To every avid reader, a bookmark is essential and when a crocheter does love reading, a free crochet bookmark pattern is appropriate. How about killing 2 birds with the same stone? I have updated this pattern into a keychain holder, as such you can either make yours into a bookmark or into a keychain or both!
I love making easy crochet bookmark/keychain patterns because they are fun to make and work up faster. Another reason for making this pattern is that it’s a good use of ends of yarn. This would make a beautiful stash-busting pattern for little yards of yarn kept away.
This easy crochet bookmark/keychain pattern can be made using any weight of yarn from threads to fingering, double knit, and worsted weight yarn. I wouldn’t recommend chunky yarns so as to prevent your books from splitting.
These bookmarks can be made within minutes which makes this pattern a quick gift item.
As part of back to school blog hop, you can get the keychain pattern as a free download today only (16th, August 2021). details below
Last year, I designed my first crochet bookmark pattern, check it out here. This Bookmark can be customized as teacher’s appreciation gift!
Materials for your free book mark pattern
Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/4, 4 ply, (100% Cotton, 186 yards/170 m per 1.8 oz/50g ball.
Hook and other materials
Size E/4 (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Gauge is not crucial to this project
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Chains at the beginning of the rounds counts as a stitch.
- Any yarn weight can be used, the thinner the smaller.
Length: Increase or decrease the repeats of chains when making the rope to reflect the length of your book.
Difficulty Level – Easy
Terms – US Terminology
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Single Crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Skip – sk
Repeat – rep
Petal – 3.5” across
Rope – 9”
Tassel – 4”
Section 1 – Petal
Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 14 dc in to magic ring, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 15 dc
Or Ch 4, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 14 dc in to magic ring, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 15 dc
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 5, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * to last st, ch 5, dc in last st, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 5 ch sps, 15 dc
Round 3: Ch 3, sk first st, *(4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc in ch sp), sk next 3 sts, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 5 ch sps, 40 dc
For Keychain – Chain 12, pass in your metal key holder. sl st to the first ch, fasten off.
For bookmark, do not fasten off, set aside.
To make the Tassel:
Wrap yarn multiple times round your phone or cut out a cardboard same size as your cell phone. (Thickness of yarn on both sides of your phone/cardboard would be the volume of your Tassels)
Cut yarn at the yarn.
Slip off the yarn from your phone/cardboard.
Make the Knot – Cut out about 15” of yarn, fold into 2, wrap this yarn around a bunch of yarn made earlier. Make sure to secure the ends securely.
Cut off the bunch of yarn in the middle, trim off excess yarn on your tassels and set it aside.
Pick up the petal.
Chain 40 (or desired length considering your book-length).
Leave a long tail of yarn, cut yarn.
Join the Tassel made to the long tail of yarn left from the rope.
Spray your Petal with fabric starch or hair stiffener to block it and stiffen the petal.
I hope you have fun making your bookmarks? I’d love to see yours, tag me on social media using #blossombookmark.