I love to crochet bookmarks. They are a fast project, and require only small scraps of yarn. We always need more bookmarks in our house, because they get lost so fast. They also make a great inexpensive gift. My children’s teachers always love to receive them. I thought that a crochet sunflower bookmark would be perfect for this time of year.
For this project I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a 4.5 mm crochet hook. The flower petals on this bookmark are made by first crocheting in the back loops only, then going around and working in the front loops only. This gives the flower a much fuller appearance.
Crochet Sunflower Bookmark
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- Yellow yarn
- Brown yarn
- Green yarn
- Yarn needle
1: Using the brown yarn, make a magic ring, 10 sc inside the ring, sl st in first stitch
2: Ch1, 2 sc in each stitch (20)
3: In yellow yarn *sl st blo in first stitch, ch 5, sc in second ch, hdc in third ch, dc in fourth and fifth ch, sl st in blo of next stitch*, repeat 9 times
4. sl st in flo of the first stitch in round 3, *sl st in flo of next stitch, ch 5, sc in second chain, hdc in third ch, dc in fourth and fifth ch, sl st flo in next stitch*, repeat 8 times
5. Join green yarn and chain 45 (or length desired for bookmark), sc in second ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in same stitch, sc in opposite side of chain, dc in same stitch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, ch 2, sl st into first sc.
If you don’t need a bookmark, you can stop and finish off once you complete the second row of petals. At this point you have a flower that you can use to embellish any other projects. I made a second flower and attached it to a hair clip for my daughter.
If you like this project you may also like my crochet heart bookmark.