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« on: August 11, 2010 10:31:01 AM »

I recently got a Nook (the Barnes and Noble e-reader), and I thought, "Well, this definitely needs a cozy!"  I just kind of made the pattern up as I went, and I think it came out pretty well.  I don't own a Kindle, but based on the measurements I've found online, I think this cover would work just as well for a Kindle.  So, here are the pics:



Here's the pattern:
     Use whatever worsted weight yarn you like, and with a G hook, ch 33.
     Row 1: dc in 3rd st from hook, dc across
     *Row 2: dc (fpdc, dc) across, ending with a dc
     Row 3: dc (bpdc, dc) across, ending with a dc
     Rep from * until piece measures about 10 inches. Fasten off (or, if you're lazy like 
     me, just keep going with the slip stitches you're about to use to join the piece).
     Fold the piece in half with the wrong sides together (e.g. the ribs should be on the inside). You should
     have a shape by now that pretty closely matches your e-reader.
     Join the short edge along the top with a slip stitch, and repeat with the bottom edge.  If you want to 
     avoid fastening off and weaving in ends, you can just carry your yarn across the inside using a slip
     stitch until you reach the other side.
     Turn piece right side out.
     Finishing the opening:
     Row 1: sc around
     Row 2: sc around
     Fasten off, weave in ends.

Hope you like it! Smiley
   

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 10:40:48 AM »

How big is it?  I have a Sony Pocket eReader and I wonder how close they are in size!  Because now I want one, too!
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 10:47:51 AM »

Ok, unstretched it's about 8 inches by 5.5 inches.  So, based on the Sony pocket e-reader measurements I looked up, you'd have to decrease your foundation chain by about 6 stitches.  Instead of 33 stitches, I'd try chaining 27.  Then, you'll want to follow the pattern until it measures about 8.5 inches instead of 10 inches.  That's my best guess based on the measurements of your e-reader. Smiley  Glad you like it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010 10:51:26 AM »

I love it! And your display name makes me laugh Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010 11:06:49 AM »

LOL!  You even did the math for me!  You rock!  I am so on this project!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010 11:11:58 AM »

No prob, bob Smiley  Hope it works out - post it when you're done so I can see how it came out!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010 11:15:23 AM »

Absolutely!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010 11:30:50 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010 02:53:31 PM »

Oh this is a great idea! I have a Nook too and I have one of those silicone cases but it gets little dirt particles and such stuck to it whenever I take it places with me, which makes it quite an inconvenience. I'm going to bookmark this and have this on my "Once I can crochet I must make this" list. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011 07:40:45 PM »

Thanks for the pattern. I have looked every where for something for my e-reader. This should work great. Wink
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