Mom gave me S2 for my birthday, and i was over excited and ended crocheting these nonstop... most freakiest thing was, at the very same week before, Navles got the same s2 from his mom too! Ha double the fun. And to sweeten my excited heart, this week ICS upgrade is officially released for Malaysia? not sure about it though but am extremely excited! (Looks cute with Princess Serenity as the wallpaper! yeah, am pretty childish when it comes to personal stuff, who isnt?! hehe)
Okay back to S2 Crochet Covers :
The Best part of crochet covers are you dont need to remove the cover to click/tap anything even volume, just slide the finger at the corner and click it. I dont need to worry of the back or front surface getting scratched as long its placed down the right way! With just a gentle touch on the crochet to use the menu and back buttons, i could navigate through easily. It have a small hole for the camera and its so easy to make (Assuming you have been crocheting for sometime)!
BACK PATCH :
Start of from a long chain the size of the bottom part of width length. turn and sc ill end and turn for several rows, when the height of the rectangle patch is at the "camera", at the turn, count stitches till reach the camera (roughly 3stitches).
So "3sc turn 3 sc turn" (till the top of the camera), you should have one side of the camera patch done, since i dont cutting the yarn off for a separate 3 chain, turn 3 sc repeat rows for the other side... i went on with slip stitch all the way to the last 3 stitches and did "3sc turn 3 sc turn 3sc"
Done that, sc till the edge where the camera top would be, chain equally as the bottom of the camera stitches and 3 sc turn, sc back and again if it is needed.
Okay you got the Back part done. Two ways here :
Either end off and make a new patch which i prefer
If you made 1 or 2 stitch smaller then the phone for the rectangle back patch earlier, do these, it will turn into that pink with ribbon. Neat!
Front Patch : chain till the same length of the previous patch length. work few rows of "turn, sc all" just like above, preferably 4 rows only. (This will be the front bottom rectangle patch) once the height reached near the top of the "menu, back buttons" (assuming 4 rows), turn 2sc turn 2 till near the top of the screen (mine was roughly 14rows or less with g size hook) end off long yarn.
Do two front patch, turn one over, Sew using Mattress stitch at the 2sc corners. end off at a corner hide the yarn off.
The fun part, well to me... you need a really long yarn, (the soft pink) sew mattress stitch or whip stitch if you prefer it, Either one would do. (I used a b size hook and gave inc in all around the both front and back patches for neater look) Keep checking the size as you make!
Front Patch2 : Continue on if you made a larger rectangle then the phone, with sc all twice, and um, tricky part... at the crocheting at the top side, 4 sc, turn, skip first stitch, 2sc, dec (the corner), sc all the way to the other corner at the other side top, dec, 2sc turn, skip first stitch, sc, dec, sc all the way to the other side, dec, sc, turn, dec, sc to the other side, dec... NOTICE the dec shrinks the corners and forces the flap of many sc to bend, well do the same at the bottom part. So either slipstitch or sc all the way to the bottom opposite and redo, 4 sc, turn. (The 4sc is actually the rows, it will later be 4 rows, because of the dec), done these slipstitch or sc back to the start of the "tricky part" and... well i'll leave this part to you to end off or slip stitch around for circular look.) (NOTE : THIS PATTERN IS FREEFORM so "4sc turn ...dec..." part are up to you, you can add 2-3 dec at corners to give a more tighter look) Keep checking the size as you make!
(It will turn out similar to the below couples in shiny light brown, looks nearly gold as its nylon thread but weirdly it dont look anywhere as the picture turn out)
If its too hard to follow the pattern, will try to write down one when i make another again. Most of the covers are free form after knowing the technique to make it, so i dont think pattern is necessary since i love playing with different hook sizes, The Pink is g hook for the darkpink and b hook for the edge in pink while just plain g hook for the brown. The one on the left is hdc at the back patch while the one on the right is sc in back patch. The plain sc looks much neater.