So, I am officially in love with Kindle! I resisted for a very long time as I always thought I would not enjoy it. I love books! I love to hold a book in my arms. I adore the smell of a new book! For me always was very important the quality of the paper, illustrations and photos, how the book is designed and so on… well, it was always so much more than just a book with a content. And when people were telling me how much they love Kindle I always thought – it is not for me. Once I even ordered it and then sent it back. I wasn’t impressed. But then my big brother (who lives in London) got it and he was so happy about it that I begin to have doubts and thought about giving it a second chance. Very soon I got it as a present from my brother and I didn’t have a choice now, I had to try it again… And oh my, how I was wrong! It is such a great thing! Don’t get me wrong, I still buy printed books and I still love them so much, but thanks to Kindle I can read wherever I am, I can take it with me wherever I go, and I am reading so much more lately, only because of my Kindle!
So, shortly after I got my Kindle I had to make a cover for it, as I was always taking it with me to all children activities, when I had to wait, to all our trips and so on… and finally I finished the tutorial for the cover in case if you want to make one for your Kindle! I hope you will enjoy it and will love it!
Crochet pattern for Kindle Cover
Skill level: intermediate
Size: the cover should be 13cm wide and 18cm long
· 50g of any DK weight yarn (for the sample I used Sirdar Simply Recycled DK (discontinued) yarn, shade Grape). Here is an alternative yarn you could use: LoveCrafts – Sirdar Snuggly Replay DK
Hooks and notions:
· crochet hook 3.5mm (E) or size needed to obtain the gauge
· tapestry needle
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
With DK weight yarn – work 10sts and 10rows in sc to measure 5x5cm or 2x2in using 3.5mm hook, or size required to obtain the gauge.
Front post double crochet (FP dc)
Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around next stitch, yarn over, pull through (photo 1), there will be 3 loops on your hook (photo 2), finish your front post double crochet (FP dc) as normal dc (photo 3).
Yarn over, insert hook in specified st and pull the yarn through, yarn over and pull the yarn trough the same st, repeat from * two times more (photo 1).
Now you have 9 loops on your hook (photo 2), yarn over and pull it through all loops you have on the hook and work ch1. This completes puff stitch (photo 3).
Printable version you can download on Craftsy or Ravelry!
Rnd 1: Ch27, sc in second ch and each next ch to end(26sc), rotate the work and work in remaining loop of foundation chain,
sc in each st to end (26sc), join with sl st in first sc of the round (all together 52sc)
Rnd 2: ch1, sc in base of ch1, sc in each sc, join with sl st in first sc (52sc)
Rnd 3: ch1, sc in base of ch1, sc in next 2sts, FP dc around each of next 2sc two rows below (see next photo),
* sc in next 4sc, FP dc around each of next 2sc two rows below*, repeat from * 2 times more, sc in next 6sc, FP dc around each of next 2sc two rows below, repeat from * 3 times more, sc in next 3 sc, join with sl st in first sc (52sts)
Take care – when you work FP dc two rows below, here and throughout, for each FP dc you always have to skip one sc of the actual row.
Rnd 4: ch1, sc in base of ch1, sc in each st, join with sl st in first sc (52sc)
Rnd 5: ch1, sc in base of ch1, FP dc around first FP dc two rows below, sc in next 4sts, FP dc around each of next 2 FP dc two rows below, sc in next 4sts, repeat from * 2 times more, FP dc around last FP dc two rows below, sc in next 2sts, FP dc around first FP dc two rows below, sc in next 4sts, repeat from * 3 times more, FP dc around last FP dc two rows below, sc in next st, join with sl st in first sc (52sts)
Rnd 6: ch1, sc in base of ch1, sc in each st, join with sl st in first sc (52sc)
Rnds 7-10: repeat Rnds5 and 6 twice more.
