Are you looking for a better and more fun way to protect your books or even Bible? Then this easy crochet book cover pattern is the perfect pattern for you.
It’s 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 wrapping my precious books growing up, in order to protect my books.
So, with crocheting being one of my favorite things, I feel it is appropriate to make a book cover! This pattern is super easy and you can customize it to fit any size of a book. If you have kids or friends that love 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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This crochet book cover is available as a free pattern here on the blog, simply scroll down for the pattern. If you however prefer the printed version, you can get the print-friendly. pattern using the links below
The crochet book cover would look beautiful together with the bookmark which uses a similar crochet technique as the applique on this book cover. I have compiled both patterns together Crochet book cover pattern
Tips to help you make a beautiful crochet book cover
- Get a yarn with good texture – You do not want any yarn that can cause damage to your precious books.
- A smaller crochet hook size would make good and tight stitches to secure the book cover.
- Decide whether you want a permanent or removable crochet book cover or not. If you are going with a permanent book cover, makes sure to use the least damaging adhesive. For the removable book covers, allow a few inches of ease around the book, so as to protect the edges when you put or remove the book cover.
- For a removable crochet book cover, an option of snaps, buttons, or even velcro can be added to secure it in place.
Materials for this crochet book cover pattern.
Knitcraft It’s Only Natural Light, DK Yarn, #3 lightweight (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 the Section count as a stitch.
Adjustments to help you customize your own crochet book covers
1. Starting chain should be a good fit around your book. Make sure to allow between 1/2 an inch to 1-inch allowance. This is to prevent the crochet book cover from causing any friction on the book.
2. Length: increase or decrease the repeats for a desired length of the 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
Instructions for this easy crochet book cover pattern
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 the 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 count 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 into 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.
Finishing this crochet book cover
Sew the 5 sides of the applique onto the Book cover made in Section 1.
More free patterns on my blog. Check out the Tudor Blanket here
I would love to see your makes from this crochet book cover pattern, do tag me on @crochet_fosbas.