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Needlework Tuesday: Netbook Cover

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.

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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.

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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).

 

Join us for Needlework Tuesday which is hosted by Heather from Books and Quilts.

5 Comments

  1. Love your notebook cover. At first I thought you had used white, but as soon as I read the word lime, that colour jumped right at me.

    My nephew loved green from the time he was little. I was surprised when I looked over his photos and saw how many times he was wearing green or carrying something that was green.
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  2. That is the cutest thing ever! I can’t crochet and I don’t have a notebook, but I want one. Would be a fun way to carry books or other things as well. Maybe I can convert my growing “useless rectangle just to practice my knitting” project into a bag like this. Probably not, but a girl can dream.

    Very cute. Good job!

    • Tami, I am sure you can use your rectangles and assemble them to a bag like this. Even though this one is crocheted in one pice you could probably easily sew the separate pieces together. Or you looks for instructions to knit one piece.

      True, those bags are so versatile, either with or without flap. I am now doing a Yu-Gi-Oh card pouch, a Harry Potter card pouch etc. etc. There is no end to what you can use them for. That way your knitting would be good for something instead of just being rectangles lying around, :).

  3. Heather & Dawn, thanks for your words about the color combo. I prefer subdued colors usually, so lime and plum is not my natural go to look, but it worked out ok.

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