Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How Tuesday: Hungry, Hungry ipod/phone/touch Monster Case!

So when I received my first paycheck after coming back home, I immediately cashed it and bought myself an itouch. To be fair, I had just worked 12 days in a row, and made a good deal of money with overtime alone. Considering the fact that my job doesn't allow me to wear headphones, but will allow me to play the radio, I figured I’d acquire one so I could listen to my own music as I cleaned up the kitchen after hours.  My reputation for dropping/ruining/soaking technology is well known throughout the WNY region- and so I figured I’d make  a cute little case to carry mine around in! It's not the most helpful at preventing spills or stopping me from dropping it, but I like to think it's safer tucked away inside this knitted monster's tummy.

When I knit, I don’t use patterns, only because for some reason my brain can’t piece the two together. So all and all I did this little dude by the seat of my pants, but made sure to document each step as I went along!

Yarn (I used a Lion’s Brand yarn of medium weight)
3 double ended needles
Buttons (optional)
1 crochet hook or yarn needle

Step one.

Cast on 24 stitches- or the amount of stitches it takes to wrap around your piece of technology. Just remember! Yarn stretches, and you don’t want it to be too loose. 

Step two.

Evenly divide amongst three double ended needles.

Step three.

Knit all the way until the length is about 3/4ths of the finished desired length. If you’re doing this for an iphone/itouch, it’s about 3 inches. Knit until you've reached the stitch directly above where you started, knit 12 more stitches (or half of the stitches you made) and then bind off the remaining 12.

Step four. 

Cast on 12 stitches onto unused needle.

Step five.

Begin knitting as if nothing happened! Take the 12 new stitches and knit into where you had previously bound off. Keep knitting and slide the stitches between the three needles as before. After a few rows it will look like this:

Step six.
Continute knitting until desired length is reached and then bind off all stitches. When you cut the yarn, leave enough to stitch the end shut, using either a crochet hook or a yarn needle. This is my half shut monster progress:

Make sure to do this for both ends, and you have a monster base!

Step seven.

Now. There are many things you can do for your monster. I gave him arms and legs and eyes and ears! I even gave him a little nose.

Isn't he a cute little bugger?

Instead of telling you how to go about these things, I'm going to leave it up to your imagination! Because what fun is it if you don't do a little creative exploring all on your own?

As I told my younger sister; whenever he get's hungry, he eats my ipod and holds it for me in his tummy!

Love and Strawberry Kisses xo


  1. A real cutie! <3
    I can't knit at all XD I once could knit an easy scarf, but that's all...

  2. Thank you so much! Before January, that's all I could do too! But I have such a crafty little sister, and she inspired me to try working on more complicated things, and I finally got myself into gear and figured out how to knit all sorts of things! (:

    1. Maybe I ask my mum someday if she could show it to me again XD I'd love to know how to knit properly, for example hats :)