Crochet Pattern: Bookworm BookmarkBy Emilee Gettle – 11 Comments
|It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down. Since it’s back to school time, I thought a bookmark would be the perfect project. This little bookworm will keep your place in the latest read or textbook. You can make him as short or long as you want. You could also make each little medallion, that makes up his wiggly body, a different color. I’m going to use this same little worm as an applique on baby blankets and toddler shirts too. This little guy is so versatile and a snap to make! There are a million and one variations and A+ applications. Have fun!|
Finished Size: 6″ (15.24 cm) long, 1″ (2.54 cm) wide
Light Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 15 yards)
Crochet Hook E (3.50 mm)
Round 1 in pattern measures 1″ in diameter.
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Crochet Pattern: Bookworm Bookmark
Round 1: ch 6, sl st in first chain made to form a ring, ch 3, 14 dc into ring, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 14 dc
Make 6 medallions for the bookworm’s body.
Finishing: It’s time to put the bookworm’s body together. I like to join the sides together with 3 sl st for extra security.
Row 1: sl st into a dc on head, ch 8: 8 ch
Row 2: sc in second from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch: 3 sts
Eyes and Smile
I used 6 strand embroidery floss to add an eye and smile to my book worm. You can make an eye by doing a french knot embroidery stitch or cross stitch. The smile was made by backstitching or you could use a running stitch. Then tie off.
I love your comments and I would like to hear how you customized this little bookworm. If you need help, feel free to ask a question and I’ll respond as soon as possible! Have fun and happy crocheting!