Rectangle Granny Bookmark

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Materials: Small amount of #10 crochet thread in color or colors of your choice. #5 (1.9 mm) crochet hook. Embroidery needle for weaving in ends/threading tassel.

ch…chain stitch
dc…double crochet
sc…single crochet
sl st…slip stitch

Special Stitches:

DC Cluster: In next ch-1 space: 3 dc, ch 1.

Notes: Instructions as given assume that this is worked in a single color. To change colors at the end of a round, simply fasten off with the old color, and join a new color with a sl st in any space. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1 and work the round as usual from that point.

Finished size: 1.75 inches (4.5 cm) wide by 5.5 inches (14 cm) long, plus tassel.


Base row: Ch 50. Dc in 6th ch from hook and in next 2 ch. *Ch 1, skip one ch in starting chain, dc in next 3 ch.* Repeat from * to * across (11 clusters), ch 1 and dc in last ch of starting ch.

Round 1: Ch 3. 2 dc in space formed by final dc of base row. [Really needs a pic here] Ch 2, 3 dc in same space. Ch 1. Work a dc cluster in the next ch-1 space and each ch-1 space across. In ch-5 space at the end of the base row, work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. Then work a dc cluster in next ch-1 space and each ch-1 space across. 3 dc, ch 2 in same space the round began in. Join to beginning ch 3 with a sl st, sl st in next 2 dc and in ch-2 space.

Rounds 2 and 3: Ch 3. 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. Work dc cluster in each ch-1 space across, and 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 in each corner. Join as in round 1.

Round 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each dc and each ch-1 sp to corner. In corner space, sc, ch2, sc. Repeat around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 5
: Ch 3, turn (you’re now working on the original right side). Dc in each sc to corner. In corner, dc, ch2, dc. Repeat around. Sl st to first dc, fasten off.

Tassel: Cut at least 20 12 inch lengths of thread (more if you’d like the tassel particularly dense). Thread through stitches on one end of bookmark, centering each strand so it is doubled. Gather fringe together and tie knot to form tassel.

Block it and you’re done! 😀


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Starting the first round:

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End of round 1:


Threading the tassel:






The Rectangle Granny Bookmark crochet pattern is Copyright 2007 by Deborah Ellis. Please do not reproduce this pattern without explicit permission to do so. Please feel free, however, to sell any items that you make from this pattern. If you have any questions at all, please contact the author at Thank you.

19 thoughts on “Rectangle Granny Bookmark

  1. Johanna

    I really like this pattern. Good pattern for beginners. The pictures helped me to finish the bookmark as shown.

  2. Usha

    What is the meaning of Blocking? Also can this be done in yarn, or shoudl only #10 size thread be used

  3. Johanna

    Blocking is the process of laying of flat surface (or pinning in some cases) and wetting the finished crochet piece to give it shape or flatten out. You can also use fabric stiffeners if you want the piece to keep shape.

    About other size yarn, I did one without the tassel and it came out to be a nice table center piece. It is a weekend project, but if you choose cotton yarn on a color that matches your decor. It will look nice. 😉

  4. Karen

    I teach knitting and crocheting at our church – may I use this pattern for my students? If so would you please mail the pattern to me. It looks like a good pattern – a little more complicated for those just learning. Thank You so much, Karen

  5. April Daisy

    Hi, I wanted to say “THANK YOU”! I’ve been looking for a rectangle pattern to make a blanket out of (something that starts in the center, works it’s way out so as to size it to each person). Your pattern is great, one that’s “neat/clean”, and works up really well. So far, I’ve only used the granny part and will edge it with the sc/dc when I’m done. I am using regular yarn with an H hook.

  6. Frances Barnard

    Really liked this. Always in the mood for something simple and quick to do while I watch TV or simply day dream.

  7. Patty

    I just wanted to let you know I will be using this pattern for a church fund raiser.
    A team from our church will be going to Cary, Mississippi to The Cary Christian Center in July. If you need more information you can call the church Eastern Hill Baptist Church (edited to remove number).

  8. Jenny

    Very cute and simple. Would it be okay to share your pattern with my church group? We are going to have an activity learning to crochet and this would be a great starting project. Thanks!

  9. Crystal

    Ironically, I am in the process of attempting to make bookmarks to sell. What I did was I purchased some ribbon, but this project is absolutely user friendly for the tassle! Gotta try this for sure!

    Thank you,

  10. Diane Hull

    Not sure how to word this I would like to use it for strips to put around an 18′ pillow. How many chain stitches would it take to make this longer. What is the count ?

  11. Ally Rawnsley

    Thank you for the pattern the only thing is that I didn’t follow the full pattern, I skipped rows 2, 3 and 5 and didn’t do the tassel, but did row 4 twice cause I didn’t want such a wide book mark, it still liked really pretty

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