Simple Half Double Crochet Bookmark

This is a quick half double crochet bookmark pattern that is super easy to do while watching some TV. Doesn't take to long to work up the main body.
HDC simple bookmarks

Tools and Materials Needed to complete this Half double crochet pattern

Items used for this bookmark

If you choose to make this simple half double crochet bookmark you’ll need a 1.75mm crochet hook (I used one from a set), a tapestry needle, scissors, and a ruler. The only issue I had with this set of hooks is that the numbers on them tend to wear off quickly, so I’ve found it helpful to print out the number with a label maker and cover the others with tape. If you have any questions or need assistance with your project, please feel free to ask!

Yarn used for this half double crochet bookmark

Next, I wanted to tell you about the yarn I used with this pattern. I went with Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread lace size 0, and I held two different colors together. And guess what? It turned out pretty cool! If you wanna give it a shot and try something easy to work with and gives great results, then go for Aunt Lydia’s. 

Items needed for blocking and tassel of this bookmark.

Finally, for this project you will need a bowl with hot water, blocking mats, (As a matter of fact, I  have used these mats for many years without having to replace any.) T-pins, scissors, and a ruler. That’s all you need to get started! Let me know if you need any help finding any of these items

Technical notes

1. Crochet is done in turned rows. Holding two strands together.

2. Rows are worked in back loop only (blo)

3. Chain (ch) 2 at the beginning of the row does not count as half double crochet (hdc) 

Final Size

To tell the truth, I did not gauge this project so the final size is approximately 7 inches long (8 1/2 inches with tassel) and about 2 inches wide.

Abbreviations

  • blo: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • ch sp: chain space
  • fo: fasten off
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • hk: hook
  • rem: remaining
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Pattern

For the main body of this half double crochet bookmark

  • Starting Row: ch 16
  • Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hk, and in each rem ch sp. Turn.  (14 hdc)
  • Row 2-30: ch 2, hdc in the blo of the first hdc, and in each rem hdc. Turn. 
  • At the end of row 30 fo and weave in the ends.

For the Tassel

To make the tassel, you’ll want to alternate 2 strings of one color and 1 string of the other color in each of the 14 spaces. To do this I cut 5-inch long pieces of the yarn used for the bookmark and pulled them through to knot them together.

Blocking

Then I placed the finished bookmarks into a bowl of hot water to get them wet laid them out and shaped them to make them even onto a blocking mats. I had them held in place by T-pins and let them dry. Once they were dry I Steamed them with an iron (above them not directly on them) to make sure they were blocked the way I wanted them to turn out. I then cut the tassel to be about 2 inches long.