easy crochet bookmark

Hooked on Reading: How to Crochet the Sadie Bookmark

Sure, you could use a boring old strip of paper to mark your page, but why not make your reading experience as chic as your wardrobe? With just a few stitches, you'll have a stylish and functional accessory that says, "I may be reading a romance novel, but I'm doing it with style." So, grab your crochet hook, ditch that paper bookmark, and let's get stitching!

The Sadie Bookmark is made with the side saddle stitch, which gives it a beautiful, almost braid-like texture. Get creative with it and add some beads or a longer tassel to make it your own. It's perfect for beginners or as a market prep go-to!


I used the following materials: 

- worsted weight yarn 

- 4.5 mm crochet hook

- wooden beads

- yarn needle 



This pattern is worked in rows. I find this stitch looks best with either tight tension or a smaller hook. If you have loose tension, I suggest going down a hook size.

To begin, make a slip knot and then chain 27.

*You can make your bookmark longer if you want. Be sure to make a foundation chain in multiples of 5, then add 2.*

Row 1:

In the second chain from the hook, work a single crochet.

Chain three and work one double crochet cluster over the next four chains.

(Double Crochet Cluster Stitch: Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops – four times. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. See pictures below for reference)

Chain one, single crochet into the next chain.

*Chain three and work one double crochet cluster over the next four chains. 

Chain one, single crochet into the next chain.*

Repeat from * across to the end. Chain five and turn your work.


Row 2:

Single crochet into the top of the first cluster stitch. (It's the stitch directly beside the chain 3 space.) See picture below.

*Chain three and work one cluster stitch into the next chain three space.

Chain one and single crochet into the top of the next cluster stitch.

Repeat from * all the way across ending with a double crochet in the final single crochet stitch. Fasten off.

Make a yarn tassel. (See this video for reference) https://www.instagram.com/p/Crj3ze9gD-G/?hl=en

Optional: Add some beads to the top of the tassel before attaching it to the end of your bookmark. I like to attach the tassel onto the end of the bookmark by threading the ends through the opposite side of where I fastened off. Tie in a few knots with the tail to secure, making sure that it is tied in the center of the bookmark. Weave in your ends. Steam block it if you'd like it to lay flatter.

You're all done! Don't forget to tag me in your creations on instagram @yarnybox!!

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