21 Knitted Bookmark Patterns

This post is for you, my fellow yarn enthusiasts. I am always looking for new, quick, and easy knitting patterns to add to my arsenal. I need near-instant gratification, so projects like these knitted bookmark patterns are perfect when I don’t have a lot of time to devote to my knitting. The projects that we have here are quick and can serve as a great de-stressing crafting session.

Knitted Bookmark Patterns

21 DIY Knitted Bookmark Patterns

Few things in life are as easy and satisfying as a soft, custom-made bookmark. You can find a lot of great bookmarks in the store, but do not neglect the stunning cornucopia of yarnspiration that is on the internet. Crafters across the world love bookmarks as both an easy introduction to knitting and an impressive stocking stuffer. Choose one (or a few!) to carry with you all year long, or make several different ones to suit whatever genre you’re delving into next!


1. Simple Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Craft Fix

A simple bookmark is one of the easiest things to knit for beginners. Here’s a free, quick and easy bookmark knitting pattern especially for absolute beginners. Practise your knitting and make something useful in no time.

Simple Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Craft Fix

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2. Aran Cable Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Mairin N

This bookmark is a lovely quick project, which will create a tactile yet practical bookmark, ideal for gifting to a booklover. The central rope cable design is edged with seed stitch, and is formed by a simple 4 row repeat pattern. If you are new to cabling, this is the ideal pattern to get you started, as the worked area is so small, and the project is satisfyingly quick to knit.

Aran Cable Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Mairin N

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3. Lace Knitted Bookmark Pattern by Darling Jadore

Gorgeous, vintage-inspired lace cascades delicately, creating an air of romance and an ode to classic knitting traditions. Gift one with a book for someone special as a treasured keepsake for generations.

Lace Knitted Bookmark Pattern by Darling Jadore

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4. Knitted Bird Bookmark Pattern by Claire Garland

Knitted flat in one piece using simple garter stitch to create the subtle shaping , this unique bookmark bird is simple to knit and makes an super quirky quick gift for your best teacher!

Knitted Bird Bookmark Pattern by Claire Garland

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5. Squashed Rat Knitted Bookmark Pattern by Amalia S

This is what would happen if you squashed a rat in the middle of your book. The body is flat and the head is thicker so it can stick out of the top of your book. I think these would be great for something a bit unusual for a fete or market.

Squashed Rat Knitted Bookmark Pattern by Amalia S

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6. Bianca Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Christa Co Design

This Bianca Bookmark is a beginner knitting pattern that will delight knitters with the simple to knit heart design. This easy knitted bookmark pattern works up quickly in worsted weight yarn. Gift your handmade bookmark to your children and grandchildren, or knit a set for class.

These sweet little bookmarks knit up so fast. The main pattern is a simple two row stockinette stitch repeat. The border and edges are worked in the easy seed stitch.

Bianca Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Christa Co Design

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7. Bibliophile Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Gry Heidi N

This pattern is a fun little bookmark, and would be excellent way for someone who has tried double-knitting to wants to get their toes wet with double-knitted lace. It is also a good way to use up a few of the inevitable leftovers of yarn from other projects. And what would be better suited to a knitter who loves books than a bookmark that shows this love of books up front? Besides, the bright hearts are so pretty!

Bibliophile Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Gry Heidi N

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8. Star Spangled Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Faith Schmidt

To celebrate the 4th of July, or whenever you’re feeling patriotic, here’s a quick project, Star Spangled Bookmark. It only takes a small amount of sock yarn, and could easily be knit in an hour. You could also change the color scheme to match your school colors, favorite sports team, or another holiday. Just the thing for hot summer days.

Star Spangled Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Faith Schmidt

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9. Knitted Yarn Ball Bookmark Pattern by Felt Magnet

Let’s combine our love of knitting and reading into the design of this Knitted Yarn Ball Bookmark. This little bookmark would make a great gift for any knitter or crocheter. This design can also be used as a brooch or pin!

This yarn ball bookmark starts with a knitted i-cord but requires a few other craft supplies. There is some basic sewing involved in assembling this bookmark, but it’s quite easy.

Knitted Yarn Ball Bookmark Pattern by Felt Magnet

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10. Knitted Corner Bookmark Pattern by Knit N Kaboodle Designs

This clever knitted bookmark slips on corner of your page. A fast and easy knitting project that would make a useful and appreciated handmade gift! This pattern includes 4 different leaf patterns to adorn the corner pages of your favorite book.

Knitted Corner Bookmark Pattern by Knit N Kaboodle Designs

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11. Knitted Cat Bookmark Pattern by Ala Ela

Something cute and something useful for readers — knitted cat bookmarks. A perfect gift for the cat/book lover. It worked up quite quickly (some hours) and quite easy to knit, using mostly stockinette stitches. It measures about 30 cm length (about 12 inches). All pieces of this bookmark are knitted flat. 

