Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kindle Kozy

My husband and I got each other Kindles for Christmas and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!  Being the complete geek that I am, the first thing I thought of was to make a cover for it.  I browsed the patterns on Ravelry but didn't really like what I was finding, so I set about designing my own.  I used a bulky weight cotton for maximum thickness and softness to protect my wonderful new toy.  Here's the pattern:

Kindle Kozy

By Nina Haldeman for Juniper Place Yarns

1 skein Tabali by Ester Bitran (Bulky weight cotton)
Size I hook
1 large button

Piece measures approximately 4.5 inches wide, but WILL STRETCH to fit! 


13 foundation sc
Row 1:  Ch3, 2 dc in first sc, skip 2, sc in next, skip 2, 4 dc in next.  skip 2, sc in next, skip 2 and end with 3dc in last sc. Turn
Row 2:  Ch1, sc in first st, *skip 2 dc, 4dc in sc, skip 2dc, sc IN SPACE BETWEEN the 2nd and 3rd dc of the group, skip 2 dc, 4dc in sc, skip 2dc, sc in top of turning ch. Turn
Row 3:  Ch3, 2 dc in first sc, *skip 2dc, sc IN SPACE BETWEEN the 2nd and 3rd dc of the group. skip 2 dc*,  4dc in sc, repeat from * to * once and end with 3dc in last sc.  Turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 18 inches long,  ending with a Row 2.

Last Row (Button Hole row):  Ch1, sc into next 4 sts, ch3, skip 3 stitches (you should be skipping the 1dc, 1sc & 1dc in center of row), sc in last 4 sts.  Fasten off.

Finishing:  Fold beginning row edge up to form a 6.5 inch pocket, leaving the top edge Whipstitch side seams.  Sew button on.


  1. Nice!! Would it work if i used Bernat softee chunky yarn?

  2. Hello! Glad you like it! You can use any chunky weight weight, but I purposely used a cotton because wool and acrylic can sometimes scratch. Not sure how delicate the Kindle display is so use your judgement when choosing a yarn. Enjoy!

  3. This looks great! How snug is it on the kindle? I'd like to make it for my iPad but they're just a tiny bit fatter than the kindle.

  4. Hello Heather, Thanks! It fits the Kindle like a glove. It's really snug at first, but becasue it was made of cotton, once it stretched out, it stays stretched out. You should noodle around with the pattern - maybe add a stitch repeat until you get the size you want. Enjoy! Nina

  5. i'm trying to crochet this kindle pattern. but what does 13 foundation sc mean in the directions?

  6. Foundation single crochet is a wonderful technique that combines your initial chain with the first row of since crochet stitches. Try doing a Google search for how-to's. In the alternative, you can certainly start with a chain and then work 13 single crochets.

  7. The yarn you used looks amazing, but I don't think I can find it around here. I have a nice bamboo wool blend, maybe that will work without scratching the screen.