Does anyone have a pattern to make my own checkbook cover? Hopefully, in either crochet, knit, or plastic canvas. If not, then whatever. But I need a new one and I'm not willing to pay the exorbitant prices the bank and the other places ask.
By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC
Sign up free on their website for this plastic canvas checkbook cover pattern.
Whenever I need a new plastic checkbook cover, my bank has them available for free. Perhaps your bank doesn't give them away free to their customers.
A sewn cover (made from washable fabric) would be better. Just rip up an old freebie plastic cover & use it as a pattern for cutting your fabric & be sure to allow an extra half an inch for seam allowance. I very rarely use a pattern so I'll tell you what I'd do to crochet one.
To crochet: Get your checkbook cover out (this will be your pattern) You are making a "Book" cover (like you did in high school) only using single crochet. Open the checkbook all the way & it will help to have a the actual checkbook in front of you too.
It would be best to crochet a check book cover with thin doily thread or even baby yarn & not regular worsted weight yarn. I would use "knit-cro-sheen" doily cotton in a dark color.
1) Work horizontally from side to side across the checkbook. This whole cover should be done in single crochet. Crochet across the whole front/back of the book from top to bottom, left to right then turn & repeat, back & forth until the whole back side of the cover is done.
2) Crochet 2 matching end flaps (if your checkbook slides DOWN vertically into the cover-flap & not across horizontally). They should be about 1-1/2 inches tall & just as wide as the front-back cover. OR, better yet, sew on fabric instead (see photo).
3) Attach the front & back flap to the cover using slip stitch. Here's a photo of one you $8. It should give you an idea about how to make one. The outside is crocheted. The inside is fabric. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5467282
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