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Button Up Book Cover with Bookmark

 

By Sue Usiatynski

 

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn (3.8 oz)

I hook

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Button

 

Size:

9.75” high, 6.75” wide, 1.25” deep

 

Abbreviations:

beg = beginning

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease

Rnd = round

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

 

Front and back (make 2):

 

First 12 rows are worked in Rnds. Place a marker in first stitch of each row.

 

Ch 37

 

Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 34 st, 2sc in last ch, now working in unused loops in beg ch sc in next 34 st and last ch. This is the right side. (72 sc)

 

Rnd 2-12: sc in 1st st and around. (72 sc)

 

The rest of this part of pattern is worked in rows.

 

Row 13: ch 1, turn, sc dec in 1st two st, sc in next 32 st, sc dec in next 2 st leaving the rest of the st unworked. (2 sc dec, 32 sc)

 

Row 14-27: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st and next 33 st. (34 sc)

 

Do as many rows as you need to cover your book. The book I used only required 27 rows.

 

Finish off and weave in ends on 1st piece only.

 

Assembly of front and back:

 

Once 2nd piece is completed put both pieces together with right sides together. Sl st the 2 pieces together along row 27. Do NOT finish off if you are making the attached bookmark.

 

Bookmark:

 

Continuing from the assembly, ch 61. This is the top.

 

3sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4dc in each of the next 14 ch, 3sc in next ch, sl st in each of the next 45 ch, sl st to cover. Finish off, weave in ends.

 

Button closure:

 

Ch 17

 

Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 15 ch, ch 4 (leave these unworked for now), now working in unused loops from beg ch sc in next 16 ch, join with sl st to 1st sc. (32 sc, 4 ch)

 

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in joining and next 15 st, 4 sc in ch 4 loop, sc in next 16 st and joining st from Rnd 1, finish off leaving long tail for attaching, weave in beg tail. (37 sc)

 

Attaching button and closure:

 

Whip stitch closure in place starting at row 6 of BACK (with cover laid out, bookmark will be at top and back will be on the right side of bookmark) and centered vertically. Make sure you do not sew closure to both sides of the Rnds.

 

Attach button between rows 5 and 6 of FRONT (with cover laid out flat, bookmark will be at top and front will be on the right) and centered vertically.

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Sue this is a awesome pattern... I made mine a wee wider as i got a wee wider book right now...

Just got to finish the strap and sew the button and I will post photo here for you and others to see...

 

Thank you for sharing this with us..

I will make another for flatter book will be using a smaller hook..

 

Cant do it now as doctor told me today I need my elbow to be inmobilized for like 3 weeks. Go figure and imagine that...

hugs

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Thank you so much for your pattern, Sue. I can't wait to try one out, too. I don't have anything to do tomorrow... Hmm... bake banana bread, or crochet?... :think:hook

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Love this! This is going on my list of gifts to make, if you don't mind. This would be a great gift for quite a few people on my list. Plus, it's a great carry along project. Thanks for sharing.

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:lol Can you send banana bread in the mail? :think

 

:hug

 

My mil use to send us cookies from NY all the time. :think

 

You are too good to us. :hug

 

I try to share as much as I can. :hug

 

what size book is that?

 

9"x6"x2" I believe. Its a hardcover.

 

Love this! This is going on my list of gifts to make, if you don't mind. This would be a great gift for quite a few people on my list. Plus, it's a great carry along project. Thanks for sharing.

 

Make some for everyone you know!

 

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4275554716_0f3930ba2c_m.jpg

 

 

This is the one I made and it holds a Harry Potter book.

 

Hi Denise! I didn't know you were on the Ville!!!!

 

:turtle:vheart

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Hello ladies:

 

With out further adue here is my book cover that I made from this great pattern that sue shared with us.

I did how ever do a trim of reverse Single crochet all around and I even went on to add a pocket in the front for pad and pen for notes...

 

I hope you dont mind Sue me adding the pocket and the reverse SC trim.

I will be making more now a smaller one for flatter books this one was a wee larger for this particular book ..

 

Ladies you all should make one or more of these they work up fast took me longer cause of my elbow tendonitus..

Enjoy

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Thank you Sue for sharing your wonderful pattern! Can't wait to start on one!

 

Ladies, the ones you have finished are beautiful! Hope mine looks as good!

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