Lotte Lace Crochet Corner Bookmark
A beautiful lacy crochet corner bookmark – Lotte Bookmark is a free crochet pattern here on the blog. It would make a fantastic teacher’s gift for the end of the school year. Secondly, it would be a great crochet gift for a book lover. Read about the inspiration and design process or check out the free pattern below.
CROCHET CORNER BOOKMARK INSPIRATION
I have been craving quick projects lately. Working on a large crochet project sometimes takes it out of you.
The satisfaction you get from starting and finishing a project in the same day or even an hour is irreplacable. That’s exactly what my crochet corner bookmark is!
I have been trying to be good to myself and taking some time out. Recently, I rediscovered the magic of reading a book.
Although the times when I can sit down and read a book in a couple of days have long gone. However, I do try to grab 5-10 minutes most days and read a few pages.
Reading a book pulls you out of the very day reality into a whole new world.
Currently, I am reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. It is a touching tale of love and selflessness set in the most challenging times in human history.
Reading this touching story made me think of those times when people were robbed of all their possessions.
I imagine most of them had nothing left to remind them of home… maybe just an old photograph, handkerchief or a vintage bookmark…
Crochet Corner Bookmark Design Process
My crochet corner bookmark is an easy crochet pattern. It uses a beginner friendly combination of lacy crochet stitches.
It is worked from the point of the triangle towards the widest edge. I worked the bookmark in corner to corner technique. I made two lacy triangles and crocheted them together.
On the widest edge of the triangle I added a picot edge to open up the lace pattern.
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YARN I CHOSE FOR MY CROCHET CORNER BOOKMARK
I have chosen to use King Cole Giza cotton 4-ply. This is a 100% Giza mercerised cotton and has a lovely shine to it.
I chose a plain cream coloured yarn to add to the vintage feel of this crochet corner bookmark. The yarn blocks nicely and holds its shape to show off the lacy pattern.
You can use a spray starch or PVA glue watered down to further stiffen the bookmark so it sits nicely on the corner of the book.
However, I can also imagine this crochet corner bookmark made with a thin crochet thread to make a really dainty bookmark.
It would add a lovely touch to a wedding guest book. On the other hand you can make them as wedding favours for your guests. The possibilities are endless.
Because this is a super quick crochet project, you can use this pattern to make a few to sell on your craft stall.
Soon as you like Lotte Lace Corner Bookmark, check out my similar free pattern for Vintage Star Crochet Square Pattern!
It is a lovely dresser top runner with vintage feel. I love the way it looks on my bedroom dresser complimenting the room decor.
Crochet corner bookmark video tutorial
I have also made a detailed video tutorial showing you how to crochet this lovely corner bookmark.
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- King Cole Giza 4-ply; 100% Giza mercerised cotton; 158m per 50g ball;
You will need 1 ball or x 30-40 m of substitute yarn
- 3 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Blocking mat
4 rows x 2 shells measure 5 x 5 cm
1 shell = [(1 dc, 1 ch) 4 times, 1 dc] in same space;
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch- chain stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
ch-sp – chain space
V st- (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc)
shell- (1 dc, 1 ch) 4 times, 1 dc in same st/sp
- The bookmark is a right-angle triangle shape
- The pattern starts at the point at the right angle opposite the widest edge of the triangle
- You increase at both sides of the triangle simultaneously
- The bookmark is finished off with a row of picots to open up the lace on the last row
- Number of rows determines the finished width and size of the bookmark
- For a smaller bookmark work less rows finishing with a row of shells. Alternatively, you can use a thinner yarn and a smaller hook to reduce the size
- For a bigger bookmark work more rows finishing with a row of shells.
TRIANGLE PATTERN (MAKE 2)
Row 1: miss 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), start working into last ch, (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st, turn.
Row 2: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp here and throughout), 1 dc in same st, 5 ch, 1 V st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row, turn.
Row3: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st; 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, turn.
