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. You can now purchase an Ad-free PDF version of the entire book pattern.

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 Along 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

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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

Mini Berry Stitch

Bead Stitch

Bean Stitch

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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20 thoughts on “Crochet Sensory Book Free Pattern”

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. I am working on finishing mine and 85 rows seems way too long. I am at about 70 and it’s already too long. My width is just right so I don’t think my tension is that different. Any ideas?

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    • Just remember that the cover goes around all 4 sides of the swatches plus it overlaps on the front by a few inches. You can definitely stop short if you like. If you have all your pages done, I would stack them up and wrap the cover around them to see if it is long enough.

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    • Just Chain until your chain is 4.5 inches. Work your first row and make sure it is not shorter than 4 inches. If it is you will need to start over and add chains. Then work rows until the pieces is able to wrap around all your page and overlap by 1 inch if you want it to look like the larger book.

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