Click here to subscribe

≡ Menu



Mobile Device Cover (Free Pattern)

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links which help me cover the cost of publishing my blog. Should you choose to make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, I will be given a small percentage of the sale.




Share It:
Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+

After the success of the Wildflower Shoulder Bag pattern, I wanted to design a quick pattern to match it that would work as a tablet or iPad cover. I designed this for a standard iPad, but it’s easy to adapt it to the size of your particular device, without doing too much reworking. You could even modify it to be used as a cover for your cell phone!

As with the Wildflower Shoulder Bag, I used Lion Brand’s Cotton-Ease yarn for this project. (I want to thank Lion Brand for providing the yarn for my sample.) I have really come to love this yarn! It doesn’t fuzz, it’s soft yet durable, and it really shows off stitch work.

Order Your Yarn Online

If your local craft store doesn’t carry Cotton-Ease, consider ordering your yarn from Amazon! When you purchase from Amazon using the link below, you’ll get the same great Amazon prices you always get, and I’ll get a small percentage of the sale (which helps keep the blog alive and the free patterns coming). Thank you for considering it!

Scroll down for the free pattern!

 

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you're agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions. You're welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet littlemonkeyscrochet.com
Here are the “do nots”:
  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft, regardless of what your pattern-sharing buddies tell you. 🙂
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) for your own use. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post.

A NOTE ABOUT PRINTING: My patterns no longer show up when accessed via PrintFriendly.com. (This is out of my control; please see my FAQs for more info.) If you wish to print this pattern (for personal use only), you can copy & paste it into a text editing document, or purchase the inexpensive PDF (see pattern info, below).

iPad & Tablet Cover | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Mobile Device Cover

Hook: H (5.00mm)
Yarn: About 140 yards of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (I used "stone")
Difficulty: Easy
Finished Size: 7" wide x 9.5" tall
Gauge: 9 rows of 7 SC = 2" square
You'll also need: 1 button, plus tools to attach it, and a stitch marker

Notes:
(1) This pattern is worked in American Standard Terms.
(2) The pattern is sized for a standard iPad. Hints for adjusting the size are included in the pattern, in blue.
(3) This pattern is worked in a continuous, seamless round. Do not join or turn unless instructed to do so. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of your rounds.

Pattern:

To begin:
Ch 25. (This is the length of the smallest side of your device, plus half an inch. Any odd number of chains will work.)

Round 1: 3SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in each of the next 22 CHs. 3SC in last CH, working around the tail to the other side. Coming over to the other side, SC in each of the next 22 CHs. (50) 

Rounds 2-3: SC in each ST around. (50)

Round 4: (SC+DC in next ST, SK next ST) around. (50)

Rounds 5-22 (or until your height is about 2-2.5" shorter than the height of your device): Repeat Round 4. 

Rounds 23-30 (or until your height is about half an inch shorter than the height of your device): SC in each ST around. (50)

Round 31: Now we're going to form the button closure. Using a bobby pin or stitch marker, lay the project flat and mark the centermost stitch of the last round. SC in each ST until you reach your marked stitch; SL ST to the marked ST. CH 12 (or however many you'll need to wrap it around the button you chose). SL ST to the same ST to close the loop. SC in each remaining ST around.

Round 32: SC in each ST around. (Ignore the CH12 loop; just fold it down out of your way.)

To Finish: SL ST into the first 3 STS of the next round to even out the edge.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Attach your button on the opposite side from the button loop. 

 

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.

Leave a Comment

I welcome all comments and questions as long as they are spoken with kindness, and I will always try to extend the same respect to you with my replies. If I feel your comment is inappropriate or unnecessarily hurtful, it may be deleted at my discretion.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ve just given birth to my 3rd little monkey, a baby boy named Henry James, on 12/28/16. I may be slow at responding to messages and greatly appreciate your patience during this time of transition. I’m not disappearing, but I may not be able to help you as quickly as you need it. – Rebecca 🙂

{ 28 comments… add one }
  • Trisha August 20, 2015, 8:33 am

    Thanks so much for the pattern. Love my bag and this Tablet cover is perfect.

  • Chelin Fusco August 20, 2015, 11:05 am

    Oh WOW! This is great! Thank you so much. This will definitely be useful with my bag. Thanks again.

  • Rhonda Polk August 20, 2015, 11:05 am

    Have a few friends that have tablets….this should be a popular gift!

  • Elly Dunbar August 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Thank you so much Rebecca! this will go perfectly with my Wildflower Bag!!

