Tablet Bag with Key Holder Ring

Tablet bag with key holder ring

Most times when sitting to watch TV (read ‘husband has some boring show on, again), I play with hook and yarn to see what flows… Most times I don’t think much of the ‘creation’ and unpick/frog, despite hubby’s praise. Occasionally, I love it – as was the case the other night when I finished this bag. I hate searching for my keys, so the key holder is a plus, and feel a separate bag for my tablet is safer than lugging it about with the million other items I try to multitask/carry. The bag is the perfect size for the tablet whilst it’s in its keyboard case, giving even more protection – hey, I openly admit I can be a prize klutz at times… Anything not clear in the pattern, just shoot me an email at caz6467@live.com 🙂

Size: 11” x 9”

3 x 50g balls 8 ply Moda Vera 80% acrylic / 20% wool; 4mm hook

US terms used throughout

Do not crochet into base of beginning chains.

If omitting key holder, simply begin shoulder strap with ch 16.

Ch: chain

Sc: single crochet

Hdc: half double crochet

Dc: double crochet

St: stitch

Slst: slip stitch

Ch-sp: chain space

Rep: repeat

Beg: beginning

Prev: previous

YO: yarn over

Cluster: YO, insert hook in st, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same st, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO, pull through all 5 loops on hook

Fan: in same ch-sp – (hdc, 3 dc, hdc)

Zipper join: Excellent tutorial at http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/join-crochet-squares-completely-flat-zipper-method/

‘Pouch’:

Ch 52.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch to end.

Row 2: Ch 3. Dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sk 2 dc. Dc in next 2 dc.* Rep * to * to end, finishing with dc in top of beg ch 3 of prev row.

Row 3: Dc in each dc, 2 dc in each ch-sp.

Row 4: Ch 3. Dc in next 3 dc. *Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc.* Rep * to * to end, finishing with dc in top of beg ch 3 of prev row.

Row 5: Rep Row 2.

Row 6: Rep Row 3.

Row 7: Rep Row 4.

Row 8: Rep Row 3.

Row 9: Rep Row 2.

Row 10: Rep Row 4.

Row 11: Rep Row 3.

Row 12: Rep Row 2.

Row 13: Rep Row 3.

Row 14: Rep Row 4.

Rep rows 5 – 14 once.

Rep rows 5 – 13 once.

Final Row 3 worked is the base row that the bag’s closing flap is worked upon. Where it reads sc or slst in next dc at the end of the ‘arch’ rows, this is worked into the base row.

Closing Flap:

Slst in next 20 dc.

Row 1: Ch 4. Sk 2 dc. Slst in next dc. Ch 3. Sk 2 dc. Slst in next dc. Turn.

Row 2: Dc 8 times in ch4-sp. Sk 2 dc. Slst in next dc. Ch 3. Sk 2 dc. Slst in next dc. Turn.

Row 3: (Dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in each of next 7 dc. (Dc, ch1, dc) in next dc. Sk 2 dc. Slst in next dc. Ch 3. Sk 2 dc. Slst in next dc. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4. Dc in first ch-sp of ‘arch’ formed by prev 2 rows. *Ch 4. Sk ch-sp. Dc in next ch-sp.* Rep * to * 7 times. Ch 4. Slst in 3rd dc. Ch 3. Slst into 3rd dc. Turn.

Row 5: (Hdc, 3 dc, hdc = fan.) Fan in each ch-sp. Ch 3. Sk 2 dc. Slst in next dc. Turn.

Row 6: *Ch 3. Cluster in 3rd st of each fan* 9 times. Ch 3. Slst in 3rd dc. Turn.

Row 7: *3 sc in each ch-sp. Slst in top of each cluster* 9 times. 3 sc in next ch-sp. Slst in next dc. Turn.

Row 8: *Ch 6. Sc in slst at top of cluster* 9 times. Ch 6. Slst in next dc. Turn.

Row 9: 8 sc in each ch-sp. Slst in next dc. Slst to end of base row.

Fold piece in half lengthwise and join side seams. I used the zipper join method. FO.

Shoulder Strap: Begin with Key Holder

Sc 30 into metal ring. Slst into beg sc. Ch 16.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch to end.

Rows 2 – 4: Dc in each dc of prev row. Dc in top of beg ch of prev row.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sk 2 dc. Dc in next 2 dc.* Rep * to * to end, finishing with dc in top of beg ch of prev row.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc. 2 dc in ch-sp. *Ch 2, 2 dc in ch-sp.* Rep * to * to end, finishing with dc in top of beg ch 3 of prev row.

Rep rows 5 – 6 until strap is required length.

Next 4 rows: Dc in each dc. FO.

Finishing:

Join straps to bag – ensure centre of strap meets side seam join of bag so that overlap around bag edge is even.

Sew button on.

Weave in ends.

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