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Vampire bat phone case

I love this little guy – he’s so cute, and was easy to make (instructions using English crochet terms – see this conversion chart for American terms):

BODY: Follow the instructions for the flower mobile phone case in black yarn. At step 6 fasten off leaving a long length of yarn to sew on the ears.

Cut out 2 white felt circles, 2 smaller black felt circles and sew them on in matching colour thread. I wanted a wide eyed look for this guy but you could experiment with different expressions – such as the one on this owl phone case. Sew on a mouth and fangs in white thread.

WINGS (x2):

Step 1. Create a magic ring with 6dc.

Step 2. Work in the back loop only of each stitch. 2dc in each stitch of the circle (12 stitches total).

Step 3. *2dc in the first stitch, 1dc in next stitch. *Repeat 6 times (18 stitches total).

Step 4. dc, *2htr, tr, 2htr, dc. *Repeat 3 times.

Step 5. ch1, turn, dc in 2nd stitch from hook, dc next 2 stitches, 2tr, dc next 5 stitches, 2tr, dc next 5 stitches, 2tr, dc next 3 stitches.

Step 6. ch1, turn, sl st in 2nd stitch from hook, sl st next 2 stitches, dc, ch3, dc, sl st next 5 stitches, dc, ch3, dc, sl st next 5 stitches, dc, ch3, dc, sl st next 3 stitches.

Step 7. Do not turn. Continuing in the same direction dc each stitch along the uneven edge to neaten. fasten off and weave in ends.

I chose to line my wings (pick a nice fabric – cut to vaguely the correct shape but bigger than the wing. tuck edges of fabric under as you pin to the wing then sew around using either black or a contrasting thread as I did. Avoid placing a stitch on the tips of the wings). You could also just leave the wings as they are with no lining.

EARS (x2): Step 1. Create a magic ring with 6dc.

Step 2. 2dc into the back loop of each stitch in the ring (12 stitches total).

Step 3. *tr into the next stitch, slip stitch into the next 3 stitches. *repeat 3 times (12 stitches total).

Step 4. fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew the pieces together as shown in the photo and pop your phone inside. This could easily be adapted to be a cat instead by not making the wings and adding a triangle nose and mouth in pink instead. I’m sure there are lots of other versions possible too – a friend says she is going to try a bunny case where the head is actually a flap that folds over the top. If you find these instructions useful and you create something please leave a comment with a link to photos - I’d love to see what people are making!

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2 Responses

  1. [...] patterns are now available for the flower phone case, vampire bat phone case, and the newly added bunny and frog cases. [...]

  2. Val says:

    Thanks for sharing this neat project! You inspired me to make one too.

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