Bookmarks are one of our favourite things to stitch! They're not only pretty but they're practical. They also make thoughtful gifts.


We've got one lovely bookmark design by Susan Bates which is adorned with pretty roses in a beautifully vintage style. We've also got a design which features cute puppies by Durene Jones. Finally, we've got a teacup bookmark designed by Rhona Norrie.

We got lots more free cross stitch patterns for you to discover too.

Beautiful bookmark cross stitch designs

Tea cup cross stitch bookmark

Stitching level: Beginner/advanced beginner

teapcup bookmark cross stitch

These clever bookmarks are such an ingenious idea, we guarantee you’ll be making them for all your friends and family. Made up of a beautifully patterned mug, which you tuck inside your book, then a matching teabag motif, which hangs outside like the real tag on a fancy teabag, it’ll mark your current chapter in style.

Designed by Rhona Norrie for The World of Cross Stitching issue 263.

  • Stitching Time - Approx. 18 hours each
  • Type of Stitches - Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch

Download the free bookmark pattern

Download the teacup bookmark chart

What you'll need for the teacup bookmark project

  • Zweigart* 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for the cups and 10x10cm (4x4in) for the teabag tags
  • Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Size 24 tapestry needle
  • White felt and narrow white ribbon

Rose cross stitch bookmark

Stitching level: Advanced beginner / Intermediate

cross stitch bookmark rose

The rose cross stitch bookmark is stitched on cream evenweave for a more natural look. To mount your stitching on the card use acid-free double-sided sticky tape.

Trim 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.

Download the rose cross stitch bookmark

Download the rose cross stitch bookmark.

Rose cross stitch bookmark materials

  • Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle - Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Fabric - Zweigart Brittany 28-count cream even weave 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 a tassel hole
mothers day cross stitch

Dog cross stitch bookmark

Stitching level: Beginner

cross stitch bookmark sq

This project worked in mainly whole stitches, with some backstitch shading and outlining, so is suitable for beginners!

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.

Download the dog cross stitch bookmark pattern

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

cross stitch bookmark portrait

Beautiful bookmarks to save your page

Yes, bookmarks are helpful but that doesn't mean they have to be boring! Make your reading corner stylish with these fun designs.


Speaking of reading corners

Make yours extra cosy with this beautiful cross stitch floral bunting!

floral bunting


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.

Rhona NorrieCross stitch designer

Rhona Norrie is a prolific and popular cross stitch designer from Scotland who now calls New York home. Her work is regularly featured in magazines including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy, and Just Cross Stitch. Rhona is a total cross stitch addict! If she doesn’t have a needle in her hand, then it will be a camera that she’s carrying to capture the wonders of nature and she shares her nature pictures (and cross stitching!) on her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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