Crochet Cell Phone – Join the CRAZE!
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OK, so you have the coolest cell phone on the planet. It has the best ring tones, the most entertaining games and fabulous texting capabilities. But what can really make that cell phone yours? A personalized case – and not just any case: the latest trend in carrying gear for your favorite gadget is the crochet cell phone case.

You’re probably thinking “crocheting?” Really? Isn’t that something older people do? In fact, crocheting is making a come-back in a big way, with a twist. These days, you’re as likely to see someone working on a crochet cell phone case or video game coverlet as an afghan or sweater.

If you’re interested in exploring the world of personalized cell phone cases, there are a number of places to get started. The first thing you’ll need to do, of course, is learn to crochet. Check out your local arts and crafts store to see if any classes are being offered. Many local community colleges provide classes as well.

Another option is to utilize an online “how to crochet” resource, such as the one offered at LionBarnYarn or Learn to Knit. Likewise, the crochet site at About.com offers a very easy beginner course complete with pictures and beginner patterns. If you’re good at following directions and don’t really need someone to show you what to do, this might be just the approach for you.

Once you’ve figured out the basics, you’ll want to look into options for crochet cell phone holder patterns. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to choose from. Crochet Pattern Central, for example, offers dozens of patterns for bags, totes and purses generally and crochet cell phone cases in particular. Other patterns can be found at http://hometown.aol.com/crochetalong/cellpouch.html, Michael’s craft stores (also a good source for classes) and About.com’s crochet site.

As you’re looking at patterns, remember that you don’t necessarily need to find a cell phone specific pattern – you just need something large enough to hold your device. Other things to consider while creating a crochet cell phone holder include closure options (do you need some sort of tab or flap at the top to keep your cell phone from falling out) and ease of removal in case you get a call or text.

Of course, you could always just buy a crochet cell phone case from someone else. In fact, that may be your best option if you’re not so handy with a crochet needle. Believe it or not, whole businesses have actually arisen out of the crochet cell phone case craze.

These hot little items are available on eBay and through online craft stores. If you really want something truly unique (and a little scary) how about a crochet cell phone case in the shape of a dog? Well, you can find one at ECrater.com. You can even have a customized case created at a site like http://www.mid-century-modern-art.com/crochet-abstract-art.html.

What’s next? Hand crocheted PSP holders? Eiderdown quilts for your cell phone? I’m sure these and many other options are just around the corner.

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