How to Crochet a Nintendo DS Case (for the Lion Brand Yarn Challenge)

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Introduction: How to Crochet a Nintendo DS Case (for the Lion Brand Yarn Challenge)

This is the case I came up with for my Nintendo DS. It's got 6 game pockets and a strap to hold the DS in place. I used Caron Simply Soft in plum wine and chocolate (Sorry, Lion! I didn't know I was going to submit this to a Lion-sponsored contest or I would've used Vanna White yarn), plus some scrap white yarn and black embroidery floss. I used a size F hook.

I made the back with the pockets first. I just crocheted in the front of the stitches and left the back loop to start the pockets in. Then I sewed up the sides.

Then I made the front (which is slightly larger to wrap around the sides) and sewed it to the back and up the sides. Then the real inspiration struck and I decided to add the mushrooms. I did them in two pieces and used the very long tail I left from the stems to make the spots.

The strap was about 12 ch or so long with a buttonhole.

And that's it! For a more detailed pattern, leave a comment or message me or whatever you do on instructables (I'm new here). Hope you like it!

Edit: Here is the actual pattern. Sorry I held off for so long!

Back

1. With MC ch 31. Turn.

2. Sc in each ch across. Ch 1. Turn. (30 st)

3. Sc in next 2 sc *(Sc in the front loop only of the next 8 sc). Sc in next sc. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1. Turn. (30 st)

4-9. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn. (30 st)

10. Repeat 3, but stitch in the back loop of the stitches this time.

11.-15 Repeat 4-9. End off, leaving very long sewing length.

Front

1. With MC, ch 35. Turn.

2-18. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn. (34 st)
On last row, end off and weave in end.

Pockets

1. With CC, join in remaining loops you didn't use in steps 3 and 10. Join in first loop. Ch 1, sc in same loop. Sc 1 in each loop across. Ch 1. Turn. (8 st)

2.-6. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn (8 st)

7. Repeat for each set of loops on back. 6 total.

Then we get to sew everything on/together! With a yarn needle and with the piece turned inside out, sew sides and bottom of front and back together. Sew sides of pockets down.

Strap

1. Ch 12. Turn.

2. Sc in each sc across until the last sc. Work 6 sc into last sc. (Adjust according to button size). Turn. (18 st)

3. Sc in each sc across. End off with sewing length (18 st)

Sew to inside of back with yarn needle. Sew button on front according to strap length (mine was about 1 1/2")

Mushroom

I worked this in two pieces. I did the top from top to bottom. I sewed the bottom on the front first and left a very long tail on the back. I then used the tail to make the spots.
Back

1. With MC ch 31. Turn.

2. Sc in each ch across. Ch 1. Turn. (30 st)

3. Sc in next 2 sc *(Sc in the front loop only of the next 8 sc). Sc in next sc. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next 2 sc. Ch 1. Turn. (30 st)

4-9. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn. (30 st)

10. Repeat 3, but stitch in the back loop of the stitches this time.

11.-15 Repeat 4-9. End off, leaving very long sewing length.

Front

1. With MC, ch 35. Turn.

2-18. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn. (34 st)
On last row, end off and weave in end.

Pockets

1. With CC, join in remaining loops you didn't use in steps 3 and 10. Join in first loop. Ch 1, sc in same loop. Sc 1 in each loop across. Ch 1. Turn. (8 st)

2.-6. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn (8 st)

7. Repeat for each set of loops on back. 6 total.

Then we get to sew everything on/together! With a yarn needle and with the piece turned inside out, sew sides and bottom of front and back together. Sew sides of pockets down.

Strap

1. Ch 12. Turn.

2. Sc in each sc across until the last sc. Work 6 sc into last sc. (Adjust according to button size). Turn. (18 st)

3. Sc in each sc across. End off with sewing length (18 st)

Sew to inside of back with yarn needle. Sew button on front according to strap length (mine was about 1 1/2")

Mushroom

I worked this in two pieces. I did the top from top to bottom. I sewed the bottom on the front first and left a very long tail on the back. I then used the tail to make the spots.

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im pretty sure it wont but will this burn out my 3ds and my mom is getting on my back about it

Hi, I'm pretty new to crocheting and reading pattern. How do I make the pockets for the case?

Just 'me-tooing' on wanting a copy of the pattern. If you do share, will you be posting something on here or just emailing one around? Let us know, it's lovely!

I've been e-mailing on request, so one is heading your way!

Could you send me the pattern too, please. My grandson just let me know he wants one of these

It's posted above. I got tired of e-mailing it!

can i get one too please :) i just love this pattern. its so cute. i cant wait to try it. thankyou for sharing it with us.

Great pattern. I want to add a strap so that my child can carry it on his shoulder, what would you suggest? Great to add the mushrooms, but my son says he wants something else on his, so I will be figuring that out!!

I guess I would just crochet a long chain of doubles or triples and attach it to both ends. You could always sew on a fabric strip or something similar if you don't want to crochet anything extra. I've seen some other embellishments on the same pattern done by people on ravelry.com. Also if you like the Mario theme but don't like the mushrooms, you can find 8-bit pictures of Mario or other characters and that makes them easy to chart for crochet. Try spritestich.com for other geeky ideas (if that's the route you want!).

could you possible send me more detailed instructions to?