Crochet iPad Case: Chevron Pattern

 

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I love the chevron pattern look, but anytime I tried to find something chevron for my iPad, it was ridiculous expensive. So I decided to make a crochet iPad case, and if I do say so myself, I think it looks pretty knifty.crochet

I have the original size iPad (7.25″x9″), so those are the dimensions I worked with for this pattern. If you have an iPad mini or another tablet that is smaller in size, I have indicated below areas to decrease to make the overall dimensions smaller.

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Crocodile Stitch: DIY Crochet Wall Art

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The crocodile stitch is a three dimensional stitch that is used with a variety of fibers to create blankets, hats, shoes, and more! Because of the cool design that it makes, I wanted to incorporate it into my current quest of making wall art (although I may just lean it next to my basket by the Keurig as a neat decoration).

2015-02-21 15.12.43 This stitch is great with multi-colored yarn or a solid color, so it can easily match everything while still standing out.

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The following explains how to crochet the crocodile stitch and how I used to make my new decoration!

 

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Shell Stitch: How to Crochet

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So you’ve got down the basics to crochet- great! But how do I make my project look unique and different? One way to do this is with the crochet shell stitch, which is explained below (photo tutorial).

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Why Crochet is Still a Dying Art

A few years ago, it was nearly impossible to find people that crocheted. I was embarrassed at my “old lady” habit, and everyone was playing video games while my cat and I were equally amused. Suddenly, out of nowhere, crochet came back to the forefront of art, just like skinny jeans resurfaced from a distant past.

Why? And is it really resurfacing, or is it just a fad?

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Interlocking Crochet Scarf: Pattern

 

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Have you heard of or seen an interlocking crochet scarf? It looks like chains held together, or kind of like little puzzle pieces. I was first introduced to it when scrolling through Pinterest…. Interlocking Crochet Scarf.

It looks pretty neat, and it seemed easy enough, so I decided to give it a shot. Below is a photo and written tutorial on how you can make this!

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