Happy October! Brenna from @brennaannhandmade here with a super fun, FREE DIY Autumn-Theme Cozy Crochet Book Cover pattern made in collaboration with HobiumYarns! 🙂 This tutorial uses the chunky & soft, “YarnArt Merino Bulky” wool-blend yarn + the most adorable little Fall buttons that are both from HobiumYarns! Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! 😉
*Finished dimentions measure 9.5″ long x 6.5″ wide x 1 3/4″ tall*
– 2 skeins of YarnArt Merino Bulky Yarn from HobiumYarns
– 8mm crochet hook
– 2 Autumn-Theme Buttons from HobiumYarns
– Smaller crochet hook or tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– needle & thread the same color as the yarn (for sewing buttons)
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
Row 1: Ch 25, and put 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook & in each st across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Put 1 sc in each st across.
Rows 3-4: repeat row 2.
Round 1: Ch 1, and DO NOT TURN. Instead, put 1 sc evenly in each st around the entire rectangle (4 sc per end & 24 st per side) Sl st to beginning ch 1 to join round.
Round 2: Ch 1, and put 1 sc in the same st & in each st around the entire rectangle. Sl st to the 1st sc to join round. (this will help keep the seam as straight as possible)
Rounds 3-20: repeat round 2. Cut yarn, and pull through to tighten.
Row 1: Attach hook & yarn to the 7th st of the 20th row you just completed, and ch 1. Next, put 1 sc in the same st you just ch 1 from, and in each st across for 24 sc total.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Put 1 sc in each st across.
Rows 3-17: repeat row 2.
Round 18: Ch 1, turn.
Do 1 sl st in each of the next 5 st,
put 1 sl st in the next 14 st,
and then continue to sl st around the entire opening of the book bag, back to where you started the row (making a round) and connect with a sl st to the beginning ch 1.
Cut yarn, pull through & weave in all ends.
Finally, Sew buttons onto the cover where they match up with the top flap loops of the book cover when closed.
Ta da! All finished with your new Autumn-Themed Crochet Book Cover! Enjoy! 🙂
Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.