29 Free Crochet Bookmark Patterns (Easy Ideas)


This post will show 29 free crochet bookmark patterns (easy ideas). 

Crochet bookmarks are practical and make for a thoughtful, personalized, Instagram-worthy gift. 

They are quick to make and can be customized to suit any taste or preference.

With 29 different patterns, you’re sure to find the perfect one for yourself or a loved one.

They’re free and easy to make, so you don’t need to be an expert crocheter to create a beautiful bookmark. 

Whether you prefer classic designs, cute animals, or intricate lace patterns, this collection has something for everyone.

So grab your hook and some yarn, and make some gorgeous bookmarks!

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29 Free Crochet Bookmark Patterns (Easy Ideas)

29 Free And Easy Crochet Bookmark Patterns

Are crochet bookmarks good?

Crochet bookmarks are a charming and practical addition to any book lover's collection.

Not only do they add a touch of handmade warmth to your reading experience, but they are also durable, lightweight, and come in endless designs and colors to match your style or the theme of your book.

Crocheted bookmarks make reading even more enjoyable by holding your place with a unique flair, and they're gentle on the pages of your beloved books.

Plus, they make perfect gifts for your bookworm friends, adding a personal touch that shows thoughtfulness and care.

If you can make your bookmark, check out the free patterns below.

Happy Crocheting! 

What Is The Best Yarn For Crochet Bookmarks?   

The best yarn for crochet bookmarks depends on personal preference and the desired characteristics of the finished product.

Generally, a lightweight and durable yarn is recommended for bookmarks to ensure they remain functional and withstand regular use.

Cotton and mercerized cotton yarns are popular as they provide a smooth texture and excellent stitch definition, making intricate crochet patterns stand out.

These yarns also balance softness and durability, ensuring that the bookmarks are comfortable to handle while maintaining their shape over time. 

Any sport, DK, or worsted weight yarn is perfect for a bookmark.

What Do You Need To Crochet A Bookmark?

To crochet a bookmark, you’ll need a few essential items. 

After selecting a pattern from one of the crochet bookmark patterns on the list, you can do the following…

First, select a lightweight and durable yarn, such as cotton or mercerized cotton; in the color you choose, you will need approximately 20-60 yds (10-30 gr or 0.35 to 1.05 oz). 

Pair it with an appropriately sized crochet hook, typically 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm, depending on the yarn weight. 

A yarn needle is essential for weaving in ends and finishing touches, while scissors will help you cut the yarn as needed. 

You might also need extra yarn to make a fun tassel or embellishments like buttons, beads, or ribbons to make your bookmark more fun.

Tips For Crocheting A Bookmark 

Consider a few helpful tips when crocheting a bookmark to ensure a successful and enjoyable project. 

Use a smaller crochet hook than you might for larger projects to achieve a more intricate and refined look. 

Additionally, maintain even tension throughout your work to ensure a consistent appearance. 

If using multiple colors to make, for example, a rainbow bookmark, plan your color changes carefully and weave in your ends to create a polished design. 

Lastly, block your finished bookmark to enhance its shape and smooth out any irregularities. 

With attention to detail and creativity, you can craft beautiful bookmarks that make for thoughtful gifts or delightful additions to your reading collection.

How Do You Stiffen Crochet Bookmarks?   

Several methods can be employed to stiffen crochet bookmarks and give them a more polished appearance.

One common approach is to use a fabric stiffener or a homemade mixture of equal parts water and white glue. 

Gently block the crocheted piece into the desired shape, ensuring it lies flat and retains its pattern. 

Then, using a clean paintbrush or a sponge, evenly apply the fabric stiffener or glue mixture to the entire surface of the bookmark. 

Be careful not to oversaturate, and remove any excess liquid with a clean, dry cloth. Allow the bookmark to air dry completely before handling. 

For a quicker alternative, you can use light spray starch, applying it generously to both sides of the bookmark and allowing it to dry thoroughly. 

Whichever method you choose, stiffening your crochet bookmark will help it maintain its shape and durability, ensuring a professional finish to your handmade creation.

Bookmark Knitting Patterns

If you also love knitting, check out these free bookmark knitting patterns.

Crochet Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the crochet basics, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know.  

This includes how to create a foundation chain (ch), how to crochet the basic crochet stitches, single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc), and all the crochet abbreviations ( in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube

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