Category: crochet

Crochet keyboard cover for my tablet

I got a tablet a few years ago and I absolutely love it. But I discovered that it was hard for me to type on the screen, so I opted to get a Bluetooth keyboard. Much better. However, the problem with the keyboard was that it didn’t have a cover. I didn’t want it to get damaged, and I needed to practice my crochet skill (a win-win all around) so I decided to create a custom sleeve for my keyboard.

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I don’t really have a pattern, but I will walk you through what I did and hopefully you can recreate it if you would like. Please ask questions about what I did, and if you create one as well feel free to post it, I would love to see it.


  • 1 ball of yarn for the main color (I used Sugar ‘n’ Cream Crown Jewels Ombre. I loved the colors and pattern is awesome as you crochet along)
  • 1 ball of yarn for the edges (I used Crafter’s Secret Lavender)
  • crochet hook ( I used size H)
  • Scissors
  • needle to weave ends in



1. Decide what you want to make a cover for. I figured this was a perfect project for my tablet keyboard.


2. You can measure the width to get an idea of how long to make your chain row, but I didn’t. In fact I didn’t do any measuring, and this became a bit of a problem later…



3. Start with your chain row and single crochet until you get the length you want.


4. Then you make the next panel and single crochet along until you get it long enough to cover your object and to wrap around to create a flap. This is where I figured out that I should have measured more. I didn’t make my panels wide enough, so when I held the two together it was too small for the keyboard. That is why I have a purple boarder Smile I did two rows of single crochet around each panel. Now that it is done I really like how it turned out. The extra purple was a happy accident.



4. To connect the panels- I did a row of single crochet on the outside of the panels, I started right below the flap on one side and went all around the edge to the other flap.


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5. Then I made a small loop with just a row of single  crochet in the middle of the flap to make a button hole

6. Sew on a button and you are done

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you need clarification on this project. I hope this inspires you to create a cover for some of your electronics.



Crochet ear buds

As you can probably tell from my super, sparkly Beats post I am not one to leave my headphones alone. Recently I got a new phone and I came with a set of ear buds. I don’t usually use ear buds, but on occasion I do. But I couldn’t just leave them plain, no way! Crocheting is my new yarn hobby and it is super simple to crochet around any cord. I hope this tutorial makes sense, I just started crocheting and I haven’t created any tutorials for crochet. (and I am finding it is harder than it looks Smile)

20150528_072306   Here is my fantastic son modeling the before picture of the ear buds. He is a good sport.


Here are the materials you need:

  • Yarn (I am loving the bon-bons by Lion Brand. They are the perfect size and the colors are great!)
  • crochet hook
  • scissors
  • needle to weave the ends in with.
  • Ear buds

20150528_072120 (2) Here are my ear buds looking all plain and boring. But not for long!


  • Start at the top of one the ears.  Tie a knot with your crochet hook in it. Then take your hook under the cord, yarn over, bring the yarn and hook around to the top, yarn over, and bring through the 2 loops.
  • It is essentially a single crochet with a cord in the middle

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  • Continue down one side of your ear buds until you get to the junction where they combine into one cord. Make a big loop and cut the yarn. Don’t weave in the end yet and keep the loop. After you do the other side you will take this loop and combine it with the other side and continue down the cord.

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  • Crochet the down the other side of the ear bud. Join the two loops in the middle and continue down the cord until you get to the end.


  • I found that I had to stop occasionally and squish it all together so it looked better, otherwise it was too spread out and you could see the cord through the stitches. 

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  • Once you get to the ends tie a knot and weave in the ends. Then wear your new stylish ear buds with pride!

A side bonus is they are less prone to tangling, which is always a good thing!

20150717_111138Here is my wonderful son modeling the finished ear buds. Please excuse his wild, unbrushed hair.  Smile


Please let me know if you have any questions, I would love to help you create your own awesome ear buds.  And I would love to see your finished ear buds!

Ladies Hankie clutch for my large crochet hooks

20150531_072655 I have just started crocheting. It is becoming one of my favorite hobbies, and even though I just started crocheting only a few month ago I seemed to have collected a lot of hooks. I have a crochet hook zippered pouch by Boye, but there are no slots for the larger hooks. So I figured I would make a clutch type bag to hold my hooks. As I was wondering around the flea markets I found these old hankies that had crocheted edges and I knew I found my fabric for my clutch! It was very simple to make. Here is what you need: 2 hankies, similar in size Fusible interfacing Needle and thread or sewing machine Velcro or button or snap Directions: _20150606_181325 Iron both hankies really well. They need to be flat.20150530_172835 Sew Velcro to the inside hankie. Fuse Fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the inside hankie according to the directions on your interfacing package. I don’t think it really matters what interfacing you use, you just need something to help the hankies keep their shape. (I am sure there are people out there who have preferences and I would love to know more about it if anyone would like to share. I am new to sewing as well as crocheting) _20150606_181354 Once the interfacing is on sew the hankies together along the border. My hankies did not fit perfectly, but I made due and did the best I could. I have the larger hankie on the outside and just stitched around. _20150606_181701 Fold the hankies in thirds and see how it all lines up. Sew the Velcro to the outside of the clutch lining up with the other


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Sew the 2 sides of the clutch to make the pocket. And now you are done! Congrats on creating your new clutch for crochet hooks or whatever else you want to put in it. I would love for you to share your versions of the hankie clutch.20150531_072624

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