Monkey Phone Case (Free pattern)

Hiya everyone. Again, I haven’t really had much chance to do non-project related crochet this week but luckily I have a pattern held in reserve for just this occasion!

So a few weeks back, I lost my phone case. It was one of the sock ones with Eeyore on the front, mislabelled ‘Eyeore’ in that great knock off way. My Mum gave it me cos I kept complaining my phone was going to get scratched. Anyway, when I lost it I went hunting for a crochet patterns to make a new one. There are some lovely ones out there, but they were mainly grown up looking or heavily featured owls (and owls aren’t my thing. I’ve nothing against them, they just don’t give me the glee other people seem to be getting from them at the moment). So I made up this dude:

Amiguruthi monkey case

Not quite an amigurumi, but close enough to count for this blog! Apologies for the bad photography – my phone has an awesome camera, but unfortunately my phone was in the case, and I had to nick my boyfriends. It’s meant to be better, but really isn’t.

The head flips off to open the case in case you were wondering. Free pattern and photos after the jump.

The Essentials:

Hook: 3.5mm

Wool: purple, dark blue and light blue.

Finished Size: Fits a Nokia N8, which is 4″ x 2″ x 0.5″. But there’s instructions to change the size as needed.

Terms:

CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

INC = Increase

DEC = Decrease

SL ST = Slip Stitch

Case.

In purple.
To get the size of the case, measure your initial chain so that it wraps all the way around your phone length ways, and touches at the top (not overlaps, that happens with the monkey head). For my Nokia N8 that was Ch 51.
Once you have your chain number, do as many rows in Sc as it takes to make your piece wide enough to cover the front of the phone in it’s entirety. For me that was 12 rows, although a lot of modern phones will probably take 14 or 15 (the bloke has a Samsung Galaxy 2 which is a similar size to the iPhone, and I estimate would need that amount, plus probably a couple of extra chains too).

Monkey

The monkey will build up the same whatever phone you have, with maybe a slight alteration to the arms and legs only.

Head

In Dark blue, magic ring.
Round 1: 6Sc into centre of magic ring [6]
Round 2: INC around [12]
Round 3: {Sc, INC} around [
18]
Round 4: {2Sc, INC} around [24]
Round 5: {3Sc, INC} around [30]
Round 6: {4Sc, INC} around [36]
Round 7: {5Sc, INC} around [42]
Join with sl st and finish the round. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Nose

In light blue, Ch 5 (you’re making an oval)

Round 1: Sc around the chain starting in second chain from the hook [8]
Round 2: INC around [16]
Round 3: {Sc, INC} around [24]
Round 4: {2Sc, INC} around [32]
Join with sl st and finish the round. Leave a long tail for sewing.

amiguruthi monkey case

This is what you should have so far.

Ears (x2)

In light blue, magic ring.
Round 1: 6Sc into centre of magic ring [6]
Round 2: INC around [12]
Round 3: {Sc, INC} around [18]
Join with sl st and finish the round. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew your nose on top of your head, bottom edges touching. Sew your ears in place next to the nose.

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At this point you can also embroider on eyes in light blue and nostrils and smile in dark blue. To remind you, that’ll look like:

amiguruthi monkey case

Now we need the body.

Body

In Dark blue, magic ring.
Round 1: 6Sc into centre of magic ring [6]
Round 2: INC around [12]
Round 3: {Sc, INC} around [18]
Round 4: {2Sc, INC} around [24]
Join with sl st and finish the round. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Wrap your case around your phone. The monkeys head wants to be sewn in place with the top edge resting two or three rows up from the bottom edge of your case strip, so that it rests on the very top of your phone. Sew it in place first for ease. To work out where the body goes, place it underneath the head so that the monkey’s chin touches the first round of 6 Sc.

amiguruthi monkey case

Your stip when open will look like this:

amiguruthi monkey case

Now we need some way to keep the sides folded together.

Hands/ Feet (x4)

In light blue, magic ring.
Round 1: 6Sc into centre of magic ring [6]
Round 2: INC around [12]
Join with sl st and finish the round. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Wrap your case round your phone again and locate the hands and feet two per side. The hands on mine have centres which line up with the centre of the body and the legs outer ring lines up with the body’s outer rim, but place yours where they look best.

amiguruthi monkey case

Now to make your monkey hug the phone, we need to add arms and legs. Here’s where the customisation comes in. Essentially the arms and legs need to just link the body to the hands and feet. For mine, that works out as:

Arms (x2)

In  dark blue Ch4
Row 1: 3Sc starting in second chain from hook [3]
Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (x1)

In  dark blue Ch13
Row 1: 12Sc starting in second chain from hook [12]
Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

amiguruthi monkey case

The arms sew on either side of the body.The legs link the feet together, and then the centre of the strip sews to the bottom of the body. Adjust yours as necessary.

To finish the monkey:

Tail

Ch31
Row 1: 30Sc starting in second chain from hook [30]
Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the tail from the bottom of the monkey body, round the back of the case and into a cheeky curve.

amiguruthi monkey case

And we’re almost done. To finish fully, sew a press stud in place, flat side on the monkeys chin, pointy side wherever it correlates  but hopefully just above the monkeys body.

amiguruthi monkey case

And there you have it. It’s a bit of a squeeze to fit in your pocket if you wear tight jeans, but after a few slides in and out the yarn will get used to it.

amiguruthi monkey case

 

Pattern linked to Handmade Monday and it’s Yarndango project number dunno but possibly 25!

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9 thoughts on “Monkey Phone Case (Free pattern)

  1. AWESOME! The monkey is totally adorable and I love that his head flips open to get at the phone! You are so clever and this is so flipping cute! Not to mention it is practical and totally serves a purpose – bonus points to you for protecting your phone in classic Amiguruthi style! 😀

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