Crochet Book Cover

Although I enjoy reading, sometimes I don’t read a lot of physical books, even for a day. I have a calendar just for encouraging me with reading a few pages a day. Every time I look at my books on the shelf, at the same time I’m talking to myself that I’ll buy more books. This means that I must find a way to keep my books tidier, clean and elegant. I love all of my books. And so this crochet book cover idea came out ~ Best Wishes Book Cover. As a matter of fact, crochet book covers are an elegant way to protect books. If you know how to crochet, this is an easy, beginner crochet book cover pattern. I’m sure beginners should be able to make this because it only uses the basic stitch, which is a single crochet and slip stitch. You can do it for yourself or make a perfect present for your friends.

This pattern is worked in the round. It has been designed to keep any of your favorite books more stylish if you use many yarn colors and according to the size you want. Use any kind of yarn, but as a beginner, I recommend having a medium weight yarn with at least a 5mm hook. If you kind of person don’t carry a physical book around, it also would be very nice for your iPad or tablet!

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Best Wishes Crochet Book Cover
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Materials

I used 100% Acrylic Yarn #6 (Super BULKY) that I bought from Pinky Frog Shop.

You can purchase any other yarn through Shopee or Lazada. Other yarns also from,

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Brave 500 yarn is 100% Premium Acrylic

If you want your book cover thinner, use a smaller hook and finer weight yarn such as Crochet hook 6.00 mm

Darning Needles

Scissors

Stitch Marker

Book Cover Size

About 7.5″ width x 10″ height. The size of the book cover can be adjusted to any size you prefer to fit any of your favourite books.

Beginner Crochet Level

This pattern is for those beginner who feel comfortable with single crochet (sc) and slip stitch (ss). Ability to understand a crochet diagram as well.

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch-sp = chain space

Written Pattern

The Based/Bottom (Oval Shape)

Foundation: Ch 20 or any stitch number according to the size of your favorite book (the width).

Round1: Ch 1, sc into the 2nd st from the hook. Sc in each until you have reached the 2nd last st. 3 sc into the last st. Continue to work sc next st (because we are working in round). Sc in the next st, sc in each st until you have reached the last st, 2 sc into that last st. Sl st into the first sc to join round. End of Rd 1.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into the same st, sc in each st until you have reached 3 sc in one st of Rd 1. 2 sc in each of that 3 sc (for increasing the st), sc in each st until you have reached the last 2 sts. 2 sc in each of that last 2 st. Sl st into the first sc to join round. End of Rd 2.

Click on my YouTube channel to learn how to do the bottom of the book cover.

(Notes: Round 1 & 2 are increasing the stitch. Round 3 onwards, there will be no more increasing stitches).

The Sides

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st until the end of the round (no more increasing the stitch).

Round 4 onwards or until you have reached the length of your book, rep round 3.

Fasten off. Weave in all of your ends.

Book Cover Flap

Put a stitch marker in the centre of your book cover. Starting from the edge of your book cover, count your stitch and split by the size you want the flap. As for me, I started sl st in the 9th st from the edge of the cover. Ch 1, sc in every 6 sts for the size of my flap cover. Turn, ch 1, sc in every 6 sts. Rep until 6 rows.

On the 7th row, ch 1, sc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, sc in each st until the end. Turn.

On the 8th row, ch 1, sc in each st, 2 sc into the ch-sp, sc in the last 2 sts. Turn.

On the 9th row, ch 1, sc in each st until the end.

Fasten off. Weave in all of your ends.

Add the button and flap your book cover into that button.

(Notes: You can also personalize your book cover by designing it with various type of buttons or with colorful beads).

I hope you enjoy making this versatility of crochet book cover. Do more to cover your remaining books, also for your iPad or tablet!

Wisz Limbi

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

Anna Quindlen

Wisz Limbi

Wisz Limbi

I am a lifestyle blogger, who loves craftwork, cats, books and travel. I hope my blog would inspire readers, give them a creative idea and find happiness in living well. Let's be creative and inspired!

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