Pop of Color Book Sleeve Pattern

Crochet Along and FREE Crochet Pattern!

My goal was to create a pattern for our Summer Crochet Along that was as fun to make as the Summer Fun Tote Baskets, TWO Summers ago! I think I nailed it – let me know if you agree! TBH, y’all have made our previous Crochet Alongs so amazing, I couldn’t wait to create another new CAL for you! The POP OF COLOR BOOK COVERS are really fun and simple to work up, and are crazy versatile with how you can use them!! I just know you’re going to love this pattern and these easy crochet book sleeves, as much as I do! With their simple button closure, you can use these gorgeous pouches to hold all sorts of things! Obviously they’re fantastic to house and protect your books, ipads, phones, bible, journals and other books and electronics. However, they also make great seperators so that things don’t get lost in your bags! Use them as a makeup bag or pencil case, or my favorite – to store and carry along your crochet supplies!! Come crochet along with a group of like-minded crocheters, and let’s make a Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeve!

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Button Book Cover Crochet Pattern!

What do you get when you combine a love for books and a passion for crochet? You get a Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeve! Where has this been all my life??? What’s not to love? You have the protection of a sturdy sleeve, the personalization of choosing your own colors, and it works up so quick with basic stitches! The book sleeve is the perfect size to hold your latest read and makes your protected tome, easy to grab from your tote bag.

You may or may not know that one of my fave things is adding a handmade touch to everyday items. So we just took that a step further and made a crochet book sleeve, and I assure you as I was designing the shape and size of these, I was 100% thinking, “Will this make my reading experience even better?” You can absolutely customize it to make it your own, in fact, how about a pocket? NO ONE can stop you, and I would encourage you to do so! I’m an enabler like that!!

Even More Crochet Book Sleeve Patterns!

So which one do YOU love best – crocheting for practicality or for personalization? No, you don’t really have to choose. 😅 I couldn’t! If you love one or the other, or most likely both, then you will want to check out my other patterns! Because this list is ahem loooong at this point in time, I’m only going to include the ones that can also double as gifts or add a pop of color to your life. Let’s start with some colorful options!

Without further ado, here are my favorite patterns that can add a pop of color to your life or make great bookish gifts! I have TWO more crochet book cover patterns that you might want to try? They both come in THREE SIZES each! And they use my own clever stitch patterns which produce a beautiful, textured fabric that’s great for protecting your books and devices! The Hopscotch Tablet and Book Sleeve Pattern and the Sweet Stripes Book Sleeve Pattern! I might sneak this one in here too, because it’s Oh So Handy and practical.. and I’ve made a beginner-frienldy tutorial! The Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches Pattern – there’s an additional tutorial included to teach you how to insert a hand-sewn zipper! And finally, we can’t forget about the stunning Pop of Color Basket Pattern – this beauty is perfect for holding yarn or adding a pop of color to your home! 

So if you are as obsessed with crochet and color as much as I am, make sure to check those other patterns out too! Obviously, after you’ve made THIS one.

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Sweet Stripes Friendship Square Crochet Pattern image with colorful crocheted afghan squares in purple, blue, coral, and mint green by www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Thoughtful Gifting: Handmade Book Sleeves for Every Occasion!

Forget the drugstore chocolates and generic gift cards this year! Surprise your loved ones with a handmade gift that’s both practical and packed with personality. A Pop of Color Book Sleeve is the perfect way to show you care, whether you’re stuffing it with a new e-reader for your hubby on Valentine’s Day, tucking in a children’s book for an Easter basket surprise, or gifting it alongside a self-help book for your mom on Mother’s Day. The possibilities are endless, and the thoughtfulness is priceless. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t love a cozy, crocheted hug for their favorite reads?

Crochet Book Sleeves for a Merry Christmas!

Move over, Santa! This Christmas, step up your gifting game with a handmade touch. The Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeves are the perfect way to spread cheer, warmth, and a touch of literary love. They’re not just for books, either! Fill them with a cozy pair of socks, a gift card to a favorite bookstore, or even a bag of a homebaked batch of cookies.

