Crochet Pattern: Posies in a Row Bookmark

By Erin Burger – 21 Comments

This bookmark is a perfect pick me up for a cold wintry day and is one of those projects that gives you instant satisfaction because of it’s simplicity. The following pattern includes instructions for making the bookmark with five different colors but mixing up colors or even using more or less will make for your own unique bookmark.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: each posy is approx. 1 inch wide (2.54 cm) and bookmark is 8 inches long (20.32 cm)

small amounts of five colors of fingering weight yarn
E hook (3.50 mm)
yarn needle

Gauge: not needed for this pattern

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Crochet Pattern: Posies in a Row Bookmark

Round 1:with Color A ch 2, 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first sc to join: 12 sc

Round 2: (sc, 2 dc, sc) in same st as join, sl st in next sc, [(sc, 2 dc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc] around, ending with sl st in last sc: 12 sc, 12 dc, 6 sl st

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 with colors B, C and D to make four posies total.

Attach Color E to last posy, ch 39, turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next 2 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next 2 ch) across, ending with skip 2 ch, sc in last 2 sc: 38 sc

Finish off, weave in all ends. Make it pretty!

I went back and stitched the flowers together with a simple whip stitch, just so it would lay flatter. You can find a whip stitch tutorial here: How to Whip Stitch in Crochet.

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  1. Vickie says:

    This is really cute! Thanks for the pattern.

  2. SoSaje says:

    Oooh! Cute! Now I want to take these cute posies and put them on the “bracelet” style book marker from a few posts back – perfect!! 🙂

  3. Sunshine says:

    Hi Erin!

    I love this bookmark! Such a sweet and simple idea! Just wondering, in Round 2, should the first (sc, 2 dc, dc) actually be (sc, 2 dc, sc)? I may be wrong, it just caught my eye. Thanks for the cute pattern!


  4. Erin says:

    Hi Sunshine,

    Yes! Good eye and thanks.


  5. Lane † says:

    Oh! So Cute!!!! Thanks, Erin!

  6. Jackie says:

    How pretty…I am gonna make this book mark for my mom and mother inlaw for mother’s day…They both love to read!! thanks for all your neat patterns…

  7. Lynn Larsen says:

    Cute Posies in a row bookmark but please tell me how to make that zig-zaggy cord. Would love to know! Thanks, LYNN. P.S. I am Always confused by crochet pattern language ie US or UK terms. I was taught to crochet in UK style!

  8. Metta says:

    Lynn, all you have to do is make a chain however long you want, then turn and do single crochet up one side. it just naturally curls like that.

  9. Erin says:

    Hi Lynn and Metta-

    If you read the pattern there are instructions after the instructions for the posies on how to make the zig zag cord, it’s not just a chain with sc that curls:

    “Attach Color E to last posy, ch 39, turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next 2 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next 2 ch) across, ending with skip 2 ch, sc in last 2 sc: 38 sc”


  10. Lynn Larsen says:

    Dear Erin and Metta,
    Thanks for replies to my question about zig-zag cord for posy bookmark.

  11. Lisa says:

    Thanks for this free pattern! It’s the cutest bookmarker I have ever seen!!

  12. Sharyn- ohio says:

    Rachel, Always looking for very simple things for gkids and I was looking for a squiggle to make a worm out of and the stem will do very nicely. You have some really great things for beginners.Thanks so much for keeping your website so open and for everyone. Have a great day!
    Sharyn 🙂

  13. sandi says:

    Many years ago an ‘old’ woman gave me the oral pattern for a bookmark like this except it had a mouse head on the end. Would you happen to have that pattern. Would love it.

  14. Varsha says:

    Must try it Tom first thing in morning!

  15. sandi says:

    Would have appreciated an answer. I wasnt looking for seeing my name in print.

  16. Debby REJCEK says:

    Hi I just found your site I love it thanks for sharing the great ideas

  17. Leanda says:

    Dear Rachel

    I am quite new to crocheting. I have managed the flowers and the tail, however I don’t understand where on the back of the flowers you used the simple whipstitch to make them lie flat. The picture shows the flowers as overlaid on each other and I am getting them attached in a line. Please help.


    • Rachel says:

      Hi Leanda, I believe Erin (who made the pattern) meant for you to sew the parts of the posies together if you desire them to be more connected and flatter. Try whip stitching over the areas where the flowers overlap in the back.

  18. Tameko says:

    I look forward to trying out this pattern. Thanks!

  19. Marcia says:

    Dear Erin and Rachel, I wanted to let you know how often I have used this pattern. I make the tail into a circle for a headband for my nieces. They love wearing them. I have made red, white and blue posies for July 4th, pastel colored posies for Easter and red/green posies for the holidays. Thanks for the pattern. Marcia

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