Rnd 11: ch1, sc in base of ch1, sc in next 2sts, FP dc around each of first 2 FP dc two rows below, sc in next 4sts, FP dc around each of next 2 FP dc two rows below, repeat from * 2 times more, sc in next 6sts, FP dc around each of next 2 FP dc two rows below, repeat from * 3 times more, sc in next 3sts, join with sl st in first sc (52sts)
Rnd 12: ch1, sc in base of ch1, sc in each st, join with sl st in first sc (52sc)
Rnds 13-16: repeat Rnds 11 and 12 twice
Repeat Rows 5 – 16 – two times more. But in the very last round work the loop for button in following way:
Last rnd: ch1, sc in base of ch1, sc in next 12sts, ch15, sc in next 39sts, join with sl st in ch1. Fasten off.
Foundation ring: ch3, join with sl st into first ch
Rnd 1: ch1, 7sc into the ring, join with sl st into first sc
Rnd 2: ch2, puff st in base of ch2, puff st in each next 6sts, join with sl st in top ch of ch-2
Last rnd: ch1, sc in next st, skip next st, repeat from * until one st remain, fasten off, but leave long tail. Thread with it the tapestry needle and sew the button on the front of the cover (take care that you when you sew you work through both layers).
*This blog entry is my submission to the Deramores Blog Awards 2014. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies www.deramores.com/blog-awards .
Such a gorgeous stitch pattern, thank you for sharing!
Such a nice cover 🙂 Makes me want to have a kindle too 😀
Oh Vita, your talent is endless! Every pattern you create is so unique to anything I have seen before. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Oh Vita! Vy prosto chudo!!
I was looking for a patter for a cushion cover and here you are! This pattern can be adapted to so many things around home and gadgets! Thank you for being so kind to share it with us! Lots of love, Alisha
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This is really pretty cover. I´ve just made cover for my Lux Pocket book, but it is not such a pretty 🙂
This looks like such a lovely design. I read through the pattern and I don’t know what “sc in the base of ch1” means. Does it mean using the stitch immediately next to the chain (which is usually missed as the chain takes its place) ? If so, how does the stitch count remain the same?
It means in the same stitch where you previously joined. ch1 doesn’t count as a stitch and that’s why you have to work sc in its base not to lose one stitch.
Hope this helps.
I am finding round 3 impossible to get right! I have tried it 7 or 8 times but the lines of front post double crochet never line up properly like in the pictures. As I round the corner onto the other side they’re always a stitch or two behind where they should be. Can you advise me as to what I’m doing wrong? I love the finished product so want to get it right!
Try 9 sc instead of 6, that’s what I did 🙂
Hi! Sorry to bother you, but would you consider writing how to adapt this gorgeous pattern for a phone cover? I absolutely adore how it looks but I don’t have a kindle and I would love to have it for my phone instead!
Thank you for sharing 🙂
I was really excited to try this pattern but I am having some serious issues with row 5? It seems to be a hybrid of directions for 2 different rows? Almost like it’s what should be row 5 and row 7 merged together. I have tried to separate out the instructions for the correct row 5, (to make the angled fpdc’s) but the instructions call for ch 4 in what will be the hexagon and then a ch2 between hexagons? This doesn’t work so I have reduced to a ch1 between hexagons… and am still coming out with a stitch count of 29 on each side? So I assume that there should actually be no ch between the hexagons? Fingers crossed I manage to make it work! I usually have no problems at all with your patterns!
Hi Ladies, I hope this will be of some help. I struggled a lot with this pattern it took me six or seven tries but I got it ! Put a stitch marker in your 1st and 27th stitches to mark the beginning of each half and count, count, count ! the slip stitch can fool you into thinking that you picked up an extra stitch or three but you didn’t. With the fpdc you are skipping the stitch directly behind the fpdc – the designer explained this but I didn’t grasp the meaning at first. Lastly for the angles you are fpdc in the current and the next fpdcs – it’s going to look messed up but go with it – I’m so pleased with my finished cover and am already starting a second one 🙂 !!