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Love & Kisses Beaded Bookmark

January 22, 2009


Pattern Update: Noticed some errata! No biggie; pics explain it all.  Anyway, it’s all fixed now  (12/09/09). Corrected PDF: Love and Kisses Beaded Bookmark.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this Love (the heart) & Kisses (the X in the center) Bookmark is the perfect gift for all the book lovers you love!

Supplies: Crochet thread, size 6 steel crochet hook, one large and one small glass bead (both of which need to have center holes large enough to feed the thread), and a needle with a large-ish eye.

Directions: Chain 11.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as first dc now and throughout). Dc across. (9 dc).

Row 2 & 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in remaining 3 dc.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in first 2 dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in next dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in remaining sts. DO NOT TURN at end of row.

Work 10 tc at the edge between the 2nd and 3rd rows, as shown below.


Work sl st at corner, as shown below.


Work 10 tc in fourth stitch from hook, as shown below.


Sl st at corner and evenly along this side to heart’s point.


Ch 82. Unwind about 7 times the length of the bookmark’s ‘tail’.

String a larger bead, followed by a smaller bead. After drawing the thread through the smaller bead, draw it up through the larger bead, as shown below.  (You could also skip this step and sc up the tail and tie on a bead when you’re done.)


Make sure your hook is in place at the last chain made (so as not to undo your chains) and pull the thread taught to get the beads snug against the bottom of the tail.


Sc up the tail.

Sl st at the heart’s point. Weave in ends.

I’d suggest stiffening the heart bit with fabric stiffener, making sure the branches of the X are nice and even so the recipient notices the ‘kiss’!


This is an original creation; the content of this pattern is copyrighted. You may print out pages for yourself, or for charity IF credit is given on each page to DIY Maven (aka: JoAnn Moser). You may link to this page with appropriate credit. However, publishing this pattern on other websites, in e-mails, mailing lists, in any print media, OR the selling of this pattern, or items made from it, is strictly forbidden.
11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2010 1:46 pm

    This is a lovely little bookmark. Putting it on my list of things “to do”. Thanks for sharing.

    • Your Hostess permalink*
      February 1, 2010 11:30 am

      You are very welcome!

  2. Jackie Blackman permalink
    July 26, 2009 11:24 pm

    I belong to a group of ladies (we call ourselves HUGS) in Vienna, Il., which makes quilts for kids in hospitals or we donate them to a children’s charity headquartered in Carbondale, Il. Each year Vienna has what they call “Arts in the Park”, at which we sell craft items. We use the money we make there to purchase fabric for the quilts. I would like to make some of your bookmarks to sell there. Is this permited? If not please notify me by e-mail. Thank you for your consideration.

  3. deliveryqueen permalink
    April 30, 2009 8:16 am

    I am so glad I found this pattern. I am getting ready for a mothers memorial on May 2,2009. I plan on making as many as I can to give to the mothers who are coming to remember their infant losses. Keep up the great work!!!!

    • diymaven permalink*
      April 30, 2009 8:42 am

      What a lovely thing to do. I’m so happy you found the pattern too!

  4. marie in florida permalink
    April 28, 2009 10:02 am

    wow; three songs on Pandora and i’m finished with the first one, including having to frog and re do row # 3. terrific. i found you through Ravelry. thanks, this is greatness.

    • diymaven permalink*
      April 28, 2009 11:13 am

      That’s great! So glad you found me. Isn’t Pandora fabulous?!

  5. diymaven permalink*
    January 24, 2009 7:48 am

    Thanks Dave! Glad you like it!

  6. optimatordave permalink
    January 23, 2009 6:40 pm

    My compliments, Maven! Great to see genres blending, beads + crochet. Thank you for sharing your inspiration :)

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