I designed this cosy case to help protect my beloved mobile phone from getting scratched in my handbag. If you’re like me, always rooting in your bag trying to locate your phone, this makes it remarkably easy to find! The finished case is stretchy and should fit most modern smart phones.


The pattern is composed entirely of knit and purl stitches and would be a great project for a beginner. It is knitted in the round from the bottom up using Judy’s magic cast on so there are no annoying seams to sew. Don’t be scared of the magic cast on, it’s super easy once you know how.

Difficulty level:

Techniques used:
Knit, Purl, Knitting in the round, Judy’s magic cast on

You will need:

  • DK yarn, I used 10g of acrylic DK

  • 4mm needless for knitting in the round, either double pointed or circular will do

  • Tapestry needle


Not important


Cast on 32 sts using Judy’s magic cast on technique. Knit first row.

Begin pattern:

Row 1: Knit

Rows 2, 3 and 4: (P5, K3) x 4

Row 5: Knit

Rows 6, 7 and 8: (P1, K3, P5, K3, P4) x 2

Repeat rows 1-8 5 times or until the case fits over your phone with an inch to go. End in a Knit row.

The last few rows are knitted in moss(seed) stitch as follows:

Row 1: (K1, P1) repeat to end of row

Row 2: (P1, K1) repeat to end of row

Repeat these two rows until the case reaches the desired length.

Cast off in moss stitch and weave in ends.

That’s it! Please feel free to share your finished objects, I’d love to see them.