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Book Strap

Crochet
January 2008
My Handspun
0 stitches and 0 rows
average paperback
This pattern is available for free.

I know it says don’t include the pattern, but these are more like guidelines than an actual pattern.

Ever shoved a book into your purse or backpack, only to discover later that the paper bookmark slipped out? Dunno about you, but my children like to steal my bookmarks, it’s like a sport. This super awesome bookmark STAYS where you put it! And as an added bonus only takes about 10 minutes tops.

Here it is: Leave a 12” tail, crochet a chain twice the length of the spine, and then some. Make a small loop by sl st through the chain somewhere. No real instructions…no counting. Just guess people! Sew on a button ABOVE the loop.

To use: Pull long tail through loop, then bring up through book and around the outside (round the outside….). Wrap tail around button. When you want to read, simply slide off. Works best with paperbacks.