Crochet Pattern: Pressed Petals Bookmark

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 6 Comments
Don’t we all like having those cute bookmarks? I do–but then I always lose them! So I came up with the idea of bookmark-bracelets. I wear them on my wrist as I read, so I never forget that I set them down on the table, or so that it won’t get blown away by a stray gust of wind. Never lose another bookmark again!

This bookmark can be used to mark a group of pages, as well as just the place you left off. Very easy to adjust the length to fit any book–just make sure to chain the appropriate number of chains in the beginning. There are two sizes in the pattern, one for 7-inch tall books (pink), and the larger for 8.5-inch tall books (red).



Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished size: 7″ (8.5″) tall (excluding petals)

Materials:
Size 10 thread (one ball makes a lot)
No. 2 (1.5 mm) crochet hook
crochet yarn size 0

Gauge: Not important.

Crochet Pattern: Pressed Petals Bookmark

Ch 100 (130) — or make a chain twice the length of your book, being careful to not twist the chain, sl st to first ch.

Petal 1

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 4 dc into loop, turn: 5 dc

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc (increase made), dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn: 7 dc

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn: 7 dc

Row 4: Ch 2, sk first dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog, turn: 5 dc

Row 5: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc3tog, ch 3, sl st on top of last dc of previous row, turn: 3 dc
Do not finish off.

Petal 2

Row 1: Ch 3, 4 dc in same stitch: 5 dc

Rows 2-5: Repeat rows 2-5 of petal 1

Petal 3

Rows 1-5: Repeat petal 2

Finish off and enjoy! If you need any help, just leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you when I can.

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6 Comments

  1. Valorie Davis says:

    Clever idea. One of my pet peeves is dog eared pages.

  2. Valorie Davis says:

    I’m looking for a crocheted nurse’s hat. Anyone seen a pattern?

  3. SoSaje says:

    I like the loop idea for the bookmark/bracelet – clever! And you could really decorate it with anything – the petals, other flowers, snowflake, whatever. If it’s flat, stick it in the pages, or if it’s 3D put the chain portion in the pages with the artsy stuff peeking out the top! Nice idea. :-)

  4. vashti says:

    What a sweet idea! I like the name too.

  5. Christal says:

    Very clever! Thanks for the tip, and for the pattern!

  6. Jackie says:

    Yes, a clever idea indeed! Thanks for the pattern Claire!

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