Eva wanted me to make her a holder for her earpods, and since yours truly is always up for a new challenge – this is the result!
Below you can find the pattern how to make one.
Please note that: The written pattern in its entirety and the step-by step photos are for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures. You can sell finished items from this pattern.
What you need:
1) DK yarn in 2 colors (Phil Cotton 4) and a 3mm hook
2) sewing needle and matching thread
3) small button or bead for closure
Crochet terms in American terminology: chain (ch), stitches (st.), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), half-double crochet cluster, double crochet (dc), 3-ch picot.
Foundation and round 1: In color A, ch6 and join with 1st st. to make a ring. In ring, ch4 (counts as one dc+ 1 chain), dc1, ch1. Repeat this pattern 6 more times. There should be 8 dc sts in this round. Sl st with 1st st. to end round.
Round 2: Ch2 (counts as the 1st hdc) and make a 2hdc-cluster. Ch3 and make a 3hdc-cluster in the ch-space between the dc-stitches of the row below. Repeat this pattern around. You end the round with a ch3 and a sl st into 1st st to close round.
Round 3: Insert color B, and repeat round 2.
Round 4: Insert color A, and ch3 (counts as the 1st dc), then dc3 in first ch-space and dc1 in the cluster-stitch. Repeat this pattern around. Sl st with 1st st. to end round. (32)
Round 5: Insert color B, ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc1 in all stitches around. Sl st with 1st st. to end round. (32)
Round 6: in same color, ch3 and make a picot, sk1 and sc1 in next st. Repeat this picot pattern around. Sl st with 1st st to end round. Front part is done.
Back part pattern:
Foundation and half-round 1: In color A, ch4 and join to make a ring. Next, ch2 (counts as 1hdc) and hdc7 in ring (8). Ch2 and turn work.
Half-round 2: hdc1 in 1st st, and next hdc2 in every stitch (16) Ch2 and turn work.
Half-round 3: hdc1 in all sts. (16). ch1 and turn work.
Half -round 4: sc1 in all sts. (16) When you come to the bottom part (where the initial foundation is), sc1 across so as to even that foundation part. I sc1 in all sts. except the foundation ring where I sc2. It amounted to 8 sc sts in total for that bottom part. This is the bigger closure piece (we are making something similar to a kangaroo pouch). Work tails.
To make the smaller piece, repeat the above pattern but do not work half-round 4. Work the tails. Thread a needle and sew the smaller piece first. Turn the holder with the back up. Start by positioning the smaller piece immediately below the picot round and sew it on in such a way that the thread will not show on the face side. Once done, position the bigger piece on the other side (it has to be opposite the smaller one) and sew it on. The bigger piece will overlap the smaller one.
Now you can see that our back is bare. I wanted to sew a small pearl bead on the smaller piece and use that foundation ring as the loop for the bead, but Eva was not up for the idea so we left it as is. I think that a cute tiny button would be just lovely to add.
Holder flower pattern. We put a small flower at the top and to make it, ch5 and sl st in 1st st (it resembles a picot), ch5 and sl st again in the 1st st (of the second ch-5). Repeat this to make 5 petals and when done just sl st with the very 1st st of the row to close it. Work tails and your flower is done. Sew it on top of the holder.
As Eva’s pods were not available for the pictures we used Jacob’s earphones and we had to roll the cords nicely so as to fit inside. They fitted, but I feel that a bigger holder is needed for them. So, if you want to make this for such earphones, then I suggest you use heaver yarn and a bigger hook in order to make a big enough holder.
Looking at it, I am sure it could be also used as a key-chain or a bag decoration.