Tablet Envelope | Free crochet pattern by MadameStitch
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Crochet Tablet Envelope | Free Pattern

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Protect your tech!  With this free pattern, you’ll be able to crochet an envelope to store your favorite tablet when you’re out and about.

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Tablet Envelope | Free crochet pattern by MadameStitch

If you are anything like me, your tablet is an invaluable tool in your personal and/or business life.  Tech ain’t cheap and we need to protect our investment.  Why not make it fashionable as well as functional?!

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The tablet envelope is a free crochet pattern and beginner friendly.  The seed stitch is a simple stitch pattern that creates a beautiful texture and works up quickly.

Tablet Envelope | Free crochet pattern by MadameStitch

Inspiration and Design for the Tablet Envelope

I use my tablet every day for professional personal purposes.  I decided I wanted to make a protective pocket for my iPad. When I saw the seed stitch in an Instagram post, I knew it would be perfect for my envelope.

The tablet envelope is worked in one piece, folded in half, then side seams are stitched to form the pouch.  A flap is worked with an optional buttonhole added as you finish up the flap.  The seed stitch is a super simple stitch comprised of a repeating double crochet, single crochet pattern across the row.  All of the double crochets are worked in single crochets and vice versa, creating a lovely texture that’s not too thick.  The seed stitch is perfect for binge watching because you don’t have to pay too close attention to get it right.

The Yarn

This summer I’ve been having a lot of fun trying out yarns.  I had seen and heard a lot lately about Paintbox Yarns so I had to give it a try.

I chose the Simply DK for this tablet envelope because I wanted a lightweight yarn that would showcase the seed stitch texture but now create a lot of bulk and weight for the tablet.  It’s inexpensive, available in the US through the LoveCrafts website.  Plus, the colors were simply gorgeous!

You can get the yarn HERE!

Of course, any dk weight will do.  KnitPicks, Lion Brand and Stylecraft all have fabulous alternatives.

Tablet Envelope | Free crochet pattern by MadameStitch

May Makes Blog Hop Week 2

I’m pleased to announce that this crochet design is featured in the May Makes Blog Hop hosted by Pam of Carroway Crochet.

During the week of May 8-14, you can grab the PDF of this pattern for FREE. But wait…I’m not the only featured designer for the week.

All week long, you can grab a free PDF from some of your favorite designers. Click on the button below to see all of the designs available to you this week.

While you’re there, be sure to note the promo code. That’s your ticket to a free PDF from every one of the designers listed. Let’s get started!

First, head over to the roundup post. That’s your gateway to all of this week’s patterns. Grab the promo code while you’re there.

When you arrive back here with your promo code, click the button below. Use the code at checkout to get your free PDF.

Enjoy this pattern and all of the other patterns featured this week in the May Makes Blog Hop – Week 2.


Why buy the PDF?

  • Detailed written instructions
  • Crochet chart
  • Instructions for customizing to the size of your tablet

Tablet Envelope Pattern Instructions

Skill level: Advanced beginner

Written in English using US crochet terminology

YARN:  Paintbox “Simply DK” 100% acrylic (3.5oz/302yd; 100g/276m):  1 skein Color #103 – Misty Grey

Any DK weight yarn will work – you’ll need approx. 3oz. Here are a couple of great alternatives:

HOOK:  US size G-6 (4mm) or size needed to achieve gauge

TOOLS + MATERIALS

  • Optional:  ¾” button for envelope flap (a toggle or post button works best).  I got my button from “SmartParts” on Etsy.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED SIZE: Approx. 11” x 8” (body of envelope). Sample made for 11” iPad Pro with smart cover.

Size can be easily adjusted for other tablets and covers (instructions are included in the PDF)

GAUGE:  In pattern st: Approx. 8 (dc, sc) x 15 rows = 4”

SPECIAL STITCH

Seed stitch – Dc, sc across a row.  When working in the next row, all dc are worked in the sc of the previous row, and all sc are worked in the dc.  This creates the seed stitch texture.  For a photo tutorial, visit my blog post HERE. (I’ve included a handy crochet chart in the PDF.)

NOTES

  1. At the end of each row, pull up the first loop of the final sc a little taller than you normally would so the edge of the piece doesn’t pull. This side edge will serve as the seam and should be as flat as possible.
  2. Each row of the flap decreases by 1 st each side. Instead of crocheting 2 sts together at the end of the row, the 3rd st from each edge will be skipped.  This creates a clean edge along the flap plus a pretty, slanting design feature.
  3. A ‘ch 3’ at the beginning of a row counts as a st.
  4. A ‘ch 1’ at the beginning of a row does not count as a st.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Chain – ch
  • Double crochet – dc
  • Half double crochet – hdc
  • Place marker – pm
  • Repeat – rep
  • Single crochet – sc
  • Skip – sk
  • Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Right side – RS
  • Wrong side – WS

If you’re making this for a tablet that doesn’t have the same measurements as the 11″ iPad Pro…

In the PDF, available in all my shops, you’ll find instructions about how to measure your tablet, how to do the math to figure out stitch counts (it’s not hard!) and how to adjust the instructions for your tablet.

Let’s get started…

Body of envelope

Ch 44.

Row 1:  Sc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc, sc), * dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, turn. (42 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), sc in next st (in top of dc below), * dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, turn.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 15” or width of tablet (with case if applicable).  The sample has 54 rows total.  Do not fasten off; proceed to Side Seams.

Side Seams

Fold piece in half widthwise (there is no right or wrong side).  Continuing from the end of the body, slip st the first side seam closed.  Fasten off.  For the second side seam, attach yarn at the folded edge of the side seam and slip stitch the seam closed.  Do not fasten off; continue to Top Edge.

Top Edge

Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around the top edge of envelope, join with slip st to first st. Do not fasten off.  (83 sc)

Tablet Envelope | Free crochet pattern by MadameStitch

Flap

Note:  The flap will be centered between the side seams along the top of the back edge with 2 sts left unworked on either side of Row 1.

To find the starting point for the flap:  With right side of back facing, count 2 sts in from each seam and pm.  Count the sts between the markers – you should have a total of 37.

Row 1:  With RS facing, slip st to the first marker, ch 1, hdc in the same st and in each st across to 2nd marker (ending by working into the st with the marker), turn.  (39 hdc)

Row 2 (WS):  Ch 1, hdc in the same st and in next st, sk st, hdc across to last 3 sts, sk st, hdc in last 2 sts, turn.  (37 hdc)

Rows 3 – 16:  Rep Row 2 until 9 sts remain. 

Row 17:  Ch 1, hdc in same st and in next st, sk st, hdc in next 3 sts, sk st, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (7 hdc)

Row 18:  Ch 1, hdc in same st and in next st, sk st, hdc, sk st, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (5 hdc)

Row 19:  Ch 1, hdc in same st and in next st, sk st, ch 1, hdc in last 2 sts.  Fasten off.  (4 hdc)

Note:  In Row 19, the ‘ch 1’ in the middle of the row makes a space appropriate for a buttonhole.  If you won’t be attaching a button, eliminate the ‘ch 1’.

Attach Button (optional)

With tablet inserted, fold the flap over the front and position the button under the buttonhole.  Sew the button in place.

Tablet Envelope | Free crochet pattern by MadameStitch

Weave in the ends, insert your tablet, and head out the door!

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