Phone Sling Kind of a Thing, A Recipe by Amy Ryan

Phone Sling Kind of a Thing, A Recipe

October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
5.0 mm (H)
130 yards (119 m)
Recipe to fit any phone and any person
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These days it seems like I need my phone at all times - listening to music, making calls, answering texts, googling random questions that pop into my head - but carting my phone around has become a pain. My pockets are too small or nonexistent (darn my love of yoga pants!), and if I set my phone down, it seems to always be out of reach or left behind when I need it, like when I’m crawling across the top bunk to change sheets and the doctor’s office finally calls back. As Plato said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” So one day, when I was procrastinating my mundane housework, I whipped up this handy, albeit not very fashionable, sling kind of a thing that I can no longer live without. Due to the nature of crochet, I can also plug my earbuds into my phone while the phone is in the sling. The construction also allows access to the phone screen while it is in the sling.

My hands are conveniently free to do my chores or knit and crochet!

This recipe is a written and photo tutorial for constructing a sling to fit any phone and any body using simple crochet techniques. The sling can be worn as a belt around the waist or cross-body/bandoleer.

Gauge is not important. Materials needed include any worsted weight yarn, (cotton recommended) and the hook suggested on the label, at least 1 button, a tapestry needle, and the phone the sling will hold.