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 so simple to make, very practical, and completely customizable too.
This crochet book cover has been made from two simple crocheted rectangles. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Vidalana Tweedy Sheep by Knitcrate (90% wool, 10% Donegal neaps; Aran weight; 137 m (150 yards) per 100 g (4 oz.) x 2 skeins in Apple Picking
- 8 mm Tunisian Crochet hook
- 2 toggle buttons 3.5 cm long
- Yarn needle
FINISHED SIZE OF YOUR CROCHET BOOK SLEEVE COVER
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)
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
Tunisian honeycomb stitch = please watch a tutorial here
tss = Tunisian simple stitch
tps = Tunisian purl stitch
CROCHET BOOK SLEEVE PATTERN NOTES
- 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 Book Sleeve Main Pattern
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. [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.
Line up the two rectangles with right sides facing in, sew or crochet together across two longer edges and one shorter edge.
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.
Measure 24 cm from the opening top edge towards the bottom and sew two buttons on in the corresponding places to the loops.
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