Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern

Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern

I managed to write two crochet patterns last week and after all that mind exhaustion, and the fact I am still trying to shake my 'man' cold, I didnt really feel like crocheting much over the weekend.  But I have got a small project (even smaller than you will usually find here!) to share today...

... I was playing around with colour and wondered what it would be like to crochet with two different colours at the same time, so I just began crocheting and ended up creating these cute bookmarks for K.  I love to give books as gifts and I think it would add a nice homemade touch to to pop one of these inside a book you were giving.  Using two different colours gave them a really pretty finish, I'll definititely be trying some other projects like this.






I'm not really sure about the rules of mixing yarns (are there any?) but if like me, you just like to try things out and see how it goes this is a great way to do it!

so without further ado, here's how I made them:

Free Crochet Flower Bookmark Pattern - Lululoves Blog

Crochet Flower Bookmark Pattern

Written in UK terms

Hook: 4/4.5mm (you can shop my favourite tools here)

Yarn: I used a mixture of various cottons the grey is Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo (80% viscose, 20% wool) and the yellow 4ply wool, the blue and peach colours were Cotton DK but these would work with pretty much anything I imagine.


Ch = Chain

Dc = Double crochet (US SC)

Tr = Treble crochet (US DC)

Ss = Slip Stitch

2 balls of yarn (different colours - this is good project for using leftovers)


Working with two strands at the same time, Ch5 and join with a ss to create ring (or use a magic ring if you prefer)

Row 1: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 11tr into the ring, join to top of beginning ch-3 with a ss.

Row 2: skip 1st st, *5tr into next st, dc into next st; repeat from * four more times (you should now have 5 petals) ss into final stitch.

Ch31, 3dc in 2nd chain from hook (to create a little loop at the end - you could leave this part out and just finish off after your ch30), finish off, leave tail for sewing in ends.  Attach ends to a darning needle and sew back into the chain to complete the loop.

Blimey, so easy it's hardly a pattern at all!

And before I go a quick behind the scenes shot - Here are the little helping hands that came to my rescue this morning when I was struggling with the camera and holding open the book; how I love those little hands!


Hope you are enjoying this glorious weather - after a month of solid rain it's made me very happy indeed!

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (11)

  • Georgina Giles

    Georgina Giles

    22 May 2012 at 14:23 |
    What a lovely make, I love the mix of the two colours. And I agree with giving books - wonderful gifts!
    • Lululoves


      22 May 2012 at 16:26 |
      Thank you xx
  • Ana


    23 May 2012 at 13:12 |
    The threads you use are simply beautiful!! :)
    What kind of yarn do you usually use? Cotton?
    I loved the grey you used in the collar, but this blue is gorgeous! :)
    • Lululoves


      23 May 2012 at 21:19 |
      Hi Ana, For this kind of project I usually use cotton, the blue is a cotton DK 'Classique' by stylecraft, I can't find the label now to get the shade number but it shouldn't be too hard to track down.xx
      • Ana


        24 May 2012 at 17:37 |
        I’ll try to find that brand in Portugal. I find the cotton I use not so delicate as this you posted and I would like to try it and compare! Thank you! :) xx
  • Cheryl


    12 June 2012 at 19:31 |
    Love these bookmarks! Thanks for sharing.
  • Casey


    25 June 2012 at 16:30 |
    I'm definitely making myself one of these today!
  • Donna


    11 October 2012 at 17:02 |
    Thank you for the pattern, I came across it on Pinterest, I have been needing a new bookmark pattern. I make bookmarks for the local public library which they sell to help raise money for the library.
    • Lululoves


      11 October 2012 at 21:10 |
      What a lovely idea & a great way to support your community library - I hope they like the flowers :)) Thanks for your comment. Em xx
  • Ellie


    26 June 2013 at 14:11 |
    I just made one of these and cannot believe how much I love it. thankyou xx
  • Hannah


    13 August 2013 at 01:52 |
    I just made this and modified it just a little bit at the end! I added two extra chains and then made a three chain loop. I then single crocheted (US term) seven times in the loop to add a little bit more to the end!

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