Monday, June 14, 2010

Crochet Book Cover

My Grandma used to make book covers like this out of plastic canvas. I am not a fan of filling in that much plastic canvas so I thought I would do this instead. I needed a cover for my Diary so I decided to crochet one ;D I don't have a pattern because books come in all different sizes but I do have an explanation on how to do it. If you can't see the picture right click on it and select view picture. What do you think?

This one is mine :)

here is one I made for my mother in law (it is all soft and comfy)

I made this one for my husband. A moogle on the front and NIN on the back

Here is how I did it:
Figure A in the picture.

Get a piece of news paper and lay the book out open in the middle.

Trace the book. Cut out piece and then cut an extra centimeter off of the border.(the pink area in picture A)

Crochet a rectangle that size.

Pick a border color and crochet around the whole thing.

Figure B
Measure and cut 2 pieces of plastic canvas (see purple in picture B)

Figure C
Sew around the edge of plastic canvas to the inside of the crocheted piece. plastic canvas should be on the inside of the book's front and back cover.

slide piece onto book :)


Unknown said...

Hmmm this looks interesting. I wonder if it would work for a softcover book that I need to protect.

PixelatedMushroom said...

wow - i think i'm going to have to try this :)

Cami said...

This is a great idea, as usual! Thanks for generously sharing the how-to. Do you mind if I link from my blog? I'm definitely going to try this!! <3

AprilDraven said...

Thanks Everyone!

Sharlee: Let me know if it works on a soft cover too :)

Cami: Go ahead and link away :)

Marie Anne said...

I LOVE the book cover idea! It would make a great gift for a book-lover. I'm thinking Bible cover.

Unknown said...

I'm just starting at doing crochet did you use double crochet or single crochet to get the moogle in there?


AprilDraven said...

single crochet :) 3.25mm hook