  • Alice Pasternak August 20, 2015, 5:48 pm

    I love this pattern. I just made a few rows to see how it looks. I am going to make a 12″ x 12″ square to include in my sampler throw I am working on. I have already made a basketweave square. Thanks to your design. Alice

  • Linda August 23, 2015, 1:32 am

    I am so confused. In round one, after you do 3sc in the last CH. What do,you mean by “Coming over to the other side, SC in each of the next 22CHs”?

    • Rebecca August 23, 2015, 4:19 pm

      Sometimes it’s easier to just show it than it is to explain it 🙂 If you look at this video, I’m doing the exact same thing, the starting chain is just a little longer. (It’s a video for the matching Wildflower Shoulder Bag.) I begin to explain it at the 1:06 mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGdhyLeA1dk

  • Krista August 23, 2015, 5:49 pm

    Love this and sharing! 🙂

  • Stephanie September 15, 2015, 5:05 pm

    This is beautiful! Can’t wait to make it. Can you tell me the name of the stitch you used? I’ve never seen it before.

    • Rebecca September 16, 2015, 9:40 am

      Thank you! It’s a version of the grit stitch, which is usually done with 2sc in one stitch, sk next stitch. It’s one of my favorites and I use it a lot in my patterns 🙂

  • Angela October 18, 2015, 12:58 pm

    Can you please make a video of this? I really don’t understand how the next round fits into the first of sk+dk, then sk. Won’t the bag just keep getting bigger around?

    • Rebecca October 18, 2015, 3:41 pm

      Because we’re doing 2 stitches in a space, then skipping a space, over and over, it’s still a 1:1 ratio which is what you need to keep a project from increasing or decreasing.

      This pattern is the same concept as the Wildflower Shoulder Bag, which has full video tutorials. Here’s the link to the correct video (start at 10:00 to see the grit stitch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NioKYhpeilg

  • Barbara January 11, 2016, 11:23 am

    Love this pattern just what I was looking for. Thanks

  • Brenda January 11, 2016, 12:51 pm

    I love the look of this cover!

  • Cheryl January 11, 2016, 6:02 pm

    I need to make this for my tablet so it will be safer in my purse!!

  • Shannon March 1, 2016, 12:48 am

    Just finished! Just have to sew on button. I made mine with Caron Simply Soft and an I hook and it looks great. Thanks for an easy, and beautiful pattern!

  • Jeanette Wilson June 12, 2016, 11:58 am

    I absolutely love this pattern!! It’s easily adaptable for different sized mobile devices, and is very easy to make. My husband purchased a tablet for me as an anniversary gift, so I was on the lookout for patterns to make a cover within minutes of getting it home, lol… I found this one right away, and it’s very classy looking, which was what I was looking for. Thank you very much!! 😀

  • Jessi October 1, 2016, 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the pattern.
    I’m right now at round 5. And my problem is: the pattern is going straight line on high. But on the picture the pattern in the middle goes angeled. Do you know what I mean? Where is my mistake? :/

    • Rebecca October 3, 2016, 9:51 am

      That would most likely be caused by having an odd number of stitches in your rounds.

  • Jackie Holley October 2, 2016, 10:29 pm

    I’m confused with your pattern. After the ch 25 it says round 1. After you finish the first 22 sc chs is where I don’t get what you are doing. After putting 3sc in last chain it gives a round effect and work to the other side. What do you mean by coming over to the other side. If this is suppose to be worked in a round then when the to ends come together it will not be wide enough for a ipad. Is this suppose to turn out to be like a pouch you just slip your iPad down into?

    • Rebecca October 3, 2016, 9:50 am

      This was asked in an earlier comment so I’m just pasting the response:

      Sometimes it’s easier to just show it than it is to explain it 🙂 If you look at this video, I’m doing the exact same thing, the starting chain is just a little longer. (It’s a video for the matching Wildflower Shoulder Bag.) I begin to explain it at the 1:06 mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGdhyLeA1dk

  • Ana June 16, 2017, 4:48 am

    Thank you for this pattern. I have just finished crocheting one for my mobile phone. I decided to use different colours and it turned out adorable.

  • Judith R. Cushman August 15, 2017, 11:09 am

    I love this pattern for your mobile device cover. I don’t know how to crochet around except with a slip stitich. I know your busy with your little one and Congratulations. If you get a chance, I’d appreciate how to do this part.

    Thank you,
    Judith Cushman

    • Rebecca August 15, 2017, 8:18 pm

      Do you mean you’re stuck on how to get to the next round without joining with a slip stitch? If that’s the case: after you finish the last stitch of a round, you immediately put the first stitch of the next round in the first stitch of the previous round. You’ll be working in a slow spiral. Hope that helps!