Catherine Wheel Crochet Bookmark

I love making crochet bookmarks! They use up scrap yarn, are quick, pretty and make great little gifts for those we love!

If you’ve been following me for a bit now, you will be aware of my love of reading! I aim to read a novel a month.  I would live to read more, but I’ve heard it’s also good to have a social life and interact with live people 😉

Crochet Bookmarks:

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Along with my reading I love to have a little crochet along side.  Over the years I’ve designed several bookmark patterns.  The Chevron Bookmark – A Free Crochet Pattern continues to be a favourite for many, but also the Making Waves Bookmark – Free Crochet Pattern and the Spiked Granny Bookmark | Free Crochet Pattern are a couple of my favourites too!

The Catherine Wheel:

This crochet bookmark features a popular crochet stitch called the Catherine wheel.

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The stitch works up quickly and creates a unique, fun design.  I’ve embellished the crochet bookmark with a complementary wheel at the end.  It is worked as part of the edging so the bookmark is worked all as one piece.

Paton’s Grace by Yarnspirations:

The yarn I’ve used in this crochet bookmark, and the others I’ve designed, is called Paton’s Grace by Yarnspirations.  It is a 100% mercerized cotton.  It is a lightweight yarn that comes in a variety of colours.  You can learn more about it here: Paton’s Grace –

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Braver than you Know:

Curious about the book in the photo?

The book, “Braver Than you Know,” was written by a long time family friend.  Katie is a new Canadian author for whom I had the pleasure of reading a review copy.  The book is set in the Canadian Prairies and tells the story of Kimberly Colter who struggles to continue on as a wildlife photographer after an encounter with a dangerous animal.

It is a wonderful book, beautifully written in its descriptions of landscape and human feeling.    It’s a story of bravery and love! I will leave the amazon link for you here: Braver than you Know by Katie Ardea (This is not an affiliate link – just a recommended one!).

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Crochet Pattern PDF:

This pattern will be written out in full below followed by a free video tutorial.  However, if you would like to add this pattern to your library and purchase an ad free PDF, you can do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop linked below:

The Catherine wheel Bookmark on Etsy

The Catherine wheel Bookmark on Ravelry

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the pattern and I look forward to seeing you again soon!  Happy crocheting!


Catherine Wheel Crochet Bookmark:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge:  N/A

Finished Size: Approximately 1.5 x 7 inches, excluding tassel.

Yarn: Patons Grace® (100% Mercerized Cotton; 1.75 oz, 50 g; 136 yds, 125 m). Light Weight (3). You will need three colours, approximately 20 yards of each.

Hook: Size 4/E (3.5 mm) hook.

Notions: Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Cluster – [yo, insert hook into stitch indicated, yo draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] repeat over the designated number of stitches, yo draw through all loops on hook.

Dc – Double Crochet

Picot – From top of st, ch 3, sl st back into the top of the st.

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl st – Slip stitch

Spike Stitch – Double crochet stitch worked in the stitch indicated two rows below.

Yo – Yarn over

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked in rows lengthwise.
  • Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as stitch.
  • Ch 3 at beg of row counts as a dc.
  • Weave in ends as needed.

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Free Crochet Pattern:

With colour A, ch 37.

Row 1: With colour A, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across; Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, sc in the next st, * sk the next 3 sts, 7 dc in the next st, sk the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next 3 sts; rpt from * across to the last 4 sts, sk the next 3 sts, 4 dc in the final st.  Switch to colour B.  Turn.

Row 3: With colour B, ch 1, sc in each of the 1st 2 dc, * ch 3, work cluster over the next 7 sts, ch 3, sc in each of the next 3 sts; rpt from * across to last 4 sts, cluster over the last 4 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (Counts as a dc), 3 dc in the 1st st, * sk ch-3, sc in each of the next 3 sts, sk ch-3, 7 dc in the centre of the next cluster; rpt from * across to the last 2 sts, sc in each of the final 2 sts. Switch to colour A, turn.

Row 5: With colour A, Ch 3 (Counts as dc), sk the 1st st, cluster over the next 3 sts, *ch 3, sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 3, cluster over the next 7 sts; rpt from * across, ch 3, sc in the next st, sc in the top of the ch-3, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each of the 1st two sts, * 3 sc in the next ch-3 sp, sc in the centre of next cluster, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in each of the next 3 sc; rpt from * across, sc in the centre of the last cluster. (36 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Edging (worked in a round):

With colour B, join yarn with a sl st at the centre of one of the bookmark ends.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 4 sc across, 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 7 sc across the shorter end, 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 3 sc to first st worked, join with a sl st in the 1st st.  Do not fasten off.


Ch 10, join with a sl st in the 5th ch from hook, ch 3 (counts as dc), turn.  Now working into the centre of the ring made, dc, picot, * 2 dc, picot; rpt from * six times, dc into the ring, sl st into remaining ch-5 and sl st in each ch back to centre of the bookmark.  

Fasten off, weave in ends.  Block if desired.

Video Tutorial:


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