We spend a lot of money on our gadgets – and a lot of time using them – so it makes sense to keep them protected. This lovely DIY tablet cover will keep your (or their!) pride and joy safe from scratches and greasy fingers, and look stylish at the same time. Using chunky and cushiony cables in your DIY tablet cover adds and extra cushioning effect to help protect your tablet, but we wouldn’t recommend throwing it about, even when it is tucked into its DIY tablet cover. But we know accidents happen, especially when you are out and about, and knitting a DIY tablet cover will help keep your tech and your day safe and serene! We love the wooden toggle too – the perfect finishing touch for your DIY tablet cover.
To knit this DIY tablet cover you will need
- Noro, Cyochin (86% wool, 7% mohair, 7% silk, 100g/180m), 1 ball of Shade 07
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- A pair of 5mm needles Buy from Deramores
- A pair of 51⁄2mm needles Buy from Deramores
- A cable needle Buy from Deramores
- 1 wooden toggle Buy from Deramores
DIY tablet cover
C3F Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold at front of work, K2, K1 from cable needle
C3B Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work, K1, K2 from cable needle
For a full list see our complete guide to knitting abbreviations.
Yarn used knits as aran to this tension: 13 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 5mm needles. Read our guide to find out all about knitting tension squares.
DIY tablet cover knitting pattern
Cast on 44 sts using 5mm needles. Next row Ktbl to end of row.
Rows 1–4 *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Change to 51⁄2mm needles.
Start 4 row cable pattern:
Row 1 K1, P1, K1, P1, P2, *c2F, P2, K7, P2, c2b, P2; rep from * once more, then P1, K1, P1, K1.
Rows 2&4 K1, P1, K1, P1, work each
Stitch as it appears on this side of the work (knit the K sts and purl the P sts) to last 4 sts, then P1, K1, P1, K1.
Row 3 K1, P1, K1, P1, P2, *c2F, P2, c3b, K1, c3F, P2, c2b, P2; rep from * once more, P1, K1, P1, K1.
Repeat rows 1–4 of cable pattern until work measures 39cm.
Change to 5mm needles.
Work 4 rows of rib as you did at the start of your work.
To make up your DIY tablet cover
Sew up side seams using mattress st with rs facing. Sew toggle onto middle of rib section. Make a chain for the buttonhole on opposite side.
Download your DIY tablet cover pattern
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