Ukulele case

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So I recently started playing the ukulele and I didn’t think a boring black case did my baby pink ukulele justice. So I made it a cuddly rainbow crochet case instead 🙂

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This pattern is written in American crochet notation and uses 8 ply wool and a 4 mm hook. The finished case is 55 cm long.

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You can use whatever colours you like, I chose a rainbow of eleven colours, which meant I changed colour more or less every ten rows.

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Front

Row 1: chain 16

Row 2: sc along the chain (with one turning chain) (15 stitches)

Row 3: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 13 stitches, increase in the last stitch (17)

Row 4: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 15 stitches, increase in the last stitch (19)

Rows 5 – 55: sc in each stitch (19 stitches)

Row 56: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 17 stitches, increase in the last stitch (21 stitches)

Rows 57 – 58: sc in each stitch (21 stitches)

Row 59: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 19 stitches, increase in the last stitch (23 stitches)

Row 60: sc in each stitch (23 stitches)

Row 61: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 21 stitches, increase in the last stitch (25 stitches)

Row 62: sc in each stitch (25 stitches)

Row 63: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 23 stitches, increase in the last stitch (27 stitches)

Row 64: sc in each stitch (27 stitches)

Row 65: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 25 stitches, increase in the last stitch (29 stitches)

Row 66: sc in each stitch (29 stitches)

Row 67: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 27 stitches, increase in the last stitch (31 stitches)

Row 68: sc in each stitch (31 stitches)

Row 69: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 29 stitches, increase in the last stitch (33 stitches)

Row 70: sc in each stitch (33 stitches)

Row 71: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 31 stitches, increase in the last stitch (35 stitches)

Rows 72 – 79: sc in each stitch (35 stitches)

Row 80: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 31 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (33 stitches)

Row 81: sc in each stitch (33 stitches)

Row 82: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 29 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (31 stitches)

Row 83: sc in each stitch (31 stitches)

Row 84: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 27 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (29 stitches)

Rows 85 – 89: sc in each stitch (29 stitches)

Row 90: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 27 stitches, increase in the last stitch (31 stitches)

Rows 91 – 92: sc in each stitch (31 stitches)

Row 93: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 29 stitches, increase in the last stitch (33 stitches)

Rows 94 – 95: sc in each stitch (33 stitches)

Row 96: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 31 stitches, increase in the last stitch (35 stitches)

Rows 97 – 98: sc in each stitch (35 stitches)

Row 99: increase in the first stitch, sc in the next 33 stitches, increase in the last stitch (37 stitches)

Rows 100 – 106: sc in each stitch (37 stitches)

Row 107: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 33 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (35 stitches)

Rows 108-109: sc in each stitch (35 stitches)

Row 110: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 31 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (33 stitches)

Rows 111 – 112: sc in each stitch (33 stitches)

Row 113: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 29 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (31 stitches)

Row 114: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 27 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (29 stitches)

Row 115: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 25 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (27 stitches)

Row 116: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 23 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (25 stitches)

Row 117: decrease the first two stitches together, sc in the next 21 stitches, decrease the last two stitches together (23 stitches).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Back

Same as for the front

Side

Row 1: chain 11

Row 2: sc along the chain (with one turning chain) (10 stitches)

Rows 3 – 270: sc in each stitch (10 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Strap

Row 1: chain 11

Row 2: sc along the chain (with one turning chain) (10 stitches)

Rows 3 – 110: sc in each stitch (10 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly

Use wool and a tapestry needle sew the side to the back. Then, using a sewing needle, sew the zip to the side and the front. Then, using the tapestry needle, sew the front to the side where there is no zip. Sew the strap to the back. Get some wadding and some cloth and cut them into the shape of the front and back.

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Sew them (cloth covering the wadding) to the front and back on the inside of the case to provide extra protection for your ukulele.

Go forth and make beautiful music 🙂

One thought on “Ukulele case”

  1. Thanks for the colorful case. I’ve just started playing also, about a year now.

    Some of it is easier than I thought, some more difficult. I now own 3 ukes, so making a colorful case is a brilliant idea.

    Thank you from Cheri born in England, emmigrated to Australia at 2, now living in Vancouver, BC

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