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21 Easy Crochet Bookmark Patterns: Free for Beginners

Beginning a new crochet project is always exciting, especially when it involves creating something practical and quick. For book lovers and avid readers, there’s no more perfect gift than a beautiful crocheted bookmark, adorning the pages of a fantastic book! For this blog post, I’ve gathered together 21 easy crochet bookmark patterns that are not only free but perfect patterns for beginners. These bookmarks are designed to be fast, enjoyable, and make for great gifts.

I just love to read in the cooler months of the year. If there’s a fire, I love to snuggle up under a crocheted blanket every night, and read until I get sleepy. Yawn. I can picture it now. I’m a die-hard fan of the classic reading experience. Give me a physical paper book any day – none of that Kindle or Audible stuff (can we even call listening ‘reading’?). The tactile sensation and crisp sound of turning pages, that unmistakable book smell, it’s all part of the charm. Call me old-fashioned, but there’s just something about the tangible connection with a real book that makes me happiest. Though of course, it all comes down to personal preference!

I’m not sure whether you’re here wanting to create for gifts or for yourself, but either way, you’re in the right place! Easy crochet bookmark patterns are a fun project for every skill level. So, let’s dive into making bookmarks that add the charm of handmade, to anyone’s reading experience.

A Round-up of FREE Crochet Patterns for Bookmarks

Getting Started with Easy Crochet Bookmarks

These free crochet bookmark patterns are just what you need when you’re looking for a quick crochet project. With basic stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be creating beautiful bookmarks in no time.

Easy Seedling Bookmark Crochet Pattern by Stitch By Fay

Seedling Bookmark by Stitch By Fay

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We’re beginning with a real beginner pattern! If you’re new to crochet then start here! This crochet bookmark is really quick and straight-forward to make, and of course it’s really, really cute! Crochet a quick win, and then work down the list to hook a whole library of bookmarks!

Elegant Bookmark Easy Bookmark Pattern by Sunflower Crochet

Simply Elegant Bookmark by Sunflower Crochet

Photo Credit: sunflowercottagecrochet.com

This elegant bookmark is part of a set of two easy bookmark patterns. If you can double crochet, you can make this bookmark – it’s that simple! While the pattern is plain enough to be considered unisex, it’s style is still very appealing. Why not hook one for each member of your book club?

Easy Crochet Bookmark by Jo to the World

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This free crochet bookmark pattern not only provides detailed step-by-step instructions but also offers a comprehensive video tutorial, ensuring it’s the perfect pattern for those at the beginner level. And best of all – it’s fast. So quick, that you could probably create two in an hour!

New Crochet Stitches and Techniques

The best think about bookmark crochet patterns, is that they really are a quick project, that’s usually repetitive. So they’re a fantastic way to learn a new crochet stitch or practice a new technique! And that’s what the following bookmark patterns are all about!

C2C Crochet Corner Bookmark by Juniper and Oakes

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Using the classic c2c (corner-to-corner) crochet technique, this easy crochet bookmark pattern takes around half an hour to make. Pair it with a wonderful tome, and you have the perfect last-minute gift!

Free Yarn Filet Crochet Bookmark Pattern saying YARN by Nickis handmade crafts

Yarn Filet Crochet Bookmark by Nicki’s Handmade Crafts

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If you’ve been wanting to learn filet crochet, you’re in for a treat. Created with fingering yarn, this pattern offers a delightful project that’s easier than it seems. With helpful resources, including video tutorials, this bookmark pattern will help you with all of the steps. The premium pattern version even includes an alphabet graph for personalized word bookmarks.

The Dainty Daisy Bookmark Crochet Pattern by Rich Textures Crochet

The Dainty Daisy Bookmark by Rich Textures Crochet

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Featuring several petite, dainty crochet flowers, this pretty bookmark, is both quick and an easy project to work on. It’s a terrific pattern to carry around with you. What adds to the versatility of this crochet bookmark is the unique join-as-you-go method used for the flower motifs, allowing you to make it as long or as short as you want!