Knitted Cat Bookmark Pattern by Ala Ela

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12. Knitted Bacon Bookmark Pattern by Amanda Berry

Everything is better with bacon, especially books! Although not actually a real bacon, this bookmark looks pretty much like a fried bacon you have at breakfast, and will have you drooling for some crispy bacon each time you start and finish reading your book!

Knitted Bacon Bookmark Pattern by Amanda Berry

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13. Knitted Button Bookmark Pattern by Anna Waites

Here’s a pretty knitted bookmark that buttons around the spine of the book so that it can’t get knocked loose or lost. Quick to make up (for yourself or maybe as a present!), and ideal for using up odds and ends of sock yarn.

Knitted Button Bookmark Pattern by Anna Waites

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14. Knitted Cross Bible Bookmark Pattern by Knittn Kittn

Hold your place in your Bible with this stylish tasseled cross bookmark. A delicate and thoughtful gift for a church study group or Sunday school class, this inspirational bookmark is a simple yet elegant statement of faith.

Knitted Cross Bible Bookmark Pattern by Knittn Kittn

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15. Crayon Bookmark Free Knitting Pattern by Twins’ Knitting Pattern

If you’d like a cute and whimsical pattern, or are knitting for small children, this Crayon Bookmark might hit (and mark) the spot. How perfect is this project for back-to-school?

Crayon Bookmark Free Knitting Pattern by Twins' Knitting Pattern

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16. Bibliort Knitting Pattern by Sharon Fuller

Most knitted bookmarks have two critical drawbacks: they’re never at hand when you need them, and they’re thick enough to damage a book. This bibliort solves both problems. Wear it as a garter and you won’t even have to get out of your favorite chair to find a bookmark. The ribbon lies thin and flat inside the book, and the stretchy garter holds the bookmark securely in place.

Bibliort Knitting Pattern by Sharon Fuller

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17. Austen Beaded Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Peregrine Beader

Whether you love to read the novels of Jane Austen, you’ll find many other authors in whose pages to tuck this reminder of where you left off reading. Knitted from fingering weight yarn (sock yarn is ideal) and delicately embellished with 6/o Japanese seed beads, this is a quick and pleasant project to make up for yourself or your reading friends.

Austen Beaded Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Peregrine Beader

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18. Knitted Flower Bookmark Pattern by Amanda Berry

Here’s a lovely project to tackle — knitted flower bookmark. Don’t need to say they make lovely gifts and you can put all your yarn lefties to a good use.

Knitted Flower Bookmark Pattern by Amanda Berry

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19. Elegant Knitted Bookmark Free Pattern by Let’s Knit

Combine lace, beads and twists in these quick bookmarks. Small projects are just the thing for practising new techniques and these two designs have plenty to keep you interested. There are twists, eyelets and two-row bobbles. The lace patterns may need blocking to get them to lie flat, but be careful not to press the bobbles or beads.

Knitted Elegant Bookmark Pattern by Let's Knit

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20. Squash Blossom Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Blue Peninsula

I love this beautifully crafted Squash Blossom Bookmark, which got around the whole “bookmarks need to be flat but I want to include a three-dimensional element” dilemma by having the bloom peep from the top of the book.

Squash Blossom Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Blue Peninsula

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21. Harry Potter Bookscarf Knitting Pattern by Laura K. Miller

If you have a little (or not so little) Harry Potter fan in your life, these Harry Potter Bookscarves might be the perfect gift. You can even knit a scarf in the Hogwarth house colors to which your Harry Potter fan feels more akin, be that Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff.

Harry Potter Bookscarf Knitting Pattern by Laura K. Miller

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IF YOUR HOBBIES ARE TO READ AND TO KNIT, YOU CAN COMBINE THEM AND USE THESE KNITTED BOOKMARK PATTERNS TO SAVE YOUR PLACE IN YOUR NEXT READ.

When you are done crafting your bookmarks, you can start using them right away to mark your place in whatever book you’re reading. Or, if you know another avid reader, you can always give these bookmarks as gifts. We’d love to see your versions of these projects, so feel free to use other colors to make different variations. Show us how you make yours by sharing pictures of your finished ones on our Facebook Page!

Should you need even more ideas, do check out our previous list of 32 Crochet Bookmark Patterns, 21 Tutorials On How To Make An Origami Bookmark, and 26 Cross Stitch Bookmark Patterns and Kits. Let your imagination—and your fingers–roam free!

To prepare for your next read, whether it’s a few pages before bed or ticking off another assigned summer reading book, try a few of these knitted bookmark patterns to create your own customized bookmarks to make your experience a little more special. Happy knitting, friends!