It’s been a while since my last Needlework Tuesday post. My wrap is lying in its basket, not even half finished, waiting for me to continue. I’m sure you know how it is.
However, last week I got a new toy to play with. It’s a cute, little netbook and it needed a cover badly. Why not make one myself? First I thought about sewing one and had a look around for instructions. At Tipnut I came across a variety of patterns, among them some for crochet. I changed my mind quickly and decided to crochet instead of sewing one.
I more or less used the pattern for this cover at Roses n Lilies. Just that I added a flap to mine so I could close the cover with a button. And I changed it a tiny bit at the beginning. I added 2 chains after the first row of single crochet on both sides to make the curve a bit rounder.
I already had the yarn at home, it wouldn’t have been my first choice as far as the color combo is concerned, but I wanted to use what I already had. I used two strands (one purple, one lime) at the same time. The yarn originally needed a 3.5 hook and I used a 5 which gave it a very sturdy, firm feel and a very snug fit.
I found another kind of cover, more the envelope type with a more elaborate pattern at On Hooks & Needles. It looks a bit loose in my eyes, but that could easily be adjusted. I might give that one a try, too.
This project is so easy, you can’t go wrong with it. Perfect for beginners and great to try out all sorts of color combos. I can already picture myself creating a number of mobile phone sleeves as well (and use leftover yarn in the process).
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