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If you have been following this blog and my social media, it will be no secret by now that I love to read! And, when I read, I love to add a little personal touch to my reading with a handmade crochet bookmark, such as this one featuring the classic Granny Square!
In fact, I don’t just love to read, I am a librarian assistant, so I highly encourage everyone to read!
The Granny Square:
The Granny Square is such a classic crochet pattern. Granny Squares come in a variety of colours, patterns and even shapes. The design I have chosen today, models after the classic granny square look, is simple and easy to make up. Once you make the first bookmark, you may just want to make more for yourself and your friends. Bookmarks make a great addition to a greeting card or gift.
This book mark is made up with 4 simple granny squares that are crochet together once all four have been completed. After they are crocheted together, you’ll finish your bookmark with a simple single crochet edging. I have also added a tassel to my bookmark to embellish it a little bit.
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For this project you will need a 4.00 mm crochet hook and some light weight yarn (#3). I have used Patons Grace which is a 100% mercerized cotton. Feel free to experiment with other fibres and colours! If you share your creations on social media, feel free to tag @richtexturescrochet. I love to see what your working on!
The pattern will be written out in full below, however if you would like to add it to your library or purchase a convenient PDF download, you may do so in either of my Etsy or Ravelry shops linked below:
Did you know that I have another bookmark pattern available for free on my blog including a video tutorial? Check out the Chevron Bookmark here: Chevron Bookmark – A Free Crochet Pattern
Thank you so much for stopping by, happy crocheting and happy reading!
The Granny Square Bookmark:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 1 Granny Square = 2.25 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 2.5 x 9.5 inches, excluding tassel.
Yarn: Patons Grace® (100% Mercerized Cotton; 1.75 oz, 50 g; 136 yds, 125 m). Light Weight (3).
Colour A: Blue Bayou; Approximately 8 yds
Colour B: Sky; Approx. 8 yds
Colour C: Clay; Approx. 8 yds
Hook: Size 6/8 (4.00 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
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 rounds.
– Ch 1 at beg of round does not count as stitch.
– Ch 3 at beg of round counts as a dc
– Weave in ends as needed.
– Tassel embellishment is optional.
With colour C, make a Magic Ring OR ch 3 and join with a sl st in the first ch.
Rnd 1: With colour C, ch 3 (counts as dc), work 3 dc into ring, ch 2, *4 dc in ring, ch 2; rpt
from * twice more, join with a sl st in the top of beg ch-3. Change to colour B, Turn. (16 dc)
Rnd 2: With colour B, ch 3, 3 dc in the first ch-2 sp, ch 2, 4 dc in the same ch-2 sp, sk next 4 dc, *[4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the top of ch-3. Change to colour A. Do not turn. (32 dc)
Rnd 3: With colour A, ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st all the way around working 3 sc ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st in the first sc. (44 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Repeat rounds 1-3 three more times until you have a total of four squares.
To join the squares together, begin by taking two squares and holding the right side of the squares together, working along one edge through both thickness, in the back loops only of each square, join colour A with a sl st. Continue working in the back loops only through both thickness and work one sc in each st across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Edging (worked in a round):
Join colour A with a sl st in the top left-hand corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st all the way around working 3 sc in each corner st. Join with a sl st in the first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Optional: Make tassel and fasten to the center bottom end of bookmark. Happy reading!