Here is a free crochet pattern for a quick and easy crochet bookmark. It's great for yourself or for your child to enjoy. You only need a small amount of yarn in one or two colors, thus making this a great stashbuster crochet pattern as well.
For this bookmark I added a small tassel at the end of the string, but you can add just about anything you like from another small applique to your favorite charm.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Butterfly Mercerized Cotton – Double Knitting # 3
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
Finished Size: The flower measures 2.25 inches across. In total with the string and pom pom it measures approximately 11.5 inches long.
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Rnd 1: With your first color, chain 2, work 10 half double crochets into 2nd chain from hook; With the second color, join the round with a slip stitch in the first half double crochet. (10 stitches)
Rnd 2: Chain 1, (single crochet, chain 3) in the same stitch as where you made the join, * skip next stitch, (single crochet, chain 3) in next stitch; repeat from * around; join with a slip stitch in the first single crochet. (5 chain-3 spaces)
Rnd 3: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), work another 4 double crochet in the same stitch as where you made the join, single crochet in chain-3 space, * 5 double crochet in next single crochet, single crochet in chain -3 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip stitch in the first double crochet (3rd chain) Turn. (30 stitches)
Slip stitch into first stitch (into last single crochet made in Rnd 3). Chain 30. Fasten Off and attach a small tassel at end. Or, instead of a tassel, you can also add a charm or another small applique, whichever you prefer.
Another variation of this pattern is to leave off the string and tassel. Then use the cute flower as an applique for a baby headband or a on a hair clip. You could also attach it to your keys for a keychain, or onto a magnet for a cute and fun fridgie in your kitchen.
The flower in this bookmark only measures 2.25 inches across. Thus, if you need one that's larger you can always use a worsted weight yarn and an H or an I crochet hook.
So I hope you will give the free crochet flower bookmark pattern a try and find many uses for the flower.