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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- 4.0mm crochet hook
- 30 yds of any DK Weight 3 or Worsted / Aran Weight 4 Yarn
- Yarn Needle
- Blocking Mat
- Straight Pins
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.
- 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.
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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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.
- The st count for each row is shown in the < > brackets.
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!
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.
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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