Journal Cover by Dana Rushold

Journal Cover

November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in patt, blocked.
3.75 mm (F)
220 yards (201 m)
9¾" tall and 7¾" wide
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Get ready to multicraft with this unique project. The combined textures of leather, Pima cotton, and hand stitching make for a beautiful cover to wrap around a journal, day planner, or any other small book you can think of. The opportunities to personalize this piece with different color choices or added embellishments are endless!

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 9¾“ tall and 7¾” wide.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (100% Pima cotton; 220 yd 200 m/3½ oz 100 g): #3757 zen green, 1 hank.

Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Composition notebook (100 sheets, 9¾“ × 7½”); 10¾“ × 12½” fabric piece, 2; sewing pins, 10; Realeather Crafts Acanthus Trim Piece 8” × 11” black, 1; sewing needle and clear thread; silver permanent marker; leather punch, 2 mm; ¾“ braided elastic, 3”; rotary cutter; cutting mat; ruler; yarn needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 17 rows = 4” in patt, blocked.

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  • Project is crocheted as a rectangle then hand sewn to fabric sleeves. Leather spine trim is sewn to center of cover.

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