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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cell Phone Belt Loop Pouch - Crochet

Good morning,

Here's a handy dandy little item I find so useful.  Since I don't wear a belt, the clip on my cell phone holder doesn't do me any good at all.  If I try to clip the holder on my pocket, I knock it off too easily.

The phone I'm using as a demo here is not my Blackberry which is smaller, flatter, and an even shape.  The one I am using here is an odd shape so it is perfect to demo how to make a pouch to fit any size or shape phone, ipod, or other gadget.  This post is as much about technique as it is a pattern to follow.

If this looks like something useful to you, read through the pattern before you start to see how you can adapt it to whatever gadget you'd like clipped to your belt loop or to a purse strap.


Have fun with this one,
Lois

And, as a side note, thanks so much to Libby and Martha for your recent purchases from my Etsy Shop.  I was so excited!  I really appreciate your encouragement for my new venture!   

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Cell Phone Pouch with Belt Loop Hook - Crochet

Materials:

#10 crochet cotton: 1 green, 1 blue

1" button

3.25 mm crochet hook

Hold 2 strands together throughout.

Bottom:

Ch 13 (or width of bottom of phone), sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (12 sc), ch 1, turn.

Work 4 rows sc turning each row.

Sides:

Ch 1, turn, working around all sides of rectangle just made, work in sc, working 2 st in each corner.

Do not join rounds.

Continue working in sc until you have covered the side of your phone.

Button tab:

Place your phone inside the pouch and determine where to place the button tab (sample is 10 stitches).

Sc to the left side of where you want to place the tab, ss in next st, ch 1, turn, then work back and forth in sc to cover top of phone and down the front side of the pouch.

Hold button over tab just made to determine how many stitches are needed to accommodate your button (sample is 6 stitches).

Next row, 2 sc, ch 6 (or whatever number of st you need), sc, ch 1. turn.

Next row, sc in sc and over chain just made. Break off, weave in ends. Sew button under button hole.

Loop for key holder:

Ch 5, sc in second ch in hook and each ch across. (4 sc), ch 1, turn

Work 10 rows or enough rows to fold around key holder.

Hold first and last row together and sc together.

Now hold loop just made to middle of back of pouch, sc through each st of loop and around st on back of pouch. secure tightly and pull ends under.

Place key holder through loop.

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8 comments:

Happy Days said...

Good idea, just need bigger ones to hold iphones and blackberries. Great when you going on walks or when you don't want your purse!! great idea Lois!!...debbie

Montanagirl said...

Well, you are just quite handy! I don't wear belts either. That should work quite well.

Diana said...

I love this Lois. I think I just might make it! Thanks! Love Di ♥

Nedra said...

Nice tutorial Lois! Thanks so much.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

This is a neat idea. I see, in stores, a host of bags with zippers to carry iphone and ipads in and just saw cases for them. Times are a changing.

You talked about Procter and Gamble...

I used to go to the American Greeting Card company in Cincinnati. Went a couple of times with a busload of artists from NCR in Dayton. Was always fascinated with their work.

Now, I suppose, all of their artwork comes somehow through or off of the Internet and the many people with stuff on places like Flickr.

Rose said...

This is a great idea...since I don't crochet or knit, I can sew something like this.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

A good idea for a little present.
Grreetings
Angela

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, this is a little item that can be made in any size or shape and in knit, crochet, or fabric. The part that makes it so useful to me is the key holder thingie that I can clip on my belt look.

Thanks so much, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,
Lois