This design was inspired by summer days at the beach, by vacations spent riding bikes in flip flops. Those amazing days when all you need is a little pouch for your phone, money and keys that wears close to the body to stay out of the way. I made this pouch with one t-shirt’s worth of DIY yarn (you can see my how-to for the yarn here), and it came together in no time.
Pattern & Directions
I designed this pattern to fit my iphone 5, but you can adjust the pattern for your phone’s size by swatching and measuring the gauge. T-shirt yarn is stretchy, so you can also get away with a lot of guessing, unlike the sock swatching I shared earlier this year.
CO – cast on
k – knit
p – purl
BO – bind off/cast off
CO 13 sts
knit 15 rows in stockinette (k 1 row, p 1 row)
BO until a single loop remains
create a 3-4 ft long chain to form the strap (you can finger knit or use a crochet hook)
finish and sew closed the pouch as shown below
I like to finger knit rather than use a crochet hook to chain when working with chunky yarn, but you can do whatever feels most comfortable to you. Don’t know finger knitting? Check out my tutorial.
Fold your knitting case over, double checking your phone fits inside.
Attach the strap to the far side of the purse with a crochet hook, drawing the working loop through.
Secure the strap by pulling the working “yarn” through the loop.
Open your pouch, as shown, and use a crochet hook to weave the yarn across the top of the pouch.
Fold your case back over and use a crochet hook to “sew” the tall side and open bottom shut.
Weave in all ends with your crochet hook and trim ends.
That’s it! All that’s left is to get a clip for your keys to hook on the strap, get on that bike, and enjoy the summer while you can!