X Marks the Spot Crochet Bookmark Pattern Tutorial by Stardust Gold Crochet

X Marks the Spot Crochet Bookmark Tutorial by Stardust Gold Crochet

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This is a great beginner bookmark, that adds an extra exciting element of interest with the threaded cross stitches. There’s a full video tutorial and written instructions and photos. This free pattern will genuinely elevate your crochet game.
P.S. – These could easily be a bookmark gift for men and boys too!

Ripples Crochet Bookmark pattern by My Crochet Space

Ripples Crochet Bookmark by My Crochet Space

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A little more advanced, but oh so delightful! Is this free pattern to make a ripples bookmark. But don’t worry, there’s a very clearly written photo tutorial to help you along beginners – if you’re feeling adventurous! How would the men in your life like one crocheted in their university or sports team colors?

Easy Crochet Bookmark Patterns for Zig Zag Bookmark by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Zig Zag Bookmark by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

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Here’s a perfect opportunity to turn those kept yarn remnants into a vibrant bookmark. You can use 2 or 3 different colors in either #3 or #4 weight yarn to craft the zig zag effect. Confident beginners should have no trouble creating this free, stunning bookmark pattern.

Round up of 21 free bookmark crochet patterns by Knitter KNotter

Explore Beautiful Designs with Easy Crochet Patterns

While the emphasis is on simplicity, that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with elegant designs. Elevate your crochet skills while still enjoying the ease of the process. With basic crochet stitches and the right choice of yarn, you can create bookmarks that are as intricate as they are beautiful.

Millie Lace Bookmark Crochet Pattern by The Loophole Fox

Millie Lace Bookmark by The Loophole Fox

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This lacy crochet bookmark is a delightful and textured project that looks best made with a lighter crochet thread. Designed to fit various book sizes, from paperbacks to large hardbacks, this easy crochet bookmark pattern boasts a beautiful texture, making it a visually appealing accessory for an avid reader. With its flat and lacy design, it serves as a pretty companion for holding your place in a book.

Shabd Tunisian Mosaic Crochet Bookmark

11. Shabd Tunisian Mosaic Crochet Bookmark by Knitter Knotter

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Although this beautiful bookmark looks a little complicated – it really isn’t. This free pattern uses Tunisian Mosaic Crochet, which is one of my favorite crochet techniques to make things! You can however, use either a traditional crochet hook, or a Tunisian Crochet hook to make these eye-catching bookmarks.

And if you’re an absolute newbie to Tunisian Mosaic Crochet, then you might like to indulge in my: Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Mosaic Crochet!
Be careful though, this technique is addictive!

Suzette Bookmark Crochet Pattern by Rich Textures Crochet

Suzette Bookmark by Rich Textures Crochet

Photo Credit: richtexturescrochet.com

Add a touch of elegance to your reading experience with this free and easy crochet pattern. Using the Suzette stitch, this bookmark feels textured, while still being nice a thin, giving a lacy look. These bookmarks, perfect for gifts or including in greeting cards, are particularly popular at markets.

Diadem Lace Crochet Bookmark by Made By Gootie

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Made with the delicate Flower Lace stitch, this bookmark features little flowers embedded in its design, resembling a tiara and earning its name. The Lace Flower crochet stitch, incorporating puff stitches, chains, single crochet, and double crochet, forms the intricate lace pattern. A video tutorial is included in the free crochet pattern, using sport weight cotton yarn for a soft and thin finish.

Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern by This Pixie Creates

Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark by This Pixie Creates

Photo Credit: thispixiecreates.com

Using the very pretty spider stitch, which creates a lovely lace pattern, this simple pattern is a very quick make! The free crochet pattern includes a video tutorial and can be made using either DK or worsted weight yarn. Which makes it the perfect stashbusting pattern!

