Crochet Donna's Phone Cozy #5 Free Pattern
Table of Contents:
- Required Skill
- Materials and Tools
- Front and Back Loops (Video)
- Written Pattern
- Chart Pattern
She can't have just two (Donna's Phone Cozy #1 and Donna's Phone Cozy #4). She wants another one with the remaining blue crochet cotton I used for her husband's phone cozy (Donna's Phone Cozy #2). She's my no. 1 crochet fan. She's Donna, my elder sister.
Since I really liked the stitch pattern I used for my husband's phone cozy (Donna's Phone Cozy #3), I thought it might be a good idea to work it in a spiral and see what happens.
The resulting crochet fabric is also stretchy, but not reversible. Each side looks a little different than the other. On the right side V's formed by the sc's produces an elegant texture. On the wrong side is a smoother side that makes the phone slide in easily.
More of Donna's Phone Cozies
- Working on both sides of the chain
- Working in rounds in a spiral
- Working sc's in front and back loops (with video tutorial)
Length: 5.5 in
Width: 3 in
Gauge: 9 sts and 9 rows per in
The gauge is measured while the phone cozy is fresh from blocking and not yet fitted to the phone. The gauge will change once the fabric is stretched when fitted to the phone.
Materials and Tools:
- Mercerized crochet cotton
- #7 (1.65 mm) steel hook
- Stitch marker
Because of the stitch pattern's elasticity, this phone cozy does not need a closure.
This stitch pattern tends to shorten the width as you get past Round 5.
If you are going to modify this pattern to fit other models of phone, keep measuring during the first 5-7 rounds. If the width's measurement is right during these rounds, then the cozy will fit just fine.
This means that the cozy must be longer than the length of the phone because stretching the phone cozy will shorten the length.
Front and Back Loops Video
We usually anchor new stitches on both loops of previous stitches. Working new stitches on just one loop makes the resulting crochet fabric stretchy.
This video will show where the front loop and where the back loop is in case you're not yet familiar.
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Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
flo - front post single crochet
blo - back post single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Foundation Chain: Ch 25 (or any odd number of chains).
Note: Round 1 has an ODD number of sc's so a staggered arrangement of front-loop and back-loop sc's could be achieved in the succeeding rounds.
Round 1: 4 sc on the second ch from hook, 22 sc, 5 sc on the remaining ch, (begin work on the other side of the chain) 22 sc, DO NOT TURN.
Stitch count: 53 sc
Round 2: Blo (attach stitch marker on this stitch), (flo, blo) 26x, DO NOT TURN. (Remove the stitch marker.)
Stitch count: 27 blo + 26 flo = 53 sts
Round 3: Flo (attach stitch marker on this stitch), (blo, flo) 26x, DO NOT TURN. (Remove the stitch marker.)
Stitch count: 27 flo + 26 blo = 53 sts
Repeat Rounds 2-3 26 times.
Finishing Round: Sl st the last round to achieve a finished look for the phone cozy. Break off and weave in ends.
The following chart pattern is NOT an actual representation of the written pattern.
It only serves as an illustration of the written pattern. However, it can also serve as a formula/recipe should you want to modify this pattern into something else.
If you want to give this away as a gift, its always a good idea to block. This video, despite its shortcomings, have covered everything there is to know about blocking.
I'm a blocking novice too and learning it from a professional is always a big help.