TV Dinner Tablet Cozy by Twinkie Chan

TV Dinner Tablet Cozy

April 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
6" (15 cm) wide x 8.5" (21.5 cm) long
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I’m crazy about the retro look of TV dinners from the 50s and 60s. As a kid growing up in the 80s, we ate a Swanson meal here and there, but it was such a rare occasion that the experience always seemed novel and fun to me. So I thought it would be cool to bring that vintage, tin-tray aesthetic to a piece of today’s technology by making a cozy for my iPad Mini that looks like a Salisbury steak dinner, complete with peas and buttery, whipped potatoes!

worsted weight
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, 100% Premium Acrylic, 3.5 oz (100 g)/170 yds (156 m) per skein: 1 skein #860-405 Silver Heather (A), 20 yds (19 m) #860-124 Toffee (B), 22 yds (20 m) #840-098 Lamb (D), 3 yds (3 m) #840-157 Duckie (E) Red Heart Soft, 100% Acrylic, 5 oz (141 g)/265 yds (234 m) per skein: 12 yds (11 m) #E728-9344 Chocolate (C) Cascade Yarns 220, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 3.5 oz (100 g)/220 yds (200 m) per skein: 30 yds (28 m) # 8903 Primavera (F)

H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook
G/6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
.75” (19 mm) button
tapestry needle
small amount of polyester stuffing
straight pins
stitch marker
sewing needle and thread
hot glue gun and clear hot glue sticks for fabric, and tinfoil to
protect cozy from glue (optional)

16 sts x 19 rows in sc with larger hook = 4” (10 cm).
Take time to check gauge.

Finished Size
6” (15 cm) wide x 8.5” (21.5 cm) long