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How to Crochet Tutorial: Book Sleeve by YARNutopia



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hi everyone its Nadia from yarn utopia

today we're making this one skein book

sleeve this has a book in it so I want

to show you this is so cool

and I'll be sharing how to make this but

you can use your Kindle or your tablet

or something and just keep your book

nice and save rich tablet screen nice

and safe with a super soft yarn big

thank you to red heart yarns your

inspirations for this hopscotch yard I

am using the color somersault in this

tutorial today this is a worsted weight

yarn it is a size 4 medium yarn very

similar to like a double knitting type

of yard maybe an area and it's kind of

in between it is a worsted weight it is

a hundred percent acrylic yarn and it is

a 4 ounce ball that's a hundred and

thirteen grams we aren't even using that

much we're gonna be using about 200

yards maybe a little less than that

actually

so less than 200 yards this is a 210

yards all of yarn so you can use this

yarn or if you have a different scheme

of yarn that is less than a hundred

grams you can make this exact book

sleeve so I'm really excited to share

with you we are working into the stitch

and making this interesting looking kind

of like a knit stitch look it is so cool

and you're going to need a button I have

this super cool button from the Etsy

shop would be fancy actually another

thing from would be fancy is the crochet

hook that I'll be using we are going to

be using an H size crochet hook which is

5 millimeters and this fancy hook is

hand-carved organ Amish and it is so

lightweight and nice to use when I

crochet pieces like this and so you can

get crochet hook handles and buttons at

the Etsy shop would be fancy I'll put a

link in the description of this video so

you can shop there

get your crochet hooks and your buttons

you're also going to need a scissors and

a yarn needle and your favorite book or

a tablet to put inside of the sleeve so

before we begin I have to let you know

there are links in the description of

this video link to the free crochet

pattern that's on yarn utopia comm and

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here at yarn utopia big thank you to

