Crochet: Keep Your Place

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I have quite a collection of bookmarks or bookmarkers, some have been gifts, some I’ve purchased, and some are home made.

This crochet one is one that I improvised from a rectangular granny square pattern.

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I’ve made a couple of different colours of this bookmark.  The book they are on is a thrifty find for $1.  It is a book published in 1979 by Reader’s Digest titled Complete Guide to Needlework.

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This shows the green bookmark close up.

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The gold one marks a place in a favourite book of mine titled Around the Corner, Crochet Borders.  It is by Edie Eckerman.  I originally borrowed this book from the library but wanted to reference to it a lot so I ended up purchasing my own copy.  If you are looking for a different crochet border to add to that special project you will most likely find it in this book.  You can choose from 150 different borders.

These little bookmarks are quick and easy to make.  They are great for adding into a greeting card, tucking inside a book that is going to be a gift, a great Secret Santa gift, or a cute little stocking stuffer.


  • embroidery thread (6 strands) or sport weight yarn
  • 2 mm crochet hook or size you prefer


  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet (American version)
  • sp – space


  • Chain 60
  • Row 1 – In third ch from hook do 3 dc, skip 2 ch, 3 dc, repeat till end, should be 20 clusters of 3 dc
  • Row 2 – Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in sp, should be 20 clusters of 3 dc, end with 1 dc
  • Row 3 – Turn, ch 3 and 2 dc in first sp, 3 dc in each sp, should be 20 3 dc clusters
  • Slip stitch along edge to corner of row
  • Row 4 – Turn, ch 3, 2 dc, (3 dc in each sp to end) 1 dc at end, reads as 1 dc, 19 3 dc, 1 dc
  • Repeat row 3
  • Repeat row 4
  • sc around edge, at corners do 3 sc to make corner,
  • finish off when you have gone all the way around.

I’m much better at making things than writing down the pattern.  Please forgive any errors you may come across.  Those that have crocheted for a long time will be able to make simple adjustments to make it work for them.

I’d love to hear from you if you made this pattern.  Happy crochet.

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3 Responses

  1. Michelle

    What a fantastic idea! And pretty! Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!

  2. Sherrie

    I like your Crochet Book Mark…thank you for sharing
    the pattern. I’ll be making a few these for my self…as
    I’m a reader. And I’m always losing my Book Marks.
    Have a great day!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Sherri, thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment. I’ve made lots of these bookmarks and they are great for including in birthday or Christmas cards as a little gift.

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