Crochet Pattern: Key to Knowledge Bookmark

By Candace – 7 Comments
Readers possess the key to knowledge whenever they open a book, but sometimes it’s just necessary to close it up and put it down for a while. Now you have another key to hold your place and make getting to that knowledge easier.

Once you learn the techniques used, this pattern is fun and easy to make for your favorite book lover or a deserving librarian.

Skill Level:

Finished Size:6 1/2″ (16.5 cm) tall

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 30 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.0 mm)

7 dc = 2″ (5 cm)
6 rows = 3″ (7.5 cm)

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Crochet Pattern: Key to Knowledge Bookmark
Round 1: Make an adjustable ring, ch 3, 21 dc in ring, sl st in top of beg ch-3: 21 dc

Rows 1-5: ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, turn: 3 dc
Row 6: ch 1, sc in next 3 dc, make 3 foundation sc, turn: 6 sc
Row 7: ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn: 6 sc
Rows 8-9: Repeat row 1
Rows 10-11: Repeat rows 6 and 7
Finish off.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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  1. Betty Clarkson says:

    I like this idea very much, but as a librarian I must comment that the thickness of regular yarn would make a bookmark too thick for the spine of a book. The same pattern in a thread would be much nicer!

  2. Zesty says:

    Agreed, Betty. Even if you can close the book easily on the bookmark, the spine would be stressed with a medium weight yarn. In a weight used for tablecloths this would be the perfect bookmark to crochet. The shape is symbolically apt (nice intro, Candace), and the design is simple, yet unlocks doors to expanding the project: What about making several of them in different colors and running a ring (giant keyring, which could be either solid or just a closed crocheted chain) through the loop at the top of each key (for your favorite bibliophile, of course). If you want to get advanced, you can filet the name of each favorite genre on each key, or embroider it or appliqué it. I mean, this project just screams, “Personalize me!”

    Thank you very much for the idea and pattern, Candace and Rachel.

  3. shelby says:

    I agree with both of you about the yarn weight if the key is being made for a bookmark. But if its being made for a fridge magnet or ornament, a meduim weight yarn would be perfect.

  4. To the previous commenters, I wonder if it’s designed to just sit in the book whilst it’s open (and not being read), a bit like a paper weight so the pages don’t blow over.

    • Rayna says:

      That’s a very good idea! In which case it could be made of two pieces sewn together and padded, like a pillow. (I’ve seen leather padded bookmarks like that in the Levenger catalog.)

  5. Bobette says:

    I think a sports yarn weight #3 would be lighter but would work as a bookmark without injuring the spine.

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