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The bobble structure of this sleeve makes it the perfect stitch to make sure your tablet, laptop or phone is secure! I made this cover for my Galaxy Tab 10.1 (26 cm x 17 cm, 1 cm thick). However, it also fits an iPad air. Ive included instructions to adjust the pattern for other sizes! I used a 5,0 mm crochet hook (H/8), and my pattern is in US terms.
I used the Scheepjes‘ yarn Bloom (available from Deramores or Woolwarehouse). It’s a 100% cotton yarn so it can withstand lots of wear and use. It’s also pretty thick yarn (but light!) so it makes a puffy bobble stitch even more puffy! I used these colours (in sequence):
- Tulip (406)
- Tiger lilly(415)
- Sun flower (414)
- Gerbera (413)
- Light fern (412)
- Clementis (416)
- Delphinium (417)
- Lilac (404)
- French lavender (402)
- Viola (403)
- Peony (405)
- Fuchsia (407)
- Rose (409)
- Geranium (408)
You’ll need approximately 25 meters or so for every colour change.
Abbreviations used (US terms):
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- ss: slip stitch
- BS: bobble stitch. yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook. (so you’re making a double crochet, but you’re not finishing it). Repeat this 3 more times in the same stitch. yarn over, pull loop through all loops on hook. Normally, the bobble stitch ‘puffs’ to the back. However, mine tend to puff to the front. It doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re consistent (and use the puffy side as the outside of your cover).
Ch 25. You will be working on both sides of the beginning chain.
R1: in 2nd ch from hook sc 1, 22 sc, sc 4 in first ch, sc 22 (on the other side of the chain), sc 3 in last ch, join with ss in first sc (52 sc).
R2. ch1, sc in same stitch, BS in next st, *1sc, 1 BS* repeat between ** 24 times, join last BS with ss in first sc (Important here is to pull the sc really, really tight! They make your BS puff more.) (31 bs).
R3. ch 1, sc in same stitch, 51 sc, join with ss in first sc. Cut yarn (52 sc).
R4. Join next colour in the first sc of R3. repeat R2 and R3 for every new colour! I’ve repeated all the colours, and red, orange, yellow, bright green, dark green and petrol/turquoise twice. Weave in all your ends, and you’re done!
I recommend fitting your sleeve after R5 or so, to make sure your width is. It’s ok if you have to stretch it a little, this makes sure your tablet is nice and snuggly in its cover. You rather want it to be a little bit stretched instead of too loose!
Adaptations for other tablet sizes:
It’s easy to adapt this pattern for another size of tablet. As these kind of sleeves are pretty stretch, thickness of your tablet is not really an issue. Heightwise, you can just add or discard a couple of colours/rows. The width of the sleeve (i.e. the number of stitches in a row) can be easily changed by adding chains in steps of two to your beginning ch. Because you’re crocheting in both sides of the begin chain, one extra chain equals 2 sc. Basically, when you end up with an even number of stitches in R1, you’re good to go!
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