|Pouch from the front|
- Size 2.5mm crochet hook
- Half a 50g ball of 4 ply crochet cotton (I used Clever Country)
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- Needle and thread for sewing on button
Ch 16 to make foundation chain (or enough so that chain is the length of the bottom edge of the phone).
Round 1: Skip first ch, sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in last st. Working on other side of foundation chain, sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in final st, sl st into first sc to join. (34 sc). Do not turn this or any round.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st into first sc.
Rounds 3-8: Repeat Round 2 six times (or enough so that work comes up to one quarter of height of phone).
Round 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), ch 1, skip first 2 sc, [dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc] repeat around, join with sl st into top of first dc.
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around, sl st into first dc to join.
Rounds 11-16: Repeat Round 2 six times (or as many times as you repeated for Rows 3-8 above).
Repeat Rounds 3-16 twice more.
Repeat Round 2 six more times (or as many times as you repeated for Rows 3-8 above). Fasten off.
Find centre 4 sts of back of bag. Join yarn to furthest right st (or furthest left st if you crochet left-handed), leaving 1.5m tail.
Row 1: sc in each of the 4 sts, turn.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each SC, turn.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2 six times, or until desired length.
Row 9 (buttonhole): ch 1, sc 2, ch 4, sc 2, turn.
Row 10: ch 1, sc in each sc and ch-1 space. Fasten off.
Taking 1.5m tail from before, weave back 2 sts along rim of bag. Starting there, work sc evenly along border of tab, working 3 sc in each convex corner of tab (either side of buttonhole), continue until symmetrical (2 sts after base of tab), fasten off.
|Pouch and cord|
Work a 3-sc i-cord for length required, keeping in mind that it will stretch when weighted. Join to sides of top rim of pouch.
Some day I might write instructions for making an i-cord - in the meantime, see the instructions at Planet June, which include handy videos too!
Weave ends in. Sew button onto centre of top band on front of bag.