I have lost my old crocheted telephone cover. Of cause loosing it is not great, however, it is a good opportunity to make a new. For a while I have been wanting to crochet with bubble stitches and therefore the new cover is made with bubbles.
DIY – Crocheted telephone cover
The cover is crocheted with blue and beige cotton and a crochet hook no. 3,5.
As my yarn is quite thin and most of my cover is made with double crochet stitches, I had to make my bubbles a little bit different then what is normally done. Normally you would crochet 5 treble stitches in the same chain leaving the last chain from each stitch on the hook (total of 6 chains on hook). In the end the yarn is pulled through all 6 chains and a new stitch is started. If I made my bubbles this way they would be too big and pull the cover uneven. To compensate for the this I have made 4 half treble stitches instead of 5 treble.
- Make 30 chains and make a ring using a slip stitch
- Make 1 double crochet stitch in each chain in the ring
- Continue with double crochet stitches in a ring until you want to start the bubble pattern
- Make 7 double crochet stitches, 1 bubble (as described above), 22 double crochet stitches
- Continue with the bubble pattern as shown on the drawing below. Each cross is a double crochet stitch and each circle is a bubble. The ‘back’ of the cover (the other 15 chains) are all double crochet stitches.
- Continue with double crochet stitches until the cover has the desired size
Finally the bottom of the cover is sewn together and the phone has a new home.
When the phone is rolling around in the handbag it is great to know that it is protected by a soft cover. If the phone has a tendency to fall out of the cover you can sew a button/sting closing mechanism on it.