Beyond the Hexipuff: iPhone iCord yarnbombing!

For some time I've been earmarking projects that would use up small amounts of sock yarn/ fingering/4 ply. As I'm already making the Beekeeper's Quilt I have quite a lot of tiny quantities of different colours/yarns and was keen to find other things that could be made from the same stash. On my Instagram feed this week, I've started posting pictures including yarn weight (I just got a little tiny scale like this one, that fits in my knitting bag) and I'm hoping the 'Beyond the Hexipuff' projects I feature, including the amounts of yarn required, might help maximise others' sock yarn scraps.

The first of these projects is one of the most fun knits I've made  and as it's a stashbuster, also counts as a YoP project. I just love these. Check out the 'matchy-matchy'!

PATTERN: Based on Boogie Earbuds by Bonnie Pruitt 
NEEDLES/ HOOK: 2 x 2.25m DPNs & a 3mm hook
Also pictured: From the same skein - Hitchhiker and some hexipuffs (there will be more), 
From eBay - leather bucket bag 

There is a great tutorial that accompanies the pattern which I'd watched many months ago so I just improvised the number of stitches and made the addition of a crochet section over the remote button. If you want the particulars, check out my Ravelry notes.  

25 comments

  1. YES! So glad you posted these. I need to make a lot of them for my insane headphone collection ;) I crocheted a couple of earbuds but they don't look nearly as appealing as these!
    xo,
    wink

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    1. Aren't they cute!!!! I don't have many earphones but I'm already wondering about what else I can do this to!!!!

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  2. I seem to get addicted to your projects...1st the hexipuff, now these..just this brief post has me wanting to ditch my current needles and start these!

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    1. Well these only took one afternoon and a bit of an evening - a few hours really - so I'm sure you could just ditch your current WIPs for a day...? *grin*

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  3. Our cats like the tiny wires of the earbuds a lot. This idea might prevent them from being scrunched.

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    1. Yes, it makes them much more sturdy and less tangle-able! :)

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    1. I know, I'd never have thought of it, but seeing it ages ago has had it on my mind ever since - very simple and effective.

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  5. I love this idea, showing what can be made using one skein!

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    1. Yeah, that's what I was trying to do really, it's easy to just make the one item and consign the rest to the scrap heap but actually there are some nice and useful (not to mention cute) thing they can be used for.

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  6. I keep meaning to make something like those earphone covers, mine get so terribly tangled in my bag! And I think I shall follow your excellent example and utilise some of my leftovers ;)

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  7. Lovely, lovely, lovely. In order, from left to right. :) Fabulous job on the yarn, and such cute ways to use up the leftover bits!

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  8. What a great idea! Looks fab too. Such a clever way to use up some leftovers : )

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  9. What a great little project :D I'm guessing the cord will be far less likely to kink all wrapped up in it's 'sweater' like that. Nice one :D

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  10. I really should cover my earbuds. I saw someone demo it on pinterest and then promptly forgot about it.

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  11. I love the match-y match-y! makes me smile!

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  12. **squeal** - I absolutely adore that your projects are matching, they look amazing.
    And I totally need to do these ear covers too

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  13. That is so clever! What a way to jazz up them white ear buds.

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  14. What is not to love about covering things in gorgeous yarn? Such a lovely idea.

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  15. Those are incredible, I need some! Thank you for posting the pattern

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  17. Oh my god...it's a great idea! I love it, and I need someone :)

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  18. Oh my god...it's a great idea! I love it, and I need someone :)

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