A couple of weeks ago, I received a package of stunning yarns to sample from Wool and the Gang. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to start creating beautiful projects. My first project is this simple but gorgeous Herringbone Tablet Cover using Mixtape Yarn from Wool and the Gang. It holds an 8 inch tablet such as an iPad Mini. It is easily adjustable for smaller or larger tablets as well. I hope you enjoy my review of the Mixtape Yarn and the pattern! Happy Crocheting!
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Mixtape yarn is a gorgeous jumbo yarn that is a cotton and polyester blend. It is made from upcycled t-shirts which is really cool. Here is what you will find on the label:
Fibres: 80% cotton 20% polyester
Yardage/Weight: 130 metres (142 yards) per 250 gram roll
Average tension: 10.5 stitches + 15 rows per 10 cm / 4 “
Suggested knitting needles: 8mm – 15mm (US11-19)
Suggested crochet hook: 6.5mm – 8mm
Weight: JUMBO | 3.5 wpi
This yarn is great to work with since it is thick and works up quickly. I was able to complete my project in just about 2 hours. The yarn has a slight stretch to it, which makes it very forgiving. Mixtape comes in several colors so you can create fun, colorful projects. Mixtape yarn is great for items around the house, bags, and other accessories. It’s a sturdy yarn so it can stand up to every day use. I really enjoyed working with it and hope to create some other fun projects using Mixtape in the future!
Herringbone Tablet Cover
- Approximately 90 yds of Mixtape Yarn from Wool and the Gang* in the Sahara colorway
- Size M 8mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
- (1) 30mm Button*
- Needle and thread
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hhdc – herringbone half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
8 stitches & 8 rows = 4″ (in hdc sts)
Approximately 8.5″ long and 14″ around; fits 8″ tablet
Any number of stitches
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- This project is worked flat and then seamed at the sides.
herringbone half double crochet (hhdc):
- Yarn over, insert hook into the designated stitch.
- Yarn over, pull through the stitch and first loop on hook.
- Yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.
Leaving a long tail, Ch 14
Row 1: 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (13 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hhdc into each st across, turn. (13 sts)
Row 3-31: Repeat Row 2
Row 32: Repeat Row 2, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Seaming the Sides:
- Using yarn needle and yarn tails, sew the sides of the cover together using the whip stitch method. (Note: I like to whip stitch the cover closed and then flip it inside out so the seam is not noticeable.)
Row 33: Join yarn in 5th st of Row 32 with a sl st, ch 1, hhdc into each of the next 5 sts, turn. (5 sts)
Row 34-35: Ch 1, 1 hhdc into each st across, turn. (5 sts)
Row 36: Ch 1, 1 hhdc into each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, sk the next st, 1 hhdc into each of the last 2 sts, turn. Do not fasten off. Proceed to finishing instructions. (5 sts)
- Ch 1, sc evenly around the button flap and top of the cover, join in the beginning sc.
- Fasten off, weave all ends.
- Align the button with the button hole. Using a needle and thread, sew into place.
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