How To | Crochet an e-reader cozy

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February 19, 2015

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It’s February, and you know what that means — procrastinating   midterms. While studying, some students use e-readers such as a Kindle so they can read texts required for their classes, highlight passages, share notes, enlarge text, etc. Like other e-readers, you could potentially carry your entire library on your Kindle, and it would still weigh less than most paperbacks. However, like most e-readers, Kindles are sensitive to any rough-handling. They can scratch if you are not careful, or even worse — crack! So while you’re procrastinating, why not crochet a cozy to protect this beautiful, modern invention?

Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate

 Materials needed:

  •  1 ball/ skein of yarn, no smaller than the  amount pictured
  •  size “I” crochet hook

Step 1: Create a slip knot.

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Step 2: Insert hook.

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Step 3: Wrap yarn around hook.

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Step 4: Pull hook and yarn though.

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Step 5: Chain 20.

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Step 6: Wrap yarn around hook; insert hook into third chain from hook.

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Step 7: Wrap yarn around hook again.

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Step 8: Pull through.

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Step 9: Wrap yarn around hook.

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Step 10: Pull through the first 2 loops.

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Step 11: Wrap yarn around hook.

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Step 12: Pull through last 2 loops.

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Repeat steps 6-12 until end of chain. Then, chain 2.

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Turn work around. Always have the hook in your right hand, going towards the left.

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Step 13: double crochet the first 5.

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Here, the level of difficulty increases. We will now be working with the back-post double crochet. Read more on the how-to’s here: Crocheting for Dummies.

Step 14: Crochet 2 back posts.

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Step 15: Crochet 5 double-crochets.

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Step 16: repeat step 14. Then, repeat step 15. Chain 2.

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Step 17: Repeat steps 14-16 until desired length (twice the height of the e-reader).

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Step 18: Fold it in half (hamburger-wise). Use the extra yarn to “sew” three sides together (use the slipstitch).

And voila! You have made yourself a wonderful e-reader cozy! Good luck on those dreaded midterms, and look forward to another crochet tutorial in the near future!


How To | Crochet an e-reader cozy was published on February 19, 2015 in Blogs, Fashion, Tutorial

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