Bookmark Knitting Patterns
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Easy quick book mark with a cable owl in bulky yarn. Designed by Sarah Alderson. Pictured project by skazyla
This Curvy Bookmark by the amazing Frankie Brown is knit in garter stitch using short rows to make curves. Great use for scrap yarn, especially variegated or self-striping. Pictured projects by wbotelho and moonflower
This easy bird bookmark is knit flat in one piece using simple garter stitch and then attached with a ribbon to hold you place in a book. Quick gift and great stash buster. Designed by Claire Garland.
7 of Hearts Bookmark
Lace bookmark with interlocking hearts designed by Eric Haas. Pictured project by GeorgiaRain
Designed by Twins Knitting, these easy bookmarks are knitting flat and seamed.
Yarn Ball Bookmark
Easy knitting pattern for band-style bookmark constructed of i-cord to look like a ball of yarn. Instructions for the tiny knitting needles included. Designed by Donna Herron
Fruit Bookmarks or Clips
This tiny set of apple, pear, and pineapple is a cute way to keep your place in a cookbook or any book, clip papers together or even decorate a gift. Great stashbuster for scrap yarn or a quick gift! The tallest, the pear, is about 7cm (3”) high. Designed by Amalia Samios who allows you to sell the finished projects.
Designed by Anna Kingstone, these reversible double knit bookmarks are designed with the house sigils for Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff. Pictured project by FiberOfMyBeing
Simple Cross Bookmarks
Designed by Lori Klahn, this lace bookmark features a ribbon cross or a cross made of contrasting yarn.
Harry Potter Bookscarf
Laura Miller designed these bookmarks with Hogwarts house colors because she loved Harry Potter but didn’t have much use for a full-sized scarf where she lived. Pictured project by knittinglaura
Eff Off I’m Reading Bookmark
Edith Cummings created this subtle message for when we don’t want to be bothered. I think this would also be great to tie to your knitting needles or project bag to send the message “Eff Off I’m Knitting”. Easy quick project that knitters reported only took a couple of hours. It does recommend using a spool knitter to create the i-cords but you can knit them with needles. Pictured project by bloepper
Patterns for Purchase
Bookweights keep your book open at that page — perfect if you’re trying to read while your hands are full of knitting needles and yarn. The twisted stitches of this bookweight were inspired by a painted border running across the archways at the Library of Congress. and it can be filled with rice or small pebbles. Designed by Kendra Nitta. One of the 28 patterns in Stitching in the Stacks: Librarian-Inspired Knits
Jane Austen Bookmark
Marianne’s Romantic Bookmark is a lace band that wraps around the pages and buttons at the heart. The designer Carolyn Mills was inspired by Marianne Dashwood and John Willoughby reciting Sonnet 116 to each other in the 1995 film version of Sense and Sensibility. The edging is meant to look like the waves of the tempest, yet the arrows point in one direction as in “never shaken,” love is “an ever-fixed mark.” Pictured project by Strickliese
Bibliort Bookmark Band
This book band is attached to lace or ribbon to hold pages without damage (the second photo shows the knitted piece inside the book but it is intended to go outside). You can also wear as an accessory like a headband, garter, choker, so you will always have a bookmark handy. Designed by Sharon Fuller. One of the 28 patterns in Stitching in the Stacks: Librarian-Inspired Knits
Resizable Book Cover
A Book Cover for Edmund is resizable, features a horseshoe cable, and was inspired by Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Designed by Melissa Armstrong
Squashed Rat and Teddy Bookmarks
The body is flat and the head is thicker so it can stick out of the top of your book. I think you could easily customize the teddy’s face so you could have a regular cute teddy bookmark. You can buy the rat bookmark pattern separately or in a set with the teddy bookmark.
Lacy Bookmark Trio
Set of 3 lace bookmark designs including corner and flat bookmarks.
You can easily customize the fingers’ placement in this hand shaped bookmark to suit the recipient. This is a quick knit that can be completed in about 2 hours. Approximately 10’’ long x 1.5’’ wide after light blocking.
Leaf Corner Bookmark (4 Designs)
The corner bookmark is a spin-off of the traditional bookmark only instead of slipping it into the book it hugs the pages. You will receive all 4 different leaf patterns.
Squash Blossom Bookmark
Flower bookmark knit on dpns.
Lace Corner Bookmark
Approximately 3” on the diagonal, finished. Pictured version shows how the bookmark can be embellished.
Knitting for a Cure Bookmark
This bookmark is one of 18 designs from Knitting for a Cure. Other patterns include scarves, a hat, a headband, fingerless gloves, teapot cozy, hot water bottle cover, pillow, and more. Many feature breast cancer awareness ribbon.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!