After the success of the Wildflower Shoulder Bag pattern, I wanted to design a quick pattern to match it that would work as a tablet or iPad cover. I designed this for a standard iPad, but it’s easy to adapt it to the size of your particular device, without doing too much reworking. You could even modify it to be used as a cover for your cell phone!
As with the Wildflower Shoulder Bag, I used Lion Brand’s Cotton-Ease yarn for this project. (I want to thank Lion Brand for providing the yarn for my sample.) I have really come to love this yarn! It doesn’t fuzz, it’s soft yet durable, and it really shows off stitch work.
(Edit: This yarn has since been discontinued.)
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MOBILE DEVICE COVER
Hook: H (5.00mm)
Yarn: About 140 yards of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (I used “stone”)
Finished Size: 7″ wide x 9.5″ tall
Gauge: 9 rows of 7 SC = 2″ square
You’ll also need: 1 button, plus tools to attach it, and a stitch marker
(1) This pattern is worked in American Standard Terms.
(2) The pattern is sized for a standard iPad. Hints for adjusting the size are included in the pattern, in blue.
(3) This pattern is worked in a continuous, seamless round. Do not join or turn unless instructed to do so. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of your rounds.
Ch 25. (This is the length of the smallest side of your device, plus half an inch. Any odd number of chains will work.)
Round 1: 3SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in each of the next 22 CHs. 3SC in last CH, working around the tail to the other side. Coming over to the other side, SC in each of the next 22 CHs. (50)
Rounds 2-3: SC in each ST around. (50)
Round 4: (SC+DC in next ST, SK next ST) around. (50)
Rounds 5-22 (or until your height is about 2-2.5″ shorter than the height of your device): Repeat Round 4.
Rounds 23-30 (or until your height is about half an inch shorter than the height of your device): SC in each ST around. (50)
Round 31: Now we’re going to form the button closure. Using a bobby pin or stitch marker, lay the project flat and mark the centermost stitch of the last round. SC in each ST until you reach your marked stitch; SL ST to the marked ST. CH 12 (or however many you’ll need to wrap it around the button you chose). SL ST to the same ST to close the loop. SC in each remaining ST around.
Round 32: SC in each ST around. (Ignore the CH12 loop; just fold it down out of your way.)
To Finish: SL ST into the first 3 STS of the next round to even out the edge.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Attach your button on the opposite side from the button loop.