Crochet Pattern: Fish in Ocean Bookmark

By Rachel Choi – 7 Comments

If you love fish, water, and reading books, then this bookmark if perfect for you! The little goldfish will keep you company as it dangles from the pages of your book. This bookmark is a fast, small project, so feel free to use your scrap yarns!

crochet fish and ocean bookmark

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 6″ (15 cm) long (not including fish), 2 3/4″ (7 cm) wide
Note: this bookmark can be made into any size you desire by following the directions within the pattern.

Medium Weight Yarn (2 colors, small amount of each)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not that important

Don’t know how to change colors? Learn how to change colors in crochet!

Crochet Pattern: Bookmark
Start with color A, ch 24 or a chain that is a multiple of 8 if you want a longer bookmark
Row 1: ch 1, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, (sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch) across: 24 sts
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to color B in last sc made: 24 sc
Row 3: ch 2, turn, (dc in next 3 sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, hdc in next sc) across: 24 sts
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to color A in last sc made: 24 sc
Row 5: ch 1, turn, (sc in next 3 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next 3 sc, hdc in next sc) across: 24 sts

Repeat rows 2 – 5 until bookmarks is as wide as you desire, then finish off.

The fish in the photo is created using the goldfish crochet pattern.

With color A, ch 15 or a chain as long as you desire and attach the bookmark to one end of the chain and the fish to the opposite end.

If you need help crocheting this pattern, let me know! For more cute animal bookmark patterns, visit the Crochet Spot Store.

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  1. Byx says:

    My first visit here and I’ve been scrolling through all you’re posts! And I must say that I love it =] Keep up the good work! I’ll be back.

  2. Denise says:

    Hi there,
    I just happened to come across your website in search of a problem and first of I want to say how nice, clean and user friendly it is…thank you!!!

    I am trying to crochet my little one his first pair of mittens, I have conquered all thier hats. YEAHHH!!! Mom of four soon to be five, I am very

    Here is my dilema. I have found a pattern that does not seem too overwhelming, complex or intimidating until I read this ….can you PLEASE explain what they mean by back ridge of chain. I

    Chain 26
    Row 1: working in Back Ridge of chains:
    Sc x 5, ss x 3, sc x 17. No chain, Turn.

    I am soo visual that reading what you wrote before is not sinking in. Is there any other way that you can explain it so that i can visualize the steps. Thanks in advance!

    D, I sooo love crocheting I did knitting but there is something more enjoyable with crochet!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Denise…take a look at your chain. On the front there should be 2 loops which look like the front and back loop as indicated in this picture:

      Now turn the chain around, and look behind these two loops. You should see another loop. This loop is the back ridge.

      If you still can’t see it, try putting a stitch marker on your strand of yarn before you yarn over to make your chain stitch. Then make your chain stitch and the loop with the marker in it is the back ridge.

  3. Denise says:

    Thanks Rachel

    I am going to give it a go today, I really want to knit my 15 month old a pair of mittens and then the rest of the family!!!! Weather is getting colder and it would be soo sweet for her to have matching mittens and scarf to the hat I made.

    thanks again for answering!!!!

  4. Christina says:

    I did this same thing but with the shell stitch and it turned out good. Thanks Rachel

  5. Tryphena says:

    hi Rachel, in the fish in ocean bookmark pattern, when the instruction reads
    (Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to color B in last sc made: 24 sc)
    should i make 24 sc after Row 2 or does it mean that 24 stitches are complete.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Tryphena, the 24 after the colon is the stitch count. So there will be 24 single crochets completed when you finished that row.

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