Finished Friday: Handmade Kindle Cover

While on vacation, I practiced the basic granny square pattern in The Granny Square Book. I made a bunch of tiny granny squares using a size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook and scraps of self-striping sock yarn. The little blocks were charming and I decided to make them into a cover for my new Kindle.

Open case from the front
Open case from the front
Open case from the back
Open case from the back

To give the case a little more body, I made a pocket out of black felt and whip-stitched it to the crocheted case. For the tie, I reverted to my roots and knit a long I-cord.

Case tied shut.
Case tied shut.

The self-striping yarn gave me blocks of more than one color, but the patterns were haphazard at best. My favorites are these:

I love how many colors I got in this block.
I love how many colors I got in this block.
The heart in this block is a side-effect of the self-striping yarn.
The heart in this block is a side-effect of the self-striping yarn.

What do you do with the pieces you make while learning a new knitting or crocheting technique? Do you like homemade cases for your techno-toys or do you prefer the ones from the store?

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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