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« on: June 12, 2010 02:42:50 PM »

Last fall I got myself a mini-computer (A netbook.) because I have online as well as on campus classes, and a full sized laptop just gets a little bit too bulky (And easily noticeable for people to steal.).
Well, the Netbook is perfect, but in a backpack with college sized textbooks, it's practically getting beaten to death, so I made it a handy little cozy to prevent it from getting beaten up by the textbook bullies that I force it to associate with.
My backpack is black, so I decided to make the cozy black as well, but it was just getting boring, so that's where the ruffle (That you can't see that well, unfortunately.) and heart-shaped button came in! Cheesy



(Pardon my knee and my very smudged computer - wow, I need to clean it once and a while. Tongue)

Here's the quazi-pattern:
Chain a length that is equal to the depth of the Netbook.
Half double crochet in second chain from hook and all the way across.
Do not turn, instead start working stitches on underside of chain, working in rounds instead of rows. (I hope that made sense!) This will create a pocket effect.
Continue working rounds until it is the width of Netbook. Test to make sure - it has to stretch a little to properly fit.
After it is at the desired length, start working back and forth rows (Chain 1 each time you turn.) on half of the round to form a flap. (Again, I hope that made sense!)
For the ruffle: Chain 3 and single crochet in each stitch all the way across.
Sew on a button and enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010 09:20:54 PM »

So after seeing this post... I decided that since I had nothing to do and my netbook was alone shivering in the corner, that I would make a case also!!

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010 07:29:36 AM »

Awesome! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010 03:15:00 AM »

do you remember what yarn you used? I like the effect it has, it looks like something almost tweed-y.  Although it could also be Red Heart fiesta?

awesome job! I know what you mean about laptops getting to be a bit cumbersome.  I spent one whole semester carting mine around everyday, and realized that while the bigger battery was sometimes a plus, when it was digging into my back, it was also sometimes a minus. =)
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010 05:39:56 AM »

That's really cute!  I LOVE my netbook Cheesy  I have a boring store-bought case but if I get tired of it....
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010 02:45:02 PM »

What a great idea! I like the colors.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010 03:12:37 PM »

do you remember what yarn you used? I like the effect it has, it looks like something almost tweed-y.  Although it could also be Red Heart fiesta?

Yep, it's Red Heart Fiesta. I love that stuff. I think I have at least one skein in every color. lol Wink
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