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Crocheting your own phone case is a great way to protect your phone or other electronic devices.  This crochet phone case pattern is a super quick and easy crochet project that doesn’t take a lot of yarn and even works well as a scrap yarn project.

close up of a crochet phone case pattern

Just like traditional phone cases add a personal touch to your phone, so can a crochet cell phone cover.  Maybe you like the feel of your phone without a case or a very lightweight case, but you want it to be protected when you put it into your purse.  This protective cover works great for that!

This free phone case crochet pattern has a very basic design as it is just worked in the round for the the length of the phone and then you stitch one end closed and finish off with a simple border.

close up of crocheted iPad cover and skein of yarn

The pattern is made using a single color, but you could easily turn this pattern into a striped phone case and use a selection of different color combinations.  It is also an easy crochet pattern that uses basic crochet stitches like chain stitches and single crochet stitches.

It’s the perfect project for leftover yarn that you may have laying around that needs to be used.  

Stitch I Used 

I wanted to use a stitch that was different than just a regular single crochet or even double crochet.  I chose to use a fun stitch for this crochet case called the Waistcoat Stitch, which is also known as the knit stitch in crochet.  

speckled crochet cover for an iPad

This stitch is a really easy stitch to make that just uses a regular single crochet stitch, you just change the place where you insert your hook to create the waistcoat stitch.

If you would like a more in depth tutorial and complete step by step photo and video tutorial, then you will want to check out THIS POST!

I then finished off this simple crochet phone case pattern with a simple border that is known as the Crab Stitch border.  This border is also commonly known as the reverse single crochet because it is made by simply just working a regular single crochet stitch in each stitch around but in the opposite direction than normal.

iPhone sticking out a crochet phone case next to an iPad

Make a Case to Fit Any Size Device

This mobile phone case can be adjusted to fit any phone size or tablet and it is so easy to do.  You simply just make a beginning chain that is long enough to wrap around your phone or device.

You don’t have to chain a specific number of stitches or even a certain multiple of stitches, you just need the starting chain long enough to wrap around the width of your phone.  You want the chain a bit snug, but not super tight or too loose.

close up of the end of an iPad in a crochet cover

Q & A

What size phone will this case fit?

You can easily adjust the size of this crochet cell phone case to fit any size mobile device.  You can even make one big enough for a laptop or iPad.

What yarn works best for a crochet phone case?

I chose to use a worsted weight yarn for my crochet iPhone case.  I used an acrylic yarn, but even cotton yarn would work well for this pattern.  Any worsted weight yarn that you have on hand works great, this is an awesome scrap yarn project.

Is it hard to crochet a phone cover?

No, it is not hard to crochet your own cover for your phone.  This is a super easy project.

Will a crochet phone case make a good gift?

Yes, a crocheted cell phone case will make for the perfect gift.  Handmade gifts are always fun to give and to receive.

crocheted cases for an iPad and an iPhone

Video Tutorial

I also made a video tutorial for this pattern! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you are there too!

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How to Crochet a Phone Case to Fit Any Size Device

All crochet terms are US terms.

Skill Level – Beginner

Things you will need:

Stitch Key:

  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet stitch
  • tr = treble crochet
  • mc = magic circle / magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • t = turn
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitches
  • st = stitch (es)

Special Stitch:

Waistcoat Stitch (WS): The waistcoat stitch is made with a normal single crochet, you just place the stitch in a different spot than normal.  You will insert your hook into the post (in between the legs) of the single crochet from the previous row and work a single crochet as normal.

This is where you will insert your crochet hook

arrows pointing to where to insert hook for the waistcoat stitch


  • Edge border is created with the reverse single crochet (also known as the crab stitch border), check out the VIDEO Tutorial
  • Other notes will be included throughout the pattern as needed.


Make a slip not and place it on your hook.

*Leave long yarn tail on your slip knot.  Later on you will use it to close the bottom the case.

Chain enough stitches to wrap around your phone.  You don’t want the chain super tight but if you pull it a little bit, that is fine because you don’t want it loose.

After you have chained your stitches, be carful not to twist them and single crochet into the very first stitch to join them in the round.  You can use a stitch marker if you want to, but I don’t since we are working in the round because I’m going to move the place of the 1st stitch anyway.  

chain stitches around an iPhone

Single crochet in each chain stitch around

single crochet stitches of 1st round of a crochet phone case pattern

Work the waistcoat stitch in each stitch around until your case is the same length as your phone

crochet phone case without a border

You can go ahead and turn the cover inside out and use the tail to sew the bottom closed. I like to do this before I add the border to my case just to make sure that I’ve made it long enough.

Sewing the end of a crochet phone case closed

Once the bottom is closed and the case is the right length, I like to make sure that I start the border round from the side like this

Showing where to end a row


ch 1, work a reverse single crochet in each stitch around, sl st into 1st st.

The beginning of the border row on a crochet phone case

Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

close up of a crochet phone case pattern

I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Crochet Phone Case Pattern or something else entirely, tag me!

Happy Crocheting!

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