Monday, January 10, 2011

SanDisk Sansa View 16 GB Video MP3 Player Crochet Case Pattern


The first Sansa MP3 player I had pooped out after two years of use. I like that brand so well, that my husband replaced it with a another one with more space. My old case didn't fit this slightly larger one, so I decided to use up some of my stash to make a new case. I even recycled the original arm band for this project.

Materials Needed
--Tape measure
--Yarn needle
--Needle and thread
--E sized crochet hook
--1 button (1/2” wide)
--Metal ring (1”-1 ¼” in length), either rectangular or D shaped—this is optional, in case you want to wear the player on a lanyard
--Piece of thin cardboard, cut the same size as the MP3 player (1 7/8” x 4 1/8”)
--1 skein Premier Yarn Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Sock Weight in Saffron (#08)—You will be working with 2 strands of this yarn at the same time. Pull it from the inside and outside simultaneously.
--I reused the arm band from a case that was too small for this model

This pattern is meant for the Sansa 4 GB MP3 player, however, it can easily be adapted for any wheel-style MP3 player. If you need to adapt it to fit a larger player, make sure to work your first chain with an odd number of stitches so the openings can still be even numbers.

Front of the Case (worked from the bottom up)
Row 1: Leave a good length of yarn and chain 13.
Rows 2-3: Turn and work 12 SC in the chain, starting from the second chain from the hook.
Row 4 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Work 4 SC and one slip stitch at the end. Turn. At this point, you will start working on the right hand side of the case to leave an open space for the wheel. The left side will be worked later.
Row 5 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Skip the space of the slip stitch and work 4 SC.
Row 6 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Work 3 SC and one slip stitch at the end.
Row 7 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Skip the space of the slip stitch and work 3 SC.
Row 8 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC and one slip stitch at the end.
Row 9 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Skip the space of the slip stitch and work 2 SC.
Rows 10-11 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 sc and turn at the end.
Row 12 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Work 1 SC in the first SC, and 2 SC in the last SC (total of 3 SC).
Row 13 (R): Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC in the first SC, and 1 SC each in the next 2 SC (total of 4 SC). Pull up a loop of the 2 strands together and cut off a length of yarn. You’ll use this loop later.

Turn the piece over. Reattach the 2 strands with a slip stitch at the outside edge of row 3 and chain 1. Now you’ll be working on the left side of the wheel.

Row 4 (L): Work 3 SC and one slip stitch at the end. (The chain 1 counts as a SC here.) Turn.
Row 5 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Skip the space of the slip stitch and work 4 SC.
Row 6 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Work 3 SC and one slip stitch at the end.
Row 7 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Skip the space of the slip stitch and work 3 SC.
ow 8 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC and one slip stitch at the end.
Row 9 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Skip the space of the slip stitch and work 2 SC.
Rows 10-11 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC.
Row 12 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Work 1 SC in the first SC, and 2 SC in the last SC (total of 3 SC).
Row 13 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC in the first SC, and 1 SC each in the next 2 SC (total of 4 SC).
Row 14: Chain 1 and turn. Work 4 SC along the length of the previous row. Chain 4. Insert the hook from the front of the last SC at the end of row 13 (R) and attach the chain with a SC. Finish doing SC across the length of that row. At the end, insert your hook through the front of the loop you pulled up earlier and attach the two with a slip stitch (you may have to pull the loop’s tail tight).
Rows 15-16: Chain 1 and turn. Work 12 SC along the length of the row.
Row 17-27 (R): This will create the right side of the screen opening. Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC. When you reach the end of row 28 (R), secure with a slip stitch and fasten off the yarn.

Turn the piece over. Reattach the 2 strands with a slip stitch at the outside edge of row 17 and chain 1. Now you’ll be working on the left side of the screen.
Row 17 (L): This will create the left side of the screen opening. Chain 1 and turn. (The chain 1 counts as a SC here.) Work 1 SC.
Rows 18-27 (L): Chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC. When you reach the end of row 28 (R), secure with a slip stitch and fasten off the yarn.
Row 28: At the beginning of the row, attach the yarn with a slip stitch and chain 1. Work 1 SC along the length of the previous row. Chain 8. Finish doing SC across the length of that row. Secure with a slip stitch and finish off yarn.

Armband strap (worked from the bottom up)
Row 1: Leave a good length of yarn and chain 7.
Row 2: Turn and work 6 SC in the chain, starting from the second chain from the hook.
Row 3: Chain 1 and turn. Continue with 6 SC along the width of the piece. Continue repeating row 3 until the piece is 2” long.

When you are ready to start the last row, (if you are inserting the D ring), line the ring up and crochet over it, still continuing with the 6 SC, to attach it to the piece. End with a slip stitch.

Leave another good length of yarn and fasten off.

Back of the Case—Make 2
the back of the back of the case, with the armband strap and D ring attached.

the inside of the back of the case.
Once sewn together, this will be a sleeve for the cardboard to slide into. You may have to trim the cardboard smaller to fit into it.
Row 1: Chain 13.
Row 2: Turn and work 12 SC in the chain, starting from the second chain from the hook.
Rows 3-28: Chain 1 and turn. Continue with 12 SC along the width of the piece. End with a slip stitch and fasten off yarn. When finished, each piece should be just slightly larger than the cardboard piece.

Sew the armband strap to the first back piece. Center the armband strap by width, and line it up towards the top. Sew only through the strap’s top and bottom with the yarn needle and the extra lengths of yarn. Depending on the size of the armband you’re reusing, you may want to run it through the armband strap to find out if you need to add a few extra stitches in the strap and back to make it fit more snug.

Keep the second back piece on the hook.

To put these pieces together, lay them together so that the armband strap is outward. Do SC’s around three sides of the pieces, leaving the top seam open. To make the turn around the corners, work 3 SC per corner. Slip in the cardboard gently. You may have to remove it to do some trimming to make it fit better. Continue working SC’s across the top and secure with a slip stitch where you began. Fasten off yarn and wave in any loose ends.

Assembling the Case
Take the front piece and lay it face down.

Row 1: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the lower right corner. Do SC’s around four sides of the front piece, and do the corners with 3 SC again. On the lower left corner, decide where the opening for the jack should be. Chain 3 over that section instead of working 1 SC. Once that stitch has been cleared, continue working SC’s again. Join the beginning with the end with a slip stitch and fasten off the yarn.
Row 2: Lay the back piece and front piece together, right sides out. Attach the yarn with a slip stitch on one of the upper corners. Work SC’s all the way around, through both loops of the SC rows of the back piece and front piece, but leave the top open. Do not do 3 SC per corner here. Secure with a slip stitch and fasten off yarn. Weave in any loose ends you might have.

Flap
Row 1: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the upper right corner of the front piece of the case. Chain 1 and work 12 SC over.
Row 2: Chain 1 and turn. Work the first 2 SC tog, then work 8 SC, and work the last 2 SC tog.
Row 3: Chain 1 and turn. Work the first 2 SC tog, then work 6 SC, and work the last 2 SC tog.
Row 4: Chain 1 and turn. Work the first 2 SC tog, then work 1 SC, chain 3 (or make a chain wide enough for the button you are using), skip the 2 middle SC, work 1 SC, and work the last 2 SC tog.
Row 5: Chain 1 and turn. Work the first 2 SC tog, then work 2 SC, and work the last 2 SC tog.
Row 6: Chain 1 and turn. Work 4 SC across. Secure yarn with a slip stitch and fasten off yarn. Weave in any loose ends you might have.

To sew on the button, find the center top of the case, above the D ring. Sew on using the needle and thread.

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