If you’ve caught the crochet bug you have probably thought of adding yarn creations to every aspect of your life, including your favorite electronics!
Covering your iPad with a crochet cover may sound a little strange at first but it’s more common than you may think. I recently purchased an iPad and although I keep it in a case specially designed for the iPad, I still need a cover for transportation. I like to carry my iPad in my purse so I have it wherever I go but I found that the items in my purse were damaging the case. Not too big of a deal, sure, that’s what a case is for right? Well, I’m a little OCD and I would like my case to be as pristine as my iPad.
This iPad cover solved that problem for me. I now have a beautiful and functional cover that keeps my iPad extra snug and safe while sporting my characteristic love of yarn.
This pattern uses a stitch I like to call the pebbled stitch, which gives it a rich texture when paired with Malabrigo yarn (as shown in the pictures). Little experience is required to make one and did I mention they make great gifts? Let’s go back to that yarn, Malabrigo. I chose Malabrigo yarn for two reasons; the colorways are unlike any other and it pills very little for a 100% merino roving yarn. Put simply, it’s beautiful and durable.
Now how about that free pattern?
Crochet iPad Cover
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.
Do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photos from this website.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- 167 yards, Malabrigo Mecha, (Shown: Dewberry #4 worsted wool roving)
- (1) 1″ Button
- 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
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Note that this is a different colorway than shown in my photographs.
Gauge and Sizing
The finished crochet iPad cover fits perfectly on the iPad Air and Air 2 but will also work with tablets that are similar size. The finished cover will measure 7.5″ wide by 10″ long.
- Ch – Chain
- Eesc – Extra Extended Single Crochet*
- Sc – Single Crochet
- YO – Yarn Over
*Extra Extended Single Crochet: Insert hook in designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through one loop on your hook. YO and pull through one loop on your hook. YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook.
The crochet iPad cover is worked in two separate pieces, then crocheted together on three sides to finish it off. This pattern uses a stitch pattern called the pebbled stitch. For a video tutorial demonstrating this stitch, please visit the Pebble Stitch Tutorial. You can apply the same concepts learned from this stitch tutorial for this pattern.
Front and Back (make two)
Row 1: Chain 24. Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain.
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in the first stitch. Eesc in the second stitch. *Sc in the next stitch and eesc in the next. Repeat from * to the end of row. Turn your work.
Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in every stitch. Turn your work.
Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in the first two stitches. Eesc in the third stitch. *Sc in the next stitch and eesc in the next. Repeat from * to the end of row. Your last two stitches should be Sc. Turn your work.
Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in every stitch. Turn your work.
Repeat rows 2-5 until your piece measures 9″. Bind off and weave in your ends. Make a single crochet border around your front and back pieces.
Place your front and back pieces together, wrong sides inward. Starting with the top left corner, bind on and make one single crochet in each stitch. When you reach the bottom left corner, make one sc, ch 2, one sc, to form the corner. Now make one sc in every stitch along the bottom edge. Treat the bottom right corner the same as the bottom left corner. Sc in every stitch up the right side. When you’ve reached the top right corner, bind off and weave in your ends.
Add the button 1.5″ from the top.
With a scrap piece of yarn, make 18 chains and bind off. Tie the two ends together and stitch this button loop to the inside of the back of the cover using your darning needle.