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Crochet Bookmark Pattern to Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day!

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Learn how to crochet a quick striped top hat bookmark project for the readers in your home.

Inspired by the talented Dr. Seuss books, this crochet bookmark is so fun for kids and encourages reading.

The free crochet bookmark pattern includes a step by step photo tutorial. Changing color is easy too.

Dr. Seuss Day, March 2, is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate than crocheting up a couple of Dr. Seuss inspired bookmarks.

This Cat in the Hat striped top hat Bookmark is perfect for your favorite readers! This is such a fun and easy way to pay homage to one of the best children’s authors.

We enjoy marking our places in our different Dr. Seuss books. Reading with our Cat in the Hat bookmarks is so fun. I love that this is bookmark my littles can’t destroy easily either!

Red white striped top hat crochet bookmark.

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Materials:

  • 5-10 yds/4.6-9m of red, white and black #4 medium worsted weight yarn. I use Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! but you can substitute any yarn you have in your stash.
  • Gauge is not important for this pattern so you can use the hook that’s comfortable for your yarn. I use a 3.75mm F crochet hook* in the tutorial. 4-6mm hooks usually pair well with #4 yarn.
  • yarn needle*
  • scissors

Color changing tip:

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

To change colors seamlessly at the end of each row, begin your hdc stitch normally by yarning over, insert hook in stitch then drop the first color, pick up the next color and pull up and through to finish your stitch.

Then carry the last color yarn with you across the row and pick it up again at the end when it’s time to change colors.

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

Get some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books:

Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book*

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?*

Dr. Seuss Boxed Set*

Celebrate with your little readers and your Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark!

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

This worked up so quick and easy! I’ve already made three for my boys. I think little sister needs one too!

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

This bookmark is flat enough to fit in the book too. Or you can position the hat outside the book and drape the tail through the inside of the book.

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

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Pattern

Row 1: (Brim of hat) With White Chain 8, hdc into 2nd stitch from hook and in each chain across (7 stitches made), turn

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

Row 2: With red Ch. 1, slip stitch into first stitch. Drop white, join red. Work over white so it’s ready to switch at the end of the row. Hdc in same stitch and in next 4, on your last hdc change to white, turn (5)

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark
Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

Row 3: With white Ch.2, hdc in same stitch and next 4, changing to red on last stitch, turn (5)

Row 4: With red ch. 2, hdc in same stitch and next 4, changing to white on last stitch, turn (5)

Row 5: With white ch. 2, hdc in same stitch and next 4, changing to red on last stitch, turn (5)

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

Row 6: (top of hat) With red ch. 2, hdc in same stitch and each stitch across, turn (5)

Row 7: With red ch. 2, 2hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in last stitch, slip stitch to Row 5 and finish off. (7)

Look only one end to weave in, even with all those color changes!

Tail

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

Cut three lengths of yarn (mine were about 12″) in white and black (I chose 2 black, 1 white). Use your yarn needle to insert them into the center stitch of your first row (the brim).

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

Braid and knot the yarn tail. Trim ends to desired length.

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

And there you have it!

Happy Dr. Seuss Day! I hope your day is filled with lots of reading and crocheting!

Cat in the Hat Striped Bookmark with tail.

Crochet Top Hat Bookmark for Dr. Seuss Day

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day, March 2 with this Cat in the Hat crochet Bookmark that's perfect for your favorite readers!

Materials

  • 5-10 yds/4.6-9m of red, white and black #4 medium worsted weight yarn.

Tools

  • 3.75mm/F crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions

Brim of Hat

    1. Row 1: With White Chain 8, hdc into 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (7 sts)
    2. Row 2: With red ch 1, sl st in first st. Drop white, join red. Hdc in same st and in next 4 sts, on last hdc change to white, turn. (5 sts)
    3. Row 3: With white ch 2, hdc in same st and next 4 sts, changing to red on last st, turn. (5 sts)
    4. Row 4: With red ch 2, hdc in same st and next 4 sts, changing to white on last st, turn. (5 sts)
    5. Row 5: With white ch 2, hdc in same st and next 4 sts, changing to red on last st, turn. (5 sts)
    6. Row 6: With red ch 2, hdc in same st and each st across, turn. (5 sts)
    7. Row 7: With red ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last st, sl st to Row 5 and finish off. (7 sts)

Tail

    1. Cut three lengths of yarn one white and two black, each 12″/30cm-18"/45cm long.
    2. Use your yarn needle to insert them into the center stitch of your first row (the brim).
    3. Braid and knot the yarn tail.
    4. Trim ends to desired length.

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