My love of books is no secret! Neither is my love for crochet bookmarks! This crochet bookmark will bring a little spring to your reading!
When I came across the crochet flower garden stitch not too long ago I was itching to try it in a small project. And after working with it a little bit I discovered it makes a really cute bookmark!
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I really love trying out new stitches in crochet bookmarks. It allows you to get a feel for a stitch without having to work a large project. Most of these bookmarks can be made in half an hour or less. Also they make great gifts! I have sold many of my bookmarks locally and in craft sales for avid readers, and even for teacher appreciation gifts.
Of course, I always have a few around to tuck into my own current reads.
Patons Grace by Yarnspirations
For my bookmarks I like to use Patons Grace yarn by Yarnspirations. It is a lightweight (#3) 100% mercerized cotton yarn. It doesn’t have to be cotton though! You may use any light weight yarn. You will also need a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
This pattern will be written out in full below. However, if you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase an ad free PDF you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop linked below:
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Flower Garden Bookmark:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 24 sc x 24 rows = 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 2 x 6 inches, excluding tassel.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
CL – Cluster – [yo, insert hook into stitch indicated, yo draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yo draw through all loops on hook.
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- 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.
Free Crochet Pattern:
With colour A, ch 36.
Row 1: With colour A, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across; turn. (35 Sts)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. Switch to colour B at the end of row 3.
Row 4: With colour B, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk the first 2 sc, * [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next st, sk the next 2 sts; rpt from * across to the final 2 sts, sk the next st, dc in the last st. Change to colour C, Turn.
Row 5: With colour C, ch 4 (Counts as a dc, ch 1), sk the first ch-1 sp, * CL in the next ch-1 sp**, ch 2; rpt from * across ending the last rpt at **, ch 1, dc in the 3rd ch of the ch-4. Switch to colour A, turn.
Row 6: With colour A, ch 1, sc the 1st dc, sc in the next ch sp, * sc in the top of the next CL**, 2 sc in the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * across, ending at last **, sc in the next ch sp, sc in the 3rd ch of the ch-4, turn.
Rows 7-8: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Edging (worked in a round):
With colour A, join yarn with a sl st in one of the right corners of the short ends of the bookmark.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 9 sc across, 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner st, evenly work 9 sc across the shorter end, 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each st across, 3 sc in the final corner st, join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Block if desired.