Wednesday, April 27, 2011

E-Reader Case

I actually made this last year when my dad gave me a Nook for my birthday. I wanted to have something to keep it safe when I took it with me traveling.

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size H crochet hook
Needle to weave in ends
Thread to sew on button

Chain 26
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook. DC in each stitch to the last stitch. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 2: DC in next stitch and all the way to the last stitch. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 3: Skip first stitch and DC in next stitch. DC in stitch just skipped. Repeat until 2 stitches remain. DC in last stitch. Ch 3. Turn. Should have a total of 11 “criss-crosses.”

Row 4-5: DC in every stitch across. Ch 3. Turn.

Repeat rows 3-5 until towel reaches desired length. Mine was made to fit a Nook and measured about 21.25”.

I used my Nook and measured to see how big I needed to make the opening and used pins to keep it together. Then, using single crochet stitch, I just sewed it together on both sides to the point where my pin was. Turn it inside-out and you should have a smooth edge and a flap on your case. Next, you can either use a button, snap, or Velcro to fasten it together. I of course chose a flamingo button to go with my pink yarn :) I just made sure that the button was in place so that I could slip it between 2 of the criss-crosses. 

And there you have it! It's just that easy. If you have any questions or see a problem with the written pattern, please let me know.

Go Noles!!


  1. I love it! It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Lovely Nook sleeve...but...I'd like to suggest not using acrylic yarn, since acrylic is made from plastic and it might scratch the screen. I'd use cotton, or bamboo, or some other soft material. It looks really nice, regardless of the yarn used! I have a Coby Kyros tablet (which is a little bit smaller), but I'm going to use your pattern anyway. I might line it with cotton fabric. ^_^

  3. Thanks for the suggestion Katy! I actually have a screen protector on mine so I didn't even think of that. Plus, the yarn is so soft anyways you wouldn't think of it actually scratching anything! If you have any questions about the pattern let me know!

  4. That came out super pretty! I would like to make one of these for my sister, thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us!

  5. Awesome, I love this case!! I have a BlackBerry Playbook which needs a cozy for it and your pattern looks terrific. Thank you very much for sharing! :)
    Lee Ann H
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog
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  6. I absolutely love this pattern. I love the cris crosses. I was so excited when i saw the outcome. I used a mix colored yarn, and didnt like it so much, so im going to make a second one with a single color so i can see the texture better. Im totally keeping this pattern. Thank you!