Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover

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Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
Pick up your knitting needles to make a soft mobile phone cover. (knitting image by Joanna Redesiuk from Fotolia.com)

If scratches and scrapes on your mobile phone make you frustrated, don't despair. Pick up your knitting needles to make a fashionable and inexpensive cover that will protect your phone. If you know a few simple stitches, knitting a mobile phone cover is a simple project an intermediate knitter can master in a few hours.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Size 7 knitting needles
  • Ball of wool; 4 weight
  • Scissors
  • Large-eye needle
  • Large button

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Instructions

    Knitting a mobile phone cover

  1. 1

    Measure around the narrow side of your phone and divide by two to find the width for your mobile phone cover. Multiply your width by four to calculate how many stitches you need to cast on. For example, if your mobile phone cover will be 9cm (3.5 inches) wide, cast on 14 stitches.

    Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
    Measure your mobile phone (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Knit three rows to make a border. Your border will keep the edges of your mobile phone cover strong and flat.

    Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
    Knit three rows for the border (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Measure all around the long side of your phone and add 4cm (1.5 inches) to calculate how long to knit your mobile phone cover. Knit one row and purl one row to make a stockinet stitch. Continue stockinet stitching until your mobile phone cover is 1.5cm (half an inch) less than the calculated length.

    Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
    Measure the length of your phone (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Make another border with three knit rows. Bind off the mobile phone cover. Weave in the ends of your wool.

    Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
    Make another border (Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Fold the cover in half and move the top layer 4cm (1.5 inches) down from the back layer. Pin together and stitch both edges using a mattress stitch.

    Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
    Stitch both edges (Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
  6. 6

    Place your mobile phone inside your cover. Fold the top over to find where to attach your button fastener. Place the button just below it and fasten it using a few stitches of wool.

    Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
    Put your phone in the cover and attach button fasteners (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)
  7. 7

    Make a yarn loop and thread it through the top tab of the mobile phone cover. Fasten it with a knot in the back and weave the ends into your mobile phone cover.

    Instructions for knitting an easy cell phone cover
    Finish it off (George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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