Free rocket bookmark crochet pattern

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

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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!

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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

18x9cm (7×31⁄2in)

Abbreviations

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

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Notes

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

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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.

Window

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.

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