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Customizable Perfect for Gifts!
I would consider this project Intermediate to Advanced level crochet.
Stitches used include: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), triple crochet (trc), slip stich (sl st).
There is also a technique of single crocheting two chains together which might be for the more experienced crochet crafter. I have tried to better explain this in the photos to help out.

I've attached the pattern as a word document since that might help with pattern reading :)
Please do not sell my pattern or items made with my pattern -You can give them away as gifts though! Thank you :)

Posted by VeganSprinkles from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States • Published See VeganSprinkles's 33 projects »
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  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies!
    I'm using Anzula Nebula Fingering Weight Yarn in colors Raspberry (magenta), Chiva (blue), and Peacock (green).

    For the stem and leaves and the small flowers that are a cluster of 3 I used Crochet Hook D/3-3.25mm.
    For the large size single flower I used Crochet Hook G/6-4.25mm.
    For the small curly tendrils on the single flower bookmark I used Crochet Hook B 1/ 2.35mm.

    I also used matching thread and needles to sew the piece together and some beads to decorate the flowers.

    An optional step is to starch the bookmark with a glue/water mixture in a small bowl.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stem (Hook D/3-3.25mm)
    You can adjust the length of the bookmark by making more or less ch. This was apx. 10 inches long.
    Row 1: ch 76.
    Row 2: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
    Row 3: sc in each stitch across.
    Tie off, weave in ends.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 3
    Step 3

    Leaf (Hook D/3-3.25mm)
    R 1: ch 6.
    R 2: working as a round sc; hdc; dc; dc; 2 hdc; hdc; dc; dc; hdc; sc in 1st sc.
    Tie off, weave in ends.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 4
    Step 4

    Star Flower (Small flowers Hook D/3-3.25mm; Large flower Hook G/6-4.25mm)
    Working in the round (You will end up rotating the flower as you work)
    R 1: ch 2, sl st to form a loop.
    R 2: *ch 15, sl st to loop* 5 times to create 5 petals. (5 sets of ch 15)
    R 3: in ch space: 5 sc to connect two petals together (see photo if confused); *in ch space of petal sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc; 5 sc to connect next petal, sl st to loop, 5 sl st in the previous 5 sc to reach the next petal ch space* Repeat * 4 times until back to the first petal, in ch space of petal sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc; 5 sl st in the 5 sc closest to the loop, sl st to loop.
    Tie off, weave in ends.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 5
    Step 5

    The tendrils on the right-hand bookmark were kind of an afterthought but in retrospect I would make them at this point.

    Short tendril (Hook B 1/ 2.35mm)
    Row 1: ch 14.
    Row 2: *sc 2 in same st, skip 1 st* Repeat * across.
    Tie off, weave in ends.

    Long tendril (Hook B 1/ 2.35mm)
    Row 1: ch 23.
    Row 2: *sc 2 in same st, sc 2 in next st, skip 1 st* Repeat * across.
    Tie off, weave in ends.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 6
    Step 6

    Decorate the flowers with beads or sequins if you like.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew all the pieces together. Optional: you can use safety pins to try out different layouts and hold it together while you sew.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 8
    Step 8

    Optional: Starching the bookmark
    This is a permanent starching recipe to stiffen the bookmark and help it lay flat. I also noticed that this made the yarn slightly darker when it was dried.
    Mix 1 part glue or mod podge with 1 part water.
    Soak the bookmark in the mixture until it is completely wet then squeeze out the extra liquid.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 9
    Step 9

    Lay it flat onto parchment or wax paper or even a plastic bag to dry.
    8 hours on one side then flip it over and let it dry another 8 hours or overnight.
    You want it to be very dry before it goes into a book!

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 10
    Step 10

    The one on the left is starched and the one on the right is Not starched.
    Notice the color difference and how much flatter the starched one is!

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Crochet Flower Bookmark - Step 11
    Step 11

    But they work just fine either way!
    Hope you like the bookmark pattern :)

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