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Notebook Cover

Image of Notebook Cover Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This notebook cover is meant for the 1 subject notebooks which are 9.5x6in/24.1 x 15.2cm in size. I use these notebooks to write all of my crochet designs in before they are typed up on the computer. Notice the holes on the inside front flap. Those are to hold your pen, and crochet hooks. It took me about 8 hours to complete this project, including writing the instructions.
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Materials Needed
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in white. 1.0 oz
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in yellow. 1.5oz
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in Amethyst. About 3 oz.
Size H/8 or 5mm aluminum crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc = 1"
Finished Size: 12½x10in open
Skill Level: Advanced

Image of Open Notebook Cover

Instructions
ROW 1 Inside right side Flap: W/Yellow. Ch33. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch2, turn.

ROW 2: Sk very first sc. Hdc in each sc across. Ch2, turn.

ROW 3-12: Sk very first hdc. Hdc in each hdc across and in top of ch2. Ch2, turn. At the end of row 12, ch1, turn.

ROW 13: Sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work. Set aside.

ROW 1 Inside left flap.: W/yellow. Work as for row 1 of right flap.

ROW 2: Work as for ROW 2 of right flap.

ROW 3: Sk very first hdc. Hdc in each of the next 15 hdc. Ch1. Sk next hdc. Hdc in each hdc across and in top of ch2. Ch2, turn.

ROW 4: Sk first hdc. Hdc in each of the next 13 hdc. Hdc in next ch1 sp. Hdc in each hdc across and in top of ch2. Ch2, turn.

ROW 5: Rep Row 3.
ROW 6: Rep Row 4.
ROW 7: Rep Row 3.
ROW 8: Rep Row 4.
ROW 9: Rep Row 3.
ROW 10: Rep Row 4.
ROW 11: Rep Row 3.
ROW 12: Rep Row 4.

ROW 13: Rep Row 13 of inside right flap. Weave ends into work and set aside for now.

Finishing Flaps Perimeter: Repeat for both inside flaps. W/amethyst. Join Work 1 round of sc around the edges of the inside flaps. Join amethyst to 1 corner of the flap. Ch1. Work 16 sc evenly spaced on each short side and 30 sc evenly spaced on each long side and a sc, ch2, sc to go around each corner. You should end up with a total of 84 sc around with a ch2 space in each corner.

4½" Squares

Make 4 the same.

RND 1: W/white. Ch4. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3, dc in ring. Ch2. *2dc in ring. Ch2. Rep from * 2 times more. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch1. Sc in next dc. 3sc in next ch2 sp. *Sc in each of the next 2 dc. 3sc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off white.

RND 3: Join yellow in same st as slst. Ch3. Dc in same st. 2dc in next st. (Sk next sc. 5dc in next sc. Sk next sc.) *2dc in each of the next 2 sc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch3. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. (Sk next dc. 2dc in next dc. 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc. 2dc in next dc. Sk next dc.) *Dc in each of the next 4 dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off yellow.

RND 5: Join white in same st as slst. Ch1. (Sc in each of the next 7 dc. Sc, ch2, sc in next ch2 sp. Sc in each of the next 4 dc.) *Sc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work. Finishing Sew Squares together.: Use a whip stitch to sew 2 squares together for the front and back panel. Set each 2 square panel aside. You should have 2 panels each with 2 squares in it.

Panel Sides
Do the following to each panel, the same.

ROW 1: Join amethyst on right most sc of one of the long sides of the panels. Work a sc in each sc across to joint. Ch2. Sc in each sc across side of 2nd square. You should have 30 sc and a ch2 sp across the panel. Ch2, turn.

ROW 2: Sk first sc. Hdc in each of the next 14 sc. 2hdc in next ch2 sp. Hdc in each sc across. Ch2, turn.

ROW 3: Sk first hdc. Hdc in each hdc across and in top of ch2. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work. Repeat this with each long side of front and back panels.

Finishing Front and Back Panel Assembly
Row 1: Whip stitch front and back panels together with wrong sides facing each other. Place the whole piece down in front of you on your lap or work surface. So that the right side is facing you. It does not matter at this point which is top and bottom. Pick up the top right corner and join amethyst. Work 50 sc evenly spaced across to the other corner. Ch2, turn.

ROW 2: Work 1 hdc in each sc across. Fasten off and repeat with opposite side. Weave ends into back of work.

Final Assembly: Join the left inside flap (the one with the holes) to the cover with front and back panel facing you & the flap away from you. Join white yarn to the corner going through all lps. Ch1. Work 1 sc in each st to the next corner. Work 3 sc in the corner. [Work 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts. Work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts through just the front/back panel.) Then join the other inside flap in the same way working through both layers. Work 3sc in next corner. Work 1 sc in each st to the next corner. Then repeat bet () once then work through both layers to the next corner. Work 2sc in the same corner where you started from. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work. Final Note: Use the holes for storing hooks and pens. There is also enough room to slip a needle through some of the stitches to keep it handy.

Design written on Friday, August 12, 2005. Copyright ©2005 By Julie A. Bolduc p114019

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