Creating a Retro-Style Bookflower: A Step-by-Step Crochet Tutorial

If you’re a fan of crochet and love to add a splash of color to your daily items, then you’re in the right place!


Today, we will walk you through a step-by-step tutorial to create your very own “Bookflower” – a retro flower design crochet bookmark that will make any book bloom with style.

This pattern is versatile and comes in six different color combinations, allowing you to customize it according to your preference.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this pattern is for you. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed

For this project, you’ll need the following materials:

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush (100% Mercerised Cotton; 50g/280m) or Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat (100% Mercerised Cotton; 25g/140m). Small amounts of each color are enough.
  • Hook: 2.0 mm
  • Stitches used: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, back post double crochet, treble and picot.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Remember, for a more detailed tutorial, click on the link under the image at the end of the post.


Step 1: Begin by making a slip knot. Create a chain stitch to form the foundation chain.

Step 2: Move on to creating a slip stitch, single crochet, and half-double crochet. This forms the basic structure of your Bookflower.

Step 3: Continue with double crochet and back post double crochet to add more layers and depth to your flower.

Step 4: Finally, make use of treble and picot stitches to create the intricate details that give your Bookflower a unique look.

Step 5: Continue to repeat these steps until you reach the desired size for your Bookflower.

Step 6: Once finished, cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch of your row, then tighten.

Full Pattern: Click Here

Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you work with this pattern, the more comfortable you’ll become. Embrace the journey, and soon you’ll be creating Bookflowers in an array of colors, just waiting to brighten up your books.

Keep crocheting, keep creating, and never stop experimenting. Your next crochet masterpiece is just around the corner!

Happy crocheting!

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