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Time
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These delightful cosies will keep your mobile phone safe and clean.
With colours inspired by confectionary, plus beads for a hint of glamour, these delightful cosies will keep your mobile phone safe and clean. There are seven different designs to try out, so you could have a different phone cosy for every day of the week. You could give them away as gifts to your friends – they would make a fantastic present for both kids and adults.

SIZE
Approximately 7cm × 12cm (21⁄2in × 41⁄2in), excluding flap

MATERIALS
Pair 2.25mm (US 1) needles
Pair 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles
Yarn
Rowan Cotton Glace
50g (13⁄4oz) per ball
(A) 825 Buttercup 1
(B) 819 In the pink 1
(C) 809 Pier 1

NOTE: this quantity of yarn is enough to knit all of the cosies.

Extras
(Candy 1)
Beads: 72 × 3mm (1⁄8in) blue beads
1 Pearl press stud

(Candy 2 )
Beads: 82 × 3mm (1⁄8in) blue beads
1 Pearl press stud

(Candy 3)
Beads: 72 × 3mm (1⁄8in) blue beads
1 Small, round, shell button

(Candy Heart)
Beads: 80 × 3mm (1⁄8in) blue beads
1 Small, round, shell button

(Candy Star)
Beads: 74 × 3mm (1⁄8in) blue beads
1 Small, round, shell button

TENSION (GAUGE)
26 sts and 36 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over stocking (stockinette) stitch using 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles

From the book, 25 Beaded Knits by Debbie Abrahams. Published by Collins & Brown. Read our review.

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  • Step 1

    Candy 1
    Front panel
    Thread beads onto yarns as folls:
    yarn A: 9 beads
    yarn B: 18 beads
    yarn C: 9 beads.
    Using yarn A and 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles, cast on 21 sts.
    *Row 1 (RS): Using yarn A, knit.
    Row 2 (WS): Using yarn A, purl.
    Rows 3–4: Rep Rows 1–2.
    Row 5 (RS): Using yarn A, knit.
    Row 6 (WS): Using yarn B, purl.
    Row 7 (RS): Using yarn B, knit.
    Row 8 (WS): Using yarn B, purl.
    Row 9 (RS): Using yarn B, k2 (pb, k1) 9 times, K1.
    Row 10 (WS): Using yarn B, purl.
    Rows 11–15: Rep Rows 1–5
    using yarn C.
    Rows 16–20: Rep Rows 6–10 using yarn A.
    Rows 21–25: Rep Rows 1–5
    using yarn B.
    Rows 26–30: Rep Rows 6–10 using yarn C.
    Rows 31–35: Rep Rows 1–5
    using yarn A.
    Rows 36–40: Rep Rows 6–10 using yarn B.
    Change to 2.25mm (US 1) needles and cont using yarn C only.
    Next row (RS) (decrease): K10, k2tog, k9. (20 sts).
    Next row (WS): K1, (p1, k1)
    9 times, p1.
    Next row (RS): P1, (k1, p1)
    9 times, k1.
    Rep the last 2 rows twice more.
    With WS facing and using yarn C, cast (bind) off sts knitwise.*
    Back panel
    Thread beads on yarns as foll:
    yarn A: 9 beads
    yarn B: 18 beads
    yarn C: 9 beads.
    With RS facing and using 2.25mm (US 1) needles and yarn C, pick up and knit 21 sts along cast on edge of front panel.
    Next row (WS): Using yarn C, knit.
    Change to 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles.
    Rep instructions for front panel from from * to *.

  • Step 2

    Candy 2 – colourway 1
    Front panel
    Thread 41 beads on yarn C.
    Using 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles and yarn C, cast on 21 sts.
    **Row 1 (RS): Using yarn C, knit.
    Row 2 (WS): Using yarn C, purl.
    Rows 3–4: Rep Rows 1–2.
    Row 5 (RS): Using yarn C, k2,
    (pb, k1, p1, k1) 4 times, pb, k2.
    Row 6 (WS): Using yarn C, purl.
    Rows 7–8: Rep Rows 1–2.
    Row 9 (RS): Using yarn C, k2,
    (p1, k1, pb, k1) 4 times, p1, k2.
    Row 10 (WS): Using yarn C, purl.
    Rows 11–34: Rep Rows 3–10,
    3 times.
    Rows 35–37: Rep Rows 3–5.
    Row 38 (WS) (decrease): Using yarn C, p9, p2tog, p10. (20 sts)
    Change to 2.25mm (US 1) needles.
    Row 39 (RS): Using yarn A, knit.
    Row 40 (WS): Using yarn A, k1, (p1, k1) 9 times, p1.
    Row 41 (RS): Using yarn A, p1, (k1, p1) 9 times, k1.
    Row 42 (WS): Using yarn B, k1, (p1, k1) 9 times, p1.
    Row 43 (RS): Using yarn B, p1, (k1, p1) 9 times, k1.
    Row 44 (WS): As Row 42.
    Rows 45–46: Rep Rows 43–44.
    Row 47 (RS): As Row 43.
    With WS facing and using yarn B, cast (bind) off sts knitwise**.
    Back panel
    Thread 41 beads on yarn C.
    With RS facing and using 2.25mm (US 1) needles and yarn B, pick up and knit 21 sts along cast-on edge of front panel.
    Next row (WS): Using yarn B, knit.
    Change to 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles.
    Rep instructions for front panel from from ** to **.
    Candy 2 – colourway 2
    Work as Candy 2, colourway 1, using B in place of C and C in place of B. A remains the same.
    Candy 2 – colourway 3
    Work as Candy 2, colourway 1, using A in place of C, C in place of B and B in place of A.

