I have made a few crochet laptop cases in the past but this time I wanted to share the pattern with you! I love this pattern because of it’s simplicity, modern look and the thickness of the stitches which will provide the protection for your laptop.
You can modify this pattern by making it all in just one colour or adding more stripes in one or different colours – lots of possibilities to make your crochet laptop case look quite different from my version!
Scroll down for the free crochet pattern!
This pattern is very simple and it’s also quick and easy to work up. You could easily make one in just one day. Once you have a few rounds – it’s Puff Stitches all the way!
For the most part, it is just one stitch (Puff Stitch) all the way throughout the pattern. If you’re trying this stitch for the first time it can be a little fiddly as you have to pull through 9 loops to make a puff stitch. Make sure your tension is not too tight and the loops quite tall so the hook can glide through all 9 loops without getting caught.
The yarn I’m using is Moda Vera Starlight, 100% acrylic, light worsted weight. It’s very soft and easy to work with. I especially like the colour which is difficult to capture on a photo. It has a green sparkling hue to it that’s unfortunately not visible on pictures. I love how it’s reflecting the sun light.
You can use any type of yarn in any colour. You’ll need to adjust the size of your crochet hook if you use a different weight yarn. You can find the recommended size on the yarn label.
Puff Stitch: yarn over, insert hook in the next stitch and pull up a long loop (approx. to the height of a double crochet). *Yarn over again and insert your hook into the same stitch, pull up a long loop*. Repeat from * 2 more times. Total amount of times to yarn over & pull up a loop is 4 times in the same stitch. Refer to video demonstration below.
Puff stitches vary in how thick or ‘puffy’ they are, depending on the pattern. So the amount of times you yarn over and pull up a loop into the same stitch can vary. You can make the stitches puffier or slimmer by adjusting the amount of times you yarn over & pull up a loop.
Take a look at my Crochet Shawl/Wrap where I used a combination of puff stitches and double crochet stitches to create a more lacy look.
Easy (Advanced Beginner-Intermediate)
If you already have some crochet experience and you know how to do the basic stitches then you’ll have no problem with this pattern!
Yarn: Moda Vera Starlight, acrylic. Colours: Off-White 3 skeins and Tea-Rose 1 skein. (or any 8ply/DK/light worsted yarn)
10 puff stitches x 13 rows = 4″ (10cm)
This pattern is for a Surface Pro laptop. Adjust the number of chains and rows to fit the width and length of your laptop.
The initial amount of chains will depend on the type of yarn you’re using. Cotton yarn tend not to stretch as much as acrylic.
Surface Pro laptop dimensions: width 20cm (8”) and length 29cm (11.5”)
Crochet Sleeve dimensions: width 21.5cm (8.5”) and length 32cm (12.5”)
Ch = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
St = stitch
Sl st = slip stitch
Pf st = puff stitch (yarn over & pull up a loop 4 times in same stitch. Refer to video demonstration below. Note, I’m demonstrating the stitches and all the tips for starting the rows and joining rows on a smaller example which is not the actual size of the laptop case. This is just for demonstration purposes 🙂
Crochet Laptop Case Free Pattern
Ch 43 (or any odd number if you need to make it bigger)
Row 1: HDC in second chain from the hook and across, turn (total 42)
Note: It may look a little shorter than your laptop’s width in the beginning as you can see on the photo below. But it should stretch as you continue with the next rows (that is if you used the same type of yarn as me). It may not stretch if you’re using a cotton or cotton blend yarn.
When you complete the first row, test it by stretching it to the width of your laptop and if it is not stretching, you would need to chain more.
Row 2: Do NOT chain as you normally would when starting a new row, simply stretch the loop you have on your hook to the height of your puff stitch. Yarn over and insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over & pull up a loop four times for this pattern. Finalise the puff stitch. *Skip 1, Pf St in next*, repeat until the end of the row. (Refer to video demonstration below for more detailed instructions on Puff Stitches)
Working in rounds from this row onwards, rotate and keep working on the other side of the chain. Pf St in the first chain, *skip 1, Pf St in next *until the end of the row, Sl St (Total 42 Pf st).
Row 3: Pf St in the gap between the puff stitches in the previous row, behind the loop on the hook (refer to video) and in each gap across. Sl St.
You can watch the short video below. For demonstration purposes I’m showing all the stitches on a smaller size. It’s not the actual size of the case 🙂
Crochet Laptop Case – Puff Stitches – short video demonstration
Row 4-43: repeat row 3
Note: Switch to your contrasting colour in rows 26 and 28
Row 44: Ch 1, SC in next and across, Sl St.
Note: Each start of your rows will shift a little to the middle due to the way the pattern is designed. But that’s fine because there is no visible seam here. So the very last row (row 44) will probably start somewhere in the middle of the sleeve. Finish off and weave in ends.
I didn’t think a button or a zip are necessary as the case is quite snug fitting. It’s holding the laptop in even when I pick it up upside down. But if it turned out a little loose for you then you could place a button and make a loop similiar to what I did in my Crochet Clutch.
I hope you enjoyed making this laptop crochet case! Let me know in the comments how it turned out for you 🙂