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Bianca Bookmark a Free Beginner Knitting Pattern

The Bianca Bookmark is a free beginner knitting pattern that will delight knitters with the simple to knit heart design. This easy knit bookmark pattern works up quickly in worsted weight yarn. Gift your handmade bookmark to your children and grandchildren, or knit a set for class.

These sweet little bookmarks knit up so fast. The main pattern is a simple two row stockinette stitch repeat. The border and edges are worked in the easy seed stitch.

And the heart detail placement can be customized to your liking, or even repeated if you wish. With the heart rows separated from the main pattern, it’s easy to move it around. This beginner knitting pattern is written in a manner that allows you to make it your own.

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On to the Bianca Bookmark, a simple knit bookmark with a lovely result. I thought a little knitted bookmark would be a great Christmas gift for the young readers in your life. I can’t wait to see all of your variations.

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Materials

Notes

  1. Heart detail is worked over 5 rows and measures 3/4” tall x 1” wide.
  2. The heart can be added at any time to your bookmark, as long as you start on a RS row.
  3. For simplicity row count starts over at each section.

Stitches/Abbreviations

st(s)-stitch(es)

RS-right side

WS-wrong side

rep-repeat

St-stockinette

CO-cast on

K-Knit

P-purl

BO-bind off 

Helpful Knitting Videos

Cast On With A Crochet Hook As a crocheter, this is my favorite and go-to cast on method.

The Long Tail Cast On is another easy and popular cast on method.

Eventually you will need to know how to Join a New Ball of Yarn Video.

Gauge

1″ x 1″ = 4 sts x 7 rows of St st

Level

beginner

Construction

Bookmark is worked flat, from the bottom up.

Bookmark Finished Dimensions

2″ x 6.25″ unblocked

Fit/Adjustment

To adjust the width of your bookmark stitch multiple is an odd number.

To adjust the length just knit more rows in pattern.

Pattern

CO 9

Row 1. K1, *P1, K1 rep * across.

Row 2. As Row 1.

Row 3. (WS) K1, P7, K1.

Row 4. (RS) K1, P1, K5 , P1, K1.

Row 5. Rep Row 3.

Row 6. Rep Row 4.

Row 7. Rep Row 3.

Continue to rep rows 6-7 until your work is about 3” long.

picture of white simple knit bookmark start on needles

Heart

On the next RS row.

Row 1. K1, P1, *K2, P1, rep * again, K1.

Row 2. K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1.

Row 3. K1. P2, K3, P2, K1.

Row 4. *K1, P1, rep * to one st left, K1.

Row 5. (RS) