Using a simple single crochet stitch and a graph, make this beautiful crochet tablet pouch featuring a pretty southwest-style design. A video is included to show how to read a graph and how to change colors easily. This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission if you click and make a purchase. Thanks for your support! 

free crochet pattern southwest tablet pouch

Day Two’s project of our Christmas Gifts in July series is this pretty Southwest-style Crochet tablet pouch. Isn’t it lovely? I am becoming more and more obsessed with Modern Southwest style, so if you like it too, you might enjoy some of the projects that I have on my calendar for fall. Did you see my Southwest Serape Lovey? It turned out quite adorable! 

southwest style crochet design

This pouch is worked entirely in sc, so it’s very simple. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you must work in the BLO (back loops only) so the pattern lines up correctly. This means you work only through the one back loop, instead of both the loops on the top of the stitch. I’ve also included a video that explains how to change colors. Even if you have never done colorwork or changed colors in the middle of the row, you can do this! The video will help you and I am sure you will be hook on tapestry crochet in no time. 

SOUTHWEST STYLE CROCHET TABLET POUCH – FREE CROCHET PATTERN 

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What you need: (affiliate links)
G Hook
– Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Comfy Worsted)
      in 4 colors (Ivory, Rosehip, Marina and Black) 
Darning Needle
– Button or Toggle

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only

Start with turquoise:
Ch 26. (Use the hooks that makes this foundation chain approx. the same width as your tablet)
1. (1st line of the graph): Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in each ch across, leaving last ch unworked (22 sts). Work 4 sc in last ch. Working across other side of chain, sc in each ch across.  Join. (54 sts)

2. – 31. Follow the graph, treating each square as a sc and working in Back Loops Only. Begin each round with a ch 1 and join with a sl st. You will work the graph twice. One you finish stitch 27, begin again at stitch one and repeat the entire graph once more.
Once you are finished with the graph, continue onto row 32 (below the graph). 

For help with switching colors and working the tapestry technique, watch this video: 

Note: The middle gets a bit hairy with three colors, but power through it! Definitely use a bobbin for the middle cream part and for the red part. You can use a bobbin for the blue or carry the blue through the whole row. When working the red, you will need to pull it back from were you left off to where you need it next time around. You can keep the end behind or you can “carry” it inside as you work back over it. Try to avoid carrying more than one yarn at a time, simply let it lay behind in the fair isle technique. Go slowly and carefully so your stitches stay neat. 

southwest crochet graph

32.  Continue with the same color as row 31. 
Ch 1. Sc in next 40 sts. Ch 10. Sc in same st. Sc in each remaining st. Join with first st. 

To finish your crochet tablet pouch, sew a button opposite of the loop, and make sure all your ends are woven in. 

crochet tablet case southwestern style free pattern

southwest style crochet free pattern tablet case

free crochet pattern southwest style tablet case

 

Isn’t it fabulous? I can’t wait to see your color combinations! 

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10 Comments

  1. Hi Bethany. I love your patterns. I’ve made several pairs of the slippers as gifts. I would love to see this pattern as a throw. Would you be able to help guide me on how to do that?

    1. That’s a good idea! You would need to completely redo the graph, depending on whether you are doing a c2c or a sc graph. I use stitchfiddle.com for all my graphs, so that’s a good place to start experimenting!

  2. I am having trouble starting the foundation. I have made 2 pieces but I don’t understand how you get a continuous loop for both sides of the project. I can do the tapestry crochet, just having trouble with the foundation to make it one continuous piece and not 2 separate pieces.

    1. You are working in joined rounds, so it’s like a bag, not two pieces sewn together. Did you make two pieces and turn after each row? I am confused what you did differently. Can you explain better so I can help?

  3. This is SO SO SO adorable!!! I would love to be able to make these for phones too! Do you have a recommendation for the # of stitches on the foundation chain for smart phones? Or would you recommend I just measure the foundation chain up to my phone (or friend’s phone!) while making the foundation chain?

    1. It’s tricky because of the graph, and because a smart phone is so much smaller than a tablet. You might need to keep the pattern the same but use a thinner yarn and a smaller hook.