Laptop Case

I recently had a new laptop after I inadvertently knocked my old one off the bed after a teleconference and it decided that it was never going to rise again. However, I got a really great deal on an ASUS ultrabook that refurbished and I was going to make sure that I would do a better job of taking care of this one. My old one was beaten up in my bag since it was not covered (and I'm just really hard on laptops sometimes). Thus, I decided I needed a case for this one.

However, laptop cases are not inexpensive, especially for unemployed persons. So, I decided to crocheted one! I've done simple cases before, but I really enjoy chevron patterns. They just look so nice and crisp.

This is how mine turned out. It looks pretty good and fits my 14in ultrabook with a little wiggle room. It could probably fit a 15in laptop without any problems. I may line it with fabric to make it sturdier in the future but as it stands, this looks and works pretty good for now.

light worsted weight yarn (2 colors)
H hook
yarn needles

Stitches & Abbreviations Used
dc - double crochet
ch - chain
sts - stitches
sl st - slip stitch

1. With color A, Chain 75 (to make shorter or longer, add or subtract 7 stitches)
2. Dc in 4th ch from hook. *Dc in next 7 sts. Skip next 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts. (dc, ch 1, dc)* Repeat until last st, where you will do 2 dc in last st. 
3. Ch 3 (counts as a dc). Dc in first st. *Dc in next 7 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st (which will be the ch 1 sp)* Repeat until last st where you will do 2 dc in last st (which is the ch 3 from the previous row). 

Optional: Repeat step three two more times, then switch to color B. Repeat step three, switching colors every four rows (or as desired), until piece measures about 20 - 22 inches long. Sew in ends and fold over to desired shape (I made mine look like a foldover clutch, you may prefer something more bag like) and stitch together sides. 

Look stylish as hell. 

1 comment:

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