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This free pattern is for a crochet cat bookmark. This pattern is made using mostly linked crochet stitches as well as Dishie yarn from WeCrochet.
Call me a “Crazy Cat Lady” LOL! Seriously I love my cats, especially Lilly. She is the sweetest and softest cat I ever met. I also feel like she is so darn smart. It’s incredible. It makes me wish she could speak English sometimes. I would love to know what she actually says. But I’m sure I’m not the only who thinks that about their pets.
Anyways, this crochet cat bookmark is actually dedicated to her. She has grey and white super soft fur and always wants to snuggle and be carried. So I guess she came up in my mind when I wanted to design a bookmark while I was browsing through my new linked crochet ebook.
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Crochet Bookmark Pattern
Crochet Bookmarks are actually a lot more fun that I first thought. They are also super fast to make and simply look adorable. Once you have the flat “body” made, you can any animal or human limbs and heads you like.
Creativity is the only thing that will stop you from making cute crochet bookmarks.
But I must say, that to make them last longer and keep them sturdier, linked crochet is the best stitch technique to use.
I love this technique so much that I created an entire ebook with stitch tutorials and crochet patterns, many of which are exclusive to the ebook. Check it out or see the free crochet cat bookmark pattern below.
So ready to make a crochet cat bookmark now?
Get the PDF of the Cat Bookmark Pattern
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
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So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to crochet the Cat Bookmark
Materials you will need
- WeCrochet’s Multi Dishie yarn in these color:
- and less than 30 inches of black yarn
- 4.00 mm hook
- tapestry needle
- polyfill or leftover yarn
- 0.8mm black plastic safety eyes
4 ldc stitches x 2 rows = 1 square inch
12 x 2 inches (flat body is 8 inches in length)
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- inc = increase
- dec = decrease
- ch = chain
- invisible sc dec
- ldc = linked double crochet (learn this stitch HERE with a video)
- mr = magic ring or alternative magic ring
- lsc = Linked Single Crochet (video provided)
Free Written Pattern for the Cat Bookmark
Crochet the Cat Body
Row 1: Insert and pull up a loop thru the 2nd, and 3rd chain from the loop, finish it like a normal dc (made first 1 ldc), 1 ldc in each ch, turn
Row 2-17: ch 2, 1 ldc in each st, turn (8 sts)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Need a video for LDC?
See the detailed tutorial on my website here or watch a shorter version on social media below.
If you have trouble with the linked crochet stitch, I posted the same video showing you how to crochet it on 3 social media platforms:
Make 4 tube pieces for the cat legs
Crochet in continuous rounds and make a mr, add 4 sc, without increasing place 1 sc in each st, until each piece is ~2 inches. Do not weave in your ends. Leave about a 10 inch tail.
IF you have trouble with the 4sc tubes, try making them with 5sc’s or as a thick I-cord. I have a video tutorial here for that!
Crochet ONE ~4.5 inch i-cord to make the Tail
There are many ways to crochet an i-cord. But I used the technique in this video: https://youtu.be/5-OZiZcmqXw (go to 8:40min)
Do not weave in your ends. Leave about a 10 inch tail.
If you have trouble with the I-cord or legs, please watch a short video on any of the 3 social media platforms:
Crochet the Cat Head
Crochet in continuous rounds.
R1: Make a mr, add 1 sc and 5 lsc (6 sts)
R2: 2 lsc in each st (12 sts)
R3: *1 lsc, 2 lsc in the next st, repeat from * (18 sts)
R4-5: 1 lsc in each st (18 sts)
R6: *1 lsc, 1 inv lsc dec in the next st, repeat from * (12 sts)
Note: combine the linked crochet technique with the invisible single crochet technique to crochet the inv lsc dec. Or use a regular sc dec.
IF you find the LSC too difficult for this pattern please feel free to use the normal SC stitches.
I posted a short video on how to do the linked single crochet, linked single crochet decrease, and closing up the head here:
Add the plastic eyes (or embroider a french knot as eyes) and fill with polyfill or leftover yarn (I actually used leftover yarn).
R7: 1 inv lsc dec in each st
Sew the hole closed.
Using the black yarn or thread, embroider the face to the head.
Crochet the Cat Ears (make 2)
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, turn
R2: 1 sc dec in each st, turn
R3: 1 sc dec
Now sew the ears to the top of the head on the left and right, the head to the body on the top, the legs to each corner and the tail on the bottom.
So now you can see that you can easily change up the pattern to make the body longer or shorter to fit any book you want to use the bookmark for.
The same is true for the limbs, tail and head – feel free to make them larger or smaller as well.
And as you can see NOW, I based my yarn choice on my cat Lilly. She is the sweetest and simply needed to be featured in a pattern. Is she so cute? The same is true for the bookmark, am I right?
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