Free Pattern: Cell Phone Case

Ever since I read Andean Folk Knits by Marcia Lewandowsky, I’ve been in love with the little colorful change purses that the women of the Andes knit. This is my version, using a little wave pattern, adapted as a cell phone case.

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
One size — approx. 7″ (18 cm) circumference by 5 ½” (14 cm) tallFree Pattern: Cell Phone Case 1

Color A:
1 ball of Plymouth Baby Alpaca D.K. (100% Baby Alpaca, 125 yds/50g ball), color 4818 (fuchsia)

Color B: 1 ball of Plymouth Suri Merino (55% Suri Alpaca, 45% Extra Fine Merino, 109 Yards/ 50g ball), color 5192 (pink)
1 ball of each color will make several bags.

Set of 4 or 5 size 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle

5 sts and 7 rows = 1″ over stockinette stitch

With B, cast on 36 sts. Distribute evenly on 3 or 4 dpns and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.

Knit 1 round. Change to A.

Knit 1 round, then purl 1 round.

Eyelet round: (YO, k2tog) around.

Purl 1 round, then knit 2 rounds.

Free Pattern: Cell Phone Case 2

Wave Pattern (Click to enlarge)

*Join B and work 6 rows of wave chart (see below). With A, knit 3 rounds. Rep from * another 2 times.

Cut A. With B, knit 1 round.

Arrange sts so there are 18 sts on each of 2 dpns. With WS tog, working on the outside of the bag, close bottom with three-needle bind off.

Weave in ends.

With color B, make a 16″-long (41 cm) twisted cord or crochet chain. Weave it in and out at the eyelets at the top of the bag to form a drawstring.

If desired, with color B make 2 small tassels and attach them to the bottom corners of the bag.

To make tassels, cut a piece of cardboard approx ½” (1.5 cm) longer than the finished tassel. Wrap yarn around the cardboard 12 times or until it’s as full as you like. Thread a piece of yarn 6″ (15 cm) between the cardboard and the yarn loops and tie a knot. Use these tails to sew the tassel to the bag. Slip the loops off the cardboard. Bind the tassel near the top, just below the hanging loop as follows: Wrap a 10″ (25 cm) piece of yarn around the top of the tassel several times about ½” (1.5 cm) from the top. Thread both tails in a needle and hide them in the center of the tassel. Cut open the bottom loops and trim the ends evenly.

Free Pattern: Cell Phone Case 3

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  1. Cute design and I love it! My kids would be very happy to have this cell phone case. I’ll ask my wife to make this knitting case for our daughter.

  2. Oops, I don’t see the wave pattern chart in the pattern. Am I missing it? Any chance of posting it? Thanks so much!

    • Ahhh…yes. Just added it. We are still moving stuff over to our new sight. THANK YOU for pointing that out. Will need to go through the other patterns to make sure things are right. Thanks again.

  3. What a pretty little gift bag too! Looks like it would fit a gift card — what a nice touch for a prezzy. :)

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