Introduction: Crocheted Flower Case for Kindle EReaders

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I got my mom a Kindle as an early Christmas gift and decided to make a case to go with it.  My mom has a thing for 'butter yellow', but a plain yellow case was too boring so I added some flowers for a bit of color.  It has a cute spring-y look about it in the end. 

The case is designed to be use with the basic Kindle but could be used with any eReader that's about the same size (6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34)

You will need:
  • G Hook
  • 2 small buttons
  • 1 larger button for closure
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing thread and needle
  • Pencil
  • Medium weight yarn in yellow, green, blue, purple and pink (I used Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn in vanilla bouquet, sage green, light blue, hot purple and hot pink)

Step 1: Crochet the Sleeve and Decorations.

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The sleeve and closure strap are made from the base color (in this case yellow).

Crochet Abbreviations

CH=chain
SC=SC
DC=Double Crochet
HDC=Half Double Crochet
INC=Increase
DEC=Decrease

Sleeve:
Row 1: CH 20
Row 2: SC in second chain from hook, SC x 18, CH 1, turn (19 stitches)
Row 3 – 56: SC x 19, turn
Tie off.

Strap:
Row 1: CH 6
Row 2: SC in second CH from hook, SC x 5, CH 1, turn (5 sc)
Rows 4 – 7: SC x 5, CH 1, turn
Row 8: DC x 2, CH 1, skip next stitch, DC x 2, CH 1, turn
Row 9: SC x 5, tie off

Small Flower:
Row 1: CH 4, slip stitch into first stitch form ring
Row 2: SC x 8 in middle of the ring, join with slip stitch, turn (8 stitches)
Row 3: SC x 5 in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, repeat x 3, tie off

Repeat with a second color.

Large Flower
Row 1: CH 6, join with slip stitch to form ring
Row 2: SC x 10 in the middle of the ring, join with slip stitch, turn
Row 3: HDC x 5 in first stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, repeat x 4, tie off

Large Stem: CH 25 out of green yarn.

Short Stem: CH 15 (make two) out of green yarn.

Step 2: Assemble the Closure Strap

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Using yarn, sew the large flower to the strap, the hole in the middle of the flower matching up with the button hole of the strap.

Next, find the middle of the top of the case by folding it in half long-wise.  Sew the end of the strap to the middle of the case top (this side will be the back.

Step 3: Attach the Stems and Flowers

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To start off, you might want to mark where the fold line of the case will be (I simply ran a piece of blue yarn through so I could tell where the front side ended and the back side began).

Sew down the flower stems using sewing thread.  I drew the yarn ends of the stems through the case side and tied them off on the other side to keep them neatly out of the way.  I also sewed the chains with the loop side up for more texture.

Once the stems are sewed securely down, attach the small flowers and the buttons in the center of each one.

Step 4: Assembling the Case and Closure

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Sew both sides of the case together with the base yarn to form the sleeve. 

Last but not least, attach the closure button.  Because the flower button hole is relatively thick, I used yarn to attach the button, slipping a pencil between the button and case while tying it down so that the button wouldn't be flat against the case - if it was flat against the case, it would not be able to go through the thick button hole.

Make sure the button can fit through the button hole and that the case closes properly.  Congratulations, you're done! :)

Comments

russm313 (author)2012-11-14

This is great work, It looks really nice. I really like the way the flower is the strap to close the case.

lucylollipop (author)2012-11-09

I love this!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-11-08

Very cute! At first I thought you did this for the stems. You were able to sew them on so well that they look like they perfectly belong where they are :)

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