7 Free & Easy Ways to Knit Super-Cute Cell Phone Purses
Keep your cell phone safe, secure, and close at hand with one of these free cell phone purse knitting patterns
How easy are cell phone purse knitting patterns?
Here’s a hint: it was the third or fourth project I made after I learned how to knit!
If you’re a beginning knitter, a cell phone purse is an ideal project. Not only will you have that wonderful sense of accomplishment that accompanies any completed knitting, but you will also have a lovely practical item to keep or give away.
For the more accomplished knitter, cell phone purse patterns are delightful for gifts or fundraising purposes. You can turn out quite a few in a very short period of time!
My own favorite cell phone knitting pattern is one that evolved from a variety of other patterns I have seen. I like it because it’s quick, mindless, and cute. The photos you see here are three of the purses I’ve made, all with the same basic design.
I usually use some sort of novelty yarn – an eyelash or ribbon yarn — carried with a worsted weight yarn, just to give the fun yarn some structure.
Next, I cast on about 40 stitches, give or take a few, onto a US size 7 or 8 40-inch circular needle. Using the Magic Loop method, I then knit in a ribbed pattern (usually knit 1, purl 1) for about six inches. Then I use Kitchener stitch to graft the bottom closed. I knit an I-cord comprising 3 or 4 stitches per row that’s approximately 20 inches long and attach it to both sides of the opening.
Voila! A cell phone purse!
This is a general cell phone purse project that is completely adaptable to your own whims and desires; you might prefer knitting flat and seaming, or using double-pointed needles to knit in the round.
If you would rather have a cell phone purse pattern with a more definite set of instructions, fear not! Thanks to Ravelry.com’s trusty pattern browser, the following are some of the most popular cell phone purse knitting patterns available online.
Popular Cell Phone Purse Knitting Patterns
iPhone Sweater: This adorable pattern creates a cute little “hoodie” for your iPhone or smartphone.
Who? iPod Cozy: Here’s a phone or MP3 player cozy with a cute little owl design.
Smartphone Case: This is a very quick and simple case for a smartphone. As a bonus, it’s completely unisex. (Scroll down a little on the page to find the pattern.)
Lacy Cabled Cell Phone Cozy: Whether you’d like to give lace and cables a try, or you’re already quite experienced with both, this adorable buttoned case is a delight. It’s a great use for leftover sock yarn. (Note: the website link at the bottom of the Ravelry page is no longer operational, but the Ravelry download still works.)
Simple iPhone Cozy, Two Ways: Here’s another case that you can knit with leftover sock yarn. And as a bonus, you can knit it either top-down or bottom-up (rather like socks themselves!).
iPod Sock: Finally, this last pattern offers lots of stretch and room for whatever electronic device you wish to protect, whether it’s a phone or an MP3 player.
You can use any of these patterns for phones or MP3 players. And, if you want to add a strap, you can easily knit an I-cord, crochet a long chain or simply braid together three strands of yarn to create a strap. You can sew it onto the sides of the purse, just like I did for my own design!