Crochet Dr. Seuss Inspired Bookmark

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 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 got to enjoy marking our places in the different Dr. Seuss books we enjoy reading with our Cat in the Hat bookmarks. I love that this is bookmark my littles can’t destroy easily either!



Small amounts of red, white and black worsted weight yarn. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn!

Size F crochet hook*, 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. 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.

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Row 1: (Brim of hat) With White Chain 8, hdc into 2nd stitch from hook and 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

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

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

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!

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!

Dr. Seuss inspired bookmark

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!

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

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