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Free Crochet Bookmark Pattern

Today, we share a free crochet bookmark pattern that not only marks your pages but adds a touch of nature’s beauty to your reading experience. The Hibiscus Bookmark features a charming flower at the beginning, a long, textured section in the middle, and a gracefully crafted leaf at the end. This crochet bookmark is more than just a tool; it’s a handmade masterpiece that combines the joy of crafting with the practicality of a bookmark. So, gather your favorite yarn, a hook, and let’s embark on a journey of creativity and relaxation as we crochet our way through this enchanting pattern.

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Inspiration for this crochet bookmark

Being an avid flower lover, and missing it during the colder months, when I chose to create a bookmark for an event I was participating in, I knew it had to incorporate a flower. Every summer, sitting on my porch in a pot is a gorgeous hibiscus plant. The flowers are big, beautiful, and five-petaled. I strove to bring as much of that to this bookmark as I could. I hope it will bring you some joy to use it in the chilly winter months, and think about the not so distant future when flowers bloom again.

Yarn Used

Other Materials needed for this free crochet bookmark:

US F (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Gauge:                                                                      

20 HBhdc = 4”                                                

Flower measures: 3”

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner +

Abbreviation Used: {US Terms}

MR = magic ring

Rnd = round

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

ch 2-sp = chain 2 space

tr = treble crochet

hdc = half double crochet

ch 1-sp = chain 1 space

rep = repeat

sc = sc

st(s) = stitch(es)

HBhdc = herringbone half double crochet

A crochet bookmark featuring a flower on one end and a leaf on the other. A book, white flowers, and a mug of coffee are close by.

Special Stitches used in this free crochet bookmark:

HBhdc {herringbone hdc}= yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st and first loop on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Puff Stitch: yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up a loop 4x, yo pull through all loops on hook, ch 1

Notes:

  • Ch 3 counts as a stitch
  • The middle section of the bookmark can be adjusted for different length books. {shorter for paperback, longer for hardcover}

This handmade bookmark would be perfect for a stocking stuffer for that book reader on your list. That is why I’ve included this design in Stuff The Stocking Blog Hop hosted by MadameStitch. Each day in December, you can get designs perfect for stocking stuffing or attaching to gifts. Find the button below to see all the other patterns available in this event.

Pattern instructions for this free crochet bookmark:

Flower:

Rnd 1: With Color 1, using MR, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2; rep from * 3 more times, join in top of ch 3, changing to Color 2  [15 dc, 5 ch 2-sp]

Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 Puff sts in next ch 2-sp, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 Puff sts in next ch 2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, join in top of ch 3 [15 dc, 10 Puff st]

Rnd 3: ch 3, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in top of 1st Puff st, sc in ch 1-sp, hdc in top of next Puff st, *dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in top of 1st Puff st, sc in ch 1-sp, hdc in top of next Puff st; rep from * 3 more times, join in same st as ch 3 [10 dc, 15 tr, 10 hdc, 5 sc]

Do not fasten off.

Here is where you will make the middle section of the bookmark. The number of chs depend on how long you want it, remembering 20 HBhdc = 4”. For reference, hardcover books can range from 9-11” length and paperbacks from 8.5-9”.

Row 1: Chain your desired amount and add 1 chain, Hbhdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across, turn, sl st in next st on flower

Row 2: ch 1, HBhdc in each st across, turn

Row 3: ch 1, HBhdc in each st across, sl st in next st on flower. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


My pattern was featured on December 11, 2023. Use the button below to head to the main hop hub to see all the patterns still available until December 18th.

A crochet flower bookmark sits on top of an open crochet stitch book. A mug with the letter M and white flowers with dark centers sit nearby.

Leaf:

With leaf color, ch 11, tr in 4th ch from hook, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, working on other side of chain, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 4sts, sl in bottom of ch 3, then ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sl st in next st on the leaf. Fasten off. Weave in end.

Sew leaf to bottom of bookmark.

Now snuggle up under a soft, cozy blanket, pick up really good book, and use your bookmark when it’s time to leave the book world behind.

Check out my other bookmark pattern, Diamond Fun Bookmark, using mini granny squares.

Thanks so much for visiting and your continued support! Come again real soon.

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