Crochet Book Mark – JJ’s Book Mark free crochet pattern

Dec 6, 2023 | Crochet patterns

A crochet book mark free pattern by Juniper & Oakes and hosted by Nana’s Crafty Home!

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Crochet book mark free crochet pattern

Today Erin from Juniper & Oakes is here with a free crochet book mark pattern!  I am so excited because this is the very first book mark pattern on the blog!

Which is honestly surprising given that I love reading so much. In fact, reading has always been my quiet time go-to activity since I was a little girl and fell in love with J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring series in the 6th grade.

Since then you would be most likely to catch me in a quiet corner with a book in hand. I love a wide variety of different kinds of books, too. Historical fiction, murder mystery, non-fiction, fantasy – so many books, so little time!

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Erin is the crochet designer behind Juniper & Oakes. She wears many hats throughout the day including: wife, hot-mess mama to 3 wild kids, deacon’s wife, a friend with a good listening-ear, registered nurse, and self-proclaimed “Crazy Yarn Lady.” Erin has been crocheting her whole life and tries to incorporate yarn into all aspects of each day – including reading! She loves nurturing her crochet community and hosting crochetalongs!

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Crochet book mark free crochet pattern

JJ’s Book Mark Pattern Details

I love learning different stitches and hosting crochetalongs so that my crochet community can learn them too! Throughout all of 2023, I have released one new free crochet bookmark pattern on my blog – each featuring a stitch design used in my larger pattern collection. This series is called the Bookmark Bonanza CAL. Head to the CAL page to learn more about this crochetalong and find all the other free bookmark patterns to crochet for your collection (- or purchase the full pattern bundle). Each of these bookmarks are perfect for quick gifts and for using your yarn stash!

bookmark bonanza Juniper & Oakes

This crochet bookmark pattern combines the cluster stitch and the shell stitch to create a beautiful, one of a kind bookmark to mark your spot in your favorite book. It’s called Jj’s Bookmark because it is basically a mini-version of another of my crochet patterns called Jj’s Blankie – a free baby blanket pattern on my website – named after my niece and nephew, Jayda & Jett, who each received a similar blanket when they were born. 

Speaking of books, this bookmark marked the spot in the Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros. This is a NYT BestSelling adult fantasy novel that has been going viral this year. Even if you don’t think you’re into this genre of books (like me), you may just want to give it a try. You might be as surprised as I was to find yourself unable to stop turning page after page, and imagining what type of dragon would bond to you? What would be your signet power? Fourth Wing was the 13th book I read with my eyeballs in 2023. Click here to see the list of books I read or listened to this year. 

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Crochet book mark free crochet pattern

Crochet Book Mark free crochet pattern


  • Yarn: 27 yards of DK weight yarn
    • High Desert Yarn in “Moonlight”
    • 100% Super Wash Merino Wool
  • Hook: E/4 – 3.5mm
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


Not necessary for this bookmark.


Approximately 6.5” x 2.5”

Stitch Abbreviations:

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – Double Crochet
  • sc – Single Crochet
  • sk – Skip
  • sl st – Slip Stitch
  • yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches:

  • Cluster – *yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop; yo and draw through two loops,* repeat 2 more times in same stitch, yo and draw through all four loops remaining on hook
  • Shell Stitch – As worked up in the border section


  • Stitches between *asterisks* are repeated.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a st
  • If you prefer to make a different size, simply chain an even number of stitches then work the pattern as written.
  • Work more or less repeat rows if you’d like your bookmark longer or shorter.
  • To watch the video tutorial, click here.



Ch 8.

Row 1: Turn, sc into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sk next ch, *sc, ch 1, sk next ch, * repeat across ending with sc in last ch. (4 sc, 3 ch1)

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, *cluster in ch 1 space, ch 1* repeat across, dc in last st. (2 dc, 3 clusters; 4 ch1 sps) 13 sts total

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into ch 1 space, *ch 1, sc into ch 1 space, sk next st, *repeat across, sc in ch 4 space.

Rows 4-17: Repeat Rows 2-3.

Don’t fasten off.


Continuing from Row 17 of the body.

Round 1: Ch 1, turn , sc around the bookmark, working one sc per stitch on the ends, one sc per sc and 2 sc per dc along the sides, and 3 sc into each corner. Sl st into starting st.

Round 2: Ch 1, *sc into first st, sk next, 5 dc into next, sk next,* repeat around the bookmark. Sl st into starting st. (May need to skip an extra stitch to make the final shell work out.)

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely crochet book mark pattern with us Erin!

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!