Friday, May 8, 2009

Free Pattern Friday! Cellphone Pouch!

Hey Everyone,
Don't forget to call your mom for Mother's Day! But first, take your cell phone out of its cool knit pouch. Oh, but wait-- to do that you'll need to make the pouch. Easy. How? By using the excellent free pattern below: Daria Cellphone Pouch designed by Susan Bussard. Noro Daria is pretty interesting stuff. It's got that classic Noro variegation you love but no wool or silk here. Instead, it's a cotton/rayon blend and it feels more like cord than yarn. We've got a number of different color mixes on display in the front window. Come on down and check it out.

Cell Phone Pouch Materials

Yarn: 1 skein Noro Daria Multi (makes 2
pouches following these directions)
Needles: 4 #2 Double points (suggest bamboo)
Size E crochet hook
Yarn needle
Gauge: approx 5 st/in
Size of pouch: 5” in circumference, 4.75” long (size can be adjusted by adding/subtracting to the
number of cast on stitches and/or adding/subtracting number of rows between the YO, K2 tog rows.


Cast 6 stitches onto 3 dp needles (2 sts per needle)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit into front and back of each stitch, increasing to 12 stitches total
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Same as row 2, increasing to 24 stitches total
Row 5-10: Knit
Row 11: YO, K2 tog around (still 24 stitches)
Row 12-18: Knit
Row 19: same as row 11
Row 20-26: Knit
Row 27: same as row 11
Row 28-34: Knit
Cast off loosely. Do not cut yarn.
Crochet a 35” chain (or desired length), attaching the end to the opposite side
of the pouch at top (11 stitches between strap ends).
Weave cast-on tail into the first 6 stitches of the cast on and pull tightly to
close up bottom hole. Weave in all ends.

Tips: Knit rows 11, 19 and 27 loosely, as you will have to k2 tog on the next
row. This yarn does not stretch, so you’ll need the maneuvering room. Also,
before you knit, place your balled yarn in a yarn bra or sock to keep it from
unraveling too easily.

Susan Lu Bussard (copyright 2007)

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