Crochet keyboard cover for my tablet

I got a tablet a few years ago and I absolutely love it. But I discovered that it was hard for me to type on the screen, so I opted to get a Bluetooth keyboard. Much better. However, the problem with the keyboard was that it didn’t have a cover. I didn’t want it to get damaged, and I needed to practice my crochet skill (a win-win all around) so I decided to create a custom sleeve for my keyboard.

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I don’t really have a pattern, but I will walk you through what I did and hopefully you can recreate it if you would like. Please ask questions about what I did, and if you create one as well feel free to post it, I would love to see it.

Material:

  • 1 ball of yarn for the main color (I used Sugar ‘n’ Cream Crown Jewels Ombre. I loved the colors and pattern is awesome as you crochet along)
  • 1 ball of yarn for the edges (I used Crafter’s Secret Lavender)
  • crochet hook ( I used size H)
  • Scissors
  • needle to weave ends in

 

Instructions:

1. Decide what you want to make a cover for. I figured this was a perfect project for my tablet keyboard.

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2. You can measure the width to get an idea of how long to make your chain row, but I didn’t. In fact I didn’t do any measuring, and this became a bit of a problem later…

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3. Start with your chain row and single crochet until you get the length you want.

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4. Then you make the next panel and single crochet along until you get it long enough to cover your object and to wrap around to create a flap. This is where I figured out that I should have measured more. I didn’t make my panels wide enough, so when I held the two together it was too small for the keyboard. That is why I have a purple boarder Smile I did two rows of single crochet around each panel. Now that it is done I really like how it turned out. The extra purple was a happy accident.

 

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4. To connect the panels- I did a row of single crochet on the outside of the panels, I started right below the flap on one side and went all around the edge to the other flap.

 

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5. Then I made a small loop with just a row of single  crochet in the middle of the flap to make a button hole

6. Sew on a button and you are done

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you need clarification on this project. I hope this inspires you to create a cover for some of your electronics.

 

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