I hear a lot that people are looking for quick, easy projects to teach young people how to crochet. Obviously when you’re first starting out, blankets and wearables are intimidating, and you’re usually not ready for those right off the bat. One of the easiest projects for a beginner is a bookmark. This Crochet Moss Stitch Bookmark is easy enough for the beginner, and quick enough that you’ll be able to have a tangible project completed in a fairly short time. Plus, a bookmark is pretty darn useful!
If you’re unfamiliar with the Moss Stitch, or need a refresher, check out my Moss Stitch Tutorial.
Approximately 2” across and 7.5” tall, not including tassel
- Cotton Yarn, medium/worsted weight
- Size G6/4mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle for sewing
Stitches and Abbreviations
- Ch – Chain
- SC – Single Crochet
Moss Stitch Bookmark – Main Piece
Begin with Ch of 35
Row 1: SC into 2nd Ch from the hook, and in each stitch across (34)
Ch 2, turn
Row 2: SC into 4th stitch from hook (2nd stitch from previous row), *Ch1, skip next stitch, SC* Repeat * * across. Finish with a SC into the last stitch of the previous row.
Ch 2, turn
Row 3-7: SC into Ch space, *Ch1, skip next stitch, SC into Ch space*. Repeat * * across. Finish with a SC into the last stitch of the previous row.
Ch 1, turn
Row 8: SC into 2nd Ch from the hook, and in each stitch across (34)
Fasten Off, weave in ends and, set aside for assembly
Wrap yarn around your hand, as shown in picture. You can wrap as many times as you want, the more you wrap, the more full your tassel will be.
Cut the bottom of all loops and lay flat
Using a long piece of yarn, tie into a circle with a double knot. This will be the piece that holds the tassel to the bookmark. Place the knot on top of the shorter pieces, in the center, and fold them over the knot.
With another long piece of yarn, wrap around the tassels as many, or as few, times as desired. Tie a double not, and pull the ends down into the tassel.
Trim and attach to the bookmark as shown.
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