Who to gift them to:

  • Grandparents: Tuck in a family photo album or a classic novel.
  • Kris Kringle exchange: A unique and thoughtful gift that won’t break the bank.
  • Stocking stuffers: Add a splash of color and a whole lot of love to any stocking.
  • Bookworms: A practical and stylish way to protect their precious reads.
  • Teachers: A heartfelt thank you for their dedication and hard work.
  • Neighbors and friends: A small gesture that shows you care.

This Christmas, give a gift that comes from the heart and speaks volumes.

Pop of Color Book Sleeve Crochet Pattern!

One of my favorite things about the Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeve Pattern is that these sleeves are really quick to make! Simple stitches and colorful yarn really make for a quick and satisfying project! Once you’ve got the skills from the Crochet-a-long, you can make one in an evening or two, and you’ll have plenty of time to personalize it your own way! The free pattern is easy to follow, so this colorful book sleeve will be done before you know it! With 3 weeks to complete your CAL, you will have no trouble crocheting a book sleeve (or two, or three!) to protect all your favorite reads! What, doesn’t everyone have a stack of books waiting to be read? These modern crochet covers, are perfect for adding a pop of color to your bag, protecting your books on the go, and even make fantastic gifts! How will you use your Pop of Color Book Sleeve?

How does your crocheting time change in the summer? Normally, I love to listen to an audiobook while I crochet, or watch the latest movie on Amazon PrimeBut with the kids home during the summer I often find myself crocheting outdoors, while they swim and play. Little ones need that fresh air and exercise, and I suppose I should occasionally exercise something other than my wrists too, HBU? 😎 TBH, I think one of my favorite things about crocheting is that you can pick up your project and take it anywhere with you!!

Need some help with the stitches? I provide photo tutorials within the pattern to help you with the included techniques and more! I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have! Don’t crochet yet? I’d love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials!

Like Free Patterns? Then make sure you check out my most popular Free Pattern –> Evan’s 8 Pocket Dice Bag Pattern!  Want to see even more? You can find all of my other Free Crochet Patterns <– Right here!!

My Fabulous Pattern Testers!

Y’all I am so blessed to have the most amazing pattern testers!! They crocheted theese stunning Pop of Color Book Covers with this new crochet book sleeve pattern! I absolutely adore seeing the fabulous projects y’all make using my patterns! I greatly appreciate my testers’ feedback which helps me make sure that I provide the highest quality pattern to YOU! My testers knocked my socks off with their fab Crocheted Book Covers! Make sure to check those out below!!

Thank you so much for testing thePop of Color Book Sleeve Crochet Pattern: Linda Woodthorpe, Robin Quade, Loretta McDonald, and Joann Fleming!

Make your Crochet Book Sleeves!

Materials:

YARN: Lion Brand Hometown Super Bulky Weight 6 yarn, (100% Acrylic, 5 oz /142 g, 81 yd/74 m)

Sample Colors: New York White with Louisville Julep, Montpelier Peacock and Reseda Dojo, Dallas Gray with Portland Wine, Madison Mustard, Montpelier Peacock, and San Diego Navy, South Dakota Black with Montpelier Peacock, Reseda Dojo, Portland Wine, Dallas Gray, and discontinued Minneapolis Purple, San Diego Navy and Jacksonville Taffy.

TOTAL YARDAGE: SMALL: 80 – 100 yards, MEDIUM: 120 – 140 yards, LARGE: 140 – 160 yards

ACCENT COLORS: Small: 3 Colors, Medium: 4 Colors, Large: 5 Colors

ACCENT YARDAGE: STRIPES: 5 – 10 yds per stripe, TOP FLAPS: 25 – 50 yds

 

HOOK: US N/P-15 10.0 mm

 

OTHER SUPPLIES: Yarn needle, Scissors, 2x buttons 1” – 2”

 

Finished Size:  (Approximate)

Small Sleeve: 6.5″ tall x 8.5″ wide

Holds 7” paperbacks and ereades

Medium Sleeve: 8.5″ tall x 10″ wide

Holds 8-9” books and small tablets

Large Sleeve: 9.5″ tall x 12″ wide

Holds large books and tablets/iPads

 

Gauge: 9 Sc x 9 rows = 4” square.

