Hi guys! In this post, you’ll learn how to crochet a quick and easy textured bookmark using the star stitch. These bookmarks use 20 yards of cotton yarn, so they are a great way to use up scrap yarn. This is the perfect project for beginner crocheters, book lovers, or crocheters looking for a project they can make in under 20 minutes.
The free pattern includes step-by-step pictures, and a complete video tutorial for extra support. I hope you enjoy making your bookmarks!
- 4.0mm crochet hook
- 20 Yards of ANY Worsted (4) or DK (3) Weight Yarn – I used Dishie 100% Cotton Yarn
- Yarn Needle
- Steamer or Spray Bottle
- Straight Pins
- Container, Book, Cardboard that measures approx. 2″ – 3″
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The Star Stitch:
This bookmark uses the star stitch, which is a combination of two rows of stitches. It’s a little tricky to explain in words, so if you need more of a visual, you can find the complete video tutorial below. I hope it helps!
This bookmark measures approximately 7.5″ long by 1″ wide.
Video Tutorial for the Crochet Bookmark:
Here is the complete video tutorial for the Simply Daisy Bookmark. It walks you through crocheting Rows 1 and 2, 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.
- Ch – chain
- St – stitch
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- YO – yarn over
- Rs – right side
- Ws – wrong side
- Row 1 is considered the Rs of the bookmark, and Row 2 is the Ws.
- Here is a video tutorial if you need more of a visual for the star stitch.
Ch 33 (or a multiple of 2 + 5)
Row 1 (Rs):
- YO and insert hook into the second ch from the hook.
- YO and draw up a loop – you should have 3 loops on the hook.
- [Insert hook into next ch, YO and draw up a loop] 3 times – you should have 6 loops on the hook.
- YO and pull through all 6 loops.
- Ch 1 to complete the st.
Diagram of the Star Stitch:
There are 3 key areas where we will be placing our hook to make the next start stitch: the eye, leg, and the chain of the last stitch.
- Insert hook into the ch-1 sp of the last st – this is called the “eye” of the st.
- YO and draw up a loop – you should have 2 loops on the hook.
- Insert hook into the leg of the last st, YO, and draw up a loop – you should have 3 loops on the hook.
- Insert hook into the ch of the last st, YO and draw up a loop – you should have 4 loops on the hook.
- [Insert hook into next ch, YO and draw up a loop] 2 times – you should have 6 loops on the hook.
- YO, and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1 to complete the st.
Repeat the instructions for the “Next Stitch” across the row. When Row 1 is complete, there should be a total of 15 sts.
Row 2 (Ws):
Turn your work and do not ch 1 to start the row. Instead, go directly into the “eye” (or ch-1 sp) of the st.
- Make 2 sc into the eye of each st across.
- There should be a total of 30 sc at the end of Row 2.
To end the row and finish the bookmark, sl st into the side of the first st of Row 1. Fasten off and weave in the ends!
Adding a Tassel:
- 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:
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.
You may notice that your bookmark curls in on itself and doesn’t lie perfectly flat. Don’t worry! The blocking process will fix this.
- 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!
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- Stuck Between the Pages Bookmark
- Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark
- Texture Swirl Coasters
- Simple Boho Placemat and Coaster Set
If you have any questions as you work through the pattern, please reach out to me. I am happy to help! Send me an e-mail through my contact page.
Congratulations! You’ve just finished your first Simply Daisy Crochet Bookmark. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did. Now you can snuggle up with a good book, and put your bookmark to use!
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