Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cellphone Pouch



Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: Approximately 2.75” wide x 5” high (without tassel)

Yarn: 8-ply or DK weight cotton yarn (This project uses approximately 50 grams of South Maid Cotton 8-ply in Natural White)

Hook: Crochet hook size 3.0mm and 3.5mm Gauge: 22 sts in sc = 4” (with 3.5mm hook)

Notions: Tapestry needle, sharp scissors

SPECIAL STITCHES

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in third ch. Picot made.

Popcorn Stitch: A popcorn is a group of complete stitches usually worked into the same place, folded and closed at the top. To make a popcorn with 4 double crochet stitches:

Make 4 dc in same stitch. Now take the hook out of the working loop, and insert it in the top of the first dc in the group. Pick up the working loop again and draw this loop through across the back to close the group together. Adjust the group (popcorn) so that it projects towards you.

2 single crochet together (2 sc tog): Keeping last loop of each sc on hook, make a sc in each of next 2 sts indicated. Yo and draw through all loops on hook.



INSTRUCTIONS
POUCH

Rnd 1: Using 3mm hook, ch 2, 5 sc in first ch; sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc (10 sc made). Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc] all around ending with 2 sc in last sc. (15 sc made). Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] all around ending with 2 sc in last sc. (20 sc made). Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] all around ending with 2 sc in last sc. (25 sc made). Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] all around ending with 2 sc in last sc. (30 sc made). Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 7: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first sc, dc in each sc across (30 dc made). Sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc] all around ending with ch 2, sl st in first sc to join. (15 2-ch loops made)

Rnd 9: Sl st in next 2-ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, [ch 2, sc in next 2-ch loop] all around ending with ch 2, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 10-16: Rep rnd 9.

Rnd 17: Sl st in next 2-ch loop, ch 3 (count as dc), dc in same loop, 2 dc in each of next 14 loops. Sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc] all around ending with ch 2, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 19: Sl st in next 2-ch loop, ch 4 (count as dc, ch sp), dc in same loop, [in next 2-ch loop make (dc, ch 1, dc)] all around, sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in space (the gap between the stitches, not the ch sp) bet 2 dc, [ch 2, skip next ch sp, in next ch sp make (2 dc, picot, 2 dc), ch 2, skip next ch sp, sc in space bet 2 dc] all around ending last rep with sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same st, [ch 15, sc in second ch fr hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch 3, popcorn in third ch fr hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch, sl st in next ch, ch 6, sc in second ch fr hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch. Ch 7, skip (2 dc, picot, 2 dc), sc in next sc] repeat all around, ending with sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.



TASSEL

Make one tassel. Here’s how to make a tassel:

1. Cut or fold up a sturdy piece of cardboard that’s about half to one inch longer than the desired length of the tassel you want to make. My tassel is 3.5 inches long so I used a cardboard 4 inches long.

2. Wrap the yarn lengthwise around the cardboard as may times as you need to get a good thick tassel. I wrapped the yarn for my tassel about 25 times.

3. Get another yarn cut to 24 inches and slip this under the wound yarn and pull up towards the top. Now tie this yarn (called a “hanging loop”) securely around the top of the tassel. Slide the tassel off the cardboard then cut the yarn at the base.

4. Cut another piece of yarn about 3 times the length of the tassel and wrap this tightly around all the strands about half to an inch away from the hanging loop of the tassel. Secure the ends of the wrapping yarn by threading them under the strands and down through the center of the tassel. Trim the ends with sharp scissors.

COVER FOR TASSEL

Rnd 1: Using 3mm hook, ch 2, 5 sc in first ch. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, [ch 3, sc in next sc] all around, ending with sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 3-ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, [ch 3, sc in next 3-ch loop] all around, ending with sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 4: Rep rnd 3.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next 3-ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, [ch 6, sl st in third ch fr hook, ch 3, sc in next 3-ch loop] all around, ending last rep with sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

BALL

Rnd 1: Using 3mm hook, ch 2, work 5 sc in first ch. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] all around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 5: As in rnd 4.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc tog in next 2 sc] all around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, [2 sc tog in next 2 sc] all around. Fill ball with polyester fiberfill or with pieces of same yarn. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

STRAP

With 2 strands of yarn and using 3.5mm hook make a chain at least 26 inches long. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING

Slip the hanging loop of the tassel through the center ring of the tassel cover. Arrange such that the tassel cover wraps around the tassel neatly. Using yarn needle, slip the hanging loop right through the crocheted ball. Sew the tassel and ball to the bottom of the pouch as shown in the photograph.

Slip one end of the strap through a 2-ch loop on the wrong side of the pouch at rnd 18. Tie the end of the strap into two or three knots to secure. Slip the other end of the strap through a 2-ch loop at the opposite side of the pouch. Tie into a knot or two to secure.

Weave in all ends.