Hi guys, in this pattern I teach you how to make a sleeve for your laptop, iPad or ebook reader. the pattern is made in tapestry crochet and consists of single crochets only. The only tricky part is the pattern, but once you are on your way it will be much easier. You can make this in every color you like and make it in every size.
- Baby Bamboo in the colors optical white (3 skeins), black (2 skeins) and light pink (2 skeins) from Ice Yarns
- G/6 4 mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- Measuring tape
- Tapestry needle
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
yo yarn over
yu yarn under
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- You don’t finish your rounds, you just keep going in a spiral.
- For this project you work in the back loops only and you make a single crochet with first a yarn over and finish the stitch with a yarn under.
- When you change color you do this in the middle of the sc before. When you have 2 loops of the first color on your hook, do the last yarn under in the next color and draw through all of the loops on the hook to finish the sc in the new color.
Measure around the smallest part of your laptop, Ebook reader or iPad. Write this number down. The pattern is in multiples of 16. Chain in light pink in multiples of 16 until you get as close as possible to the number you wrote down.
Close the round with a sl st in the first chain. Make sure your chain isn’t twisted. Ch 1 in light pink.
We attach the other 2 colors by placing them on the work as in this picture.
Work over the colors you don’t use every time you make a stitch. Follow the chart you see below. We work from right to left and from bottom to top, every box is a stitch.
The first 2 rounds I will explain and after that I’m sure you can go on working with the chart.
Round 1: (You see the bottom row of the chart, this is round 1) make a sc in the next 7 stitches in light pink. Don’t finish the last stitch but switch to white and finish this stitch in white. Sc in the next stitch, finish this stitch in black. Sc in the next stitch, finish this stitch in white. Sc in the next 7 stitches, don’t finish the last stitch but change to light pink and finish in that color. Repeat until the end of the round. Don’t finish the last stitch but see in the chart which color starts in round 2, in this case it is pink so finish the stitch in light pink.
Don’t close the rounds but work directly in the first stitch of the previous round. Mark the first stitch with a stitch marker so you know where to start a new round.
Round 2: (You see the 2nd row of the chart, this is round 2) make a sc in the next 6 stitches in light pink. Don’t finish the last stitch but switch to white and finish this stitch in white. Sc in the next 2 stitches, finish this stitch in black. Sc in the next 2 stitches, finish this stitch in white. Sc in the next 6 stitches, don’t finish the last stitch but change to light pink and finish in that color. Repeat until the end of the round. Don’t finish the last stitch but see in the chart which color starts in round 3, in this case it is pink so finish the stitch in light pink.
Follow the chart until the work is the height you need. I worked the entire chart to reach my height.
If the sleeve is the height you need then it is time to make the closure. Work the first 8 stitches of the sleeve in the color of your choice. I work in white because my first 8 stitches are white. Then ch 1 and turn your work, work sc in every stitch across, 8 in total. Repeat this until the closure is about 1” or 2,5 cm. then (see pictures below) ch 8 and make a sl st in the last stitch to form a loop. Turn your work so the front is facing you and decide where you want to sew the button. Sew the button in place and weave in the ends.
Turn your work inside out and close the bottom with sl st. Cut your yarn, bind off and weave in your ends. Turn your sleeve right side out, slide in your device and you are ready to go to work.