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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Galaxy S3 Cover

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
Scissors
Yarn needle

ch 32
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...

xoxo

21 comments:

  1. Hi There, I am sure this is going to be a very popular pattern!!! Beautiful!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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    1. Hi AMarie! Thanks! I figued if I needed one someone else might too!
      xo Jaime

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  2. Love the color way of the brown, blue and light blue!! So pretty. Cute pattern too.

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  3. Where did you get the Sugar-n-Cream yarn? I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

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    1. Hi Carleigh! I got mine at Michaels, but I know they have it at Joanns too. Wal-Mart has a cotton yarn me as well. It's not the same brand but it works the same. Hope this helps!
      xo Jaime

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  4. I'm going to try and make a case for my phone today I just carry mine in my jacket pocket but if I take my small pocketbook I keep it in there but I really don't like taking a pocketbook all the time so I'm sure this case will help a lot I'm going to try and add a place for my styler that I use also I hope it works out cause I'm always losing it

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    1. Hi! I think you could add a little stylus pocket to the side of the case, and that it would look really cute! LOL!!
      xo Jaime

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  5. Thank you for shareing your case I love the colors you used

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  6. What is the grade of the yarn -like 3 ,4....

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    1. Hi! Um, the CYC weight of the yarn is a 4. I'm guessing that is about the same as what you're asking?? I did a google search, so I could compare grades versus weights, but I didn't find that information readily accessible... I don't know if this helped or not, but I hope it did! LOL!!!
      xo Jaime

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  7. Nice phone covers. Looks like cotton yarn is used. Easy and fast.. love it.

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  8. Nice cover. I am thinking about making one for my galaxy note 2. I love working with cotton. it doesn't have as much give but the colors are so much more viberant.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Nice cover. I am going to make one. I plan to add a flap to the back so I can close it with a button or velcro. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I made up one last year but use it with an extra large sturdy safety pin to use it as an external pocket for pants that have no pocket or shallow pockets. It's been a great way to keep my phone handy with no worries of dropping it.

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  11. Hi Jaime! I started the Galaxy S3 cover last night and I may have misread the pattern. I crocheted 14 rows as the pattern says, but the measurement was only 3-3/4" tall. I measured my friend's Galaxy S3 and her phone is 5-1/2" tall by 2-3/4" wide. Help! What have I done?

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  12. I love this but how many more stitches would have to be added if I wanted to do the Galaxy note phone which is a tad bit bigger than the Galaxy S3?

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  13. Very easy pattern! I made it today and using it also.

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  14. Hi there! good post. article is loaded with wonderful information. We are providing Best case for ipad.

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  15. I've been looking for this for something like this designed for Samsung. Yeah I have Galaxy S4 & planning to upgrade to Note 4 so I'll add a few more chains & a few more rows. Thanks, Nancy

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