mobile casey and stripy jack

Mobile Casey and Stripy Jack are mobile phone cas­es or jack­ets. I ini­tial­ly made Casey (right) as a birth­day present for Mike. I worked on him on the sub­way and on my lunch break at work so Mike wouldn’t know. He’s a big fan of the Ugly Dolls, so Casey and Jack are kind of like fan art, I guess. Mike loved a cell­phone-eat­ing mon­ster but it was a bit too snug for his iphone, so I end­ed up remak­ing the design and cre­at­ed Stripy Jack (left), who fits the iphone per­fect­ly.

Casey, how­ev­er, fits my phone per­fect­ly. And I have a real­ly basic phone that is 1 3/4″ wide, 4 1/4″ tall, and 5/8″ thick. So the small­er pat­tern may fit a phone with sim­i­lar dimen­sions.

 

Mike want­ed the top part to be able to flip back com­plete­ly…

so he can use it like a sleeve, plug in his ear­phones, and put it into his pock­et. So Casey and Jack were designed around that idea.

To make your own mobile phone-eat­ing mon­ster, you’ll need some worsted weight yarn (I used acrylic because it’s nice and durable) and a 3.75mm hook. And a bit of felt and sewing needle and thread for eyes and teeth.

It’s real­ly rather straight­for­ward and size is eas­i­ly adjustable.

For Casey (the small­er mon­ster):

Row 1: ch 15, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as 1 sc), sc in each sc across, turn.

Repeat row 2 until piece mea­sures 11 inch­es, fas­ten off.

Assem­bly:

Fold the bot­tom short end up to the 7th or 8th row down from the top, like so…

Fold the top 7 or 8 rows down, like so…

Secure the folds with pins and cro­chet the two long sides togeth­er. In the top part where there are three lay­ers of fab­ric stacked togeth­er, cro­chet through all three lay­ers.

(You can also sew the sides togeth­er, but I find cro­chet­ing cre­ates a more stur­dy seam. With sewing, you may want to con­sid­er revers­ing the folds i.e. fold­ing the top down first, then fold the bot­tom part up, and then turn the work right side out when fin­ished.)

Cut out teeth from felt and decide on place­ment. It’s best done with the phone in it, so you can see how much the top of the teeth and the front flap need to over­lap (I didn’t have the phone in mine but it worked out).

Sew teeth to the piece behind the front flap, and eyes to the front flap.

Because when the front flap flip back­ward it will leave the stitch­es behind the eyes exposed, here’s a way to hide the sewing stitch­es behind the cro­chet stitch­es (the tuto­ri­al is for sewing a lin­ing to a cro­chet bag, but I hope it helps!). And here we have it, Mobile Casey! :D He looks con­cerned for some rea­sons… hmm.

Now for Jack (the larg­er iphone-eat­ing mon­ster):

Row 1: ch 17, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as 1 sc), sc in each sc across, turn.

Repeat row 2 until piece mea­sures 12 inch­es, don’t fas­ten off.

Jack needs more head room so it can be flipped back­ward more eas­i­ly, so it needs short rows on either side of his head, as fol­lows:

Row 3: With hook and yarn still attached to one cor­ner, ch 1, sc even­ly down the long side, turn,

Row 4: ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Fas­ten off.

Row 5: Attach yarn to cor­ner diag­o­nal from begin­ning of Row 4, ch 1, sc even­ly down the oth­er long side, turn.

Row 6: ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, fas­ten off.

When the side rows and short rows are com­plete it will look like this:

Assem­bly:

Fold the bot­tom short end up to the bot­tom of short rows, like so…

Fold the top down, like so…

Secure all lay­ers with pins and cro­chet the long sides togeth­er. Sew on eyes and teeth. And here’s Stripy Jack! :D

Enjoy­ing an after­noon snack…

 

Pret­ty easy, eh? Feel free to drop me a note if you have any ques­tions!

Hap­py Thurs­day! :D

 

 

 

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64 thoughts on “mobile casey and stripy jack

    1. wow, you’re quick! i used worsted weight yarn and a 3.75mm hook. it does have a bit of room around it, espe­cial­ly head­room, so it flips eas­i­ly. but i also have a pret­ty tight ten­sion. what size did yours turn out?

    2. If you want to assure the right size, have your phone by you when you make the chain. Make the chain about the width of your phone and con­tin­ue, adjust­ing the whole project the same way. It is not hard. I am doing it for a 1 by2 flip phone.

  1. Way to big hah­ha xD It could have fit one and a half ipods.
    :/
    I used the same yarn, but not the same hook,
    xD I may have to make some alter­na­tions for myself, I don’t have a 3.75 hook.
    :)
    And I know, I’m a fast cro­cheter xD

      1. I was won­der­ing how you made Jack have stripes. It looked like dif­fer­ent col­ors so i was con­fused. Thanks!

        1. jack does have stripes :D i cro­cheted two rows with the lighter green and then changed colour and cro­cheted two rows with the dark­er green, and con­tin­ued alter­nat­ing two rows of lighter green and two rows of dark­er green until i have a long enough piece. if you need instruc­tion on chang­ing colours in the begin­ning of a row, this tuto­ri­als may be help­ful: http://www.stitchdiva.com/tutorials/crochet/changing-colors-at-the-beginning-of-a-row-or-round

          hope that helps!

  2. I just made anoth­er one, and now it fits per­fect :)
    But being the idiot, I am, I put the face with the flap the wrong way :/
    OH WELL!
    It’s still cute :)
    Thanks for the pat­tern.

