Anyway, my husband bought me an iPad Mini 2 for Christmas and I wanted to buy a case right away but I've had my eye on a larger iPad and he says to just test it out and if I don't like the size, we'll switch it for the larger one. yay! So, for now, I decided to crochet a sleeve.
This crochet sleeve uses super bulky yarn so it works up very quickly. I wanted extra padding so bigger yarn was the better choice. I started right before we left for dinner at my in law's house. I crocheted on the way there and finished up at the house. It took just over 30 minutes! Those are my favorite projects! Quick and fast!
It's a pretty simple sleeve. The sleeve uses single crochets and is worked in the round so there's no need to sew anything together (my other favorite thing!) I like mine snug so I crocheted it just large enough to fit the iPad Mini. I added a button and loop from the other side to secure the top.
Super Bulky Yarn - I used Red Heart Mixology in Retro Print (I think these are discontinued)
N/9mm Crochet Hook
ch - Chain
sl st - Slip Stitch
St(s) - Stitch(es)
sc - Single Crochet
1) ch12 or as long as you need to get desired width. I chained just slightly longer than the width of the iPad Mini (see photo below).
2) sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and all the way down (see photo below). 2 sc into the last st.
3) Working on the other side, sc back around (on the opposite side). 2sc on the last st (24 sts).
You will now work in a continuous round.
1sc into the first sc (see photo above) and continue 1sc in each st around (and around) until you reach the desired height. I stopped at 8.25". I basically measured by sliding the iPad Mini in and stopped when I was happy with the size. I didn't use a stitch marker because I decided I was just going to stop on the side of the sleeve when I was happy with the height.
End on the side doing 2 sl st(s) in the last 2 st(s) on the side of the sleeve. Meaning, not front or back of the sleeve where it's more visible.
I positioned my button where I want it and sewed it on.
On the opposite side, pick the middle st. For me it was 11 sts across so I started my loop on st 5. Attach yarn here and and ch as many chains as you need to go around the button and back around to the st you attached your yarn. sl st to the same st you started on. Fasten off and weave in ends.
For me it was 10 chains but I can't stress enough that you have to measure this on your own since it depends on your tension and where you attached your button.