The Crochet Sensory Book is bound to be a treasured heirloom in my home. It is a fun crochet project to create. It gives the creator a chance to learn new crochet stitches and gives the receiving child a beautiful book to flip through and feel all the different textures.
My daughter was stealing my sample swatches to sit and pet them before I even finished the book. At 14 months, she loves to flip through books and the look and feel books are here favorite. This book is the perfect gift for a baby or toddler.
The Crochet Sensory Book is one of the final patterns from the March Texture Madness. During this Crochet A Long we learned 9 texture stitches and created 3 items that can be made with the samples swatches.
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Crochet Sensory Book Materials
Size 4 Worsted Weight Yarn 3 oz
Few Yard of a Accent Color (Optional)
Crochet Hook Size H 5mm
3 – Butterfly Buttons (optional)
Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Slst – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
4 Sc = 1 inch
4 rows = 1 inch
Crochet Sensory Book Pattern
To make the Book Pages for this book, we used the Medium Sizes sample swatches from the March Texture madness Crochet A Long. Follow the links below to be taken to all the stitch tutorials and make the 8 inch or medium sample swatch.
I used 7 sample swatches for my book.
(More Stitch Tutorials to come)
R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook and every Ch across.
R2-84: Ch1, turn, Sc in each St across.
R85, Ch2, turn, Sc in the next 15 Sts, Ch 20, Slst to last Sc, Sc in the next 14 Sts. Do not fasten off.
Note: If you would like to add all 9 Stitch Samples to the book, just add 4 more rows to the book cover.
Single Crochet Border and Closure Loop
Ch1, working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each row, Ch1, turn at the corner, Sc in the bottom of each St across, Ch1, turn at the corner, working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each row, Ch1 , turn at the corner, Sc in the top of each St of row 85, skipping the Ch20 and slst.
Slip Stitch Video Tutorial
I wanted to add something special to the top of the book cover so I Surface Slip Stitched a flower to the front and added a few butterfly buttons. Follow the video tutorial to learn to Surface Slip Stitch to add your own touch to your book cover.
Sew a button to the center of the book cover and use the loop to close the book.
Note of caution. Some people do not like to use buttons on baby items. If you are concerned about the buttons, simply omit them. My daughter is supervised when playing with her book and does not tend to pull on the buttons, so I included them on her book.
Sewing in your Pages
Once your cover is complete you will just need to whip stitch in your sample swatches. I used a very long piece of yarn and started at the top of one page and sewed down that page, then moved over to the next page and sewed up the edge of that page. I continued this until I ran out of yarn or had all the pages sewn in.
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