X Marks the Spot Crochet Bookmark Pattern Tutorial | Crochet Quickies | Day 24

The X Marks the Spot crochet bookmark pattern tutorial was born as a gift I wanted to create for my boyfriend.

I read…a lot. I love books, and I love bookmarks. It’s somewhat of an obsession really.

My book collection is massive, just like my yarn, and skate collections!

He loves to read too! I picked up a book for him, laid this inside, and wrapped it in gold tissue paper.

It felt really good to give a handmade gift for a passion we both love.

It’s Christmas Eve πŸŽ„ and you may want to crochet something quick…this is crochet bookmark is perfect. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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In This Post you will Learn…

This crochet bookmark pattern tutorial is extremely easy to crochet and I added a few weaving techniques in there just to give it a little flare.

  • How to crochet a bookmark.
  • Weaving through holes (not rocket science LOL!, but I’m trying to fill this space with something that sounds cool because this pattern is so easy!) 🀣

I created a full video on how to work this crochet bookmark pattern in this easy tutorial.

Check it out on YouTube: X Marks the Spot Crochet Bookmark Pattern Tutorial or jump to the tutorial at the bottom of the page.

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A little bit about the yarn…

Scheepjes Stone-washed is a 3-weight yarn, and comes in a variety of beautiful earth tone colors. There really is nothing like it on the market today.

+ Skill Level

Beginner

+ Gauge

Not important for this project

+ Materials

Suggested Yarn: Scheepjes Stone-Washed or any 3-weight light worsted

weight yarn.   (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, 142 yds/ 130 m per 1.76 oz/50 g skein).

I used 4 colors:

  • 849 – Yellow Jasper
  • 811 – Deep Amethyst
  • 813 – Amazonite
  • 836 – Tourmaline

Yardage Needed:

Just a little bit of each color you decide to use.

Hook & Other Materials:

  • 3 mm crochet hook (you can use a larger hook and adjust tension)
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

+ Sizes/Finished Measurements

6″ tall x 1″ wide

+ Abbreviations

scsingle crochet
sc2togsingle crochet 2 together
sc3togsingle crochet 3 together
fscfoundation single crochet
st(s)stitch(es)
chchain
skskip
ch(s)chain(s)
*repeat from * to end of row

+ Stitch Guide:

sc – single crochet

insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

*insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, repeat from * 2 times, yo, draw through all loops on hook – 1 sc decrease.

sc3tog – single crochet 3 together

*insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, repeat from * 3 times, yo draw through all loops on hook – 2 sc decrease.

fsc – foundation single crochet

Create a slip knot.  Ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop (this is considered a ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook

(2nd st) Insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop (this is a ch 1), yo, draw through both loops

(2 fsc created).

+ Pattern Notes – Please Read:

  • Pattern is worked in rows.
  • Turning chains do not count as stitches.

+ x marks the Spot, Crochet Bookmark Pattern Tutorial

4 beautiful colorful crochet bookmarks on mark twain book

The X Marks the Spot crochet bookmark pattern tutorial will teach you how to crochet a simple bookmark pattern with a little flair.

I had a lot of fun creating this pattern and it has inspired me to create more fun bookmark crochet patterns too! I hope you enjoy this pattern.

Remember to grab the free pattern on December 24th, 2021 ONLY!

+ PATTERN

x marks the spot crochet bookmarks on mark twain book

Row 1: Fsc 5.

pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 1 of crochet bookmark pattern

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 5 sc.

pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 2 of crochet bookmark pattern

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next stitch, repeat from * one more time – 3 sc, 2 ch-1.

pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 4 of crochet bookmark pattern

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st, and ch-1 sp across – 5 sc.

Row 5:  Ch 1, turn, sc 1 in each st – 5 sc.

pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 6 of crochet bookmark pattern

Repeat Rows 3-5, 9 more times.

Row 33: Repeat row 3.

Row 34: Repeat row 4.

Row 35: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog – 3 sc.

pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 7 of crochet bookmark pattern
pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 7.1 of crochet bookmark pattern
pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 8 of crochet bookmark pattern
pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 9 of crochet bookmark pattern

Row 36: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog – 1 sc.

pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 10 of crochet bookmark pattern
pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 11 of crochet bookmark pattern

Do not cut yarn . Ch 60.

pink yarn with green crochet hook, step 12 of crochet bookmark pattern

+ Braids:

Using a complimentary color, chain 100 – 120 chains. Make sure the chain you create is about twice as long as the chain on the top of your bookmark – see video for help on this if you need it.

More Free Crochet Patterns You May Love πŸ˜€:

  1. Fair Isle Crochet Beanie Pattern – Crochet Along.
  2. Kirra Cardigan – a beginner crochet cardigan pattern.

+ Assembly:

Using a darning needle, attach to the starting end of the long chain you just created. Then weave through as follows, creating an X pattern (video goes into more detail for this as well).

You want all the length of all three chains to match, before you start braiding. Therefore you can drop some chains or chain more until they are the same length.

Make sure the braids are all the same length.

x marks the spot crochet bookmark tutorial making sure tails are the same length

Start weaving in from the bottom-most holes

x marks the spot crochet bookmark tutorial using a darning needle to weave through the holes

Work diagonally

x marks the spot crochet bookmark tutorial using a darning needle to weave through the holes

Once you have one side weaved in, begin working the other side.

x marks the spot crochet bookmark tutorial view of full bookmark

Like lacing up a shoe…

x marks the spot crochet bookmark tutorial weaving in the tails

Stabilize with a bottle or something heavy, and begin braiding.

x marks the spot crochet bookmark tutorial braiding the tails

When you are finished braiding…

x marks the spot crochet bookmark tutorial braiding the tails

Sew the three braids together, wrap the yarn around and weave through to secure it and create a tassel.

Leave a 1.5″ – 2″ tail.

+ Finishing:

To finish, I added a picot stitch border to the bottom of the bookmark. It’s simple little pattern and easy to make. Picots can be a little frustrating, but gentle patience works.

Using the same yarn color as the main part of your bookmark – flip bookmark so bottom RS is up. Insert hook in rightmost stitch and attach your yarn…

Row 1: *Ch 3, insert hook in 1st ch, yo, pull up a loop, slip stitch through, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up a loop and slip stitch, repeat from * across – 4 picot sts.

Weave in all tails

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19 thoughts on “X Marks the Spot Crochet Bookmark Pattern Tutorial | Crochet Quickies | Day 24”

  1. How do I get the free PDF of your X Marks The Spot Bookmark. I follow the directions and it doesn’t come up FREE. Help me please. Thank you.Merry Christmas!!Donna S

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  2. Unable to open anything up to get the pdf file. Already spent way too much time trying to figure out how to get this pattern

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