I used a technique I've never tried before - tapestry crochet. Using this I was able to create the zig-zag (or chevron, as 'zig-zag' doesn't seem to be a fancy enough name these days!) design. It was quite fun to try, and there are all sorts of design possibilities.
It does give a kind of jaggedy edge between colours, but I think that is all just part of the effect. Although there may be techniques to make a smoother line - I'll have to research this if I do another tapestry crochet project.
I used a pretty mint button to hook a crochet loop around, to secure the phone.
My previous crochet phone case, I crocheted in a continuous loop, rather than ending each row with a slip stitch and chaining to start the next row. It creates a very neat fabric. For this one, I thought that the design might get muddled if I did it that way so I didn't use the continuous method. You can see in the picture that this has created a diagonal join 'seam' on the back, where each row ended and the next began. I prefer the look of the continuous crochet, but it's not too bad.
Each square is a single crochet stitch and a row covers both sides of the case as the whole case was made in one, rather than making each side and sewing together.
I think I prefer my previous phone case, but I still like it and it was fun to learn a new crochet technique! What do you think? Have you tried tapestry crochet?
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