In this post, you will see a bookmark pattern.
Make yourself a beautiful twisty, curly knitted bookmark or keyring with this fun and easy free knitting pattern.
I made this bookmark twirl in a bright turquoise double knit yarn and added blue coloured beads.
You could also make a keyring, by adding three or more twirls and stitching them onto a keyring loop.
An Easy Level Knitting Pattern
This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl and k2tog.
Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.
There are just so many possibilities for knitted twirls!
The bookmark pattern is easy to follow, knit flat on straight needles.
You can use up leftover yarns in your stash and make lots of twirls in different colours.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Easy
The Supplies You Need
- Scraps of DK yarn/lightweight yarn 03 in any colour of your choice.
- yarn weight guide
- 4mm (US 6) knitting needles.
- Darning needle.
- Tape measure
- Keyring hoop or metal bookmark.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- Approx = Approximately
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- Cont = Continue(ing)
- Inc – Increase – M1
- K = Knit
- K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
- P – Purl
- M1 = Make 1 stitch
- Rem = Remaining
- Rep = Repeat
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
Cast on 26 sts
- Row 1 and every alternate row – Purl.
- Row 2 – Increase knitwise into each stitch.
- Row 4 – *K1, increase into next stitch*, repeat from * to * to end.
- Row 6 – *K2, increase into next stitch*, repeat from * to * to end.
- Row 8 – *K3, increase into next stitch*, repeat * to * to end.
- Row 10 – Cast of knitwise.
- Twist-up the length as it is cast off the needles.
Making up >
Bookmark – If you have a metal bookmark stitch to the end (or glue with a glue gun)
Keyring – Stitch the twirls to your key ring loop – add beads too.
I love seeing your finished projects!
If you enjoyed making the bookmark, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.
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Happy Knitting! xoxo