Beginner Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern – Learn How to Change Colors

Want an absolute beginner crochet project? 

I’ve got the perfect crochet pattern for beginners for you!


The Beginner Bookmark is the perfect very first crochet project! It uses basic stitches, and is a smaller project, so you can practice learning crochet without being intimated by a large project.

And if you’re wanting to learn a new skill, but still have a beginner project, you can change colors and make your bookmark two-toned!

Don’t be intimidated by the color change. 

Give it a shot! I walk through a slow demonstration in the video tutorial, so you can do it!


For this bookmark, I used #4 worsted weight yarn. I chose Lion Brand Yarn Pima Cotton because it is a durable yarn that washes well if needed.

The colors I used in the pictures are “Rose Taupe” “Vintage”, and “Mineral Yellow”.


This Beginner Bookmark is considered a very first crochet project level easy. You will only be doing chains and single crochets in small rows, so it is a perfect project to practice working in rows with basic stitches.

A full video tutorial is also included, so scroll down if you learn better with video.


To make the Beginner Bookmark, you will need-



4 sc sts = 1″

16 rows = 4″


8 x 1.5 inches


US Crochet Terms Used

  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • st/sts – stitch/Stitches


ch 6 

Row 1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (5 sts)

Rows 2-7: ch 1, sc across, turn (5 sts)

Change colors by going to this part of the video

Rows 8-28: ch 1, sc across, turn (5 sts)

Row 29: ch 1, sc across (5 sts)

Fasten off leaving a 2.5” tail


Step 1: Using a tapestry needle, weave in beginning tail

Step 2: Cut 5, 4” strands for the fringe

Step 3: Insert your hook into a stitch on the last row

Step 4: Fold one strand of fringe in half forming a loop on one end and place onto hook

Step 5: Grab 2 tails ends and draw through the loop

Step 6: Pull tight

Step 7: Rep across for a total of 5 fringe

Step 8: Separate each fringe. You may find it easier to comb through with a sewing needle

Step 9: Cut fringe to same length

Step 10: Block bookmark using a steamer so the bookmark lays flat

And that’s how you make the Beginner Keychain Wristlet!

If you learn better by watching a video, you can view the full tutorial below.

I can’t wait to see what your Bookmarks!

Make sure that when you post to social media or another platform, please refer back to me as the designer. If you are on Instagram, tag @CozyNooksDesigns and use #BeginnerBookmark for a chance to be featured!

If you are interested in getting the ad-free, printable PDF, you can purchase it in my shop, Etsy, or Ravelry.

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