Craft Ideas for Adults | 20 September 2016Crochet a Granny Square Tablet Cover Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Granny squares aren’t just for blankets! 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags shows you how to stand out with a retro style. Take your favorite yarn and make a unique tablet cover that is sure to stand out! Protect your tablet or iPad with this colorful cover. It closes with two simple button loops, and the back has a handy pocket to stow your stylus. Yarn: 4 Universal Yarns Cotton Supreme, 100% cotton, 180 yd (165 m), 3.5 oz (100 g): 1 hank each of #513 Purple (A), #516 Aqua (C), and #606 Lavender (D) Hook: G-6 (4 mm) Notions: Two 3/4″ (2 cm) buttons Gauge: Each square = 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (9.5 x 9.5 cm); 15 sts and 9 rows dc = 4″ (10 cm) Finished Size: 10 1/2″ (26.5 cm) wide x 7″ (18 cm) high Skill Level: Easy FRONT Make 6 Blooming Granny Squares (page 26) in the following color sequences: Square A (make 3): Use C for Rnds 1 and 2, B for Rnd 3, and A for Rnd 4. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length. Square B (make 3): Use D for Rnds 1 and 2, B for Rnd 3, and A for Rnd 4. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length. Using whipstitch method, sew squares together in a rectangle, 3 wide by 2 high as pictured. BACK With A, ch 39. ROW 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. (38 dc) ROW 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each dc across, turn. Fasten off A, join C. ROWS 3–16: Rep Row 2, working 2 rows each of C, B, D, A, C, B, D. Fasten off D. BACK POCKET With C, ch 11. ROW 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. (10 dc) ROW 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each dc across, turn. Fasten off C, join B. ROWS 3–10: Rep Row 2, working 2 rows each of B, D, A, C. Fasten off C. Pocket Edging ROW 1: With RS facing, join A with Sl st in bottom right- hand corner, ch 1, sc evenly up side edge, across top, and down other side edge; do not turn. ROW 2: Ch 1, working from left to right, rev sc in each sc across 3 sides of pocket. Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length. Aligning stripes with Back, pin Pocket in place on Back, 1 1?2″ (3.8 cm) in from left side. With sewing length, sew in place. Using whipstitch method, sew Back to Front. TOP EDGING RND 1: With RS facing, join A with Sl st in top right-hand corner, ch 1, sc evenly around top opening, join with a Sl st in first sc. RND 2: Ch 1, rev sc in each sc around top, join with a Sl st in first rev sc. Fasten off A. BUTTON LOOPS (MAKE 2) Mark Back to correspond with seams between top squares. Cut a 2 yd (1.8 m) length of A, fold length in half, draw this length through marked st and secure. Using 2 strands held together as one, ch 20, Sl st in same place as joining. Fasten off A. Sew buttons 1″ (2.5 cm) below top edge on Front at seams. Buy from an Online Retailer US: Crochet up to 30 creative, fun bags, starting from just 10 granny squares! The granny square is the crocheter’s foundation for countless projects and is unparalleled for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. With The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert showed how the humble granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to all kinds of fashionable garments and accessories. Now, using only 10 granny squares selected from The Granny Square Book and Granny Square Flowers, Margaret shows how you can crochet 30 completely different bags. Each square is used three times with different yarns, color schemes, motif arrangements, and finishing treatments to create a wide assortment of handbags, totes, and carriers. You’ll be amazed at the versatility of these squares! From retro shoulder bags to contemporary messenger bags, there are styles to suit every purpose and design preference. 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags will keep you crocheting bags for everyone and every reason for years to come. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.