Small projects can be a great way to practice and learn new stitches. They can also be a wonderful opportunity to try new brands and weights of yarn before committing to use them in larger projects. If you haven’t worked with fingering weight yarn before, this would be a great introduction.
Today I’m going to show you how to crochet a simple and small bookmark using Scheepjes Catona yarn and the suzette stitch.
As of February 3, 2023 this pattern has received an update to be consistent with the layout and formats of my recent designs.
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– This pattern is written in US terms
– Gauge is not important for this pattern
– Beginning CH 1 does not count as a stitch
– Suzette stitch tutorial is included
– Approximately 20-21 yards of weight 1 (fingering/super fine) yarn. I used Scheepjes Catona
– 3.5mm hook
– Yarn needle
SS – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
Special Stitch Tutorials:
Suzette Stitch: One single crochet and double crochet are placed into the same stitch. Skip the next stitch. Repeat. After the last skipped stitch of the row, place 1 SC.
Detailed walkthrough: Click here for the suzette stitch tutorial
Begin by chaining 10
Into the second CH from your hook and into each CH across, place 1 SC.
CH 1 and turn.
(9 SC stitches)
Row 2: (suzette stitch)
Into the first stitch place 1 SC and 1 DC. Skip the next stitch.
*Into the next stitch, place 1 SC and 1 DC. Skip the next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * across the row until there are 2 stitches remaining.
Skip the next stitch, place 1 SC into the last stitch.
CH 1 and turn.
(5 SC, 4 DC stitches = 9 stitches)
Repeat Row 2 as many times as you would like to create the preferred length for your bookmark. The bookmarks in the photo have 25 rows of the suzette stitch.
Working into the same space as the last SC from your final row, place two more SC stitches. This will create a corner curve around to the next edge. Evenly place 1 SC around all edges working 3 SC stitches into each corner stitch space. SS into the beginning SC, fasten off and weave in ends.
These quick and simple bookmarks would be a great little gift for the readers in your life. Pair with a book and you’ve got a wonderful and thoughtful gift! I’ve also made a few more myself and use them a lot. I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you are looking for more fun and simple crochet projects, you might enjoy these: