Cell Phone Clip Case

A friend of mine has to carry her phone at work and asked me if I could come up with a pattern for a crocheted case with a clip. Of course, the wheels started turning, and this is the result. Because phones come in all different sizes, this is not an exact pattern. I wrote the pattern based on my phone, and have tried to add clear directions on how to make changes to customize it for your phone.
First of all, lets talk about a few things.

The yarn: I personally think a cotton or cotton blend yarn is best suited for this. I can’t really give a good reason for why I think this, I just do, so if you have some other worsted weight yarn that you would like to use, go for it.
The size: Since I used a cotton blend yarn, and cotton may have a tendency to stretch a bit over time, I made my case pretty snug.
The hook: I used an H/5mm to achieve the right size. To get the right size for your phone, you may have to go up or down a hook size or two.
The stitch: I wanted to make this with something a little bit more interesting than just standard sc, but I also needed a stitch that had a minimal starting stitch repeat to make it easy to adjust the size. I also wanted a stitch that had a bit of density to it to help protect the phone. I chose to use the grit stitch.

Ok, lets get to it.

Oh wait, one more thing. For this pattern, the right side of your work is when you see an even number of row sets. In my case, I have 14 rows, so the right side shows 7 row sets.

Worsted weight cotton or cotton blend yarn
H/5 mm hook (or size needed)
Clip 7/8″ x 3″ (I found mine on Ebay from this seller.
Large button (mine was 1 3/8″)

Front:
Ch 25 (or multiple of 2 to equal the length of your phone, plus 3)
R1) Sc in 3rd ch, [skip next ch, 2 sc in next ch], repeat [] to last 2 chains, skip next ch, sc in last ch.
R2) Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [skip next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] repeat [] across to last stitch and starting ch, skip last stitch and sc in starting ch.
R3-14) Repeat row 2 for a total of 14 rows, or for the number of rows that you need to equal the width of your phone. Make sure that you have worked an even number of rows(10, 12, etc)
Finish off.

Back:
Ch 33 (or multiple of 2 to equal the length of your phone plus 2 inches for top flap, plus 3)
R1) Sc in 3rd ch, [skip next ch, 2 sc in next ch], repeat [] to last 2 chains, skip next ch, sc in last ch.
R2) Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [skip next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch.] Repeat [] across to last stitch and starting ch, skip last stitch and sc in starting ch.
R3-6) Repeat row 2.
R7) Making the buttonhole. Do this step whenever you are at the halfway row, for example, row 5 if you worked 10 rows for your front piece, or row 6 if your front piece is 12 rows. Ch 1, sc in first stitch, ch 3, skip next 3 stitches, [sc in next stitch, skip next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch.] Repeat [] across to last stitch and starting ch, skip last stitch and sc in starting ch.
R8) Repeat row 2 across until you get to the single crochet right before the ch. Skip the sc, work 2 sc into the first ch. Skip next ch, work 2 sc into the next ch. Skip last sc, sc into starting ch.
R9-14) Repeat row 2.
Finish off.

Attaching the clip:
On right side of back piece, count about 11 stitches from the bottom, then center hole of clip at this point. Thread a needle with a length of yarn and, working through hole of clip, stitch it securely to the back piece. You want to make sure that this is stitched on good since this will hold the weight of your phone. See picture below. Leave a starting tail on the wrong side of back piece, and tie starting end and finishing end of yarn in a secure knot, trim.

Clip cover: (clip cover size should not change unless you purchase a different size of clip.)
Ch 13
R1) Sc in 3rd ch, [skip next ch, 2 sc in next ch], repeat [] to last 2 chains, skip next ch, sc in last ch.
R2) Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [skip next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] repeat [] across to last stitch and starting ch, skip last stitch and sc in starting ch.
R3-6) Repeat row 2.
Finish off, leaving a long tail. Pull cover piece over between clip front and back, with a needle and long tail of yarn, stitch around all sides of the cover piece. Pull yarn to inside, tie and finish off.

Stitching front and back together:
Place front and back pieces with wrong sides facing each other and right sides out. Starting at top of case where two sides meet, join yarn with a slip stitch, ch 1, and sc in each stitch around, stitching through both layers. Continue to sc around flap and join with sl st to beginning st. Finish off, weave in ends.

Adding the button:
Fold flap over to find button placement, stitch on button. Your cell phone clip case is complete!

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