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Topic: Cute Nintendo DS Case- *now with more pics and tut!*  (Read 12801 times)
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« on: August 07, 2007 07:31:42 AM »

I had a hankering to crochet something, but I wanted instant gratification.  So I grabbed some yarn and made a coin purse.  It ended up on top of my DS and I thought, "Wow, that would make a cute DS case."  And thus, (even though I have a store bought case) the crocheted DS case was born.

Front

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/amigurl55/100_1677.jpg

Back
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/amigurl55/100_1676.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/amigurl55/100_1678.jpg

I just winged it, but if you'd like a tut I can make another and write it down as I go.




OK, here's one I made for my bf in his favorite colors: Subaru Rally Blue and Yellow:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/amigurl55/100_1680.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k236/amigurl55/100_1682.jpg

And the tut!  This pattern is for a DS Lite, but I have made notes for the original DS.

Size H crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors.  Main color= mc, contrasting color= cc
Scissors, yarn needle, etc.

With mc ch 16 (for original DS, ch 19)
Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch accross.  Ch 2, turn.
*Hdc accross.  Ch 2, turn.*  Repeat until piece measures 14".
Change to cc and sc accross for 2 rows.  FO.

Fold piece with right sides together leaving a 3 inch flap.  Sew up the sides.  I usually add a dab of glue to hold my knots since they always seem to come out.  Turn so the right side is facing out.  Add velcro or a button for closure.

Flower:
With cc, ch 4.  Slst into last st to form a ring.
Ch 6.  Slst into ring.  Repeat 4 times.  FO.

Sew or glue flowers to case wherever you'd like them to be.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007 10:50:20 AM »

I have a couple of store bought cases but I love this one better. If you can could you put up a tut, I would love to make this for my DS.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007 11:36:58 AM »

Aelita- I will make another tonight and post a tut just for you, flowers and all!
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007 12:04:32 PM »

Ahw that's sweet of you thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007 12:46:34 PM »

hey thats is so very cute....will you please post the tutorial here on craftster?Huh  i would luv 2 make this 4 my diabetic 7yr old daughter....she could put her insulin pump in something cute like this and wear it around her waist Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007 01:06:52 PM »

Aww, kitty she's so cute!  You could very easily add a strap to put on a belt.

w00t!  Gotta get crocheting tonight!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007 01:42:18 PM »

thank you so much amigurl55....i've crocheted something like this with a belt before but nowhere as cute as urs Cheesy
plus the colors are so sweet Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007 07:33:16 AM »

OK kids!  The tut is in the first post.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007 08:35:12 AM »

awww....you are the best!!!! Wink
did i tell you i hit the this rocks button the other day?Huh
thank you again Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007 08:56:29 AM »

Wow!  Thanks!  I've never had anyone hit the "this rocks"  button before!

I want to see your cases when you're done, you guys.  Post them for me, pretty please?
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007 09:10:49 AM »

well thanx again amigurl55
i'll post when completed....i was wondering how long did it take you to make one of the cases?Huh Wink
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007 09:22:45 AM »

A couple hours.  They don't long to make at all.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2007 03:24:28 PM »

Thanx for the pattern I'll be making one soon.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2007 06:57:05 PM »

Oh wow, thank you. I needed to make my boyfriend a pre-birthday gift to tide him over until his real gift comes and I have a skein of Simply Soft just waiting to be made into something Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2007 09:33:14 PM »

This is def. going on my to-do list  Cheesy  I wonder how hard it would be to put a flap on the front (or back) that held games?  Hmm...
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2007 07:34:01 AM »

Thanks, guys!  CrysAM- probably not too hard.  That's a good idea!

I forgot to note on my "pattern":  It's OK to sell what you make from the pattern, but please do not sell the pattern itself.  Thanks.
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2007 03:01:10 PM »

So, I got right on the DS case (I love my DS!) and decided to add a little game holder and stylus holder (I have a nice pen-sized stylus that is currently MIA, but it'll have a place once I find it!  Grin )

So, I bring pics:





pics are clickable  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2007 04:02:59 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial! I will totally make one tonight with all the yarn I bought today!
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2007 08:02:57 PM »

CrysAm- That turned out so cute!  I'm so glad that you were able to add a place for games.  My bf also thinks it's very cool.

estar23- you're welcome!

Once again, I'd love to see the cases you guys make.  Please share them with us!
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2007 09:11:18 PM »

Hey amigurl55, how wide (short/chain length measurement) was your case for your DS Lite? I feel like mine's not going to be big enough.
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2007 08:16:24 AM »

Rhoticity- I'll have to measure.  I thought mine looked a bit small, but it turned out just fine.  Once you have enough crocheted, you may want to fold it up and try putting your DS case "in" the fold- that's how I was able to tell it would fit.

I'll measure mine and get back to you.
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2007 03:14:56 PM »

Thanks--I don't have an actual DS to check, since it's for my boyfriend who is currently two states away. I will probably still take it to Target or something and make sure it's okay, but a frame of reference first would really help Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2007 07:26:48 AM »

OK, the measurements for my case (ds lite):
4 1/2" wide, 9" around
6" long without the flap, 9" long with the flap.

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2007 08:11:00 AM »

Great! It looks so soft...
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2008 11:16:31 PM »

Hey amigurl55, I recently got a DS and wanted to make a case.  Your pattern was the first one I found and it was really simple.

I posted it right here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228696.0
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