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
- 1 ball/ skein of yarn, no smaller than the amount pictured
- size “I” crochet hook
Step 1: Create a slip knot.
Step 2: Insert hook.
Step 3: Wrap yarn around hook.
Step 4: Pull hook and yarn though.
Step 5: Chain 20.
Step 6: Wrap yarn around hook; insert hook into third chain from hook.
Step 7: Wrap yarn around hook again.
Step 8: Pull through.
Step 9: Wrap yarn around hook.
Step 10: Pull through the first 2 loops.
Step 11: Wrap yarn around hook.
Step 12: Pull through last 2 loops.
Repeat steps 6-12 until end of chain. Then, chain 2.
Turn work around. Always have the hook in your right hand, going towards the left.
Step 13: double crochet the first 5.
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.
Step 15: Crochet 5 double-crochets.
Step 16: repeat step 14. Then, repeat step 15. Chain 2.
Step 17: Repeat steps 14-16 until desired length (twice the height of the e-reader).
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!