Elizabeth Bennet Crochet Bookmark Free Pattern

How to Crochet the Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark – Video Tutorial

Hi guys! I’ve been reading a lot more lately, so bookmarks have been on mind. They are quick and easy projects that use just a few yards of yarn, making them great for stash busting. I love trying out new stitches to see which ones make the best bookmarks. This time, I used the spider stitch, which is a combination of single crochets and chain-1s. It creates a beautiful lacy pattern that reminds me of Jane Austen novels – my favourite being Pride and Prejudice. Hence the name, the Elizabeth Bennet bookmark. Let’s dive into the tutorial!


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Simple Texture Elizabeth Bennet Crochet Bookmark Pattern

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Materials:

Yarn:

Size #1 (DK Weight 3): Rico Essentials Cotton DK Yarn (100% Cotton, 131 yds / 120 m, 1.8 oz / 52 g) – Nude & Dusty Pink

Size #2 (Worsted/Aran Weight 4): Dishie Yarn (100% Cotton, 190 yds / 174 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g) – Mint

I experimented with both a DK and worsted weight cotton yarn for my bookmarks, and found that a DK weight produces a thinner and daintier bookmark. I prefer the look of the DK weight for this project because there is something sweet about working lacy patterns in a thinner weight yarn. However, I encourage you to use what you have on hand, and see what works for you.

Abbreviations:

  • Ch – chain
  • St – stitch
  • Sk – skip
  • Sc – single crochet
  • [ ] – repeat the instructions inside the brackets according to the number of times indicated outside of the brackets.

Pattern Measurements:

This bookmark pattern has two sizes, depending on which yarn weight you use (DK or worsted):

  • Size #1 (DK Weight): This bookmark measures approximately 1.5″ wide x 6″ long.
  • Size #2 (Worsted Weight): This bookmark measures approximately 1.75″ wide x 7.5″ long.

Customizing the Size of Your Bookmark:

Width: To make your bookmark wider or less wide, chain an even number until satisfied with the width.

Length: To make your bookmark longer or shorter, repeat Row 2 until satisfied with the length.

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Lacy Cottage Core Elizabeth Bennet Crochet Bookmark Pattern

Video Tutorial for the Crochet Bookmark:

Here is the complete video tutorial for the Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark. It walks you through crocheting Rows 1 – 3, fastening off, weaving in your ends, adding a tassel, and blocking your bookmark. There are timestamps in the video, so you can skip to the part(s) you need.

Pattern:

  • The st count for each row is shown in the < > brackets.

Ch 6

Row 1: (Sc, ch 1, sc) in second ch from hook, [sk 1 ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch] 2 times. Turn. <6 sc, 3 ch-1 sps>

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across. Turn. <6 sc, 3 ch-1 sps>

For Size #1, repeat Row 2, 23 times for a total of 25 rows.

For Size #2, repeat Row 2, 20 times for a total of 22 rows.

Fasten off by making a sl st into the side of the previous row, and weave in ends!

Adding a Tassel (Optional):

  • Wrap yarn around a 2.5″ long piece of cardboard, approximately 7 times.
  • Slip a 5″ piece of yarn between the cardboard and wrapped yarn.
  • Make a double knot around the wrapped yarn to hold it in place.
  • Cut the yarn at the bottom of the cardboard with a pair of scissors.
  • Wrap a 5″ piece of yarn around the tassel to shape the top. Make 2 knots to secure the tassel.
  • With a yarn needle, insert the yarn tail into the top of the bookmark. When you are happy with the length of the tail/tassel, secure it in place with a knot. Weave the remaining yarn tail through the back side of the bookmark, and trim the tail.
  • Trim the bottom of the tassel to make all the ends the same length.

Blocking your Crochet Bookmark (Optional):

Blocking is the process of wetting or steaming crochet to improve the drape of the piece, help the stitches lay flat, and straighten the edges.

To block your bookmark:

  • Place the bookmark on a surface that you can stick pins into, like a blocking mat, piece of Styrofoam, cardboard, or carpet.
  • Stick straight pins into the top and bottom of the bookmark to hold it in place.
  • With a steamer or a spray bottle, gently steam/spray the bookmark and tassel. If you are using a steamer, make sure to stay at least 2 inches away from the bookmark, so the yarn doesn’t burn.
  • Gently pat the steam/water into the bookmark and tassel with your hand.
  • Allow the bookmark to dry completely before unpinning it.

Your bookmark is complete! Yay!

Easy Lacy Crochet Bookmarks in 20 minutes - Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark

Questions?

If you have any questions as you work through the Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark pattern, please reach out to me. I am happy to help! Send me an email through my contact page.

End Notes:  

Congratulations! You’ve just finished your first Elizabeth Bennet Crochet Bookmark. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did. Now you can settle in with a good book, and put your bookmark to use!


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I hope you have a wonderful day, and get some time to crochet!

Love, Dayna


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4 thoughts on “How to Crochet the Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark – Video Tutorial”

  1. Oooh! I love this! I will have to make one in every color!!! Great excuse to find a new book to read also! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  2. Gina Frechette

    I like to take printed patterns with me when traveling. I’m having trouble doing that. Do you have a printer friendly or ad free version of this pattern?
    Gina Frechette

    1. Hi Gina,

      I’m sorry the late reply. Unfortunately, I cdon’t have an ad-free PDF version of this bookmark, but it’s on my list of to-do’s. Would you like me to reply back when it’s available? I hope you stay safe on your travels! 🙂

      Sincerely,
      Dayna

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