I got a new phone yesterday. My old one was over two years old, and it had had a crack in the screen for the last year (Mims dropped it on the tile floor of a Rubio's, not that I'm keeping track...), and the renewal/upgrade option finally became available with my cell provider.
My old phone was a Galaxy S (the original) and I adored it. It was, by far, my favorite phone I've ever had. In fact, I used it to take pictures for the blog in the early days before I upgraded my camera. If I could have gotten another phone exactly like it, I would have. (This sounds like a sales pitch, but it's not. I just really loved my phone.)
I ended upgrading to a Galaxy S3, which I think I'm going to love even more! I'm super nervous about dropping it and cracking the new screen, so I've ordered a super-protective case for it (they didn't have the color I wanted at the cell phone store). It should arrive in a day or two.
In the meantime, I want to protect it my own way. I made my own cover using cotton yarn. I used a tiny hook so that it would be really dense, just in case it got dropped. And it's TIGHT, so that the slippery little phone won't shoot out of the cover when I reach for it. I think it would be enough protection on its own, if I didn't have a six-year-old that loved playing with drawing apps. But since I do, so it'll be a perfect solution for us until the hard case comes.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Cover
Worsted Weight Yarn - approximately 40 yards (I used Lily The Original Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton worsted weight yarn in Daisy Ombre)
Size C crochet hook
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch) 14 times, sc in last ch (30 st)
R2-14: ch 1, sc, (ch 1, sc in next ch space) 14 times, sc in last st (30 st)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Whipstitch the side edges of the piece together to form a tube. Flatten the tube, centering the seam in the back. Whipstitch the bottom of the tube together.
My mom also got a new phone, so I made a case for her too! I switched colors every row, alternating between three colors. When you use 3 colors you can carry the yarn up the side of the piece and you don't have to weave in so many ends when you're done! This would also be gorgeous done in a rainbow pattern, if weaving ends didn't bother you...