write hurt yarns make thank you to my

dad who is filming this tutorial and

posting it up on YouTube for everyone

and big thank you to you let's make the

one skein book sleeve all right we're

gonna start out with a slipknot

so put your short end over your long end

and then fold this down and then pull

your long end through and pull tight

insert your hook and we can begin so

let's start off by chaining 26 or

chained any amount that will fit the

length of your book so we aren't over

and pull through one two three

so I'm not gonna make you watch me chain

26 but if you chain 26 or the amount

that will fit your length of your book

like the spine of your book then do that

and then I'll meet you right back here

alright I have my chain of 26 now we are

going to single crochet in the second

chain from the hook and each chain

across so I like to turn the chain

toward me like this and you can see

these back ridges on the chain I'm gonna

work through those loops okay so the

second chain here

the loop on the hook doesn't count so

count one two this chain right here I'm

going to turn this towards me

and then go in the back Ridge of that

chain and then yarn over and pull

through and then yarn over and pull

through both loops on your hook that is

a single crochet so we're going to do

that all the way across this chain until

we get to the very last chain in the

last chain we are going to put three

single crochets and we are actually

going to work on the opposite end of our

foundation chain and I'll show you that

when I get there so just single crochet

across and I'll meet you back here when

I have one chain left all right I have

one chain left Here I am going to put

three single crochets in that last chain

so go in there yarn over pull through

yarn over pull through two there's one

go back in for two and there we go so

there's three single crochets in that

last chain now what I'm going to do is

flip this over like this and we are

going to work along this other side of

our foundation chain so we work three

single crochets in this one so skipped

over to this one right here go in and

what I'm going to do is work over the

top of this strand so I can sew it in as

I go and yarn over pull through working

over the top of this straggler here and

then single crochet okay and we're just

going to single crochet across here

until we have one stitch left so just go

across in each they look like stitches

because I worked in the back Ridge so

they look like stitches now and I'm just

single crocheting in each one and when I

have one stitch left I will come back

here and show you what to do in there

and then we can go on to round two

right I have this one stitch left right

here and you can see our very first

stitch right here it was worked into

there so we are going to make it equal

to this opposite side here where there's

three single crochets in that last chain

we're gonna put two single crochets in

this last stitch because there's one in

there already so we're going to put two

single crochets in the last stitch here

so one and two so basically each end

this end has three single crochets in it

and this opposite end has three single

crochets in it as well

but each in-between just has one in

there okay so this is what round 1 looks

like I'm going to stick a stitch marker

here this is just an extra piece of yarn

to mark my rounds but you can use a

legit stitch marker or just remember

that this side is the beginning of your

round because we're gonna work in

continuous rounds now and we are going

to be working into the stitch we're not

working where usually for a single

crochet we work in the top of the stitch

like this but for these stitches because

I want the knit type of look we're gonna

work in here right in between this V

here so right in there okay so you can

see in each stitch I'll go over here so

you can see each stitch has like a

little two vertical lines see these two

vertical lines here in here we're gonna

go in between them into the stitch make

sure you can see that right in there in

there in there so I'm gonna show you

with my hook now I'm gonna put my stitch

marker in the beginning here to mark my

round and then I'm going to go into this

very first stitch and we're not

increasing or doing anything anymore

we're just working one single crochet in

each stitch around for round two so I

tend to just kind of hook the first

vertical line you can see the two

vertical lines here so I'm gonna hook

in the middle of them like that and go

through the stitch okay

yarn over pull through and then yarn

over and pull through two loops this

next stitch here you can see this line

in this line here okay we're gonna go in

between and again I like to just like

kind of hook my hook like this around

that first one and kind of jab it in

then yarn over pull through and then

yarn over and pull through two okay I'll

show you again this next stitch going

into the actual between the two vertical

lines up like that yarn over pull

through two okay so it's worked in the

actual stitch and not at the top of the

stitch so again next stitch is right

here okay so you can see this vertical

line and this vertical line I'm going to

go in between them and then yarn over

pull through yarn over pull through two

and I know it's kind of difficult to see

it because this is a variegated like a

colorful type of yarn that plane that

yarn color so I hope you're able to see

that it looks like it's right inside the

stitch yarn over pull through two okay

so do that all the way around there's no

increasing no decrease that none of that

like literally just put one in each

stitch around even when you get over

here just put one in each one of these

do not put three or anything like that

round one was the only one that we put

three in that end so just put one single

crochet into the stitch into each of the

stitches around so again no increasing

or anything just like this into the

stitch not at the top of the stitch into

the middle of the stitch and I'll do

that and then I'll come back ever around

you

right back to the beginning here and

just single crocheted one single crochet

in each stitch around as you can see

there's no increases or anything so that

is the pattern we are just going to move

our stitch marker up work into the

stitch okay so you can see our first

stitches right here so we're just

working into the single crochet knot at

the top of the stitch but between the

two vertical lines and we're just single

crocheting around so just repeat round

to basically just single crochet in the

middle of the stitch and it will create

this lovely almost knit looking type of

pattern and we are just going to do that

for 35 rounds just working in continuous

rounds you can do more or less depending

on how big your tablet or book is I'm

going to end on round 35 and when I am

finished I'll come back show you what

you do next and we'll add a button to

our book sleeve oh right I just finished

around 35 so this is what your piece

should look like and working into the

stitch gives this really nice almost

knit type of look but this is all

crochet single crochet so this is what

my book sleeve looks like now and like I

said you can do more rounds if you want

to to continue this to be longer or

wider however you want it to be but my

book will fit in here I'll show you I

didn't pass it off yet because I have

been like sticking my book in here and

then kind of going more and more as I

saw that I needed to go like longer or

whatever so the book fits nicely and it

even covers the spine a little bit so

I mean this is like a typical size novel

that I would read so I like this or I

could fit my Kindle in here as well so

now I'm just going to fasten this off

and add a button and we'll be finished

so that was a really simple project so

what I'm going to do is just slip stitch

into this next stitch I'm going to work

in the top of the stitch right there

just going into the top of the stitch

yarn over pull through and through and

then chain one we're gonna cut our yarn

and pull it all the way through and pull

tight then you can grab a yarn your

needle with this little strand that we

just cut and sew in your end

sorry that the our needle is bench to

use this your needle and then go

underneath the stitches into the inside

here and just sew in that end very

simple and I like to go back and forth

and then pull stretch it cut your extra

and it's hidden

lovely

so that's what that looks like so now

I'm just going to make a loop and a

button so what I'm going to do first is

actually add the button first and then

I'll create the loop just because I want

to make sure that the loop will fit

around the button and I have these cute

little buttons this is from the Etsy

shop would be fancy and I'm just going

to stick it right here I'm going to grab

a smaller needle hopefully I can get my

yarn through the hole of this needle or

you can use regular thread if you want

to but I'm just gonna use this yarn and

this is more of a sewing needle because

the holes of this button are pretty

small but you can find a button that you

like and that you can fit your needle

through and then I'm going to go from

the inside and going through just like

that and then go to the other side and

then I want to tie these two strands in

a knot

it's perfect looks good to me

and then you can take this sewing needle

off grab a yarn needle a bigger needle

yarn our needle with those both of those

strands and then sew them in underneath

the stitches of this piece

stretchy those handcuffs extra so there

is the button awesome looks good so now

I'm going to make a loop so I'm going to

start on the back side we're gonna start

on this side here we're not gonna work

on this side

we're just gonna make the loop on this

back side so we're gonna go right behind

this right here so probably right around

here just kind of eyeball it really I'm

gonna go here into this stitch hook on

my yarn pull it through and we are going

to make a chain now this is really

creator's choice however you want to

make your chain just yard over pull

through and just make the chain as long

as you need to to make the loop that

will fit around your piece of chain 10

I'm gonna pull this out see if it over

app around and come through and still be

sewn to this side it works pretty well

so I'll just have to chain 10 I'll chain

11 just to be safe and then cut this

yarn actually you can slip stitch sorry

you can slip stitch to this side this

next stitch here okay so going pull

through and through then you can chain 1

if you want to then cut your yarn pull

it all the way through and pull it tight

okay so there's your loop we have to sew

in these ends here so let me grab my

handy-dandy

nito take this edge yarn my needle okay

I'm going to come back around here and

then I'm going to go through some

stitches on your on the inside here

and any extra and then do the same

thing for that side right here just on

your needle and sew it and that's

basically it that's the book sleeves so

like I said though you can make as many

rounds or rows as you need to to make it

fit the book or the tablets that you are

working what they're putting in here and

this would be a great gift for a friend

who loves to read or just loves to use a

tablet and then I soft Ness of this will

feel nice and not scratch any screens or

anything cool so you can stick your book

inside and then keep it nice and safe

and free from scratches I just stretch

this out a little bit this book is a

little tiny but a little bit bigger but

um I have actually like smaller books

that are probably using this one or my

Kindle works really well in here but

it's in the other room so I'm not gonna

I'll show you in pictures how they can

don't fit in here lovely thank you so

much for watching and learning how to

make this a lovely book sleeve only

using one skein of yarn which is awesome

please let me know if you make this and

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thank you to red heart yarns and your

inspiration for providing this hop

scotch yarn for this project today

thanks to my dad who's over my shoulder

who's filming this tutorial and posting

it up on YouTube for everybody

to watch and thanks to you for watching

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happy hooking