Here’s a really fast and simple project. Sorry, I didn’t do a gauge swatch.
Size 7 needles
2 strands of cotton yarn held together
Cast on 12 stitches
Row1: K4, P4, K4
Row 2: P4, K4, P4
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three times
Row 7: P4, K4, P4
Row 8: K4, P4, K4
Repeat rows 7 and 8 three times.
Continue alternating between six rows of 1 and 2 and six rows of 7 and 8, eight times or until the piece measures 9 inches, BO.
Make an I-cord about 4 inches long.
Cast on 4 stitches (or width desired for I cord) with one strand of yarn on size 7 double pointed needle
without turning needle, slide stitches to the other end of needle and knit
continue working in this manner until desired I cord length is reached BO
Sew each end onto piece to form a loop. Sew button onto opposite side lined up with I-cord loop for closure.