We can’t live without our electronic devices or our knitting so it’s natural to bring the two together. I’ve collected knitting patterns for your phones, tablets, and electronic devices including gloves and mittens designed for texting and touchscreens, and sleeves and cozies. Many of the patterns are free.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Cell Phone Resting Place
This easy pattern creates an angled rest for your mobile phone so you can keep an eye on it hands free. Great for Face Time, or if you’re watching video while you’re knitting, or reading a digital pattern. Great gift and stash buster! Designed by Sahrit Freud-Weinstein for Red Heart.
Smart Watch Gloves
Convertible cabled gloves designed to let you use your smart watch without taking them off. The watch is accessed via a special flap built into the watch hand’s wrist, and conductive thread on the tip of the forefinger enables you to access the touch screen. Sizes Women's S[M, L]. Designed by SMeredith Wills for Knitty
Cabled convertible fingerless gloves with a folded ribbed cuff that can be buttoned in a variety of ways to keep your hands warm and your fingers free. Worsted. Designed by Stephanie Sun for Knitty
Detlef-13 Laptop Sleeve
A fun, felted laptop sleeve to keep your 13-inch laptop scratchfree. The apple design can easily be replaced with the motif of your choice. “Detlef”? Read it backwards. Designed by Wendi Dunlap. Aran weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and Kiyomibee.
Cable iPad Sleeve
Designed by Cheryl Murray, recommended yarn is available on pattern page.
- Get the free knitting pattern for free registration at Annie’s site
- Purchase the video class for this pattern and 3 other patterns – not necessary to get the free pattern
Etch A Sketch Tablet Cozy
Tablet, laptop, or device cover inspired by the favorite toy. You can customize by embroidering your own sketch on the screen. And you can felt if you want. Designed by by Lyndee Pitiak. Pictured projects by DoubleLune and Tawnybeth
Untangled Ear Bud Cozies
Designed by Samiha Qureshi, these cozies keep your ear bud wires from tangling and look great too! Great use for leftover yarn.
Cabled E-Reader Cozy
Perfect for small tablet or e-readers, this easy tablet sleeve measures 6″ (15 cm) wide x 10″ (25 cm) long. Great gift idea! Designed by Jodi Lewanda for Red Heart.
Urban Necessity Gloves
Designed by MagKnits these convertible flip top mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves but let you flip the top to text, use a touchscreen, grab change, and more. The mitten top is designed to lie flat when it’s off. Size is Large but can be customized.
Gryffindor iPhone Cozy
Rosemary Waits designed this Harry Potter inspired cozy. Charted with some instructions.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more Harry Potter inspired Knitting Patterns
- Get fingering weight yarn for this pattern on Etsy
Teknik Touchscreen Gloves
Conductive thread makes these gloves work with touchscreens because it conducts the body’s electricity to the device. Designed by Laura Nelkin, the body of the gloves is knit with a main color and variegated color for the pattern. Then the index fingertips are knit with conductive thread.
More Free Patterns
Designed by Mary Anna Yram, this design keeps your hands cozy in what look like regular mittens. Then when you want to text or check your phone, just poke your thumb through the hole.
Touchscreen Glove Fingertips
Knit or crochet these fingertips designed by Heidi Gustad with conductive yarn or thread and then sew them on to store bought gloves to create easy touchscreen gloves. If you use conductive thread instead of conductive sport weight yarn, you might want to knit with two strands, one of thread and a second of regular sock yarn, or whatever works for you.
Mittens With Texting Hole in Thumb
DROPS Design created super bulky version of the texting mitten.
Cozy Fire iPad and Kindle Covers
This seamless, protective cozy features a simple flame lace pattern and a one-button closure. It comes in variety of sizes for Kindle and iPad versions. Designed by Danna Rachel
- Get the free Kindle Cover knitting pattern
- Get the free iPad Cover knitting pattern
- Get iPads and accessories on ebay
- Get Kindles and accessories on ebay
You can always count on Frankie Brown to come up with ingenious knitting patterns. This pyramid shaped stand will prop up your tablet so you can read and knit.
Chevron iPad Sleeve
Designed by Tanis Gray
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get Aran yarn for this project at Etsy
- See more Chevron and Zigzag Knitting Patterns
Pop Tart Cell Phone Pocket
Hannah Kaminsky designed this fun but practical phone cover that’s a great stash buster!
Smart Phone Case
Designed by Audrey Kerchner, this clutch-style case is done in seed stitch and a dressy way to carry your phone.
Kalurah Hudson’s iPad sleeve cozy features a gorgeous leaf and cable pattern that is knit on smaller needles to provide denser fabric for shock absorption.
Owl Tablet Sleeve Free Pattern
Originally created as a netbook sleeve (remember those?), this wise owl can get with the times and find new use for your tablet, Kindle or other device.
Designed by Hilary L., these combination mitten and gloves leave your finger and thumb free for touchscreens with fliptops.
Minion Cell Phone Cover
Designed by Jenny Riley, the main phone cover piece is knitted in the round which makes a seamless and safe phone cozy. The eyes and mouth are crocheted, but you can knit circles for the eyes instead, or cut them out of felt, and a knitted i-cord would work just as well for the mouth.
Mwaa Knit’s design fitbit pocket is an alternative way to carry FitBit Flext. Mwaa reports that the fitbit counts steps excellently this way, even when I’m holding on to a grocery cart or the treadmill handles. Great use for leftover yarn!
Emily Vanek’s cute hoodie phone case is a great use for leftover yarn!
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get DK weight yarn for this pattern on Etsy
- See Hood and Hoodie Knitting Patterns
Mari Chiba designed these combination of gloves and mittens. The body of the glove is knit in regular weight yarn with a flap you can pull up over your fingers for extra warm. The fingers are knit with Silverspun conductive yarn or, if you can’t get that yarn, knit the tips with conductive thread or sew conductive thread into the tips to make the gloves work with touchscreens.
Patterns for Purchase
Rustic Phone Case
Easily customizable pattern for your phones and devices.
This pyramid pillow stand is great for propping up your ereader, smartphone, or tablet so you can knit or cook or relax hands free.
Cable Phone Cozy
Also doubles as a beautiful small purse! Pattern includes option to knit a detachable handle so that the cozy can be attached to a belt loop or through the strap of a purse.
Owl Phone Case
Cables form an owl in this sleeve.
- Get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the worsted weight yarn for this pattern on Etsy
- See more Owl Knitting Patterns
Houndstooth Tablet or Phablet Case
Ideal for a beginner knitter who is ready to tackle a simple two color stranded colorwork pattern, this cover is knit as one piece. The pattern comes with instructions in two sizes: Small = approx. 5”x 8” (12.5 x 20 cm) Large = approx. 7.5”x 9.5” (19 x 24 cm)
Honeytree Convertible Mittens
Sized for wee hands up to a Men’s Medium in both aran-weight yarn for the shell and a plain stockinette fingering-weight liner (which you can sew in or use separately), you can mix and match design options for all the special people in your life, and not have to make the exact same thing twice!
Signature Cable Knit iPad / iPad Air Case
This stylish iPad sleeve can be knit seamlessly or with one seam.