Crochet Pattern: Cherry Blossoms Binder Cover

By Amy Yarbrough – 7 Comments
A few days ago Cami posted an article featuring a handful of back-to-school projects from right here on Crochet Spot (click here to read it for yourself). I would like to introduce to you another project perfect for those school accessories, the Cherry Blossoms Binder Cover. The cover itself is very simple and made up solely of rows of single crochet. The design on the front is made up of surface crochet and embroidered french knots, both easy to do and very fun. Cherry Blossoms Binder Cover

Skill Level:

Finished Size: Fits average size binder 11 3/4” (30 cm) tall, 22 1/4” (56.5 cm) wide

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 180 yards of color A)
Light Weight Yarn (small amount each of colors B, C, and D)
Crochet Hook K (6.50 mm)
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

crochet yarn size 4

6 sc = 2’’
6 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 6: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Cherry Blossoms Binder Cover
Row 1: with color A, ch 65, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 64 sc
Row 2 – 38: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 64 sc
Sc evenly around piece, working 2 sc in each corner, and skipping every second row along sides. Finish off.

Fold in sides at fifth stitch so that 4 stitches overlap each other. Join yarn in beginning and single crochet through both thicknesses of the next 4 stitches and across to next fold, single crochet over both thicknesses of last 4 stitches. Repeat with opposite side.

With front side facing, use color B to surface crochet tree design using picture as reference. Tip: use stitch markers as a guide. With colors C and D, embroider french knots randomly around tree.

I’d love to help you out if you run into any problems! Just let me know how I can help you in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do.

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  1. susanne says:

    Thank you so much for posting this, it will work perfect for a binder i want to cover for my husband and I for our cub scout binders, my husband is the pack cub master and i am my 8 yr olds den leader to him, and about 5 other little 8 yr olds. I love it and we have a lot of fun. I just wish I could teach them to crochet but little boys aren’t usually into that lol! thank agian for sharing!!!!

    • Amy says:

      Hi Susanne,
      It sounds like you have a lot of fun. I’m so glad you can use my pattern! You’re very welcome.

      Best Wishes,

      • susanne says:

        Yes we do have a lot of fun! I love my boys!!!:) we have 6 boys and 1 girl she is 31 and our boys are 27,25,24,21,19,& 8 and “5” grand SONS they are 4,3,2,8mo, & 3 wks. so as you can see im surrounded by boys. I am always looking for free crochet patterns for cute boy clothes for the little ones especially but for all of them (the children that is, the ones that are 8 and under lol) If you know of any out there or you ave any you would like to share let me know. I also am always looking for dress patterns too I find those all over the place. Briana K has a super cute fireman outfit i would love to get for my new grandson but its a paid pattern so if you see something like that or it comes up free by some chance let me know if you see it. Anyway here I go babblin. Just trying to get to know some crocheters out there. I’m pretty new to all this so just looking forward to meeting some new people and I get such inspiration from you all out there. You were so sweet to reply. Thank you and I hope you have a blessed day!!!! Let me know if I can ever do anything to help you or if you know of anyone that needs anything and i can help I am willing to help and learn. hope you have a great week!!! just another crochet lover, Susanne from really HOT TX I think about 104 today

        • Amy says:

          Well, Susanne, that is what we are here for, to help crocheters and share patterns. 🙂 If we come up with any patterns such as the ones you mentioned, you’ll see them right here on Crochet Spot!


  2. Pauline says:

    Hi Amy, I am a crochet fanatic from Australia and thank you for sharing your lovely pattern, the kids loved it for something different to show their school friends.

    I crocheted firslty in the blue color along with the beautiful cherry blossom design, then I changed the color of the cherries to a bright red!

    I also made the covers in pink, green and orange.

    Thank you again Amy

    • Amy says:

      Hello Pauline,

      Your alterations sound so lovely. You’ll have to let me know if you ever upload any pictures of them. 🙂

      All the best,

  3. susanne says:

    thanks Amy and Pauline your binders do sound lovely,would love to see!!!

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