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Bookmark Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 8, 2017 | Featured

Knitting Patterns for Bookmarks. Most patterns are free

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern for Frog Bookmark

Fred, the Frog Bookmark

Uses just 52 – 55 yards (48 – 50 m) of Aran weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Stana D.Sortor

Free Knitting Pattern for Tulip Bookmark

Tulip Bookmark

This bookmark features a flower motif created with 1/1 cables (right side only), twisted stitches (both knit and purl), yarn overs and various decreases. Designed by Jessica Wirthig

Free Knitting Pattern for Flourish Bookmark

Flourish Bookmark

Lace bookmark with knit tassel. Body is approximately 6.5 inches. Designed by Nina Casey. Pictured project by AriadneWebb

Free Knitting Pattern for String of Hearts Bookmark

String of Hearts Bookmark

Lace hearts with pretty ribbon woven through eyelets can be used as decoration as well as bookmark. Designed by Judy Gibson. Pictured project by espomull

Free Knitting Pattern for Cat Bookmark

Cat Silhouette Bookmark

Knit in one piece with the ears picked up and the tail in i-cord. Approximately 7” / 18 cm long. Designed by Stana D.Sortor. Pictured projects by seymor and Patty7737

Free Knitting Pattern for Star Spangled Bookmark

Star Spangled Bookmark

Two stars knit on straight needles joined by an i-cord. Designed by Faith Schmidt

Free Knitting Pattern for Pirate Bookscarf

Pirate Bookscarf

Double knit reversible bookmark featuring a skull and crossbones motif. Designed by Sandra Jäger. The chart can also be used for other colorwork projects. Pictured project by PixelBamf

Free Knitting Pattern for Owl Bookmark

Owl Bookmark

Easy quick book mark with a cable owl in bulky yarn. Designed by Sarah Alderson. Pictured project by skazyla

Free Knitting Pattern for Lace Sampler Bookmark

Lace Sampler Bookmark

4 stitch patterns including Bead Stitch, Fill Stitch, Trinity Stitch, and Trellis Stitch from the designs of Anna Marie Jensen are incorporated into this bookmark by Ava T. Coleman. Pictured project by NicolaKL

Free Knitting Pattern for Snake Bookmark

Snake Bookmark

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Bookmark Birds

Bookmark Birds

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Bunny Bookmark

Bunny Bookmark

All pieces of the bookmark designed by the Twins are knitted flat. Pictured project by chickenbeans

Free Knitting Pattern for Dragon Bookmark

Dragon Bookmark

Reversible doubleknit bookmark with a dragon motif. Designed by LFSAlden. Pictured project by Carla72

Free Knitting Pattern for 7 of Hearts Bookmark

7 of Hearts Bookmark

Lace bookmark with interlocking hearts designed by Eric Haas. Pictured project by GeorgiaRain

Free Knitting Pattern for Musical Bookmarks

Musical Bookmark

These doubleknit bookmarks feature a treble clef and musical notes. They are fully reversible and can be completed in 1 or 2 hours. Designed by Miss Buttons. Great stashbuster for scrap yarn

Free knitting pattern for Crayon Bookmarks and other stash buster knitting patterns

Crayon Bookmarks

Designed by Twins Knitting, these easy bookmarks are knitting flat and seamed.

Free knitting pattern for Journal Band with Pen Pocket

Journal Band with Pen Pocket

Laura Crowley designed this easy, quick-to-knit band with a built-in pen pocket. Great stash buster or quick gift!

Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Ball Bookmark

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Fruit Bookmarks or Clips

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hogwarts Bookmarks

Hogwarts Bookscarves

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

 Free Knitting Pattern for Lace Heart Bookmark

Lace Heart Bookmark

Easy bookmark pattern by Darilyn Page. Pictured project by share32006

Simple Cross Bookmarks Free Knitting Pattern | Free Quick Easter Knitting Patterns at

Simple Cross Bookmarks

Designed by Lori Klahn, this lace bookmark features a ribbon cross or a cross made of contrasting yarn.

Download the free knitting pattern at Ravelry

Free Knitting Pattern for Harry Potter Bookscarf

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

Free Knitting for Eff Off I'm Reading Bookmark

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

 Free Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Bookmark

Shamrock Bookmark

Double knit bookmark with shamrock motifs. Designed by Sandra Jäger. Available in English and German

Patterns for Purchase

Free Knitting Pattern for LOC Bookweight

LOC Bookweight

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

Knitting Pattern for Jane Austen Bookmark

 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

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Free Knitting Pattern for Bibliort Bookmark Band

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

Knitting Pattern for Book Cover

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

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Knitting Pattern for Squashed Rat and Teddy Bookmarks

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.

Knitting Pattern for Lacy Bookmark Trio

Lacy Bookmark Trio

Set of 3 lace bookmark designs including corner and flat bookmarks.

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Knitting Pattern for Handy Bookmark

Handy Bookmark

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.

Knitting pattern for Leaf Corner Bookmarkes - 4 different designs

Knitting Patterns for Leaf Corner Bookmarks

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.

Knitting Pattern for Squash Blossom Bookmark

Squash Blossom Bookmark

Flower bookmark knit on dpns.

Knitting Pattern for Lace Corner Bookmark

Lace Corner Bookmark

Approximately 3” on the diagonal, finished. Pictured version shows how the bookmark can be embellished.

 Knitting Pattern for Knit for the Cure Bookmark

Knitting for a Cure Bookmark

Knitting for a CureThis 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.

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 Knitting Pattern for Lace Bookmarks

Lace Bookmarks

Knitting Idiot's GuidesTwo lace bookmark patterns about 1 1⁄4 inches (3cm) wide by 6 1⁄2 inches (16.5cm) tall. Two of the 20 projects in Knitting (Idiot’s Guides).

Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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