24 (22 for iPhone 6) stitches for the round.
Round 3: Switch to your main colour and repeat Round 2.
Repeat round 3 until work measures 7.25 inches (6.5 for iPhone 6 case).
Your case should look similar to the photo to the right. Don’t worry if it looks too skinny. It should have a lot of stretch to it and fit snug so that your smart phone does not fall out and defeat the purpose of having the cover in the first place.
The next step is to close up the bottom. There are a number of ways in which this can be done. My preferred method is to use my crochet hook and slip stitch across the seam as shown below:
You are almost done! You can now fasten off the yarn and weave in the ends. If you like you can use the case as is or you can add a button to further secure your smart phone (which I did… since I obviously need it!).
To make the button, make a magic circle and single crochet 6 stitches into the circle. Fasten off and secure to your case as shown in the photo below. Next, loop yarn through the top of your case and chain 14. Secure in the same spot. Weave in the ends. There you go! Easy peasy right?