  3. This is just one of the coolest ideas I have seen for a phone case!!! I LOVED it and have been busy post­ing it to all of my fam­i­ly to see — even those who can’t cro­chet. I sug­gest­ed the­se to my Mom, who lives on a fixed income, as a great way of using up her stash yarn and mak­ing Xmas presents that every­one would love. Rarely does a pat­tern real­ly grab me, but this one did — it is just soooo fun.

  4. Fab pat­tern! So easy to make ‘n’ adjust! Just start­ed small pro­duc­tion for X-mas mar­ket in me man’s school. Kid­dos gonna luu­u­u­uv them:) Thanks a mil­lion!!

  5. I am now mak­ing jack, but it the sides keep end­ing up crooked and I have to go back and fix it, I would almost have him done by now if it weren’t for that. Im not sure if im doing some­thing wrong or not. I have the right yarn and needle, so I was won­der­ing if you had any tips. If not its fine. Thanks!!!

    1. hmm. every­thing will be ok as long as your stitch count on each row is cor­rect. when i first start­ed cro­chet­ing i always got con­fused about whether i should cro­chet in the very first stitch in each row. for jack, begin each row with a ch 1 but it doesn’t count as a stitch, so make sure to make an sc in the very first sc of the row. then when you reach the end of the row, sc into the last sc, but don’t sc into the turn­ing ch 1 from pre­vi­ous row. 

      if the stitch count is cor­rect and the sides still look wonky may­be it has to do with ten­sion. that can be fixed but tuck­ing and pulling it a bit after­ward. and after you sew the front and back togeth­er the sides will look more straight.

      hope that helps!

  6. hi! i found your blog through tan­gled hap­py, and i love the phone covers…sooooo cute! i’ve pinned you to my cro­chet board so i won’t forget…i’m going to make a cou­ple of the­se as gifts! thanx a lot!
    take care!
    debra

  7. Do you sell the mobile casies? If not then you should def­i­nite­ly con­sid­er it. Its amaz­ing and per­haps more reli­able and cus­tomis­able than the one you get in the mar­ket.
    Good Job!
    Rahul

    1. hmmm… def­i­nite­ly give it a try! you can do a 19 ch and then do a cou­ple of sc rows, then mea­sure it again­st the width of your phone. if it’s slight­ly longer than the width of your phone then it should fit. hope this helps!

  8. Hi, I found your blog when I was look­ing for a beginner’s cro­chet project. Your pat­tern was real­ly easy to fol­low and now I have my own pink mon­ster to pro­tect my phone. The only adap­ta­tion is that I glued rolling plas­tic eyes on my mon­ster.
    I put a pho­to of my cre­ation on my blog (it is in Dan­ish, sor­ry) and I linked to your blog for pat­tern details.
    Thanks for the inspi­ra­tion :)

  9. Love your designs the str­pey jack iPhone you made with the flap
    What does the diag­o­nal actu­al­ly mean in instruc­tions
    And how would you make it longer and then the flap
    Please email me if ya can again love your cozies thanks

  10. Nice phone designs try­ing to make the Casey stripe and jack one
    What do you mean in direc­tions rotate at an angle as nev­er seen that writ­ten like that
    Also if you want­ed to make it longer how would you do that and the flap or would the flap still stay the same again beau­ti­ful designs and nice site please email me thankd

    1. Hi Pat, thank you for try­ing out this pat­tern! So, your ques­tion about where “diag­o­nal” and rotat­ing was men­tioned — after you fin­ished cro­chet­ing the case to 12″ or desired length, turn the piece side­ways, then do rows 3 and 4, in which you cro­chet up and down one of the long sides of the case. You would then fas­ten off the yarn, and the re-attach the yarn to the oth­er long side, and then cro­chet up and down the oth­er side of the case. You can make both the case and the flap longer by repeat­ing row 2 for as many times as you like. You would do a few more sc’s in row 4 if you want a longer flap. Hope this helps!

      1. Thanks so so very much as cleared this up for me just nev­er seen diag­o­nal etc Love this design as its not opened etc and its closed do you have any oth­er phone cozie pat­terns also just to clar­i­fy the flap if you want big­ger syou would just do the 8sc right or not just love this

        1. Hi Pat, you’re so wel­come! it depends on the size of the case you’re mak­ing, i think doing 8sc would be enough though, if the flap is too long it’s dif­fi­cult to open. i don’t have anoth­er phone case pat­tern at the moment, but may­be in the future :)

  11. Hi there! I love this pat­tern and I was won­der­ing if I could make some slight changes to it,(I want to revise the pat­tern a bit so it can be worked in con­tin­ues rounds instead of sewing up the sides becuase I’m lazy) I also might be cre­at­ing a blog in the near future, would it be okay to post your pat­tern on my page with full cred­it to you and your link? My goal for a blog is to make a site where all the pat­terns are free becuase its nice not to have to buy all the cute pat­terns. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

    1. Hi Kali, thank you for vis­it­ing my blog! you are wel­come to post the link to my pat­tern on your blog, i just ask that you don’t repost the entire pat­tern on your blog. you can also describe how you’ve mod­i­fied my pat­tern to suit your needs, but again please don’t repost the entire pat­tern, please post the link to my pat­tern only. vis­i­tors to your blog can sim­ply click on the link to my pat­tern and get the pat­tern for free. thank you for ask­ing! :)

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