Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Free Pattern: Crocheted Nook Simple Touch Cover

Pattern and photo are copyright 2012 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. All rights reserved. If you plan to sell this item, please provide a link back to the pattern or credit the designer.
Materials: H/8/5.00mm Hook
Worsted Weight 4-Ply Cotton
Yarn Needle
Scissors
1 or 2 Medium-Large size buttons
Sewing Needle & Thread
Washer, Dryer
Any Embellishments
Washing Machine, Dryer

Stitches Used: (U.S. Terms)
Half Double Crochet: Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull through stitch. (3 loops on hook) Yarn over. Pull through all 3 loops. (You should have 1 loop on your hook.
Triple Crochet: Yarn over 2 times. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull through stitch. (4 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (3 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through last 2 loops. (You should have 1 loop on your hook.)
Double Triple Crochet: Yarn over 3 times. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull through stitch. (5 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (4 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (3 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through last 2 loops on hook. (You should have 1 loop on your hook.)

Notes:
Work in continuous rounds until 20b.
Cover will be bigger than your Nook Simple Touch as you work it, to allow for shrinkage when washed & dried. If you do not plan to wash/dry (or are using yarn that doesn't shrink), start using 4 or 5 fewer chains and adapt pattern as you see fit.

Pattern:
Chain 20
Round 1: HDC in first back bump, and next 18 across, 3HDC in last bump. (22HDC)
Going down other side of chain, HDC in each across, 3HDC in last st (21HDC)
Place your marker, so you will know which side begins a new round.
Rounds 2-20a: HDC around (43)

Begin Working in rows.
20b: HDC to the end of the row (9), chain 2, turn.
Rows 1-7: HDC across (19), chain 2, turn

In row 8, you will create your buttonholes. (If you'd like any.)
If your buttons are on the larger side, do a double-triple crochet instead of a triple crochet.
Row 8 for two buttonholes: HDC 5, TC 2, HDC 5, TC 2, HDC 5
Row 8 for one buttonhole: HDC 8, TC 3, HDC 8
F/O, weave in ends.

Wash on cold, dry regular (with heat.)
Once dry, sew button(s) in appropriate place. Embellish as desired.

Embellishment Ideas:
Thread a ribbon through the 2nd row of stitches at the top.
Add an applique.
Add a decorative stitch around the flap.

Other ideas:
Add a short strap for a child-size purse!
Add two straps for a child-size backpack!

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