This is a really nice and simple crochet project and something I made a few months after first picking up a hook and some yarn for the first time.
I thought it would be a nice project for the sunny spring days as you can use pretty bright colours.
I was struggling to find an iPad Mini case that I loved so I decided to make one for myself! My first effort was a bit wonky but for my second try I made a pocket-like pouch which worked perfectly, so I made another one for Wayne too!
You can either choose to make the case in the same colour or mix it up with stripes. The pattern I’ve written below is for both, but if you want to make one in a block colour simply ignore the bits where it says to change yarn and keep on going!
What you will need:
Aran wool/yarn in one or two colours
A crochet hook – 4.5mm
A darning needle
Ch – chain
Hdc – Half double crochet
St – stitch
Ch 27 (This should be long enough for the width of an iPad Mini, but if your tension is a bit tighter you may want to add extra stitches and adjust the numbers for the rest of the pattern accordingly).
R1: Using yarn A, Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Hdc across in the outside loops only.
When you get to the end of the row instead of turning, continue around, working into the other loop of the starting chain. This is where you are creating the bottom of the pocket. This will bring you all the way round to the first Hdc (54).
At the end of the first round, crochet your next stitch in the first Hdc you made to join and finish the row, then mark this with a stitch marker. Move the stitch marker up with each completed round.
For the plain case:
R2-30: Hdc in each st around (54). Go to R31.
For the stripey case:
R2-3: Hdc in each st around (54). At the end of the third round change to yarn B in the final stitch.
R4-6: Hdc in each st around (54). At the end of the third round change to yarn A in the final stitch.
R7-9: Hdc in each st around (54). At the end of the third round change to yarn B in the final stitch.
R10-12: Hdc in each st around (54). At the end of the third round change to yarn A in the final stitch.
Repeat alternating the colours until you have completed round 30.
R31: At this stage, your iPad Mini should fit the in cosy (check!) but if not, you may wish to add extra rows to ensure a snug fit. This all depends on the tension you are crocheting with. Now you will make the flap for the case on one side only. Hdc in each st (27) then turn.
R32-33: Hdc in each st (27) then turn.
Fold the flap over and position the buttons in the right place before sewing them to the cosy.
Ch 8. Make a loop and stitch this to one side of the flap so it loops over the button to close the cosy. Ch 8 and repeat on the other side.
And that’s it! You have made a cute, bright and cheap iPad Mini cover!
I hope you enjoy using this pattern and I would love to see any iPad Mini crochet covers you make! If the pattern doesn’t make sense or if you have any questions please ask and I will be happy to help!