Introducing My Criss Cross Diamond Bible Cover...
I decided it would be only fitting to make a cover to protect it from further damage.
It just so happened that I had some time on my hands as it was during the time my original computer had decided to take a long vacation.
I started thinking about how I was going to make it...
I wanted something simple, elegant and textured. That's when I remembered the crochet stitch I design several years ago and absolutely love. I just knew it would be perfect!
I set to work by taking various measurements of my bible – height, width, depth etc.
Once I had those measurements, I started crocheting!
Starting from the bottom of the bible and working my way up, I crocheted a huge rectangular piece that spanned the full width from the inside of one side, around the outside to the inside of the other side.
I left the textured Criss Cross Diamond stitching to the outside of the cover only and kept the inner portions completely flat.
Some frogging took place which was not fun, but it is all part of the designing process.
I worked around one side first, getting to to the right height. Then, I proceeded to do the same for the other side. Once this was done, I tacked down the edges and sewed on an invisible zipper.
I weaved in my ends and placed it on my bible right away. Success!
Now, I just need to decide on a name. I have two ideas so far:
- "Rebeckah's Bible Cover"
- "Criss Cross Bible Cover"
However, if you have a better pattern name suggestion and I like it, I'll give you a copy of this pattern for free! Just leave your suggestion(s) below...
Speaking of free copies of this pattern...
Everyone who guessed "bible cover" or "book cover" during the New Pattern Sneak Peek guessing game last year, will be receiving their free copies of this crochet pattern soon!
I just need to finish editing the tutorial pictures for the tested pattern, put the final copy all together and have it tech edited.
It is scheduled for release later this month.
At which time, I will do a special release sale.
Stay tuned for more details...
In the mean time, be sure to check out the "Criss Cross Diamond Crochet Stitch Tutorial" to practice crocheting this beautiful stitch!
You can also take a look at my other crochet pattern that uses this stitch here:
"Criss Cross Fashion Doll Bedding"
Or check out the project that led to me designing this gorgeous stitch here:
"Criss Cross Diamond Romper Layette"
What do you think of my bible cover? Are you excited for the pattern release to come?
Share your thoughts below...