Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pattern, Book cover

From Selfmade

'Pithy' pattern idea - you will have to adjust the pattern to the size of your book and yarn you are using

- you start with one row of chain (stitches?), it should wrap 1cm around the top and bottom of the book cover

- 2 or 3 rows of single crochet (this will be at the inside of your book to 'hold' the cover in place - so make it as long as you need to), 1 row of slip stitch (that should be where the inside 'turns' to the outer side), 2 or 3 rows of single crochet

- double treble crochet to the end of the cover page (again, length depends on your book size)

- for the 'back' of the book you do again 2 or 3 rows of single crochet, one row of slip stitch for the break (if you wish, you don't really need to) and 2-3 more rows of single crochet

now you are at the back cover page

- double treble crochet to the end of the page (leave room for 2-3 rows of single crochet)

- 2-3 rows of single crochet, one row of slip stitch, now for the inside of the book 2-3 rows (or more if needed) of single crochet

- Now all the way around one row of single crochet and one row of slip stitch to make the crochet pattern a bit more even (in the photo I only have one row of slip stitch)
(the 'around' row is meant as some sort of a border to even out the uneven crochet bobbles that you will have.
Like, when you crochet a square, two sides will have uneven edges. Just crochet along those edges and you have a nicer 'border')

- sow the corners together

- crochet a row of slip stitches (like a loop), sow it to the back of the book cover and sow a button to the front


Please test in between, if you have the correct length and width!


German version





7 comments:

  1. hey, bin via pinterest bei dir gelandet und komme gern wieder :-)
    lg aus hamburg, pami

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  2. could you please explain these two steps more? i'm having trouble understanding them, thank you so much for the pattern!

    -Now all the way around one row of single crochet and one row of slip stitch to make the crochet pattern a bit more even (in the photo I only have one row of slip stitch)

    - sow the corners together, make a row of slip stitches, sow it to the back of the book and a button to the front and you are ready to go

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi there,

      - the 'around' row is meant as some sort of a border to even out the uneven crochet bobbles that you will have.
      Like, when you crochet a square, two sides will have uneven edges. Just crochet along those edges and you have a nicer 'border'.

      maybe I should have made this one two steps:

      - sow the corners together

      - crochet a row of slip stitches (like a loop), sow it to the back of the book cover and sow a button to the front

      Hope that helps, if not, let me know, please :-)

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  3. That helped me so much, thanks! i really appreciate you explaining the steps a bit more :)

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    1. No Prob, glad it helped :-)!
      Sometimes I write something and wonder later where my brain has been ;-)

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