Row 4: 4 ch, 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 4 ch (counts as first V st), 5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into next sc, 5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row, turn.
Row 5: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st; 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into next V st, 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, turn.
Row 6: 4 ch, 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 4 ch (counts as first V st), (5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into next sc) twice, 5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row, turn.
Row 7: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st; (1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into next V st) twice, 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, turn.
Row8: 4 ch, 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 4 ch (counts as first V st), (5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into next sc) 3 times, 5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row, turn.
Row 9: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st; (1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into next V st) 3 times, 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, turn.
Row 10: sl st into first 1 ch-sp and start working into same 1 ch-sp, * (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in each of next four 1 ch-sp, sl st into next sc; repeat from * across working last sl st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row.
Make another triangle but do not fasten off.
Line up both triangles with RS facing out. Crochet the two triangles together using single crochet stitch.
You will be working around the post of dc sts on the edge. Crochet them neatly together as you are working on the right side of the bookmark.
Fasten off and sew in all ends. Block firmly pinning each picot on the long edge of the triangle to open up the lace pattern. You can use a little spray starch to stiffen the bookmark up.
I really hope you will enjoy this quick crochet corner bookmark pattern. Why not share it with your crafty friends too? If you are not ready to start your very own bookmark, why not pin it to your favourite Pinterest Board for later?
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18 thoughts on “Crochet Corner Bookmark – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial”
Love at first sight! And it comes with an awesome video, too. I think I’ll make one to put on my Kindle just for fun (since I don’t really own paper books, but this pattern is just too pretty to not try it out).
Thank you very much Andrea! That’s very kind. It will make a lovely Kindle decoration lol
This looks so lacy Victorian, I just love it.
Thank you ?
Hi, Veronika, This pattern is gorgeous! I never thought I’d use a corner bookmark, but it looked pretty and like I could work it up fast. I did! However, I have one problem. It forms greater than a 90 degree angle by almost 2 shells. I counted my rows, stitches, and shells and all are correct it sticks out a good 3/4 of an inch to an inch. My guage is correct also. It’s really bugging me. I’ve been using it for a few days and it’s bugging me. Any suggestions?
I would suggest blocking the bookmark firmly to 90 degree angle. Alternatively you could work the last row without the increases on both sides which would reduce the last row by 2 shells that are greater than the 90 degree angle. I hope that helps.
I love this so much, it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to get started on this!
Just made my first one using white size 10 thread and 1.5 hook. Its very delicate looking and pretty. Showed your photo of it to my friend (who doesnt crochet) and she liked it. Giving it to her monday when we meet up for lunch. Thank you for a lovely pattern
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I am so happy you like the bookmark and what a lovely thing to do to gift it to your friend.
Veronika do you know how to do the book marker pattern pattern in decreasing like I want to do do a corner to corner blanket but as the video shows how to increase on the rows do you you know how to decrease the sides as well love to have a video on that as want to make your lovely pattern into a blanket thank you Gina
Hi Gina, it would make a lovely blanket. However, it is not quite in my plans to design that yet. But thank you for the suggestion.
Merci beaucoup ! I am French (so excuse my English). I followed your explanations (very clear, thanks a lot) to create the bookmark, I LOVE it ! It is so lovely, I will keep this one for me 😉 and re-create another to offer.
Thank you, I am so glad you like it and will make more! And your English is 100 times better than my French ?
Love the pattern and thought that it had so many applications so I played around with a scrap skein of yarn and just kept going with the pattern until I ran out and I ended up with a beautiful small shawl for a friend’s little girl that loves to play dress up and she loved it. She has worn it to church and school and everyone loves it too!!!
That’s a great idea!
If I chose to use a smaller yarn, such as a number 10 crochet thread, do I just add additional rows for and continue until it is the size I want? What size of crochet hook would you use for that size of crochet thread? Thank you.
I would use the recommended hook on the yarn label.