Crochet Bookmark – Free Pattern


Say hello to the Granny Stitch Bookmark! This pattern has a delicate and classic appearance created by the use of lace weight yarn within the design. It’s thin enough to fit nicely inside your favourite book and the length can be easily adjusted with a simple row repeat.

Make one for yourself, as a gift for your reading buddies or as a cute and unique addition to your market table. Find all the details along with the free pattern below…

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– This pattern is written in US terms (find a stitch conversion chart here)
– Gauge is not important for this pattern
– Finished bookmark after blocking (excluding tassel) measures approx. 7 inches long and 1 ½ inches wide. It can be easily adjusted in length by repeating rows 2 and 3 before finishing with the final SC row
– Beginning CH 1 on row 20 does not count as a stitch
– Beginning CH 2 and 3 on rows 2-19 count as a stitch. Please refer to notes within the pattern
– There are no special stitches required for this pattern
– A “cluster” refers to the block of “3 DC” stitches that are grouped together (rows 2-19)
– Upon completion, you might find a quick blocking to be beneficial

Materials Needed:
–  Approx. 17-18 yards of lace weight cotton yarn (I used WeCrochet Curio #3 Thread in “White”). Yardage includes small tassel
– 2.5mm hook (I used my cute Dots Hook)
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorial:
There are no special stitches required for this pattern

CH 11

Row 1:
Into the second CH from your hook and each stitch across, place 1 SC. Turn your work.

(10 SC stitches)

Row 2:
[See photo A below]
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC, CH 1). SK two stitches and place 3 DC into the next stitch. CH 1, SK the next two stitches and place 3 DC into the next stitch. CH 1, SK two stitches and place 1 DC into the last stitch and turn your work.

(2 DC stitches [ends], 2 DC clusters, 3 CH 1 spaces)

Row 3:
CH 2 (counts as 1 DC) and place 2 DC into the first CH space. CH 1 and SK the next cluster. Place 3 DC in the next CH space, CH 1 and SK the next cluster. Make 3 DC into the final CH space and turn your work.

(3 DC clusters, 2 CH 1 spaces)

Row 4:
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC, CH 1). SK the first cluster and place 3 DC in the next CH space. CH 1, SK the next cluster and place 3 DC in the next CH space. CH 1, SK next 2 DC of the last cluster and place 1 DC into the 2nd CH of the beginning CH 2 from row 3. Turn your work.

(2 DC stitches [ends], 2 DC clusters, 3 CH 1 spaces)

Rows 5-19:
(If you want to extend the bookmark length, continue this repeat until you reach the desired length then move to row 20)
Repeat rows 3 and 4. After completing row 19, CH 1 and turn.

Row 20:
In order to achieve an equal number of SC stitches to match row 1, we need to add in one extra SC into any DC stitch within this row. I recommend somewhere in the middle to avoid adding extra bulk onto the edge.

Into the first stitch and each DC across (skip over all CH 1 stitches), place 1 SC (adding one extra into any single stitch). Fasten off and weave in all ends.

(10 SC stitches)

If you’d like, you might consider adding a tassel to the top. For details on how to make a tassel, please visit my tutorial here: How To Make A Tassel

Great job! Your Granny Stitch Bookmark is complete! Don’t forget to give me a tag on Instagram using @sweet_bee_crochet so I can see! You are also welcome to join the Sweet Bee Crochet Facebook group to share photos of your crochet project!

Thank you so much to my testers who helped out with this fun design. You can see their gorgeous Granny Stitch Bookmarks below:

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Happy crocheting!