Upcycle Charger Idea

I have had my eye on these DIY charger "upcycle" ideas (from Pinterst of course) which only requires a mild crochet skill, a few materials and an array of design options. Call it a Pinterest hack of some sort. The point is to wrap yarn or cotton around your charger wire in a way that looks ascetically pleasing and serves the purpose of adding a protective barrier for cuts, bumps and dirt.

You will need the following; a ball of knitting cotton (try make sure it's 100%), a crochet hook, a yarn needle, and a stitch maker (optional). You will single crochet all along the the wire. Here's a quick video tutorial on how to do the single crochet stitch. As you go along the wire, twist the work so that it creates a swirl effect. Use a stitch marker if you remove your crochet hook so that your work does not unravel.

It will take a while to crochet along the whole length of your charger so make a cup of coffee and put your favourite series on the TV. Once you finish and your entire wire is covered then you will need to tie off your ends and weave them in with your yarn needle. Here is a video tutorial on how you do this. Now you're done!

My main purpose to do this to my own charger is the fact that it gets dirty really quickly because it's white. I also leave it plugged in most of the time (the plug is off at the wall) so it often lays on the floor where the doggies walk and may trample it. Pretty and effective. I wish I could have found the multicolour cotton which would have made a rainbow effect as you crochet but my local craft store did not have any so purple just had to do.

Is this something you would try? Comment below!


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