Quick & Easy Rib-Stitch Phone Cover

This is a very simple phone case pattern which I created last year, simply by crocheting round my own phone!
It only takes about an hour to make, and ends up with a quite chunky feel which adds an extra protective cushioning layer for when you drop your phone.. which I have done many times (both accidentally and on purpose), and so far without breaking! Although I’ve not dropped it from any great height..
The rib stitch is one of my favourites; it’s really easy to do, and it gives a nice look and feel to simple shapes and items.

To make this phone case you need any double-knitting wool or yarn, or chunkier if you prefer.
3.5mm crochet hook.
Pattern as described fits a phone 62mm x 122mm x 8mm (W x H x D). To modify the size, increase or decrease the starting chain by 2 stitches at a time (always have an even number of stitches in the starting chain).
Working in the round, do not turn at the end of each round.

Stitches used: (English UK)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
tr = treble crochet
fptr = front post treble crochet
bptr = back post treble crochet

ch 14 (12, plus 2 for turning ch).

Round 1:
tr in 3rd ch from hook, tr in each of the next 11 ch, 3 tr in last ch, turn and working on the opposite side of the starting ch, tr in each of the next 11 ch, sl st to top of turning ch. (26 stitches)

Round 2:
ch 2 (counts as bptr), fptr around next st, *bptr around next st, fptr around next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of ch 2 to join.

Round 3:
ch 2 (counts as bptr), fptr around fptr, *bptr around bptr, fptr around fptr*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of ch 2 to join.

Repeat round 3 until piece reaches 125mm in length (approx. 15 or 16 repeats).

sl st all the way around the top, fasten off.