One of the workshops I am offering for my new business is “Crochet a Granny Square”. So in order to refresh my skills and have an example at hand I made this phone cozy. It is super easy to make: all it takes is one single Granny Square! Here is a tutorial:
So you just crocheted your first Granny Square, but now what to do with it? A potholder is always an option ofcourse, but another one is to easily turn it into a phone cozy.
Step 1: crochet a basic Granny Square in the colours of your choice. Stop adding rounds when the square is just barely too small to wrap around your phone (for me this was after 9 rounds).
Step 2: fold the square in half and close it with crochet, starting at one of the folded corners. Single Crochet (sc) 3 into the gap between the clusters of stitches, taking care to make the stitches go through both layers. Chain Stitch (cs) 2 and repeat. When you reach the corner, sc 6 (with no extra cs in between), then repeat as before, alternating sc 3 and cs 2, until you reach the final gap at the side.
Step 3: weave in your ends and try the fit for your phone. If it’s a bit too tight you can simply pull the cosy into the desired shape; if necessary, wet it before shaping and allow it to dry completely before trying it on again.