Easy knitting patterns: phone cover
Cast on Kirstie McLeod’s fun phone cosy for a quick and easy gift
We love little stashbusters like this – it’s so satisfying to cast on in the morning and have a finished project ready to show off by nightfall. This textured cosy has a great practical use too, protecting your precious mobile phone from accidental bumps and scrapes. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started…
You will need
- Stylecraft, Special DK (100% acrylic, 100g/295m) – 1 ball of Gold (1709)
- A pair of 3.5mm needles
- A 3.5mm crochet hook
- A button
Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 28 sts and 32 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 3.5mm needles
7.5cm x 14cm
Measure your phone then check your tension. If the size of the cosy won’t be perfect it will be easier to change needle size than to work out how many stitches and rowsto add to maintain the pattern.
To knit the easy knitting patterns: Phone cover
Cast on 43 sts using 3.5mm needles.
Row 1 (RS) K1, *K1, P1, K1, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 2 P1, *P1, K1, P1, K1; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Repeat these 2 rows once more. [4 rows of rib]
Row 5 (RS) K1, *P1, K3; rep from * to last 2 sts, P1, K1.
Row 6 P1, *K1, P3; rep from * to last 2 sts, K1, P1.
Row 7 (RS) K1, *K1, P1, K1, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 8 P1, *P1, K1, P1, K1; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Row 9 (RS) K1, *K2, P1, K1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 10 P1, *P2, K1, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Row 11 (RS) K1, *K1, P1, K1, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 12 P1, *P1, K1, P1, K1; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Rows 5–12 form the stitch pattern. Repeat these rows until your knitting measures 14cm.
To make up
With right sides facing, join the bottom and side seams.
Weave in any loose ends and turn the cover the right way out.
Using the 3.5mm crochet hook work a length of chain stitch to measure 7cm.
Sew this to the centre back of the cover.
Attach a button to the front.
More knitted gift ideasLooking for more quick-stitch projects to make as gifts? How about one of these classy knitted cacti? Click to find the free knitted cactus pattern.
Kirstie is the Editor of Simply Knitting and Commissioning Editor of The Knitter, and what she doesn’t know about knitting isn’t worth knowing! She’s responsible for packing both magazines with gorgeous, fresh patterns by designers from all over the globe and bringing the biggest trends from the fashion world straight to your needles. When she’s not squishing new yarns, browsing the latest pattern collections, and travelling to knitting shows across the UK and beyond, Kirstie can be found working on her own knitwear designs – and she even finds time to crochet too! Look her up on Ravelry to see her latest creations, and follow her on Instagram at @kirstie.mcleod.