Wednesday, March 6, 2019

African Flower Earphone Case - A crochet tutorial


I'm so excited to share the African Flower earphone Case Free Pattern with you today. I' delighted to see so many of you sharing the joy over this idea. SO lets keep this quick and sweet, shall we. Here it is. Enjoy and please share on social media (use #africanflowerearphonecase and tag @myrosevalley for pattern credits, thanks). Let the African Flower Earphone Case go viral just because it is so adorable, fun to make and practical to use. Pure bliss it is.

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AFRICAN FLOWER EARPHONE CASE TUTORIAL

YARN:
Tilda from Svarta Fåret, a cotton/acrylic 4 ply yarn (50g - 125 m). Any cotton 4ply will do.

YARDAGE:
Scraps, every color uses approx, 5-20 grams each.

HOOK: I used a 2,5 mm/C2 (US) hook as I want the pieces to be quite tightly crocheted. Depending on how tight or loose you crochet choose a hook that matches your tension.

SIZE: Finished Earphone case measures approx 9 cm/3,5 inches across.

PATTERN NOTES:
• This pattern is written in UK terms. Find a conversion chart below for US terms.
• Chain 3 at beginning of a row counts as first treble throughout the pattern.
• At end of row, slip stitch in top of first 3 chains made to close row.
• Cut yarn and weave in ends when finishing ROW 1 - ROW 3.













FRONT PIECE

START: Make a magic ring or ch5 and sl st in the first ch to form a ring.

ROW 1 (picture 1): Ch3, 1tr into ring, ch1, *2tr into ring - ch1*, rep * * 4 more times. 
Stitch count: Six groups of 2 trebles and six chain-1-spaces in between groups.

ROW 2 (picture 2): Join new color in chain-1-space, ch3, in same space make 1tr - ch1 - 2tr, in next space make 2tr - ch1 - 2tr, rep * * 4 more times. 
Stitch count: Six groups of [2tr - ch1 - 2tr].

ROW 3 (picture 3): Join new color in chain-1-space, ch3, make 6 more tr in same chain-1-space, in next chain-1-space make *7tr*, rep * * in every chain-1-space until end of row.  
Stitch count: Six petals of 7tr.

ROW 4 (picture 4+5+6): Join new color at top of petal (4th treble in a petal), in following 3 stitches make 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, make 1tr down in the point where 2tr and 2tr meet on row ROW 2. In next petal make *1tr, 1htr, 1dc in each of the 3 next stitches, 1htr, 1tr and then 1tr down in the point where 2tr and 2tr meet on row ROW 2*. Rep * * 4 more times. DON’T CUT YARN.  
Stitch count: 48 stitches.

ROW 5 (picture 7): Continue with same color. Ch2 (counts as first htr), make 1htr in same stitch. 1htr in each of the 3 next stitches, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in each of the next 3 stitches *, rep * * until end of row. Sl st in top of first ch2 made. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Stitch count: 60 stitches

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BACK PIECE (picture 8)

Start: Make a magic ring or ch5 and sl st in the first ch to form a ring. Leave a 10-15 cm long yarn end to attach a button with later on.

ROW 1: Ch3, make 11tr into ring.
Stitch count: 12 stitches

ROW 2: Ch3, make 1tr in same stitch. Make a repeat of 2tr in each stitch until end of row.
Stitch count: 24 stitches

ROW 3: Ch3, make 1tr in same stitch. 1tr in next stitch, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next*, rep * * until end of row.
Stitch count: 36 stitches

ROW 4: Ch3, make 1tr in same stitch. 1tr in each of the 2 next stitches, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in each of the next 2 stitches *, rep * * until end of row.
Stitch count: 48 stitches.

ROW 5: Chain 2 (counts as first htr), make 1htr in same stitch, 1htr in each of the 3 next stitches, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in each of the next 3 stitches *, rep * * until end of row.
Stitch count: 60 stitches.  

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ATTACH BUTTON
• Attach a 1,5cm/1/2 inch sized button at the front of the solid circle’s center (left piece in picture 9) with the saved beginning yarn end. Fasten off.

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ASSEMBLY
• Start with the African Flower front piece (right piece in picture 9).
• Join contrasting joining yarn 8 stitches before a spike stitch (1tr down in the point where 2tr and 2tr meet on row ROW 2) and make 1dc in each of the next 9 stitches, ch22 for the loop, 1dc in same stitch and in each of the next 8 stitches. 
• Now put both circles together wrong sides together. Crochet pieces together with 1dc through both loops on both circles all around. Sl st in first dc made, cut yarn and weave in ends. (picture 10-13)
• Finished (picture 14).

I hope you will enjoy this sweet pattern.  I have made many already and will list them in my Etsy Shop for those who can't crochet or just don't have the time for the moment. I'll let you know when they are listed. Happy Crocheting!

Please share your makes with me on social media:
#AfricanFlowerEarphoneCase
@MyRoseValley



Kärlek
Annette


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10 comments :

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial. This earphone case is beautiful and handsome.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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  2. Tack, så trevligt mönster! Har bara en liten fråga : jag förstår inte biten med halvstolpar - varför inte vanliga st? Missar jag något pga min översättning? Hälsningar norrifrån, Ullis

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    1. Sista varvet på båda circlar är halvstolpar för storlekens skull. Tyckte det blev bäst så. Du kan prova att göra vanliga stolpar om du vill. Om du undrar över varv 4 (bild 5) så gör jag stolpe, halvstolpe, fast maska , fast maska, fast maska, halvstolpe, stolpe på varje "blomblad" för att skapa en jämn cirkel. Hoppas detta hjälper.
      Kram

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  3. Going to hav a go at making one, please can you tell me the hook size?

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    1. Hi
      Of course. My mistake. Will add it to the post now. I used a hook size 2,5 mm with the 4ply yarn. You want your circles to be quite tightly crocheted. :) Enjoy!
      Xxx

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  4. Hello Annette,
    what a great coincidence! Just the other day I was cleaning this messy drawer in my office, found my earphones with headset and I absolutely love them, but usually my earphones only last a couple of weeks :D. With this beautiful case I should be able to keep them a little longer, so thank you very much for coming up with this great tutorial just in time :)
    Perfect little project for the upcoming weekend :)
    Kind regards, Doris

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  5. Vilken fin blogg/hemsida!
    Tack för beskrivningen!
    Det ska bli roligt att virka ett lite fodral till lurarna!
    Trevlig helg!
    /Louise

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  6. Hi Annette,

    Thank you for your wonderfull pattern. I'm going to make one :-).
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily

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  7. Thank you for this lovely pattern. I have now made two, one for me and one my daughter. They are a little addictive!

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Kärlek
Annette

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