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Ripples Crochet Bookmark – Free Pattern

Looking for a quick and easy crochet project that makes a personalised holiday gift? Meet the Ripples Crochet Bookmark! Crochet bookmarks make adorable handmade gifts. They’re practical, unique, and quite personal, don’t you think?

In my opinion, crochet bookmarks are some of the fastest projects you can undertake. They are small in size, making them excellent for a last-minute gift.

The Ripple crochet bookmark is quite easy to make. Depending on your current crochet skill level, you could get it done in under an hour. So, if you know someone who loves reading actual books and values handmade gifts, a crochet bookmark will make a charming gift. Let’s dive into it and create something special for the bookworms in your life!

Speaking of books… My friend just launched this adorable Little Playbook – a fun daily invitation to revive your inner curiosity and playfulness. Growing up means more responsibilities crowding our brains, and we totally forget the carefree, curious spirit of our childhood – you know, finding joy in the little things! I love the magic of opening a page at random and stumbling upon just what I need for the day. Today, it was THIS page!

Ripples Crochet Bookmark- Free Pattern

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Easy. Suitable for advanced beginners/Intermediate skills. You’ll need to know how to crochet the single crochet, double crochet stitches and crochet in back loops only.


  • You can use any fingering weight yarn (4ply), 100% cotton, in any three colours of your choice. I used Bella Baby Tootgarook 4 ply yarn in two shades of purple and white.
  • Total yardage approx. 27yds /24.6m or 9yds/8.2m per colour.
  • Crochet hook 3mm
  • Scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape

Finished Size

Length without tassels: 8.75″ (22cm)

Length with tassels: 10″ (25cm)

Width: 1.5″ (4cm)


6 Sts x 3 rows in pattern= 1″ (2.5cm)

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

BLO = back loop only (Insert hook into the back loop only of the next stitch and work a single or double crochet as per pattern)

Ripples Crochet Bookmark Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is worked lengthwise. You can make a longer bookmark by chaining more (any multiple of 10 plus 1).
  • Ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch.
  • Ch 2 counts as the first stitch (DC).
  • When the pattern says ‘5 SC’ or ‘5 DC’ – it means to work one SC (or DC) into each of the next five stitches.

Ripples Crochet Bookmark Instructions

With the first colour, Ch 51 (or a multiple of 10 plus 1).

Row 1: SC in the second Ch from hook and in each of the next 4 Sts, *5 DC, 5 SC, repeat from * across the row, finishing with DC in the last 5 Sts.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as the first DC stitch), work a DC in BLO in the next 4 Sts, *5 SC in BLO, 5 DC in BLO, repeat from * across the row.

In this row, DC are worked into the DC and SC into SC in the previous row.

Fasten off, cut yarn, leaving approx. 3-inch yarn tail that will be incorporated into the tassels.

Row 3: Join new colour, Ch 2 (counts as the first DC stitch), DC in BLO in next 4 Sts, 5 SC in BLO, *5 DC in BLO, 5 SC in BLO, repeat from * across the row, finishing this row with 5 SC in BLO.

In this row, DC are worked into the SC and SC into DC in the previous row.

Row 4: Ch 1, *5 SC in BLO, 5 DC in BLO, repeat from * across the row. Fasten off, cut yarn, leaving approx. 3-inch yarn tail for the tassels.

Row 5: Join new colour, Ch 1, *5 SC in BLO, 5 DC in BLO, repeat * from * across the row.

Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as the first DC stitch), DC in BLO in the next 4 Sts, *5 SC in BLO, 5 DC in BLO, repeat from * across the row. Fasten off, cut yarn, leaving approx. 3-inch yarn tail.

You’ll have multiple yarn tails on one side where you’ve changed colours and one on the other side. Weave in the one-yarn tail that you have on one side. The other yarn ends will be part of each tassel in the same colour.

Making and Attaching Tassels

We will attach the tassels on the side where you have multiple yarn tails, one tassel in each colour. Take one colour and cut seven 6-inch pieces of yarn.

Repeat for the other two colours.

Take the 7 pieces of one colour and fold them in half to form a loop. Insert your hook from underneath into the stitch where you want to place the tassel. Pull the loop halfway through.

Tip: if you use a larger hook, it will be easier to grab all strings at the same time.

Take the ends of the tassels and thread them through the loop. Add all yarn tails of the same colour to the tassel and tighten the knot.

Go through each knot and tighten them slightly more. Ensure all yarn ends are inside the tassels, including the ones from switching colours.

Cut the tassels in a straight line to your desired length.

Blocking Your Crochet Bookmark

If your bookmark’s edges are curling, blocking can help. Just wet the finished project under running water or with a spray bottle. Then, lay it out on a blocking foam board (or a piece of clean cardboard) in the shape you want, and secure the corners with pins. Make sure the sides and edges are perfectly straight with no curling-up corners. It will help maintain that shape as it dries.

I hope you enjoyed making this bookmark with me! Happy Making! 🙂

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