This Crochet Bookmark Free Pattern is a perfect small, easy and fast crochet project to make with your scrap yarn! Just the right gift or present for any occasion like back to school teachers gift, stocking stuffers, maybe even something cute to add to a valentines day gift for your co-workers! This is a great free crochet bookmark pattern to practice a more intricate and detailed stitch pattern!
How to Crochet a Bookmark
Crocheting a bookmark is easy to do by creating a long and thin rectangle with stitches that aren’t too bulky. By using a Foundation Single Crochet, Chains, Single Crochet, Double Crochet and Picots you will create this stunning Lacy Crochet Bookmark to gift to someone special or just something special for yourself! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern in this blog post or click the button below for an affordable pdf!
What is the best yarn for crochet bookmarks?
Since a bookmark will be placed in between the pages of a book it is best to use the lightest yarn you are comfortable with. Too bulky of a yarn can make using your crochet bookmark difficult in a smaller book.
Design Story and Inspiration
I am a bookworm and while I tried to get into the e-readers there is nothing better to me than a real, paper book! What happens if the power goes out? Eventually, you will run out of battery life. That’s not a problem with a printed book! However, one thing I don’t like is folding my pages to mark my spot. So a crochet bookmark is my solution! Plus this was a great solution for what to do with scrap yarn that is always laying around!
Plus, another thing that I love to do when I read is diffuse my essential oils! Sometimes I read on the go and I don’t have a diffuser handy so a Cotton Crochet Bookmark like this one is a great solution! What I do is add a drop or two of oil onto the bookmark (my favorite is Lavender) and then I drape it on my shoulder while I read and breathe in all that oily goodness! If oils are something you are interested in you can always shoot me an email to ask more, I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for over 6 years!
About the Yarn
If you have been around for a bit then you know that one of my favorite Yarn Companies, specifically for cotton, is Circulo Yarns. They have a huge range of Cotton Yarns in many weights and a huge selection of colors! The quality is unmatched from the vibrancy of the colors to the feel of the yarn and the definition of the stitches! Sometimes you can find their yarns on Amazon or you can go to CirculoYarns.Com and use their Store Finder. If there isn’t a store local to you then you can order online from Sheep Thrills FL. So while I didn’t use scrap yarn for this crochet bookmark project, I did only use just the tiniest bit, which means I can still use my skeins of this cotton for a larger summer project…coming soon!
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Easy: Basic stitches in simple variations and repeats. Although this crochet bookmark might look more intricate, the stitch pattern repeat using single crochet, chains and double crochet is easy. If you can do the repeat once you can make the entire crochet bookmark! Don’t be intimidated, this scrap yarn project is perfect to test your crochet skills.
- 3.75 mm hook
- #2 Fingering Weight Yarn
- Darning Needle
- 0.3 oz per Bookmark
Note: Have fun and play around with different yarn weights and hook sizes! Some of my testers used a smaller yarn/hook combo and others went larger!
1 repeat is 1-1/4” wide (6 sc sts)
Pattern is worked in a multiple of 6 + 1 Fsc sts. So to make your Bookmark longer or shorter add or subtract by 6 remembering to make sure your Fsc includes 1 extra stitch.
One Size is written in pattern instructions, 10” x 3”.
See Gauge above for directions to make additional sizes
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
- Chain Stitch – ch
- Slip Stitch – sl st
- Stitch(es) – st(s)
- Single Crochet– sc
- Double Crochet – dc
- Space – sp
- Skip – sk
- Picot – Ch 4, sl st into 4th chain from hook.
- Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom). *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops;* repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- Ch 3 does count as a stitch.
- Pattern is worked in multiples of 6 + 1 using a Foundation Single Crochet.
Row 1 – Fsc 49. [Right Side]
Row 2 – Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc, *ch 3, sk 2 sc, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * to last sc. [Wrong Side]
Row 3 – Ch 3, turn, sk next ch-3, *(4 dc, picot, 4 dc) in ch-4, skip next 2 ch-3, repeat from * to last ch-4, ch 3, 2 sc in last sc to create a turn.
Row 4 – Turn your bookmark to work along the bottom of the Fsc with Right Side facing you, sc across. [49 Total Stitches]
Rows 5 and 6 – Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending with 1 sc instead of 2 in the last sc stitch, finish off, weave in ends and block.
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