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Free rocket bookmark crochet pattern

Blast off into space with this super-simple crochet bookmark pattern!

Free rocket crochet pattern bookmark
Published: February 8, 2022 at 9:00 am
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You can take your crochet to another dimension with this super-cute rocket bookmark crochet pattern! It's a quick and easy make that you can whip up with some of your yarn scraps, so why not hook one up and get ready to launch into a good read! You could also make two of this crochet bookmark pattern, then sew them together with a little stuffing in between to turn it into a cute little crochet rocket plush toy.

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You will need

Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, 170g/288m), or alternative dk yarn, a small amount of each:

  • Yarn A Purple (9781)
  • Yarn B Iris (9747)
  • Yarn C Dark Country Blue (9711)
  • Yarn D Lavender Blue (9756)
  • Yarn E Light Country Blue (9709)

A 2mm (US 4 steel) hook

Measurements

18 x 9cm (7 x 3½in)

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free bookmark crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

Change yarn on last yrh of final st of row before yarn change.

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Free rocket crochet pattern bookmark square

Free rocket bookmark crochet pattern

Rocket main

Using Yarn A, ch2.

Row 1 (RS) 2dc in second ch from hook, turn. [2 dc]

Row 2 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st throughout), 2dc in each st across, turn. [4 dc]

Row 3 Ch1, dc across, turn. [4 dc]

Row 4 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc to last st, 2dc in last st, turn. [6 dc]

Rows 5-6 Repeat Rows 3-4. [8 dc]

Rows 7-12 Repeat Row 3.

Fasten off. Change to Yarn E.

Rows 13-19 Repeat Row 3.

Fasten off. Change to Yarn B.

Row 20 Repeat Row 3. [8 dc]

Change to Yarn D, carry Yarn B as you work.

Rows 21-22 Ch1, dc in first st with Yarn D, dc in next 2 sts with Yarn B, dc in next 2 sts with Yarn D, dc in next 2 sts with Yarn B, dc in last st with Yarn D, turn. [8 dc]

Rows 23-24 Ch1, dc in first st with Yarn B, dc in next 2 sts with Yarn D, dc in next 2 sts with Yarn B, dc in next 2 sts with Yarn D, dc in last st with Yarn B, turn. [8 dc]

Row 25 Using Yarn B only, ch1, dc in each st across, turn.

Change to Yarn E. Place markers in first and last stitches of Row 26 and Row 35.

Rows 26-35 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn.

Change to Yarn C.

Row 36 Ch1, ss in next 2 sts, ch2, tr in next 4 sts, ch2, ss in last 2 sts. [4 ss and 4 tr]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Left rocket wing

Using Yarn D and with RS facing, join with a ss in top marker on left-hand side.

Row 1 (RS) Ch1, dc in side of each row down to bottom marker, 2dc in bottom marker stitch, turn. [11 dc]

Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog, turn. [11 dc]

Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st across to last st, 2dc in last st, turn. [12 dc]

Rows 4-5 Repeat Rows 2-3. [13 dc]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Right rocket wing

Using Yarn D and with RS facing, join with a ss in bottom marker on right-hand side.

Row 1 (RS) Ch1, 2dc in side of first row, dc in side of each row up to top marker, turn. [11dc]

Row 2 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, 2dc, turn. [11 dc]

Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each st across, turn. [12 dc]

Rows 4-5 Repeat Rows 2-3. [13 dc]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Once you've hooked up your very own rocket crochet bookmark, why not keep the space theme going and learn how to crochet a star, or even make our crochet star garland pattern.

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Using Yarn B, ch2.

Row 1 6dc in second ch from hook, join to first dc with a ss.

Change to Yarn C.

Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st around, join with ss. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To make up

Sew Window to the colour change at Row 12. Using Yarn D, sew a vertical embroidery chain stitch of 5 sts in centre of bottom section of Iris (between the two wings).

Optional: Tie a length of Yarn B to each of the 4 tr sts from Row 36 of Rocket Main. Use a needle to fray/split the yarn, then trim to desired length.

Free rocket crochet pattern bookmark
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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet bookmark pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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