Laptop envelope

Apr 2, 2008
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Comments: 10

Author

Korrinn S.

Introduction

So I have an awesome Macbook 13.3 inch laptop and it makes me sad when it gets scratched or scuffed so I decided to crochet up this quick case! its pretty cute and you can make it to fit any laptop.

Materials List

Two different, contrasting colors and a medium sized hook.

You obviously have some freedom with colors, type of yarn, and size. I used Cotton Ease yarn in pink and black and a size J hook.

Finished Size

Depends on the size of your laptop. Mine fits quite snuggly on my laptop.

Gauge

Basically what you think will fit your yarn and your laptop.

Notes

I made this for a 13.3 macbook, obviously you can slightly change the size in order to fit any sized laptop.

This is crocheted in one piece with the seams up the side.

The Pattern

Using your first color, chain the number of stitches that is necessary for the width of the laptop. I made mine almost exactly the width of the laptop because it will stretch out when you put your laptop in it.

1) hdc in each st for 4 rows
2) Switch to second color and hdc in each st for 4 rows
3) Repeat 1 and 2 8 times
4) Repeat 1
5) Switch to second color and hdc in each st for 2 rows
6) Repeat 2
7) Using Color 1, hdc in each st for 2 rows
8) hdc in first ten sts, chain 2 sts skip 2 sts, hdc in each st until 12 sts from the end, CO 2 sts, skip 2 sts, hdc in each st to end
9) Using color 2, hdc in each st for 2 rows.
8) Repeat 5

Line up the stripes for the front and the back leaving the last 5 stripes at the top in order to have it fold over the front and sew the seams up.

Buttons:
Chain 1 st
hdc 12 sts in the 1 st

sc 12 sts around the 12 sts you just created.

place and sew in buttons... weave in ends and enjoy your new laptop envelope!!

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Comments

manda_gilli wrote
on Apr 3, 2008 12:10 PM

Really cute and a great idea! Does "CO" indicate "chain"?

Korrinn wrote
on Apr 6, 2008 8:59 AM

oops yeah.. i was using knitting terms by accident... as in co for cast on..

lizziebee wrote
on Jun 16, 2008 6:48 AM

This is awesome. I'm about to upgrade from my 12" iBook, which I have a cover for, to a 15" MacbookPro, and obviously I'll need a cover. Has the cover stretched any? I was thinking about sewing in some felt on the inside for a bit more stability in the shape.

SherylT wrote
on Jul 29, 2008 10:34 PM
lizziebee

Maybe you could use plastic canvas to also help make it more stable. I agree with you that this is awesome! Love the colors that were used.

michalraise wrote
on Feb 28, 2009 8:28 AM

Awesome... really cute and love the color that were used.

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marjie44 wrote
on Mar 13, 2009 11:53 AM

Cool, i am ganna try this for my mom's laptop!

dcristofoli wrote
on Jun 20, 2009 4:39 AM

i too have a 13" macbook and its getting scratched something horrid - i also have some lovely cotton yarn that i want to use - so i will be killing 2 birds with one stone - thank you!!!

Korrinn wrote
on Jun 24, 2009 7:05 PM

The yarn stretches out pretty much, but if you want to be sure, just crochet up a few rows and see if it fits. I think I might make a new one for my new macbook (one of the aluminum ones) and try to put a liner in with fabric or something and if I do I will update the pattern or put a new one up

biladamsr wrote
on Dec 26, 2009 12:36 PM

Yah its really nice and looking cool, i am thinking to have one for my Lenovo ThinkPad T400 because its color is red and this will match my theme :).

janebntl wrote
on Jan 11, 2010 4:53 PM

This is fantastic! It looks so cute and the kind of thing you would pay a lot of money for at an Apple store with people trying to replicate this look.

I think I am definitely going to do this, it would be perfect in my buxton laptop bags I use whenever I take my laptop anywhere.

Thanks!