This elegant crochet bookmark is made using a Bruges Lace crochet technique. It will make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day, for teachers, or for any book lover in your life!
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The original Bruges lace is a fine lace made using bobbins and it is very complex. Bruges lace consists of ribbons (or tapes) that form different elements. The crochet Bruges lace is a technique that imitates the Bruges lace by creating ribbons with a crochet hook.
Years ago, when I had just learned how to crochet, I was fascinated by Bruges lace and had a goal to learn how to crochet it. Since then, I’ve made many beautiful doilies using this technique.
This crochet bookmark is a beautiful small project to learn how to crochet Bruges lace. If you ever wanted to try crochet the Bruges lace technique – this pattern is perfect to do that!
This pattern was first published in the crochet digital magazine Pattern Pack Pro. If you would like to find out more about this magazine, please visit their website HERE.
Bruges Lace Bookmark – Crochet Pattern
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Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
This crochet Bookmark is about 10″ long
Aunt Lydia’s crochet cotton thread size #10
Hook and Other Materials:
- US size 6/1.8 mm crochet hook
- 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” piece of cardboard
- Tapestry needle
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Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
Row 1. Ch 9, DC in 6th Ch from hook and in each of next 3 Sts, turn. Total – 4 dc.
Row 2-8. Ch 5, DC in each St across, turn.
Row 9. Ch 5, DC in first St and in each of next 3 Sts, Ch 2, insert hook in 4 previous Ch-5 spaces on same edge, starting at nearest, Sl St them together, turn.
Row 10. Ch 2, DC in last DC made and in each of next 3 Sts, turn.
Rows 11-40. Ch 5, DC in each St across, turn.
Row 41. Repeat Row 9.
Row 42. Ch 2, DC in last DC made and in each of next 3 Sts, turn.
Row 43. Ch 5, DC in first St and in each of next 3 Sts, Ch 2, Sl St in next free Ch-5 space on inner edge, turn.
Rows 44-63. Repeat Rows 42-43.
Row 64. Ch 5, DC in first St and in each of next 3 Sts.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
With sewing needle and tail, join first and last rows together.
- Wrap thread around cardboard approx. 50 times.
2. Thread needle with 10” of thread under wrapped threads in center and tie tightly.
3. Flip cardboard over, cut wrapped threads through center.
4. Make tassel top: cut a 12” of thread and wrap tightly around tassel twice, about 3/8” down from top. Tie knot, hide ends inside tassel.
Weave in ends from top.
Trim tassel ends evenly.
Join thread to the top of the tassel and Ch 25. Fasten off leaving 5-7” tail. Thread the tail in tapestry needle, draw the chain through 2 Ch-5 arches of one end. Secure the tail to the same place as joined.
Block and shape bookmark.
I hope you enjoyed this Bruges Lace Bookmark free crochet pattern!
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I love this pattern but I am not always good at reading patterns like this. Do you have video tutorials that can be followed? Your work is beautiful.
I am sorry, but I don’t have a video tutorial for this pattern.
Annie O G says
What a beautiful pattern! Thank you for sharing this.
For anyone newer to crochet or particular stitches especially with a lace pattern or expensive yarn😁
when I try a new unfamiliar pattern
I crochet a swatch in worsted weight yarn with a larger hook.
I am glad to hear that you like this pattern! And thank you so much for the great advice to newbies!