You might be reading this on a computer. But is it a desktop? A laptop? Or maybe you're on a tablet, e-reader, or smart phone? There are lots of options (and even more sizes!), and many of them travel with us when we leave the house. In order to keep them safe and sound, I present the Ultimate Universal Electronics Cozy!
This one cozy pattern can fit any tablet, e-reader, or smart phone, even a laptop! Because it's the easiest pattern to customize. Ever. Really! The only math is counting to two! I made it to fit a Kindle Fire HD, and then again to fit my Android (seen in the tutorial) but you can make it in any size you like - and use up the odds and ends of your favorite yarns while you're at it! And the unique stitch pattern means you'll never mix it up with someone else's device.
Ultimate Universal Electronics Cozy
- US - H, 5.0mm hook (main hook used)
- US - G, 4.0mm hook (last two rounds only)
- Worsted weight yarn, not scratchy and non-shedding, several small amounts (Knit Picks Comfy Worsted shown)
- Optional: button(s)
- Tutorials for stitches and techniques used are available on the Video Tutorials Page.
- Because this pattern is designed to fit any electronic device and using odds and ends of yarn, it's written as a tutorial, without exact stitch or row counts.
Step 1: Using the H hook and your longest "scrap" of yarn, and leaving a long tale for sewing the bottom closed later, FSC long enough to fit around your electronic device. Make it snug if you wish for a sock-style cozy, or a little looser for a button closure cozy. Be sure that your st count is an EVEN NUMBER (multiple of 2). Join with a sl st to work in the round.
Step 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, ch 1, skip next st. *Hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st in first hdc, changing to next color or ball of yarn.
Step 4: Ch 2, skip first st, and hdc in the st below the ch sp, enclosing the ch in the st. *Ch 1, skip next st, hdc in the st below the next ch sp. Repeat from * around. Join to the ch 2 st with a sl st.
Step 5: Ch 1, hdc in the ch 2 sp, then hdc in the next st. Hdc in each ch sp and st around. Join to the first hdc with a sl st.
Step 6: Go back to Step 2, and continue working each step in order (skipping to Step 3 for particularly short scraps), until your cozy is just a bit shorter than your electronic device, ending with a Step 3 row. Then go to Step 7.
Step 7: Switch to a G hook. Ch 2, skip first st, and hdc in the st below the ch sp, enclosing the ch in the st. *Ch 1, skip next st, hdc in the st below the next ch sp. Repeat from * around. Join to the ch 2 st with a sl st.
Step 9: Ch 1, hdc in the ch 2 sp, then bphdc in the next st. [Hdc in the next ch sp, bphdc in the next st] around to end. If you have added a button, then when you are opposite the button be sure to work a simple chain loop long enough to close up your cozy (put the device in the cozy to check for fit - chain length will vary depending on device, button placement, etc). Continue working in pattern to end of row. Break yarn and finish off with a seamless join. Step 10: Use the long tail to whip stitch the bottom of the cozy closed. Weave in ends.
And that's it - just 10 simple steps to your own custom electronics cozy! If you've still got some yarn left over, try making an initial with surface crochet, or flower or applique, to personalize it even more. I really enjoyed coming up with this stitch pattern, and I hope you enjoyed making it. I can't wait to see what you cover with the Ultimate Universal Electronics Cozy!
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