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Nintendo DS case.

My beloved little brother bought me a Nintendo DS. He is the bestest.

Also, I have spent far too long playing it. And approximately the same amount of time making a case for it. Knitted, of course. Pattern also under cut.









If anyone wants the pattern (as created by yours truly) comment here and I'll spend some time writing it up.

A pink version without the handles - used plastic hoops and pink ribbon as ties instead.



Edit: The Pattern!
Copyright Tanya Fish, not to be used for commercial purposes, and all that.
I used normal acrylic double knitting wool. Size 3.25mm needles (bamboo, but it doesn't make a difference). You need a darning needle to stitch it up at the end.

Cast on 28 stitches.
Row 1: K2, P2 - repeat until end.
Row 2: P2, K2 - repeat until end.
Row 3: K2, P2 - repeat until end.

Row 4: K2, P2 - repeat until end.
Row 5: P2, K2 - repeat until end.
Row 6: K2, P2 - repeat until end.

It should make little squares. Continue until you have done 90 rows in total.

Cast off the first 8 stitches. Put the next 4 onto a stitch holder. Cast off a further 12 stitches. Put the next 4 stitches onto a stitch holder. Cast off the final 8 stitches.

Take either of the four from the holder.
K2, P2
P2, K2
K2, P2
K2, P2
P2, K2
K2, P2
Repeat until the strap is 44 rows long.
Cast off.

Do the same for the other 4 stitches that you saved. Tie off any loose ends and weave in the spare bits.

Then, fold the case 33 rows from the non-strap end. Sew up the sides, leaving the loose flap with the straps on.

Sew a button to the top (case end) of each strap.

Poke a pencil or similar into the end of your straps to loosen up the stitches. Jiggle it around a bit, then you should find that you have a buttonhole the lazy way. Wrap the straps all the way around the DS case, and fasten onto the buttons.

Any questions, comment or email. :) In addition, if you make this please email me a picture, it'd be nice!

Comments

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mistresscara
Feb. 25th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Cuuuuuute! I love the handle string things. :D

I so have to make a case for my new gigabeat I bought last week, but with school and work, I don't even have time to make a bag with the noro yarn I bought! :(
tanurai
Feb. 25th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
thanks - the handles seemed to take forever, as it was k2, p2, turn the needles. k2 p2, turn the needles. Etc.
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mexonxpedestal
Feb. 25th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that is VERY cute. I wouldn't mind a pattern. ;) I don't really understand what those straps do in that 3rd picture... did you end up sewing the ends to the case..? I can't really tell in the subsequent pictures.
tanurai
Feb. 25th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Done.

I hate sewing up, so the straps are knitted straight off the original piece. I hope the combination of pattern and pictures makes that clear, if not just ask!
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astralplane
Feb. 25th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Awesome! i've been wanting to make a case since the day I bought my DS! Especially one with space to keep games...Hmm. Thanks for the pattern, though. And on a side note, isn't the DS wonderful? I've never been much of a video game person, but I love that thing. Animal Crossing Wild World is the love of my life!
tanurai
Feb. 25th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
well, inside the top flap (on picture 4) I was gonna knit another strip, and sew it on with cotton, sectioning it off to store games in. I reckon you can get three DS cartridges in, side to side. When I make that amendment, I'll let you know!
psychethesane
Feb. 25th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
What a clever design! I don't have a DS, but if I did I'd want to knit it this case. :)
tanurai
Feb. 25th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Whaddya have? I'm always up for making more cases!
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xanthe42
Feb. 26th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
Yay! another DS playing knitter! Your case looks great!
tanurai
Feb. 26th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
thanks
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tanurai
Feb. 26th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
Me? Dork? Nah.


Well. Not much.
clover88
Feb. 26th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
Hmm, well I do have a new DS.... And I love the color of your yarn too!
tanurai
Feb. 26th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks - it was really cheap stuff, 95p from the market for 100g. I have made a hairband and the DS case out of it, and still have tons left!
chibi_pink
Feb. 26th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
That's cute! I am SO going to have to make it. Thanks for the pattern!
cccreations
Mar. 11th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Perfect!!
This case is perfect for my DS when I want to toss it in my purse and go!! The ring & ribbon closure is ingenius!
daryia_1
Jan. 24th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'm a first time knitter and all i know how to do is the garter stich .I was wondering if i can have that in a pattern please .That be so awesome. thanx
just email me at daryiadinkins@yahoo.com
tanurai
Jan. 31st, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Emailed.
scrapart
Jan. 31st, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
I love the green one...can you please send me the pattern? Please let me know either here or on my journal. I really love that one, I have been looking for a pattern/idea to make one for my DS. Thanks!
tanurai
Jan. 31st, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
If you look above, you'll see that the pattern is already there.
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