February 18, 2019

Crochet Pencil Bookmark

Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to create a Crochet Pencil Bookmark. My daughter loves reading, and she had been using a folded piece of paper as a bookmark, so I asked her if she's like me to crochet a bookmark for her. She said yes!. The I asked what color she wanted her bookmark to be, and she requested purple. So I browsed Pinterest for inspiration and found some colorful colored pencil bookmarks...

With Caron Simply Soft Orchid, Ch 31. 
row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook  and sc across (30 sts).
rows 2-8: sc across. Fasten off.

row 1: sc across (9 sts)
row 2: scdec, 7 sc
row 3: scdec, 6 sc
row 4: scdec, 5 sc
row 5: scdec, 4 sc
row 6: scdec, 3 sc. Fasten off.

row 7: 4 sc
row 8: scdec, 2 sc
row 9: scdec, 1 sc
row 10: scdec. Fasten off.

row 1: 9 sc across
rows 2-6: 9 sc across. Fasten off.
row 10 - 11: 9 sc across
row 12: scdec, 5 sc, scdec
row 13: scdec, 3 sc, scdec
row 14: scdec, 1 sc, scdec

Single crochet border around the pencil making necessary color changes.

Top stitch lines in Caron Simply Soft Purple.

Pencil bookmark is ready for a book!

My daughter really loves the Dog Man books. 

The eraser and point of the pencil stick out the book a little.

Thanks for checking out my Pencil Bookmark. This was a quick and fun project, and I'm sure my daughter will request another in a different color soon.

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Now let's see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Erlene - My Pinterventures • Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Debbee - Debbee's BuzzBri - Halfpint Design • Julie - Sum of their Stories
T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet
Beverly - Across the Boulevard • Debra - Shoppe No. 5
Roseann - This Autoimmune LifeCherryl - Farm Girl Reformed
Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever AfterKelley - Simply Inspired Meals
Lydia - Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen •Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey
Kristie - Teadoddles • Gail - Purple Hues and MeAshley - Emory Farm
Kristie - Love My Little Cottage • Crissy - First Day of Home
Habiba - Craftify My Love • Marie - The Inspiration Vault • Emily - Domestic Deadline
Lauren - Mom Home Guide • Maria - Simple Nature Decor
Alexandra - Eye Love Knots • Lynne - My Family Thyme
Marci - Stone Cottage Adventures • Susan - SuzerSpace 

Kim - Kimspired DIY • Pili - My Sweet Things
Kelli - K's Olympic Nest • Erin - The DIY Nuts • Shirley - Intelligent Domestications



  1. Your crochet projects are just the cutest. Purple is my favorite color and I love the different shades and the detail.

  2. Such an adorable bookmark. I love how you added different shades for even more detail. Pinned.

  3. This turned out so well, T'onna! I'll bet your daughter loves her bookmark. I need to learn to crochet again. I once learned as a child, many moons ago...

  4. What a darling bookmark for kids of all ages. You make it look doable with your great tutorial. One of these days I have to pull out my crochet hook...

  5. You are a master at crochet, T'onna. Your projects are the cutest ever, I think I shoud learn how to crochet because there are really beautiful things to make

  6. Such pretty colors - I love Caron yarn! I know your daughter was excited to receive this!

  7. So cute! This is an awesome gift for any little reader out there!

  8. These are the cutest bookmarks, ever! I'm sure all of Crissy's friends are quite envious and wish they had some too!

  9. I always look forward to seeing what you are making. You are such a talented person with yarn and a crochet hook. Love these, already Pinned it. I may be able to do this. We shall see.

  10. How sweet is this. It is so adorable and will be with her forever.

  11. So cute! What a fun incentive for reading. Pinned.

  12. So unique. If she drops it, no one can claim it's there's! At first I thought it was one of those like hook rugs ya know? So creative!

  13. What a CUTE bookmark! I bet your daughter loves it! Pretty bookmarks make reading just a little bit nicer. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  14. You are so talented! I love this bookmark and I bet your daughter does too!

  15. Love this project. It would be great to make for a craft sale, wouldn't it? Or to teach a class of young people how to crochet. Nice job!

  16. My son just commented that he needed a book mark, I need to make one!

  17. I love those flat crocheted bookmarks. I just got gifted with a cute little White & Grey rat. I never made one before myself, though. I'll make sure to PIN your tutorial. My goddaughter is starting school this year and I need a view little somethings to put into her Schultüte (a Germany tradition for first graders).