My first pattern has arrived, two days early. I fell like a proud mommy. So here is it
Fulled Cellphone Caddy
Patons Classic Mernio 100% Wool
Size I crochet hook
Rnd 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each of the next 8 ch, 3 sc in the last sc, turn so that you're working on the opposite side of the beg. ch, sc in each of the of the next 8 ch, 2 sc in last sc, sl st to join. ch 1, but do not turn. (22 sc)
Rnd 2: sc in same sc as joining, sc in each of the next 10 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 11 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sl st to first sc. ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 3-?: sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc, ch 1, do not turn
Crochet the height of your cell phone plus 3 rounds. Finish off and weave in ends.
This should fit average cell phones. (I tested on my old one, my current one, and my roomates.)
Thanks Diamond (Crochetville) for testing my pattern, here are some changes that she sent me
1) You stated to make it as tall as my cellphone....well, knowing it will shrink when felting, I made it almost double the height of my cellphone
2) On the last row I added a strap. When I got to one of the sides I ch-75, attached with sl st into both loops on opposite side, sl st into next st, sl st into last st of ch before attaching, then sc across to other end, joined with sl st to stitch next to beg of ch-75, fasten off, weaved in ends
3) I made the pouch so it has a drawstring closure. I noticed you had no way of securing/closing the phone into the pouch. I ch-100, fasten off, weaved in ends, weaved 'rope' thru top row of pouch around....did not tie or knot while felting. (Although it was latered noted to do the drawstring afterwards otherwise it will full to the rest of the piece and not move)
Thank you to Deneen (dsa0901) and Kimberly (wovenspun) from Crochetville as well for testing for me. Woven Spun put a hook for rope climbing through her cozie so she could put it on her belt. Thank you to Kari from Crochetville as well for testing it, I can't wait back to here how it went for you. If anyone else tries this pattern fell free to tell me your results, and share your pictures with me (firstname.lastname@example.org)