This crochet bookmark is one of the first things I learned to crochet when I was new to crochet. It is very simple and the pattern is so easy to adapt to any size book. These days I just make these bookmarks for Christmas and birthday gifts ( nothing quite like a handmade gift! ). This bookmark is for a sunflower but you could change the colors of the petals and middle and make it any colors you want. I chose sunflowers because I love them and they are also one of my favorite things to embroider.
This post has a free pattern for a crochet bookmark sunflower
This Sunflower Bookmark is made up of four parts, the stem, leaves, middle of the flower head, and petals.
All terms in this tutorial use the US format
- SC – Single Crochet (UK: dc)
- DC- Double Crochet (UK: tr)
- HDC – Half Double Crochet (UK: htr)
- MC – Magic Ring
- TR – Tripple Crochet (UK: dtr)
- CH – chain
- SS – Slip Stitch (UK: sl st)
- Chain length desired
- SC from 2nd stitch from hook ( leave 12 chain stitches (3 INCH) at bottom for leave…depends on yarn and hook size)
Getting the length right…
The stem is simply a chain with single crochets. To get the right length of chain as per the book, measure the book length, add around 3 inches to the bottom for the leaf and 2 inches to the top for the head of the flower.
I think I did around 60-70 chains, the book I made this bookmark for is very large.
Once the chain is made, single crochet along the chain starting from the second stitch down from the chain on the hook. This will thicken your stem. If your book is quite small, I recommend missing the single crochet step to thicken the stem, just leave it as a chain. Make sure to leave a long enough tail to sew in the ends.
Carry on from the end of the Stem Chain. (10-12 stitches )
Then Reflect the pattern and start crocheting from the bottom of the leaf to make the other side of the leaf
For the smaller leaves at the top by the flower head, simply just do the 10-12 Chain stitches and then just do the pattern once, without adding the other side of the leaf. make two of these.
Middle Flower Part:
Again with this middle part, you can make it as large or as small as you like, keep increasing the circle until your desired size! For this bookmark I made, I used a slip stitch to join each round, but this is optional again, just make sure to use a slip stitch to close it off at the end of the last round.
- CH 6
- SS to join
- SS to join
- SS to join
Leave a long tail to sew in later.
The Flower Petals are actually just a long chain, which makes this pattern great for beginners.
- Attach different colored yarn to any outside stitch on the middle flower part.
- SC 1 round
- CH 10 (You can choose how long you want your petals to be)
- Join the Chain back to same place with SS
- SS to go to next stitch,
- Repeat the process until you complete round
Tie off and leave a tail.
Join It Together
Firstly attach the two smaller leaves close to the top of the stem, then attach the stem to the back of the flower head. Sew in any yarn left out.
The Crochet Bookmark is ALL DONE!
Would love to see your results from this. I am thinking about making a video to go along with this blog post!
~ Missy Kate
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