Crochet Bookmark

With work, life, and some times nicer weather I’ve been finding it a little difficult to focus on crochet and the blog. My attention span drifts toward more demanding tasks and unfinished work assignments. Crochet is supposed to bring comfort and release from the everyday stress but I suppose that applies to crochet that you yourself are not designing and testing. Design and pattern QA is not my favourite part about crochet – this is the part that is more like work rather than play. I decided to take a little break by doing something I love but haven’t made time for in ages – reading. It has been almost a year since I read a book because it’s hard to crochet and read at the same time. You might be thinking, “You know, there are these things called audio books….” To which I will say, it’s just not the same as picking up a book and using your eyes to absorb a story. I am, after all, a visual learner. Anyway, a friend lent me a book and I quickly became immersed in the story but it wasn’t long before my hands were reaching for a hook and some yarn. Oh, what’s a hooker to do? Crochet a bookmark!

Crochet Bookmark

To make the blue bookmark I used Fine weight (2) merino wool yarn and a size 3.25mm crochet hook and for the pink bookmark I used Light weight (3) cotton yarn.

The stitches in the square brackets are done in the same ch space. There are two versions of this pattern with the only difference being the single chains between each repetition eg. “sc in next 3 ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, [dc 2, ch 3, dc 2] ch 1, etc.” Try them both and see which one you like best.

Ch 34, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, *[dc 2, ch 3, dc 2], skip 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, skip 2 ch* repeat and end with 2 sc. Ch 1, continue on bottom of foundation chain and repeat pattern to end, ch 1 and slips stitch to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends.

You can block your bookmark or simply press it between the pages of a very heavy book. You can see that the different types of yarn and pattern versions gave each bookmark a different look. Experiment and see what you come up with!

11 thoughts on “Crochet Bookmark

  1. I have so many of the same problems you have! Whenever I get to crochet something just for myself and not the blog (which is extremely rare), I am amazed at how fast and easy it goes! And I haven’t read a book of fiction since I started the blog in October 2012. Wow, I really need to read something. But first I may crochet your bookmark. Thanks for the inspiration and a great blog post!

  2. Thank you! Quick and simple, I haven’t worked with crochet thread before and these are the perfect starter/beginner projects for me. 🙂 I used a twist thread, it turned out pretty, mine is only about 4″ long. Have you ever put a tail on it before?

  3. Is there a way I can make it a bit longer? What are the multiples that the chain needs to be? It’s so pretty! Thank you!

    1. Hi Laura, thanks so much for your comment and question. It’s a great question and I will do my best to answer it though I have not delved too far into how multiples work. With this bookmark you would need 8 spaces for the main sets of stitches (dc V {1}, 2 skipped ch {2}, 3 sc sts {3}, 2 skipped ch {2}) plus 2 chains to give us the start and end spaces. If we add the numbers in the brackets {} the total is 8. For example, the current pattern results in 4 sets of Vs and sc sts (with a foundation chain of 34) but if I wanted to have 6 sets I would start with a foundation chain of 50 so that I would have 1 chain at the start, 48 chains to complete my sets, and 2 chains remaining. I really hope this makes sense but if not I found this video from the Crochet Crowd helpful: https://youtu.be/7CjmtzwtwHQ

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