Free Stylish Tunisian Crochet Book Sleeve Bag Pattern

Crochet Book Sleeve Free Pattern In Tunisian Crochet

Keep organized with this crochet book sleeve cover to keep your documents, and paperwork organized. It also fits a small laptop so you can use it as a laptop sleeve too.

I adore this simple yet so practical crochet book sleeve cover. It is a great crochet project for a beginner.

It is so simple to make, very practical, and completely customizable too for your favorite book to keep your beloved books safe.

This crochet book cover has been made from two simple crocheted rectangles. There are no tricky continuous rounds, just simple rows of basic stitches.

All you need to do is sew them together leaving an opening and add a couple of buttons to close it.

I have been using this practical make for keeping my paperwork safe and organized. And by paperwork, I totally mean bits of scrap paper with notes scribbled on it.

However, if it wasn’t for this handy crochet document cover, I would have definitely lost them. And wouldn’t it just make the perfect gift for a book lover?

I am also not a great fan of dog ears on the document pages. This stylish crochet book sleeve will prevent that from happening.

Secondly, this is a versatile project too. Not only does it keep all your documents, and books handy and organized, it also doubles up as a laptop sleeve.

The great thing about a handmade crochet sleeve cover is, that you can customize it! That way you will get a nice snug-fitting cover that will protect your laptop from getting damaged.


crochet book cover sleeve free pattern from Blue Star Crochet

How do you crochet a sleeve for a book or laptop?

As I mentioned above, the greater thing is, that you can completely customize this crochet book sleeve to the length of your book.

The way to get the best fitting cover is to measure the item you are making the cover for.

If it is a laptop or a notebook cover, all you need to measure is the width and length.

However, when it comes to books, you might need to take into consideration the thickness of the book. If the book is really thick, add this measurement to the width and to the length to accommodate it.

Once you have the measurements, all you need to do is crochet two rectangles the same size as your measurements.

Then simply crochet or sew them together across three sides, leaving one side open.

Instead of buttons, you can also use zip or simple ties to close the crochet book sleeve cover. What a perfect project to make on the weekend!

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30 x 35 cm when laid flat

30 x 24 cm when folded over

it fits A4 document or Apple MacBook Pro 2020


15 sts x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch)


ch = chain

sc = single crochet

Tunisian honeycomb stitch = please watch the video tutorial here

tss = Tunisian simple stitch YouTube tutorial

tps = Tunisian purl stitch YouTube Video


  • This document cover is worked in two separate pieces
  • They are then sewn together across 3 sides leaving an opening across the shorter side of the rectangle
  • The top is finished off with a round o single crochet to tidy up the edge
  • As part of this round, you will also create loops for buttons for fastening
  • two toggle buttons are sewn onto the front
  • The clutch-style document cover is closed by folding the top over and fastening the buttons
  • You can use it as a document holder as it fits A4 size documents
  • It also fits smaller laptops and notebooks, it fits nicely around MacBook Pro 2020
  • However, you can also use it as a stylish clutch bag
  • To adjust the size – to make it taller add extra stitches to the starting chain (keeping to odd number of chains), to make the cover wider, work extra rows of the rectangle
crochet clutch cover pattern

Crochet Book Sleeve Main Pattern


Chain 49.

Row 1 FP: pick up a loop in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across leaving all loops on the hook. [49 sts]

Row 1 RP: yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, * yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook

Row 2 FP: * 1 tss in next st, 1 tps in next st; repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, 1 tss in next st, tss under both strands of the last st at the end of the row. [49 sts]

Row 2 RP: as Row 1 RP

Row 3 FP: * 1 tps in next st, 1 tss in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, 1 tps in next st, tss under both strands of the last st. [49 sts]

Row 3 RP: as Row 3 RP

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for 35 rows in total.

Fasten off.

crochet book sleeve with documents inside

Making Up

Line up the two rectangles with right sides facing in, and sew or crochet together across two longer edges and one shorter edge. Turn right side out.

Join yarn in the first st of the top opening.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 8 sc, (1 sc, 4 ch, 1 sc) in next, 16 sc, (1 sc, 4 ch, 1 sc) in next, sc to end, sl st to top of first sc.

Fasten off.

Measure 24 cm from the opening top edge towards the bottom and sew two buttons on in the corresponding places to the loops.

And here is the final product – a cozy sleeve for your favorite books, iPad mini, or some loose documents! You can also customize it with lots of unique features like pins, badges, tassels or pom poms.

crochet book sleeve cover making up

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this functional book sleeves tutorial. I have more free crochet tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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