Anyway, I've now commited myself to a Samsung Galaxy S3. (It's designed for humans - can you say the same about the iphone? hmmm?) I'm very pleased. It does lots of fancy things. I can finally play Angry Birds. I can use Instagram. Words with Friends! All the things that you've probably been doing for the last couple of years are finally at my fingertips.
Anyway back to the coveting part. Now that I had this new shiny toy, I needed to protect it!! My precioussss! I'm super paranoid about the screen getting damaged etc. So, enter my mad crochet skillz and exit my resulting amazing tapestry crochet phone case!
If you want to make one, it's pretty simple. I used some generic DK acrylic yarn from a chain store and a 4mm hook.
Using two colours, ch 17 with both strands.
Row 1: dc into second ch from hook and next 2 ch using first colour, change colours* and dc into next 3 chs using second colour. Keep doing this (3 dc in each alternating colour), and when you get to the last ch, dc 3 with colour 2 and then 1 dc with colour 1 (so putting 4 dc into the last ch). Rotate your work and dc down the other side of the chain, continuing 3 dc of each colour. When you get back to the first ch, dc 2 in colour 2, then dc 1 in that same colour on top of the first st of row 1. You should have had to change colours 12 times (ie you will aave 12 stripes).
Row 2 and all subsequent rows: continue pattern of 3 dc in each alternating colour around in a spiral until your phone case is the desired length.
Once you've got it the size you want, choose one of your colours and sl st around the top. This will prevent the opening from stretching out and will help it look finished. Weave in your ends!
* if you don't know how to change colours this might help. Essentially when drawing through your last loop of the dc you use the colour you are changing to.
Hopefully this chart might help out. The most difficult thing I found was getting the foundation chain the right number so my stripes were even!
Do let me know if you make one for electronic gadgets!
Also, this pattern is now on Ravelry here :)