Experience Level: Easy

Pattern Key:

st(s) – stitch(es)

sp(s) – space(s)

sl st – slip stitch

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – decrease by sc 2 sts together

spk st – spike stitch (see special stitches)

yo – yarn over 

FO – fasten off 

MC – Main Color

C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 – Accent Colors

 

Spike Stitch: (See photo tutorial below)

Work sc in the next st, but one round down to create a spike stitch.

Special Stitches:

Spike Stitch (spk st): 

Instead of working in the next st (black arrow), you will work into the same stitch, in the previous round – one round down (purple arrow). Insert hook in stitch one round below, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through both loops. Spike Stitch completed. 

 

NOTES:

  1. Read through the entire pattern first.
  2. Book sleeves are worked in the round. Top flap is worked in rows and is crocheted directly onto the book sleeve.
  3. Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. So the 1st stitch of each round should be placed in the same space as the beginning chain 1.
  4. Sl st only count as a stitch on the final row of the Top Flap.
  5. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
  6. Place all stitches between ( and ) in the same space.
  7. This pattern is FREE to view and read on my website ONLY, and has been thoroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you may have! I welcome your feedback!!
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  11. By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

Sweet Stripes Friendship Square Crochet Pattern image with colorful crocheted afghan squares in purple, blue, coral, and mint green by www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Crochet Book Sleeve CAL Timeline!

  • PRE-CAL: July 5 – 11 Get Materials Ready
    • Live Chat + Q&A in my FB Group Friday, 7/5 at 3 pm CDT
  • Week 1: July 12 – 18 Create the Book Sleeve Bottom
    • Live Chat + Q&A in my FB Group Friday, 7/12 at 3 pm CDT
  • Week 2: July 19 – 27 Finish Sleeve + Top Flap
    • Live Chat + Q&A in my FB Group Friday, 7/19 3 pm CST
  • Wrap PARTY:
    • Live Chat + Q&A in my FB Group Sunday, 7/28 TIME TBD

Crochet Book Sleeve Crochet Along!

I hope you’re excited to join the Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeve Pattern Crochet Along!

Here are the dates and details for you!

For the next 3 weeks we will be completing the Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeve Pattern. Welcome to our crochet along!

DETAILS:

Small Crochet Book Sleeve is FREE on my blog. A new portion will be released the next 2 Fridays – in time for the weekend!

Premium Pattern with Small, Medium, and Large Size options for sale in my Etsy and Ravelry. Buttons below to purchase Premium PDF version 👇 

Follow The Schedule + Add Your Project To Ravelry and the Facebook Group to participate!

Please share your progress and ask ANY QUESTIONS in our Facebook Group (link below 👇)!! We will be having a LOT of fun in the group! I will also be going live in my facebook group each FRIDAY (JULY 5, 12, 19) of the CAL to talk about the pattern and answer any questions!

Plus SUNDAY JULY 28 will be the Finishing Party! You don’t want to miss out on that!

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CROCHET ALONG SCHEDULE

PRE-CAL: JULY 5 – 11

Live Chat + Q&A: Friday 7/5/24 at 3 pm CDT  –>  JOIN HERE! 

Prep: Get your yarn ready for this design, create your project on Ravelry, and add pictures of the yarn you’ll use!

Add a pic of your yarn to Ravelry project and the FB Group!

Week 1: JULY 12 – 18

Live Chat + Q&A: Friday 7/12 at 3 pm CDT   –>  JOIN HERE!

Create the Book Sleeve! Small Sleeve – Make Rounds 1 – 10, Medium Sleeve – Make Rounds 1 – 13, Large Sleeve – Make Rounds 1 – 16.

Add a progress pic to your Ravelry project and the FB Group!

Week 2: JULY 19 – 27

Live Chat + Q&A: Friday 7/19 at 3 pm CDT    –>  JOIN HERE!

