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If you're new to crochet, hate counting stitches and like making rectangles, you may appreciate this low-effort project with high-yield results. This gadget cozy slings onto whichever purse you're currently schlepping. Use a hardy cotton, or linen yarn, and you'll have no-frills, knockabout scratch protection for your gear.
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Step 1: Materials

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" crochet hook
" yarn
" large-eyed sewing needle

In these pictures, I'm using a 5.00 mm hook and discount-store utility twine. I prefer it to yarn because, at $1.99 for several yards, you can just bang out projects and not worry about running out. For this project, I'm going to work in single crochet. It has less give, and creates a tighter weave - good qualities for an electronics case.

Step 2: Make the handle

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You are going to start with the "handle" of the gadget cozy. Make a chain that's half the width (plus a bit extra) of your gadget. For the cozy I made, that's about one inch. Leave a long tail - you'll need it later for finishing.

Single-crochet into your chain. Repeat for about 30 rows. I don't bother counting though. What I do is stop when the handle gets as long as the hook I'm using.

Step 3: Join handle edges

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Once your handle is the right length, join the two ends of the handle corner-to-corner with a slip stitch. Now you'll have this U-shaped bit of crochet work. Continue single-crocheting across the new long edge.

Before you join the handle together: the long tail you made at the beginning of the project should be on the OUTSIDE of the letter U. Not in the middle. That'll be important later.
dave_dave1 year ago
Nice one, i just have to translate it into Italian and i will make a try! thanks!
dulisha1 year ago
kristinazero (author) 6 years ago
PS: You can make longer and wider variants of this project for things like umbrellas and water bottles.