CHA pics and info coming soon--as soon as I can get my laundry under control! It was a GREAT trip! Until then, here's another fun crochet pattern.
My siblings and I went in on Nooks for our parents for Christmas this year. They read a ton, so we knew they'd enjoy them. My mom called me last week and said she is always worried it's going to get scratched in her purse, but the cases in the store were way too expensive. She thought there might be other readers out there with the same problem, so she suggested I do a tutorial for a Nook case! This crocheted version is for my dad (watch for the fabric version for my mom, coming soon!). So if you're looking for a more manly handmade gift for your Valentine, this may be it. It's similar to my cell phone/iPod case, so try that pattern if your love doesn't have an eReader!
Crocheted Nook or Kindle eReader Case Pattern
*Worsted weight yarn
*Size I crochet hook
*Single crochet (sc)
*Double crochet (dc)
*Moss stitch (explained in pattern)
Row 1: Ch 20. Sc in 3rd ch from hk. Begin moss stitch: Ch 1, sk st, sc in next st, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * to end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 2 - 56: Continue moss st: Sk 1st sc, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1* across. Sc in last st. Ch 2, turn.
Row 57: Dc in 1st sc, dc in next st, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next 9 sts (both sc and ch-1 spaces). Ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 sc. Ch 1, turn. (Two buttonholes made.)
Row 58: Sc in 2nd st from hk and in ea st across, including ch-1 spaces. Ch 1, turn.
59: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in ea sc across. Fasten of and weave in ends.
To finish your case, fold the bottom end up 8 inches. Fold flap with buttonholes over the top. Your case should measure approximately 5" wide and 8" high.
Lay buttons on top of buttonholes. Make sure they'll fit through the opening (it will stretch a little).
Sew buttons to main piece under the flap with a yarn needle. I usually cut a length of the yarn I used for the project and separate it out into several strands, then use that to sew on my buttons. Perfect matching thread every time, and you only have to do a couple passes through the button to get a really good hold!
After your buttons are in place, fold the long piece backwards up 8". Imagine you have just turned it inside out. Using your yarn needle and a length of yarn, stitch up the two sides of the case. I use a whip stitch. Then turn your case right-side-out and button closed. That's it!
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