Are your gifts lacking that special something? Spruce things up with a crochet gift accessory! If your planning on gifting a book to your loved one, consider making a book sleeve to spice it up. Its a great way to add color to your gift and a personalized touch. It also serves to protect that very special gift for years to come. Or just go crazy and turn that book sleeve it a book pouch by adding straps!
And be sure to make one for yourself while your at it!
Sometimes we should gift ourselves too! They are quick and easy to work up and can be made in a variety stitch patterns. This tutorial will give you the basic knowledge needed to create your own designs in the future.
You will just need to know how to do the following basic stitches to make this project:
- Chain Stitch (ch)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Cricket’s Crochet Book Sleeve Materials
This project is quick and easy and only requires a select few materials in addition to your scissors and darning needle.
5mm (H-8) hook for the book sleeve
3.5mm (E-4) hook for the button latch
For this project I recommend you use 1 ball of worsted weight cotton or 1 ball of lighter weight cotton that you can use 2 strands of at once. You can use of course any kind of yarn you readily have on hand but cotton is sturdy and will keep its shape better for holding your book.
You will need 1 medium to large sized button to create the attachment for the sleeve. You can skip this step if you don’t have any buttons or you feel that your project looks good without the attachment at the top.
Finish Project Measurements
The finished project measurements will depend on the size of your book. Your beginning chain will be based off of the width at the base of your book so the project will end up only slightly larger than the book you intend to use it for.
I would recommend this pattern for an advanced beginner. As long as you are comfortable with some basic stitches and button sewing you will be good to go with this book sleeve project.
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