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This is a free crochet pattern for a crochet leaf bookmark. This bookmark features a little corner pocket to slip over the corner of your book pages instead!
If you’ve been following me for any length of time, then you know how much I love functional crochet patterns. Even better if it’s a multi-functional design!
This cute little crochet leaf bookmark is quick and simple to whip up and can be used in one of two ways. Of course, you can use it like a traditional bookmark with the tassel hanging out of the bottom of the book. Alternatively, this crochet leaf bookmark features a corner pocket so that you can slip it over the corners of your pages instead! Remember that I said I like multi-functional?
When choosing which yarn to use, you can use worsted weight yarn, however, DK weight or thinner might be best for this bookmark. This is a great stash buster pattern! Use up those scraps to crank out these bookmarks as gifts or market prep. You could even make a bunch to donate to your local library as handouts for reading programs. There are lots of possibilities here!
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THE PATTERN WAS A DESIGN CAL
These Design CALs are super special because members have input on how the pattern turns out. We start the pattern with an idea and every week, for up to 4 weeks, the pattern is extended until it’s done. All through video tutorials, one each week.
There is a new Design CAL each month now. Sometimes we even have several Design CALs each month, depending on how long each pattern takes to finish.
This crochet leaf bookmark was designed in early fall of 2022 in The Crochet Club. It was a highly requested pattern.
You’ll be able to find all the video tutorials in The Crochet Club as they are exclusive to the membership. But the pattern is now accessible also on my website for you with ads, or Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrafts as a pdf without ads.
Get the PDF of the Crochet Leaf Bookmark
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.
In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!
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To start, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this easy pattern.
How to crochet a Leaf Bookmark
Materials you will need
- Mary Maxim Mellowspun DK – Spring Green
- D- 3.25 mm hook -> I used a Furls Crochet Metal Streamline Hook
- tapestry needle
1 round x 5 tr stitches = 1 square inch
4.5 x 4 inches
This pattern was designed as part of the Design CAL hosted in The Crochet Club and comes with 1 full video tutorial that is exclusive to the membership. You’ll be able to find all the video tutorials in The Crochet Club.
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- inc = increase
Free Written Pattern for the Crochet Leaf Bookmark
R1: ch 8, sl st to the 5 ch from the hook (3 leftover chs), ch 5, 6 tr into the ring, ch 3, 6 tr into the ring, ch 5, sl to the closed sl st of the 3 leftover ones
R2: 1 sc in each of the 5 chs from the previous rd, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, into the ch-3 space place (1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr) OR if you are a tight crocheter place (2 dc, 1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr, 2 dc), 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in the following st, 1 sc in each of the last 5 chs, sl st to the next ch of the original leftover 3 chs
R3: 1 sc in the next 4 st, (1 sc and 1 hdc) in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, in the following st place (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr), 1 dc in each st until the ch space where you place (3 tr, ch 4, 3 tr), 1 dc in the next 3 sts, in the following st place (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr), 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the following st, (1 hdc and 1 sc) in the next st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, sl st to the last ch remaining
Optional: add a long ch to one of the leaves and starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, crochet 1 sc per ch, then fasten off
Sew together the 2 leaves between the 3 outer ch spaces as 3 “corners” to create a corner pocket you can use for your book to mark your spot.
Free Crochet Leaf Bookmark Pattern
That’s it! Your Crochet Leaf Bookmark is now finished and ready to use or gift to someone!
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