Quite a while ago I created an iPad cover for myself I blogged about it here. Ever since I made this one I have been planning to make some more.
I couldn't make more of the same without risking the wrath of Apple so I needed to come up with another design. I decided that I would like to create my next cover in an envelope design.
When I decided to teach myself Tunisian crochet the opportunity presented itself to give it a go.
If you've never encountered Tunisian crochet before its done using a long crochet hook which resembles a knitting needle with a hook on the end.
The fabric is worked in two distinct rows, one where you pick up all the stitches onto the hook and the return where you work the stitches off the hook.
There are various Tunisian crochet stitches, for this project I used the simplest one. I think it creates a great looking fabric - completely unlike standard crochet.
I created this cover using Patons Smoothie yarn - not the easiest to work with because it tends to split, but I got there in the end. I used the shade "Linen" for the body and "Lilac Mix" for the flap.
I finished the cover off using a blue and white shell button.
Although the yarn was difficult to work and was probably an unwise choice for my first attempt at Tunisian crochet it is very soft to the touch and a wonderful sheen. I think that it worked out quite nicely in the end.