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Felted Brave Laptop Case FREE Crochet Pattern

Felted Brave Laptop Case FREE Crochet Pattern

FELTED BRAVE LAPTOP CASE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
by Kristin Omdahl

This is a great gift any time of year! Great graduation gift, birthday, Mother's Day and Father's Day, or even for yourself! Kids and adults of all ages have electronic devices. I love the idea of a handmade carrying case for electronics. You can easily customize this project for any sized device: tablets, laptops, etc...

This sized case fits iPad Pro tablets and 11" Apple MacBook Laptops

Be So Brave Yarn; 100% American Merino Wool, worsted weight; 120 yds per 2oz;
(1) hank Color A Everglades
(1) hank Color B Lincoln Lime
(1) hank Color C Plymouth Rock
8mm crochet hook
2 sheets of velex foam for lining
1 yd 5/8" Dritz Fold-Over Elastic, color #9389-Lime
sewing needle and thread

Click here for Yarn & lining kit

Gauge: 3 sts/1" after felting

Finished size:
Pre-felting: 15” wide x 11” tall
After felting: 12" wide x 10" tall

Instructions: Round 1: with color A, ch36, sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. Working along opposite side of beg ch, sc in ea ch across. Do not join. Rounds will be worked in a spiral. — 70 scs
Round 2: sc in ea st around. — 70 scs
Rounds 3 - 13: rep round 3
Round 14: with color B, sc in ea st around. — 70 scs
Round 15: with color A, sc in ea st around. — 70 scs
Rounds 16 - 19: rep rows 14 - 15 two more times
Round 20: with color B, sc in ea st around. — 70 scs
Round 21: with color C, sc in ea st around. — 70 scs
Rounds 22 - 25: rep rounds 20 - 21 two more times.
Round 26: with color C, sc in ea st around. — 70 sts
Rounds 27 -32: rep round 26
Row 33: 1sc in ea of next 35 sts, turn.
Row 34: ch1, sc in ea of next 35 sts, turn.
Row 35: ch1, sc2tog, sc in ea of next 31 sts, sc2tog. — 33 sts
Row 36: ch1, sc2tog, sc in ea of next 29 sts, sc2tog. — 31 sts
Round 39: slst in ea of 31 sts along last row, slst in ea end of row of last 4 rows, slst in ea of 35 skipped sts on last round (32), slst in ea end of row of last 31 rows, slst to join.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

FELTING:

Wash the project in the washing machine on hot water cycle with jeans or towels for high agitation. Repeat as necessary for desired level of felting. Sample in photos was felted in machine two times. Let it dry completely before lining.

LINING:

Cut the felt pieces to fit inside the case (post-felting dimensions). Using needle and thread, sew them together along two short sides and one long side. Insert sewn lining into felted case. Sew the top of the lining to the entire perimeter of the felted case.

ASSEMBLE ELASTIC STRAPS:

Cut the elastics 18"  long (or 2" shorter than your finished felted bag height). You want it to be secure when stretched. Sew each strap into a loop. Secure each loop to back side of felted case approx 3" from each side.

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