Zig Zag Book Sleeves



Looking for a book sleeve crochet pattern that is a great unisex gift idea for any book lover – regardless of whether they prefer physical books or to read from a device like a kindle or iPad?

This book sleeve crochet pattern works up quickly in #4 weight (aran) yarn and is a perfect stash and scrap buster.

Written in US terms and for 3 sizes (you get them all in this crochet pattern pdf download!) 

You can opt to crochet the lining as per the pattern which will give you a thicker fabric to help protect your books and devices as well as the corners of the cover. Or you can use material if you are comfortable lining the pouch with material (although note that I do not provide instructions for how to do this).


This crochet book sleeve pattern will quickly become a go-to accessory. The texture is so pretty and through planning where you change your colours you can really make this project your own.

I do tell you where I changed the colours for each of my versions.


Did you know that this book sleeve crochet pattern perfectly matches the reading pillow and zig zag book mark?! Both are also free on the blog or there are pdf options available.



Intermediate as it uses




FSC – foundation single crochet

YO – yarn over

Sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

Dc – double crochet

Tc – treble crochet

FO – Fasten off



Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

Sc3tog – single crochet 3 together

Tc2tog – treble crochet 2 together

Tc3tog – treble crochet 3 together

HHDC – herringbone half double crochet





Written Pattern includes:

–           written instructions

–           several figure photos.


You can read more about this great crochet unisex book sleeve crochet pattern and check out the free version on my blog here.


At Sunflower Cottage Crochet, I hire experienced crochet artisans to test my patterns for accuracy and readability.


❤ LAYOUT of the book sleeve crochet pattern:


My patterns all share the same layout. They are easy to read and easy to find important information you need, such as materials needed, sizing information, gauge information, and special stitches used as well as how to do them.




3 sizes – based on the outside measurements:

  • large is 8.5” wide by 11” tall (fits a tablet or standard hardback book)
  • medium is 7.5” wide by 9.5” tall (fits a standard book)
  • and small is 6” wide by 8” tall (fits a kindle)





  • 4 weight yarn of your choosing. I used Caron simply soft in the following approximate amounts:
    • Large – 213 yards for the outer, 188 yards for the lining
    • Med – 138 yards for the outside, 105 yards for the lining
    • Small – 96 yards for the outside, 88 yards for the lining
  • 4mm hook
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 25” button




This is an instant PDF download once purchased.



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