Crochet Sensory Book Free Pattern

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.

Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies

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

1/2 Button

3 – Butterfly Buttons (optional)

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Slst – Slip Stitch

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge

4 Sc = 1 inch

4 rows = 1 inch

Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies

Crochet Sensory Book Pattern

Book Pages

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. 

Alpine Stitch Tutorial

Single Rib Stitch Tutorial

Waffle Stitch Tutorial

Yarn Over Slip Stitch Ribbing Tutorial

Loop Stitch Tutorial

Chain Cables Stitch Tutorial

(More Stitch Tutorials to come)

Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies

Book Cover

Ch 30

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.

Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies

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. 

Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies

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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Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies
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16 Comments

  1. Wendy Siciliano

    March 16, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Love this Sensory Book, my daughter runs a child care center and I have made one for her.

  2. Natasha Mairs

    March 20, 2019 at 9:22 am

    I really love this idea! so cute. Pinned it.

  3. Jan

    March 31, 2019 at 4:42 am

    This would be a great idea for an Alzheimer’s patient.

    1. Lindsey

      March 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

      Yes it would, or dementia, or even autism from what I have heard others say. I think the Sensory Baby Blanket would also make a great Lapghan for a patient.

      1. Steph

        August 11, 2019 at 2:52 am

        Absolutely agree would be awesome for autism, Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  4. Patrice

    April 6, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Very cute!! Question – Once you’ve slip stitched the first swatch on to the book cover, what do you slip stitch the other swatches to, the one beneath it? TIA

    1. Lindsey

      April 7, 2019 at 2:54 am

      I just whip stitched all the pages in with a row of Single crochet in between.

  5. Diana

    April 7, 2019 at 5:29 am

    Hello I love the idea and the pattern. I am not understanding of how the book is put together. Sorry I am a little slow. So you whip stitch all the pages together? Or do you start with one then put the next page over lapping then whip stitch? Sorry just wondering how all the pages stay in the book. Thanks

    1. Lindsey

      April 8, 2019 at 2:02 am

      I sew each page directly to the cover of the book. The pages are not sewn to each other. I actually space them by about 1/4 of an inch apart on the book cover.

  6. Shayna Lowry

    July 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Have you tried this with different yarn textures? I could see a stiffer cotton, something plush or furry.

    1. Lindsey

      July 7, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      I have not tried it but I did think about it. The red heart scrubby would have a great texture or a fur yarn. I kept this all one type of yarn because it was apart of a Crochet A Long.

  7. Diane M Futcher

    July 19, 2019 at 6:31 am

    What an awesome idea. Thanks for putting the pattern up for us. Cheers 🌹

    1. Lindsey

      July 19, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      You are very welcome. I love sharing and making things for the little ones.

  8. Beth Flack

    July 28, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Working on making one of these now. I am making a 9 page book, so at least one of the pages is going to have a combination of several of the stitches.

    1. Lindsey

      July 28, 2019 at 4:31 am

      That is a great idea. I did not add this stitch but the bobble stitch can be used to make diamonds and squares and would make a fun addition.

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