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Looking for an easy way to protect your book – a bible or your current novel? This easy crochet book cover pattern is a simple, stylish beginner crochet project. Read on to find out more about the pattern and how to make your own crochet book cover below.
Inspiration – Crochet book cover pattern
While I don’t read a lot of physical books myself anymore, I do have a small planner that I am trying to train myself to use daily. That means outside the house I need a way to keep it clean because I throw a lot of crap into my bag and there is always a disaster lurking at the bottom. I have a thing about books. I don’t bend the corners, I don’t write in novels or textbooks. I like to keep them just so. Well Myles got a fingerprint on my 2021 planner and this bugs me. I can’t get rid of it, but I can cover it and stop any further damage.
I used the same stitches as the Marian Bay Collection to make this easy crochet book cover pattern. Firstly for ease as I am currently working on a different design in the stitch. But also it gives me an opportunity to look at the stitch pattern again and see if I can tweak and make it simpler for users. This, with the Marian Bay Throw and Hot Water Bottle Covers makes a great co-ordinating cosy gift combo.
Easy crochet book cover yarn love
To make my crochet book cover pattern I used Paintbox Simply Aran. I had a couple of balls in my stash and am trying to continue in my quest design from what is in the stash. It has all the qualities I love of the Paintbox Simply Chunky used to make the hot water bottle cover and throw, but is a little thinner. Simply Aran is available in 49 shades and comes in 100g balls 184m/201yds of 100% acrylic at £2.25 per ball. It is also available in single colour and multi colour packs which are regularly reduced – a great buy if you are making multiple projects in the same colour.
Marian Bay Book Cover pattern info & tips
This is an easy, beginner crochet book cover pattern. In order to keep your trebles tighter at the top – keep your finger on the loop on your hook when working through all steps of those stitches.
Pattern is written for two sizes of book A5 & A4 – A5 (6.5ins x 9ins) is included FREE on the blog below.
I used a slightly smaller hook than advised for the yarn to create a dense fabric. I also didn’t want to line my crochet book cover because it was supposed to be a real quick make and I don’t really like sewing. Feel free to line yours for an extra layer of protection for your book.
Terms: US Crochet Terms
Skill level: Beginner, easy
Yarn: 1 – 2 Paintbox Simply Aran or 100g – 150g of any aran or worsted weight yarn
- Single Crochet
- Double Crochet
- Half Double Crochet
- Front Post Treble Crochet
- Back Post Treble Crochet
- Slip Stitch
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FREE easy crochet book cover pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Terms: US Terms
Yarn: 100g or 1 x 100g, 184m/201yds – Paintbox Simply Aran or any Aran/Worsted 4 weight yarn
Other items: darning needle, stitch markers, scissors, tape measure
Gauge: 17dc x 9rows = 4in
S – 6.5ins x 9ins (A5)
- This pattern is worked in one piece
- Ch3 counts as a dc
- Ch2 does not count as a hdc
- Ch1 does not count as a sc
- I work into the back loops of the chain in a starting chain, this is a preference, and will not make a difference if you choose not to.
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Front Post Treble Crochet – fptr
Back Post Treble Crochet – bptr
Slip Stitch – sl-st
Dc in the back loop of the 4th ch from the hook (ch3 counts as dc), dc in each st across. Turn (59)
Ch3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in the next st, [fptr in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts], repeat until the end. Turn (59)
Ch3, dc in the next 2 sts, [bptr, dc in the next 2 sts], repeat until 2 sts remain, dc in the next 2 sts. Turn (59)
Rows 4 – penultimate row:
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your work reaches 9ins tall
Ch1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the same st, sc in each st across. Tie off and secure ends
With the wrong side facing
Fold the piece in half, like a book. Starting at the bottom inside corner, join with a mattress stitch along the bottom edge.
When you reach the corner, place 1 more stitch in the corner, then rotate the work and continue working along the open edge. I placed 2 sts evenly throughout these sts. End at the next corner. Tie off and secure your work.
I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Marian Bay Book Covers!
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Bye for now,