But i work in cycles, as as one cycle ends another starts. I think that this is the end of my current knitting phase, and i have moved on to a new crochet phase. My last major crochet phase had me frantically hooking up granny squares like a crazy woman. This time my mind seams to be focused on more simple solid items. I can visualize me hooking up hats, headbands and mitts, in more simple double crochet. But i am probably imagining completing more than i ever will.
My first crochet project in this phase, are these little cases, for mobile phones and cameras. The inspiration was a camera case that i made several years ago after i bought a camera on a trip to Scotland. Once i bought the camera, the sales man tried to persuade me to buy a case, but i had just learnt to crochet, so was eager to make my own. I went in search of a yarn store, i found a John Lewis with a haberdashery and bought a hook and yarn and hooked it up on the train to Ben Nevis (highest mountain in UK). This case was starting to look a bit battered, so i hooked up this new one with the chunky Phildar (Partner) yarn that i bought in Sallanches.
- Row 1: Chain 14, DC into second chain and then double crochet (DC) in to each chain (13 stitches), turn work.
- Row 2: Chain 2 then DC until end of work, turn work.
- Repeat row 2 until work wraps around the camera (or phone) and overlaps by 1 inch, turn work.
- Decrease row 1: DC until 2 before end of row, then decrease last 2 stitches. Turn work.
- Decrease row 2: DC to end of work. Turn work.
- Repeat these two decrease rows until there are 8 stitches remaining.
- Now decrease both ends of work.
- When there are 2 stitches remaining make a chain of 6 stitches, then slip-stitch into the next stitch.
- Sew in ends.
- Sew or crochet up sides.
- Add a button or make a crochet button.
- Pull camera strap through fabric with a crochet hook.
Once i had finished this little project ,and it only took me an hour so. I made two more with the same yarn only in sport weight, i made these for my mobile phone and work phone. This little project was the therapy i needed after a needlessly hard couple of weeks.