Free Crochet Pattern…Summer Reading Bookmark!

The Summer Reading Bookmark is a fun little project that you can work up quickly.  Perfect for catching up on your favorite book, it also makes a fabulous and thoughtful gift to go along with a book or perhaps for someone in your book club too.  Crocheted with pretty thread in a lovely lace stitch, the bookmark is finished off with elegant crystal and glass beads.

Summer Reading Bookmark

By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • Crochet Thread (I used Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 in the “Pastel Variegated” colorway)
  • C (2.75) mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Beads (I used crystal and glass)
  • Ruler or tape measure (optional)


  • 2.25 inches wide
  • Main part of bookmark is 6 inches long
  • Bookmark with fringe is about 9 inches long

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Ch 14

Row 1: In the 5th chain from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain. Skip two chains and work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain, skip the next two chains and work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain, then one dc in the last chain.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each of the chain 2 spaces from the previous row (center of each V). Work a dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until bookmark measures 6 inches (or desired length).


Weave in all ends.  Cut three pieces of thread, each measuring 12 inches long.  Fold each piece in half, then fold in half again.  Insert loop end into one of the chain 2 spaces of the last row worked.  Thread cut ends through the loop and gently pull (just like when making fringe on a scarf).  Repeat for the other two pieces.  Tie all three fringes into a knot as shown.  Thread each piece of fringe thread with a bead, tying a knot at the bottom to secure.  Trim ends and you’re finished!

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5 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern…Summer Reading Bookmark!

  1. Oooh, except for the beads , I have all the materials needed. I think I may be starting something new today! I might even have some bead somewhere.

  2. Mine keeps curling down. I guess I'm crocheting too tightly and need to loosen up some, because it is not flat! This is also my first attempt at thread crochet.

  3. Love the pattern! Just wanted to let you know, though, that when I got to the end and cut the threads for the trim, I had to make the 3 strands 24 inches instead of 12 inches long so I could tie them. Otherwise, it's lovely. I made it as a gift for my daughter's teacher! 🙂

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