Its national read a book day and I thought to share my cute crochet book cover pattern with you all. Have you ever made a book cover? I remembered rapping my precious books growing up, in order to protect my precious books.
So, with crocheting being one of my favorite things, I feel its appropriate to make a book cover! This pattern in supper easy and you can customize it to fit any size of books. If you have kids or friends that loves to read, you should make them one or two. Do tag me with your makes from this crochet book cover pattern as I would love to see yours.
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Materials for this crochet book cover pattern.
Knitcraft It’s Only Natural Light, DK Yarn, #3 light weight (100% Cotton, 115 yards/105m per 1.75 oz/50g Ball)
Ball in Peach = Main Color (MC)
Ball in Red = Contrasting Color (CC)
120 yards of Main Color
20 yards of Contrasting Color
Hook and other materials
Size H/ (5 mm) Crochet Hook
20 sts over 18 rows = 10 mm/4” made in sc
Gauge is not important to this project.
Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
Any yarn weight can be substituted, make your starting chains your desired size.
Chains at the beginning of Section counts as stitch.
1. Starting chain should be a good fit around your book.
2. Length: increase or decrease the repeats for a desired length of book.
Difficulty level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
Chains – chs
Single Crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Back Loop Only – BLO
Skip – sk
Repeat – rep
6” Base (length) by 13” Height
Petal = 3.5” across
Section 1: Body
Round 1: With MC, chain 66, join with a sl st to beginning ch, ch 1, sc in each chain around, join with a sl st to first ch. 66 sc
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 66 sc
Round 3: Working in BLO, sc in each st around, place st marker in last st and move up with each round. 66 sc
Rounds 4 – 35: Rep Round 3.
You can work Row 3 till desired length.
Last round: Rep Round 3, sl st to first st to close the gap difference.
Fasten off, sew in ends.
Section 2 – Applique
Chains at the beginning of the rounds counts as a stitch
Round 1: With CC, in a magic ring, (or Ch 4, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring), ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 14 dc in to magic ring, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 15 dc
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 5, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * to last st, ch 5, dc in last st, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 5 ch sps, 15 dc
Round 3: Ch 3, sk first st, *in next chain space work (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc in ch sp), sk next 3 sts, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 5 ch sps, 40 dc
Weave in ends.
Sew the 5 sides of the applique on to the Book cover made in Section 1.