Crochet Phone or Tablet Stand

Categories: Gifts, Accessory, Crochet

It can be really hard to find gifts that you can make for men or for teens and young adults and this time of year between Father’s Day and Graduations that is exactly who we need gifts for. As I was trying to think of a gift idea that would work for either of those groups I thought of making a stand to hold a phone, e-reader, or tablet. I have seen several patterns for these but it seems like they are always either sewn or knitted so I decided to make a crocheted version. It is a really easy pattern, basically just a rectangle that is flattened in opposite directions on each end, kind of like those little sour cream containers. It is stuffed with Poly-Fil, at first I was worried it would need something heavier but that seems to work just fine. A little ridge at the bottom holds the phone or tablet in place so that you can watch a movie, read a book, or maybe follow a pattern, hands free. It holds a phone, e-reader, or a small tablet really well, I think it is a little too small for a big tablet like a full size iPad. You can place the device either portrait or landscape and it will hold it up. I added thin stripes just to make it a little more interesting but you can make it solid colored or add thicker stripes or multicolored stripes, whatever you want.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
Worsted Weight yarn in one or more colors (sample made with Red Heart With Love, Pewter and Mallard)
G crochet hook
yarn needle
scissors

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Instructions

  • phone stand
  • beginning crochet phone stand

Step One

The first thing you will do is crochet the main section of the stand, it will look like a rectangular pouch. I will explain where I changed color for stripes but you could do it all one color or make your own stripe pattern.

With gray yarn

ch 25

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end (24 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 3: (this row you will begin working in the round by working in only the front loops on each side of the ch) ch 1, turn, working in flo sc in each stitch to the end of the row, turn your work and sc in each of the unworked loops on the back, slip stitch to first sc (48 sc)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc)

Rounds 5-8: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to teal at the end of round 8

Round 9: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to gray at the end of round

Rounds 10-12: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to teal at the end of round 12

Round 13: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to gray at the end of round

Rounds 14-16: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to teal at the end of round 16

Round 17: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to gray at the end of round

Rounds 18-20: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to teal at the end of round 20

Round 21: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to gray at the end of round

Round 22-24: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to teal at the end of round 24

Round 25:  ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc) change to gray at the end of round

Round 26-31: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc)

Finish off, cut yarn

 

Step Two

Stuff the rectangle, you may want to partially stuff it and then finish as you begin to close it up. You want it full but not overstuffed.

  • shaping stand

Step Three

Pinch the open end closed so that the flat edge is perpendicular to the starting flat edge. It will create a triangular shape on each side.

sc across that edge working through both layers to close the edge, adding stuffing as needed.  (24 sc)

  • making ridge section

Step Four

Now you will make the final bottom section that forms the ridge that holds the phone or tablet in place. You have already worked one row of single crochet across the bottom in the previous step.

Row 1: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (24 sc)

Round 2: (same as round 3 of the main section) ch 1, turn, working in flo sc in each stitch to the end of the row, turn your work and sc in each of the unworked loops on the back, slip stitch to first sc (48 sc)

Rounds 3-9: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (48 sc)

Add stuffing, stuff firmly

Row 10: pressing the opening closed and working through both layers, ch 1, sc in each stitch across, (24 sc)

Finish off, cut yarn, weave in ends.