Picture of Fluffy Earphone Sleeve
A little while ago, I came across some knitted headphone sleeves that were posted on Craftster.  These were really cute but unfortunately I don't know how to knit.  I figured that there must be a way to do the same thing with crochet. I ended up using a simple chain stitch to make the sleeve and used some fluffy yarn to make it fun.

Step 1: Material:

Picture of Material:
  • fluffy yarn
  • crochet hook
  • earphones/headphones
RpHD9u1pqS1 year ago
Just a question. Would using, say a grade 10 thread for crocheting work or should I get a lower grade? I really don't like the fluffiness of yarn in general.
ChrysN (author)  RpHD9u1pqS1 year ago
You could use a lighter yarn it will just take more time and yarn to cover all of the wire, a worsted weight would probably be ideal.
mkslocomb2 years ago
Quick question. Why use a chain stitch instead of a single crochet? Does one work better than the other?
ChrysN (author)  mkslocomb2 years ago
I just found it a bit easier to do a chain stitch. You can try yourself if a single crochet works better.
craftpro2 years ago
LOVE IT!!!! I'm SO going to make it!!!!
lalaluppsy3 years ago
I have a question can you use just normal yarn or does it have to be fluffy and can you explain it more to me??
ChrysN (author)  lalaluppsy3 years ago
Any yarn will work, I just thought it would look cool with the fluffy yarn.
oh okayy
JaycesMamma3 years ago
Very nice! I never would have thought of this, Thank you.
skohr3 years ago
Good idea! I did it easily with dark blue cotton. Just wanted to point out that the best advantage of doing this to your headphones is that they no longer get tangled in your bag. I used to spend half my morning commute on the train untangling my headphones & feeling silly- now they just pull out of my bag = perfect.
Viliana N.3 years ago
I just came across this one and as i have absolutely no idea of, well, any of these, I'd love to hear your ideas on how this could be altered with a kind of fabric sleeve like a floral coton fabric let's say.
I'm a newbie here and absolutely amazed by all of the great tutorials,and also as I am not a native speaker please excuse-and feel free to correct- my mistakes!
Thanks again for sharing this wonderful idea!
ChrysN (author)  Viliana N.3 years ago
Your English is fine!
Most of the earphone sleeves I've seen are made with yarn.

To make it with fabric I guess you can sew a narrow tube from fabric and slide it over the wire up until the wire splits in two, then make two more seperate tubes for the arms.
That's kind of what I had in mind! Thank you! :D When I give it a try I'll post it.
I love how this looks, but I haven't crocheted since I was 12 years old (I'm in my 30s now - lol!) I might try this, or I might try to sort of macrame the yarn around the headphone cord. Either way, this instructable is awesome, I'm so glad I stumbled across it!
ChrysN (author)  Spookeriffic4 years ago
Yes, macrame would work too! Thanks.
Mauigerbil4 years ago
Can't You just have done a snake-around-the-pole friendship bracelet knot around it? As I do not crochet, I do not know which would be easier? Cool yarn anyway! I will do this the way I mentioned above with lime green fuzzy yarn
ChrysN (author)  Mauigerbil4 years ago
Yes, knotting would be a great alternative if you don't crochet.
Would it still get tangled?? That would be a nightmare
ChrysN (author)  Mauigerbil4 years ago
Actually it is a lot less tangly than it used to be.
nfk114 years ago
nice.wish i new how to crochet
It is instructables, search it!
ChrysN (author)  Dr. Pepper4 years ago
Exactly! Thanks.
TSC4 years ago
Angeln4 years ago
Love this! mine are gonna be purple! lol will make it soooo much easier to find then my current black headphones!
chibiusa4 years ago
wow!! it looks wonderful. i have never seen something like this before but i am keen on trying this out on my headphones - just need to choose the right color :3
ChrysN (author)  chibiusa4 years ago
Instructable was very well written and explained both in word and picture. Cant wait to crochet my headphones.
Creativeman4 years ago
ChrysN (author)  Creativeman4 years ago
Thank you!
nanosec124 years ago
This looks cool. I like how you used the 'regular' yarn in the early steps to clearly illustrate what you were doing, and then switched to the fluffy yarn to show the actual results. Very well put together.
ChrysN (author)  nanosec124 years ago
mikeasaurus4 years ago
looks awesome, I love customized stuff.
ChrysN (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago