Crochet Pattern: Pencil Bookmark

By Emilee Gettle – 4 Comments
In just a few short weeks it will be time to get the kids back to school! Have you seen all the school supplies flooding into the aisle at the stores? As a kid I was always excited by the back to school goodies. I couldn’t wait to crack open that new box of crayons and take a big whiff of their wonderful waxy aroma. You can’t forget the smell of a pencil being sharpened, no matter how long it has been since you were sitting behind a desk. So, this week, I pulled out my fingering yarn and crocheted this pencil bookmark to keep your place!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 7″ (18 cm) long, 1/2″ (1 cm) wide

Pink Fingering Yarn (approximately 1 yards)
Black Fingering Yarn (approximately 1 yard)
Green Fingering Yarn (approximately 5 yards)
Tan Fingering Yarn (approximately 1 yard)
Crochet Hook 7 (1.50 mm)

3 sc stitches = 1/2″ (1 cm)

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Crochet Pattern: Pencil Bookmark
Row 1: with pink, ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn: 4 sc
Row 2-3: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 4: with black, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn: 4 sc
Row 5-34: with green, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 35-36: with brown, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 37: skip 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc across, ch 1, turn: 3 sc
Row 38: skip 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc across, ch 1, turn: 2 sc
Row 39: with black, sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn: 2 sc
Row 40: skip 1 sc, sc in next sc: 1 sc
Finish off.

If you need help, feel free to ask a question and I’ll respond as soon as possible! Have fun and happy crocheting!

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  1. Tanya Lockhart says:

    Hi Emilee! I think this pattern is wonderful! I have been looking for something quick and easy to crochet up for a school fete and I am wondering if you would mind if I used this pattern to make some pencil bookmarks to donate to the school. I would not be making money on them but the school (hopefully) would, to help purchase those little extra things that the schools budget doesn’t cover. I do not want to do this if you have an aversion to people selling things they make from your pattern. Is that ok with you?

  2. Ernie says:

    I too remember the smells of school days, including the smell of a new box of crayons. No other sense connects use more to memories than our sense of smell.

  3. Samantha says:

    This will be a great project for the elementary kids to make. They love to show off their crochet stuff they make at school.

  4. Elizabeth Gonzalez says:

    Thank You, Emilee! What a wonderful idea for teacher’s gifts.

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