Finishing Sleeve and Top Flap! Small sleeve – Make Rounds 11 – 14, Medium Sleeve – Make Rounds 14 – 18, Large Sleeve – Make Rounds 17 – 21. ALL SIZES: Make Top Flap Rows 1-8 and Sew on Buttons.

Add a progress pic to your Ravelry project and the FB Group!

Finishing Party: JULY 28

Live Chat + Finishing Party: Sunday 7/28    –>  JOIN HERE!

I’ll choose some of my favorite finished projects to feature, and we’ll have some prizes, too! I’ll pick my favorite in each category (TBD) to win 3 patterns of choice from my shop! Winners will be announced here, and contacted via Ravelry/Facebook.

NOTE:

After each part is completed, please update your Ravelry projects as requested annd add photos to the weekly prompts in the FB Group! 

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You may not share or post pattern instructions anywhere.

Once named, the winner will have 5 business days to claim their prize.

To participate, you must be willing to have lots of fun!

Pattern Release Details:

This easy crochet book sleeve pattern tutorial is now available for purchase in my Ravelry and Etsy Shops! The small book cover pattern is FREE here on my blog, OR you can purchase the ad-free, printer friendly, PDF copy with ALL THREE SIZES for a couple of dollars. It would make my day if you would visit and save the pattern on your favorite platform. Your traffic, likes and clicks help my patterns get seen by more people! Thanks so much for your continued support!! Just click the buttons below to find the premium pattern PDF including the Small, . Medium and Large, ‘Pop of Color’ Crochet Book Sleeve Patterns available for purchase!

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‘POP OF COLOR’ BOOK SLEEVES PATTERN

Pattern Directions:

USING N/P/15 10.0 MM HOOK

PRE-CAL – gather supplies, pick your yarn, choose the size you want to make, add your yarn photos to the Facebook Group and create your project and add yarn pics to Ravelry!

‘Pop of Color’ Crochet Book Sleeve CAL: Crochet Along WEEK 1 instructions will be added just below the photo of the small Book Cover!! 

Make sure to share your yarn pics on Ravelry and in our Facebook Group for a chance to show of your work and win prizes too! 

CAL WEEK 1:

SMALL BOOK SLEEVE:

* Measures 6.5″ tall x 8.5″ wide

* Fits 7” paperbacks and eReaders

USING N/P/15 10.0 MM HOOK

Round 1: Ch 15 with MC. (Sc, hdc,) in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 12 ch, (hdc, 4 sc, hdc,) in last ch, now working back down other side of the beginning ch, hdc in next 12 chs, (hdc, 3 sc,) in last ch, sl st to join, (8 sc, 28 hdc).

Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (36 sc). Drop MC, do not FO. 

Round 4: With C1, ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (36 sc). Drop C1, FO. 

Round 5 : With MC, ch 1, [sc, spike st,] 18 times, sl st to join, (18 sc, 18 spike sts). 

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (36 sc). Drop MC, do not FO.

Round 7: Repeat Round 4 with C2. Drop C2, FO.

Rounds 8-9: Repeat Rounds 5-6 with MC, Drop MC, do not FO.

Round 10: Repeat Round 4 with C3. Drop C3, FO.

 

Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeve Crochet Along WEEK 2 instructions will be added just below the photo!! 

Make sure to share your progress pics on Ravelry and in our Facebook Group for a chance to show off your work and win prizes too!

 

USING N/P/15 10.0 MM HOOK

CAL WEEK 2:

SMALL BOOK SLEEVE:

* Measures 6.5″ tall x 8.5″ wide

 

Pop of Color Crochet Book Sleeve Crochet Along WEEK 2 instructions will be added just below the photo!! 

Make sure to share your Finished Project pics on Ravelry and in our Facebook Group for a chance to show off your work and win prizes too!

 

Sweet Stripes Friendship Square Crochet Pattern image with colorful crocheted afghan squares in purple, blue, coral, and mint green by www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Please Share your Book Sleeve Pics!

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