Cross stitch bookmarks are perfect when you are looking for a quick-stitch gift for a special someone. We've got you covered with two very different but both equally lovely cross stitch bookmark patterns. Opt for a pretty cross stitch bookmark with Susan Bates' pretty rose cross stitch bookmark, or go fun and funky with Durene Jones' dogs cross stitch bookmark!


If you like the idea of a cross stitch bookmark, but are not sure where to start, we recommend the dog cross stitch bookmark for new stitchers and the rose cross stitch bookmark for stitchers with a bit more experience, as it uses fractional stitches. To find out more about the different stitches and the basics for getting started with cross stitch take a look at our cross stitch for beginners article.

Both designs are from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. See more from designer Susan Bates on her website, or find other projects from Durene Jones on her online Etsy store.

Rose cross stitch bookmark

cross stitch bookmark rose

The rose cross stitch bookmark is deigned by Susan Bates and originally published in Cross Stitch crazy magazine. We stitched our rose cross stitch bookmark on cream evenweave for a more natural look. Then we trimmed around the edges, frayed them a little bit and stuck our stitching onto patterned card – using acid-free double-sided sticky tape. We trimmed the card to have a point at the bottom edge and then we used a hole punch to create a space to hang our tassel. For a handy how-to on making a tassel, follow the link below!

Rose cross stitch bookmark materials

  • Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle - Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Fabric - Zweigart Brittany 28-count cream evenweave measuring a maximum of 10x10cm (4x4in)
  • Patterned card of your choice for backing
  • Complementary thread of your choice for tassel
  • Acid-free double-sided sticky tape for attaching
  • Hole punch for creating tassel hole
mothers day cross stitch

Download the rose cross stitch bookmark

Click the link to download the rose cross stitch bookmark or work straight from the chart and key below:

Dogs cross stitch bookmark

Woof woof – we're barking mad for this dog cross stitch bookmark by Durene Jones, which was originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 216. As cross stitch bookmarks go, they surely don’t get much cuter than this row of canine cuties each peeping out at you from their prospective stitchy windows. This quartet of perky pups makes a fun quick-stitch project between larger makes. And, as it’s worked in mainly whole stitches, with some backstitch shading and outlining, you’ll race through it in no time! If you like, you can finish your cross stitch bookmark off with iron-on interfacing and a piece of sticky-backed felt or fabric for a sturdier bookmark and super-neat look, plus cross stitch bookmarks look brilliant with a tassel made from embroidery floss with the coloured used to stitch the cross stitch bookmark pattern. We’ll raise a paw to that!

Download the dog cross stitch bookmark pattern

Click the link to download the dog cross stitch bookmark pattern,

cross stitch bookmark portrait

Cross stitch bookmark ideas

Looking for ways to make your cross stitch bookmark look even more stylish? A homemaker tassel can add a lovely finishing flourish to your cross stitch bookmark! Find a walkthrough guide om making your own in our DIY tassel earrings tutorial. Fancy cutting an aperture to frame your bookmark, like we are showing own our dog cross stitch bookmark picture? Find our walkthrough guide on how to do this in our aperture cards tutorial. For more designs that could work well as bookmarks or to just find your next must-make pattern, check out our library of free cross stitch patterns.


susan bates cross stitch
Susan BatesCross Stitch Designer

Susan Bates creates cross stitch and needlepoint designs for UK craft magazines including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy and Cross Stitcher. Her work is also featured in Turkish publication Kanavice and she has 7 cross stitch books published in Turkey by Tuva Publishing. Susan has created stamp and embossing folder designs for cover gifts with Papercraft Inspirations magazine. You can also purchase her charts as PDFs from her Etsy store CrossStitchSuzie. She is based in Brighton.

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