  • Step 3

    Candy 3
    Front panel
    Thread beads on yarns as folls:
    yarn A: 9 beads
    yarn B: 18 beads
    yarn C: 9 beads.
    Using 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles, cast on 22 sts in the foll sequence:
    yarn B: 6 sts; yarn C: 5 sts; yarn B: 5 sts; and yarn A: 6 sts.
    ***Beg with a RS row, work chart Rows 1–38, ending with a WS row.
    Change to 2.25mm (US 1) needles.
    Next row (RS) (decrease): Using yarn C, k10, k2tog, k10. (21 sts)
    Knit 3 rows using yarn C (garter stitch).
    Knit 1 row using yarn A.
    Next row (WS) (buttonhole): Using yarn A, k10, yfwd, k2tog, k9.
    Knit 3 rows using yarn B.
    With WS facing and using yarn B, cast (bind) off sts knitwise ***.
    Back panel
    Thread beads on yarns as foll:
    yarn A: 9 beads
    yarn B: 18 beads
    yarn C: 9 beads
    With RS facing and using 2.25mm (US 1) needles and yarn A, pick up and knit 22 sts along cast on edge of front panel.
    Next row (WS): Using yarn A, knit.
    Change to 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles.
    Rep instructions for front panel from *** to ***.
    Knit 4 rows using yarn C (garter stitch).
    Knit 2 rows using yarn A.
    Knit 3 rows using yarn B.
    With WS facing and using yarn B, cast (bind) off sts knitwise.

  • Step 4

    Candy Heart
    Front panel
    Thread 40 beads on yarn B.
    Using 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles and yarn B, cast on 21 sts.
    ****Row 1 (RS): Using yarn B, knit.
    Row 2 (WS): Using yarn B, purl.
    Rows 3–12: Rep Rows 1–2,
    5 times.
    Row 13 (RS): K4B, work across
    13 sts of chart Row 1 for Candy Heart, k4B.
    Row 14 (WS): P4B, work across
    13 sts of chart Row 2 for Candy Heart, p4B.
    Rows 15–32: Cont to work with sts as set until, until chart row 20 completed.
    Rows 33–38: Rep Rows 1–2,
    3 times.
    Change to 2.25mm (US 1) needles.
    Knit 2 rows using yarn A (garter stitch).
    Knit 3 rows using yarn C.
    Next row (WS) (buttonhole): Using yarn C, k10, yfwd, k2tog, k9.
    Knit 3 rows using yarn C.
    With WS facing and using yarn C, cast (bind) off sts knitwise****.
    Back panel
    Thread 40 beads onto yarn B.
    With RS facing and using 2.25mm (US 1) needles and yarn A, pick up and knit 21 sts along cast on edge of front panel.
    Next row (WS): Using yarn A, knit.
    Change to 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles.
    Rep instructions for front panel from **** to **** omitting buttonhole.

  • How to make a phone case. Candy Phone Cosies - Step 5
    Step 5

    Candy Star
    Front panel
    Thread 37 beads onto yarn A.
    Using 3.00mm (US 2–3) needles and yarn A, cast on 21 sts.
    Work as Candy Heart using A in place of B, C in place of A, and B in place of C and work from chart for Candy Star.

  • How to make a phone case. Candy Phone Cosies - Step 6
    Step 6

    FINISHING
    For all cosies: darn in any loose ends on the WS of the work.
    With WS facing and using a pressing cloth, lightly press the panels.
    Sew together the side edges of the front and back panels.
    Candy 1 and 2: Using photograph as a guide, attach a press stud to each cosy.
    Candy 3, Candy Heart and Candy Star: Using photograph as guide, sew 1 button onto the back panel of each cosy to correspond with the buttonhole.
    NOTE: The colourways shown on page 66 run as follows (from top left): Candy Star, Candy 1, Candy 2 – colourway 3, Candy 2 – colourway 1, Candy 3.

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Sk8t3r4lif3 xx
Sk8t3r4lif3 xx · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 2 projects
Ohh! that sucks! i have no idea in knitting Happy((
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
This is cool and beautifull. I will make one! thanks.
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
those are SO cute!!
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