Turin bookmark free pattern by Sandra Stitches

Turin Bookmark by Sandra Stitches

Photo Credit: www.sandrastitches.com

Inspired by the romance of Italy, this lacy bookmark is a quick project you’ll love to make and use. This beautiful bookmark has a little texture and is the ideal length for most paperbacks. But if you need to make length adjustments, you’ll find that’s easy to do.

cute free and easy crochet patterns for bookmarks by Knitter Knotter

Add a Little Novelty to Your Reading

Showcase your quirky personality by hooking a novelty bookmark! These unique bookmarks go beyond the ordinary, injecting a touch of whimsy into your reading. If you’re able to find pockets of time to craft bookmarks for gifts, it’s a great way to get ahead for gifting throughout the year and holiday season.

Men's Moustache Crochet Bookmark by Stitch By Fay

Men’s Moustache Crochet Bookmark by Stitch By Fay

Photo Credit: www.stitchbyfay.com

It can be quite difficult to find the perfect present for a man – especially one to crochet! Which is how this fun bookmark first came about. This crochet bookmark is worked in tapestry crochet, in two different color changes, and is finished with a cute fringe.

Crochet Gnome Bookmark by Golden Lucy Crafts

Crochet Gnome Bookmark by Golden Lucy Crafts

Photo Credit: www.goldenlucycrafts.com

Gnomes are so popular! And for good reason. They’re incredibly cute. This gnome bookmark, with its whimsical cap and adorable beard, makes for an ideal gift on special occasions such as Christmas, or teacher appreciation day.

Click here to find a whole blog post dedicated to Gnome Crochet Patterns!

Crochet Bendable Bookmark Worm Pattern Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Bendable Book Worm Bookmark by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Photo Credit: www.nickishomemadecrafts.com

Not only functional for keeping your reading place, these bendable worms serve as versatile projects, doubling as fidget toys, or stress relievers. The free bookmark pattern is quick and beginner-friendly, requiring basic crochet stitches with helpful video tutorials for added guidance. And of course, would make a good school teachers gift.

3 School-themed Bookmark Set by Lovable Loops

School-themed Bookmark Set by Lovable Loops

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3 easy crochet bookmark patterns, showcasing a school theme of a bookworm, pencil, and ruler. These free and simple patterns are perfect for book lovers of all ages, but especially make great teacher gifts! Whether for personal use or surprising fellow bookworms, these patterns are easy and beginner-friendly.

crochet star bookmark pattern by Fosbas Designs

Crochet Star Bookmark by Fosbas Designs

Photo Credit: fosbasdesigns.com

This versatile crochet bookmark pattern, can also be turned into a keychain! Perfect for quick and enjoyable projects, this free pattern is not only a fun way to use up scrap yarn, but also provides a quick gift option. Suitable for various yarn weights, excluding chunky yarns, these bookmarks can be made within minutes.

Hibiscus Flower Bookmark Crochet Pattern by Simply Melanie Jane

Hibiscus Bookmark by Simply Melanie Jane

Photo Credit: simplymelaniejane.com

This is a Summer-inspired hibiscus flower with a special little leaf at the tip, although I can see it as a magic wand too! Either way, it’s going to make you smile each time you use it. This is an easy pattern for advanced beginners, as it makes use of the herringbone hdc and puff stitch.

If you’re someone who enjoys both reading and crochet – like me!, then I hope you’ve found plenty of future projects amongst this collection of easy crochet bookmark patterns! Say goodbye to paper bookmarks, there’s no excuse not to add a touch of handmade charm to a good book.

These beginner-friendly pattern ideas can add a delightful touch to your favorite book, and of course also make for wonderful gifts. Crochet bookmarks don’t take long to make and are perfect for a last-minute handmade gift, especially for fellow book lovers such as teachers!

Hook up these quick, easy and beautiful crochet bookmarks , and make use of those leftover yarn scraps. And if you’re ever stuck for a novel gift idea… A new book plus a handcrafted bookmark make incredibly thoughtful gifts for your loved ones.

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Round up of 21 free bookmark crochet patterns by Knitter Knotter


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