E-readers and tablets have become the hot gifts to give and to get over the last couple of years. Last year, mr. moogly got the Kindle with e-ink as a yule gift. And then this year, someone else gifted him the Kindle Fire! But all this fun tech needs protection - especially when it leaves the house. And so, the Kindle Cover Cozy was born!
I have to admit to coveting both, and borrowing them often... well, when I can get them away from the kids. I love being able to read without holding the book in my hands (more craft time!), and of course the apps are a blast. Not to mention taking them outside, to bed with me, for travel... Hence the Kindle Cover Cozy - a simple knit pattern, that can be finished in two ways, and in no time at all! Use something non-scratchy and non-shedding (I used a soft cotton), do some stash busting, and you'll have a snazzy looking e-reader or tablet by the end of the weekend! (And it makes a great Valentine's gift for a lucky sweetheart!)
Kindle Cover and Cozy
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This cover fits both the Kindle and the Kindle Fire. I haven't had the opportunity to try it on the Nook Color in person, but from the specs online it looks like it's about the same width, and just an inch longer, so just keep knitting to add length until it fits! Here are directions for the two styles shown. Feel free to mix up colors or use up that last random skein - this pattern is easy to customize!
- Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn, less than 120 yds.
- Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mm dpns
- Gauge: 16 sts/24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch (Don't worry too much - it's stretchy, and length is easy to adjust!)
FOR BOTH STYLES:
Cast on 40 st. (I used long tail, use your own preferred stretchy cast on method.)
Distribute on dpns to work in the round.
Work in 2x2 rib for 6 rows.
FOR LOTS OF STRIPES:
Knit around in stockinette stitch, changing color every 3 rows, without cutting yarn.
Continue for 8" from the cast on edge, or approximately 15 stripes / 51 rows.
FOR SIMPLE DOUBLE STRIPE:
Knit around in stockinette stitch with color A for 35 rows, or about 5.75 inches.
Work 1 row in color B.
Work 2 rows in color A.
Work 5 rows in color B.
Work with color A for another 8 rows or until 8” from cast on edge.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ENDING:
You can use the kitchener stitch or 3 needle bind off, whichever you prefer. The kitchener is pictured on the blue and white double striped cover, while the green and yellow stripey version features a 3 need bind off with the seam on the outside of the work.
Instructional Video for Kitchener Stitch
Instructional Video for 3 Needle Bind Off
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Love this pattern. I don't have DPNS but I have sz 8 circulars. Any way this can be adapted for that? Or even if I have to knit it on straight needles and seem it all together?
LOLmerrill, I think it depends on the length of your circs. I think in this case I would just work it flat and seam it up one of the sides before binding off. (Cast on 40 sts, work 2x 2 rib as described, and then continue on in stockinette, alternating knit and purl rows.)
THANKS! I just knit a Gryffindor coffee sleeve so I'll make this in those colors to match.
Thanks so much for this pattern! I was given a Kindle for my Birthday, and have been needing a cover, as I somehow already aquired a small crack in the screen (thankfully it doesn't affect my reading!) and a scratch on the back. I am going to make one of these to use until I can get one of those more spiffy covers with the built-in booklight. 😉
Hi, just wondering, what ply is the yarn/wool?
It's worsted weight cotton, which is usually 10 ply. 🙂
Sharon A. Moles
Thanks for this Kindle Cover it looks like will use it for our Kindle, plus one for each of my Grandchildren. Thanks Alot, Sharon A. Moles
You are very welcome!
Hi! Still new to crochet...what does DPNS mean? It seems like it's a type of needle from previous comments... Can I still make this pattern without?
Hi Katy! DPNs are double pointed needles - this is one of my rare knitting patterns!
Darnit! I don't know how to knit or have any knitting needles. 🙁 I just found a video on you tube that shows how to do the stockinette stitch flat with one crochet hook.
Does that seem like it would work? I could just make one large flat piece fold it in half and sew the side and bottom. Right? 🙂 Thanks for the help!! I really appreciate it! The closest yarn store is 30 minutes away. 🙁
You could do that, sure! Alternately, I do have a crocheted Kindle cover pattern you might like: https://www.mooglyblog.com/ultimate-universal-electronics-cozy/
Also, do you have a tutorial for the stockinette stitch? Or know of a good one?
I see no reason you couldn't make this in one long rectangle and fold it over so no sewing needed except side seams.
Thank you for this pattern! I absolutely love it. I looked and looked for a simple pattern that would be easy to make. This is it. I made several as quick Christmas/birthday presents. It's the perfect thing to go with a new Kindle. Thank you again!
You're very welcome Debbie, I'm glad you like it! 😀
Would This cozy fit an iPad mini 4? If not how would I alter it to fit the iPad mini 4? Thanks for your help, I'm new to knitting.
Hi JilainE! This pattern was written before all the different tablets were on the market, and I'm not sure how an iPad mini 4 sizes up compared to a Kindle.. of which there are a bunch now too! 😛 To adjust the size, take the measurement all the way around your iPad, and then cast on a round that's slightly smaller and a multiple of 4, and then you should be able to follow the pattern from there just the same. 🙂
Thank you Tamara. I appreciate your guidance. I'll give it a try.