Hello! I decided to try a smaller covered booklet and had some extra Moleskines laying around begging to not be naked anymore, so here is the first one I made. The size of the booklet is 5 1/2"x 3 1/2" so any book of the same size will work for this pattern, provided it is not very thick (as these aren't).
The inside flap done in a different yarn....as you can see, it isn't very much bigger than the pen.
The pattern!! Please let me know if there are any problems with it, though I tried to to make sure it is correct and I wrote it as I was making it, there is always room for human error. And as always, feel free to make as many as you want, but don't sell my pattern or pass it off as your own... I'd love credit as I always credit others. :) :)
5 1/2"x 3 1/2" Moleskine Booklet Cover
you will need: 2 colors of 100% cotton yarn (I am using Sugar & Cream brand)
F crochet hook and a tapestry needle
a 5 1/2x 3 1/2" moleskine book
with yarn A ch 26. sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (25)
R01-09: sc in each st across. ch 1, turn. (25) change to yarn B
R10: working in BLO sc in each st across. ch 1, turn (25)
R11-25: sc in each st across. ch 1, turn (25)
R26: working in BLO sc in each st across. ch 1, turn (25)
R27: working in FLO sc in each st across. ch 1, turn (25)
R28-41: sc in each st across. ch 1, turn. (25) change back to yarn A.
R42: working in BLO sc in each st across. ch 1, turn (25)
R43-49: sc in each st. across. ch 1, turn (25)
R50: sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Place Moleskine booklet at the center and sew flaps at top and bottom with whichever yarn you wish to use. Then weave in any loose ends. (Make sure that the center of the book has rows 26 and 27 snuggly wrapping around it with the extra unused loops sticking out away from the book).
For straps to tie booklet shut, chain 40 and tie off. (Make 2). Attach to anywhere on booklet you'd like to wrap and tie from. Hide loose ends. (On mine, I tied to the edge/side where the book opens from...see pics).
And that's it! Fairly straight forward and simple enough for a beginner to learn on and try. :) You could get fancy and use a button closure or put flower motifs on it if you'd like... I kept this one simple mainly because the book is so small already, I wanted to keep it not-too-flashy and just pick yarn colors I like. :) Have fun making yours!