Yarn

Crocheted Bow Tablet Case

Thick yarn and fabric lining will keep your tablet safe from scratches!
By  Terry Day  

12¼”x9½”

materials

  • Red Heart With Love Yarn: True Blue, Bluebell 
  • Fabric in coordinating color, ½ yd. 
  • Permanent peel and stick velcro strip, ¾”x8”

tools

  • Sewing machine and thread in coordinating color 
  • Crochet hook, size K
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Fabric adhesive

basic supplies

  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • Ch = chain 
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Rep = repeat 
  • Sc = single crochet 
  • Sl st = slip stitch 
  • Sk = skip  
  • St(s) = stitch(es) 
  • Tog = together

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Project Instructions

(Note: Turning ch counts as dc throughout)

case (make 2)

Row 1: With True Blue, ch 27, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, ch 3, turn. (25 dc.)
Rows 2-17: Dc in each dc across, ch 3, turn. (25 dc.) At end of Row 17, fasten off. 

bow (make 2)

Row 1: With Bluebell, ch 25, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (24 sc.)
Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc first 2 sc tog, sc in each sc across, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (22 sc.)
Rows 4-5: Rep Row 2, ch 1, turn.
Rows 6-17: Rep Rows 3 and 2 alternately, ch 1, turn. (20,20,18,18,16,16,14,14,12,12,10,10 sc.)
Row 18: Sc first 2 sc tog, sc next 2 sc tog, sc in next 2 sc, (sc next 2 sc tog) twice, ch 1, turn. (6 sc.)
Rows 19: Rep Row 2. At end of Row 19, fasten off.

knot

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (5 sc.)
Rows 2-16: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. At end of Row 16, fasten off. 

bow edging

Join Bluebell with sl st in end of Row 16 of bow, (ch 3, sk next two rows, sl st in next row) all the way around three sides of bow, adjusting sts as necessary. Fasten off. Repeat process for other half of bow.

Finishing and assembly

Place two case pieces together with right sides facing and make sure all edges are even. Whip stitch three edges together with True Blue and yarn needle, leaving one short side open. Turn right side out. 

For bow, lay bow pieces on top of case and make sure top edges of Row 1 are even with short edges of case. Sew row 19 of bow edges to case using running stitch with Bluebell and yarn needle; make sure to leave bow edging free for ruffles. Repeat to sew short ends of bow to case slightly overlapping if necessary. Fold knot in half so that Row 1 and Row 16 edges line up. Place folded knot centered on bow. Whip stitch all the way around the knot with Bluebell and weave in ends. 
 
For lining, fold fabric right sides together and place case onto fabric. Cut fabric so that there is ¾” allowance all the way around. Sew three sides together leaving one short side open. Do not turn right side out. Place lining inside case and smooth out as necessary. Tack lining in place on two bottom corners and center sides of case. Fold top raw edges back and adhere to inside of case for a finished edge. Smooth out with fingers making sure edges are completely adhered to inside of case. Lay flat and let dry. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to adhere velcro strips to inside open edges for closure.