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Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Merion

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Crochet Christmas: Stripey Phone Cosy!

It’s difficult to know what to make for teenagers for Christmas, especially when you need a few little tiny stocking fillers.  This week, Merion makes a Christmas Day Phone Cosy in traditional red and green…

Crochet Christmas phone cosy - LoveCrochet blog

What on earth can I make for my nephews and nieces?  I want to make signature fun crochet gifts that won’t take too long, and won’t cost very much.  Phone cosies!  I decided to try making one in traditional red and green, but you can choose any colours to make this more of an evergreen gift!

It occurred to me when I was making this little one, that this is also a gorgeous idea for gift cards!  Rather than wrapping them  up, you can pop them in a little crocheted sleeve that makes a simple gift very personal.

For my phone cosy, I worked rows of half treble crochet (hdc in US terminology) in two different colours (2 rows for each colour) and finished with a row of little picot holly berries! The dimensions below are for an iPhone 6, but you just need to know the dimensions of any phone to make these little cosies to work out how many chains go around the phone (for circumference) and the length of the phone (for number of rows).

For the gift card, I measured around my bank card – and worked in double crochet stripes – you can vary the edging, thread through with ribbon, or make little crochet charms to hang on!

You will need:

Any DK weight yarn – I used GGH Wollywasch in Blutrot (187), and Grassgrün (118) for the red/green colourway, and Bergere de France Caline in Crin Blanc (22722) and Barboteuse (29189)

Chain 24

Row 1: dc into each chain, beginning from the second chain from the hook, turn.

Row 2: ch 1, and htr into every stitch, ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: change to colour B, and htr into every stitch, ch 1 and turn.

Row 4: htr  into every stitch, ch1 and turn.

Row 5: change to colour A, and htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 6: htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 7: change to colour B, and htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 8: htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 9: change to colour A, and htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 10: htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 11: change to colour A, and htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 12: htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 13: change to colour A, and htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 14: htr into every stitch, ch1 and turn

Row 15: work a picot edge: ch1, dc into first stitch, ch2, sl st into the bottom of the same stitch, dc into next stitch and repeat to end and fasten off.

Fold in half, wrong sides together and sew along the bottom and sides to form a pocket.

You could embellish with buttons, crochet hearts or flowers to sew on, or even crochet a little flap with a button hole to completely encase the phone!

For more make-ahead gifts for Christmas…

Bloglvin - learn the back post double crochet with Hopeful Honey

 

 

 


About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




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