Beginners crochet book sleeve pattern free

Beginners crochet book sleeve pattern free

My Book lovers, I am excited to share a new crochet pattern with you all!  The crochet book sleeve pattern is a simple repeat of jus tone round and the perfect project that can be made in a few minutes. Also, a fun crochet TikTok – make project idea!

This will make a perfect tablet or laptop sleeve, and the final product will be ideal as a gift for every book lover! Scroll down for the written pattern. 

Creating personalized accessories for your favorite book is not just a dream but a reality! Whether you’re a passionate crafter, a book lover, or a stay-at-home mom looking for the next excellent crochet project, making a crochet book sleeve is an enjoyable and rewarding endeavor.

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This pattern will help you get a head start on making a functional and stylish book sleeve, perfect for protecting your beloved books or tablets, like an iPad mini, in a unique, personalized way.

With easy-to-follow steps and essential tips, even beginners can confidently make a start at this project. Let’s turn your love for books and crochet into a beautiful, handcrafted book sleeve.

Tips for a Perfect Crochet Book Sleeve for Beginners:

Choose the Right Yarn: Any worsted weight or bulky yarn is your friend here, offering both durability and a quicker crochet time. It’s also easier for beginners to handle.

Select the Correct Hook Size: A larger croceht hook makes it easier to work your stitches and see your progress.

Master Basic Stitches: Familiarize yourself with the basic stitches—sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), and dc (double crochet)—which form the foundation of your book sleeve.

Work in Continuous Rounds: For a seamless look, work in continuous rounds. Remember to use a stitch marker or a bobby pin to mark the first stitch of every round.

Measure Your Book: Before starting, measure the length and width of your book to ensure the sleeve fits perfectly. Adjust the number of chains at the beginning accordingly and the repeats for smart sizing.

Beginners crochet book sleeve pattern free

What supply is needed for the Crochet Book Sleeve Pattern?

24/7 Cotton – Worsted weight, #4 lightweight (100% Cotton, 186 yd/170 m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Estimated Yardage = 140 yards

Crochet Hook = 6 mm hook

Button – 1 pcs

Gauge – Not crucial to this project.

Crochet book sleeve pattern notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any other weight of  #4 weight yarn can be substituted. 

Difficulty Level – Easy

Terms – US crochet terms

Stitches Abbreviations

ch – chain

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Crossed Half double crochet – xhdc

Special stitch for this crochet book cover

Crossed half double crochet – skip next st, hdc in next st. Crocheting in front of the hdc just made, work hdc into the skipped st.

Shell – 5 dc in indicated stitch.

Finished Measurement –  

Beginners crochet book sleeve pattern free

Round 1: Chain 74, join with a sl st to the beginning ch, ch 1, hdc in each ch around, join with a sl st to the first ch. 74 hdc

Adjust the number of chains to fit your intended book. 

Don’t make the chains too tight.

Round 2: Ch 1, xhdc around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 37 xhdc

Rounds 3 – 15: Rep Round 2.

Continue the repeat until you have a similar length that matches the size of your book. You can work Row 2 until you reach the desired length.

Edging and strap

Round 16: Ch 3, *shell in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from * 2 more times, sc in next 4 sts, turn, leave the remaining stitches unworked. 3 shells, 6 sc

Strap – Button Holes

Rows 1 – 13: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, turn. 5 sc

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 4, skip next 3 sts, sc in last st, turn. 2 sc, ch3 sp

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first st, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in last st, turn. 5 sc.

Fasten off

Join yarn with a sl st to the base of the strap, crocheting upwards towards the buttonhole and towards the other side of the strap to continue the edging.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across the edge until you get to the other side on the sleeve, *shell in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from *until the beginning ch 3 sp, join with a sl st.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Turn the panel to the wrong side.

Sew close the base for the foundation round.

FAQs about Crocheting Book Sleeves:

How do I ensure my book sleeve fits snugly? 

Measure your book and add a few extra chains for the initial foundation chain to account for the book’s thickness. Use bulky yarn and the right hook size for a sturdy yet flexible fabric.

Can I add a closure to my book sleeve?

Absolutely! A simple button and loop closure work well. You can crochet a loop into your design and sew a button opposite.

How do I finish the edges of my book sleeve?

Once you’ve reached the desired length, you can do a single round of sc stitches around the opening for a clean finish. I have added a round of lacy shells to give this book sleeve a beautiful edging.

Is it possible to crochet a sleeve for a larger item, like a laptop?

Yes, you can easily adjust the size of your project to fit larger items like laptops by increasing the initial number of chains and the overall length of your work.

Creating a crochet book sleeve is a great way to protect your favorite reads and an opportunity to express your creativity and personal style. With these tips and answers to common questions, beginners can embark on this crochet journey with confidence and excitement, ready to craft beautiful, functional book sleeves that reflect their love for books and crafting.

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