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Free Pattern: Simple Bookmarks

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

It's been a while since I posted a knitting tutorial on here. The year has been busy on a personal level so I haven't been able to create new patterns, but I have always kept knitting and it's been a good way to release some steam and take the stress away (you probably remember my Ribbed Baby Blanket that I completed in May or more recently my Gryffindor Scarf).

In honour of Book Lovers Day on 9 August (yes that's a thing) and in preparation for the autumn evenings ahead full of reading, candles and all the cosy stuff, I've created these simple bookmarks. They are very easy to make (it took me less than 20 minutes per bookmark), and you can use any leftover yarn that you have around the house. I think they add a touch of warmth to the home.

If you made one of our knitting kits, you will complete these like a breeze. If you're a newbie, click on each underlined term to watch the video tutorial for that technique.


What I used:

You can use any yarn you can find, that are suitable with 6.00mm needles.

Step-By-Step Tutorial

  1. Cast on 6 stitches.

  2. Knit until you reach 14 cm in height.

  3. Cast off the first 2 stitches, then knit until the end of the row. Your knit should now look like this.

  4. For the next row, cast off the first 2 stitches, then knit until the end of the row. Since we cast off 2 x 2 stitches at the beginning of each row, we are left with 2 stitches on our needle, located in the centre. Your knit now looks like this.

  5. Knit the two stitches for a height of 6 cm from the last cast off, then cast off all the stitches.

  6. Optional: make a tassel and attach to the end of your bookmark using a simple double knot.


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