3 Easy Crochet Bookmark Patterns

Elevate your reading experience and make the perfect gift with my collection of 3 Easy Crochet Bookmark Patterns – featuring a bookworm, pencil, and ruler design.

These free and simple patterns are ideal for book lovers of all ages, allowing you to add a touch of handmade charm to your reading adventures or surprise your fellow bookworms with thoughtful gifts.

The free crochet bookmark patterns are below.

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Crochet Pattern Information

Skill Level

Beginner. You can create this simple crochet project by using basic crochet stitches in easy repeating steps.

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Bookmark Size Chart

Bookworm3″ wide x 6″ long
Pencil2.5″ wide x 7.5″ long
Ruler2.5″ wide x 6.5″ long
Crochet Bookmark Sizes
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Crochet Terms & Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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Easy Crochet Bookmark Patterns Instructions

Crochet Bookworm Pattern

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Notes for Bookworm Pattern

  • You are crocheting in the round for each section of the worm and the eyes
  • The ch at the beginning of each round never counts as your first stitch
  • After each round, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch. 
  • Repeat the instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.

Head- make 1

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc, dc in next st, join and fasten off (36 stitches)

Body- make 2

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join and fasten off (24 stitches)

Tail- make 1

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join and fasten off (12 stitches)

Now, sew the four sections together with a tapestry needle.

Eyes- make 2

Begin with white yarn

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Switch to charcoal yarn

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off (12 stitches)

Use one of the charcoal tail ends to thread the yarn through the center to make a pupil.

Use the yarn tails and your tapestry needle to sew the eyes onto the head. 

Connect the eyes with the charcoal yarn to make it look like the worm is wearing glasses. 

Use charcoal yarn to add the smile.

Crochet Pencil Pattern

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Begin with pink yarn

Row 1: ch 14, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem chain, turn (12 stitches)

Rows 2-4: ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (12 stitches)

Switch to gray yarn

Rows 5-7: ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (12 stitches)

Switch to yellow yarn

Rows 8- 22: ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (12 stitches)

Switch to buff yarn

Row 23: ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (12 stitches)

Row 24: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 8, hdc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Row 25: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 6, hdc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

Row 26: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 4, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Switch to charcoal yarn

Row 27: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2, hdc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 28:  ch 2, hdc2toghdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 29: ch 2, hdc2tog and finish off.

Weave in all of your ends.

Crochet Ruler Pattern

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Use buff yarn

Row 1: ch 14, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem chain, turn (12 stitches)

Rows 2-24: ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (12 stitches)

After row 24, finish off and weave in ends. 

Use charcoal yarn to make the lines and numbers on the ruler.

You are done! I hope you liked this free crochet pattern.

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