This is a perfect beginners’ project. The type of yarn and the size of hook mean the cover grows quickly and the project helps you practise how to crochet whilst keeping your edges straight.
- Rowan All Seasons Cotton – 1 x 50 g ball in 235 Tornado
- 4 mm crochet hook
- 1 x 1 inch (2.5 cm) button
- Tapestry needle
15 and a half stitches (sts) and eight rows to four in (10 cm) over double crochet using 4 mm hook. Use a larger or smaller hook if necessary to obtain the correct tension.
Ten and a quarter inches by seven and a half inches (26 x 19 cm)
How to get Straight Edges:
Many beginners find it frustrating that their crochet does not end up with straight edges – they seem to magically add stitches without understanding why or how. To avoid this, you need to make the right number of turning chains at the beginning of each row. This forms the edge for you to make your new row next to.
For double crochet you need to make just one turning chain but for taller stitches you will need more.
To get straight edges you also need to place your first proper stitch into the correct stitch of the previous row. For double crochet, the first stitch of a row is always worked into the stitch at the base of the turning chain.
- Row 1: Using 4mm hook, ch 36 sts.
- Row 2 (WS): 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc into each ch to end, turn (35 sts).
- Row 3: Ch 1, dc into each stitch to end.
- Row 3 forms the pattern. Work a further 67 rows.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Buttonhole Loop With WS facing, join yarn to the 18th stitch, ch 40, sl st back into the same st to create the buttonhole loop. Fasten off and weave in ends.
With RS together, slip stitch or oversew both sides of the cover together. Fasten off and weave in the ends. Sew a button on the front of the cover to correspond to the end of the buttonhole loop. Put the button through the loop to keep the tablet safely in its cover.
Yours tip: Note that for double crochet the turning chain does not count as a stitch. With the longer crochet stitches, including treble-crochet stitches, the turning chain does count as a stitch.
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