Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Fruit Punch Tablet Sleeve


While traveling recently, I made this protective sleeve for my tablet to keep it from getting scratched, it worked wonderfully and looked pretty too!  This simple to crochet sleeve is made from large and small granny squares and seamed together.  Variegated sock yarn makes each square colorful and unique.

Tablets come in lots and lots of sizes and it is easy to make the sleeve custom fit for any sized tablet, or even a laptop or your phone.




Fruit Punch Tablet Sleeve

By Jennifer Dickerson

Materials:


  • Variegated Sock Yarn (Yarn shown in the picture is "Sensations Truly Pattern" in the "1434" colorway, pattern uses less than one skein)
  • E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Sizing: 

Tablet sleeve shown is 5.5 inches wide and 8 inches tall to fit my tablet.  Be sure to measure your device for best fit.  You can easily adjust sizing by working more or less rounds of the granny squares.  The smaller squares are half the number of rounds of the larger squares, so be sure to make your squares with an even number of rounds.



Instructions:

Large Square (Make 2):

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Repeat round 3 for a total of 8 rounds (this will give the sleeve the size as shown above)

Small Square (Make 4):

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Round 4: Repeat round 3 once more for a total of 4 rounds.

Finishing:

Weave in any ends. Seam the squares together as shown and seam up the left side, bottom, and right side, leaving the top open. Seam using the whip stitch or join by crocheting the pieces together using the slip stitch.

If desired, you can add a single crochet edge to the top and sides. Although not necessary, it added a bit of interest and made everything look nice and neat.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!

2 comments:

  1. I have been meaning to make something for my tablet but haven't gotten around to it yet. Thanks for sharing the pattern, I will be making one of these :)

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  2. I saw the link to this pattern in the post on crochet concupiscene announcing your blog to be the winner of the 2013 Best Free Crochet Patterns blog award! http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2013/12/2013-awesome-crochet-blog-awards-best-free-crochet-patterns/ and I am so happy for you! Your blog is so well put together, interesting, informational, versatile, full of content and pretty! You deserve it! Now, this pattern. It's exactly what I want for a tablet cozy! I love the colors, and the design! Its easy enough for a beginner like me, yet doesn't look like a beginner made it! I'm finding this to be the case with patterns all over your blog! I love it! Thank you for all the hard work you do!

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