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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

3DS XL Case

I made these two 3DS cases during a weekend of crochet inspiration at my friend's house. One is made from Red Heart Super Saver Earth & Sky, and the other is made from Caron Simply Soft Iris. Both of them are made with the same pattern.

This is the front of the Earth & Sky case. It took me only about 2 hours to whip together. The yarn is fairly bulky so it was very quick. The 3DS is completely inside the case, so when you fold over the flap it's protected.

This is the back. You can see where the flap begins because the pattern gets a bit off-kilter.

This shows the front/top of the case. Note how it can sit upright with the 3DS inside!

For this picture I placed the 3DS inside and folded the flap over inside the case.

The front of the case has a button my friend gave me. I think it was an extra button from a peacoat. It's off-center because I wanted it to be right in the middle of two of the shells. If I had made the loop one row earlier it would have been right in the middle.

This is the back of the case. I really like the pattern it made, and the shell stitch makes it have a cool texture!
This picture looks really neat if you scroll up and down while looking at it.

Finally, here's the case with the flap up and the 3DS XL inside!


This pattern is worked in the round (continuous).

sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain

Round 1: Ch 24. Alternate start in 2nd hump from hook with 4 sc in last st, continue to the other side, 2 sc in last st.
Round 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to the end of one side, 2 sc in last st, 2 sc in first st of the other side, sc in each st, 2 sc in last st.

Round 3: Begin shell stitch: sc in first st, skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st. Continue the shell stitch around.
Round 4+: When you come to the first shell stitch, ensure you make the sc in the 3rd dc of the previous shell stitch, and the 5 dc should be in the sc. After you have done this a few rows you will know what to look for and automatically notice when you miss a stitch.
Round 5: When you have made the case fit the 3DS XL, end your shell stitches on one end of the case so you can start the flap. When you're ready to turn, either end on a sc or the third dc of one of the shells.

Row 1: If you ended on a sc, ch 3, turn, and sc into the same stitch, then 2 dc into the same stitch. Skip 2, and sc into the 3rd dc of the next shell. Continue with the shell stitch to the end of the row (and end with either a sc or the third dc).
If you ended with the third dc of the shell, ch 1, sc in first st, continue with shell stitch to the end of the row (and end with either a sc or the third dc).
Row 2+: Repeat row 1 as many times as you'd like for the flap.

On your last row, you can pause at any time and make the button loop by chaining. Sc to attach the chain to the piece where you stopped working, and check that the button just slips through without being too loose or tight. If it's too small, make a few more chains and if it's too big, just pull out some chains. Once it's the right size, continue with the shell stitch to the end of the row and finish off.

Affix the button with some thread and you're done!

Good luck with your project! Let me know if you have any questions!

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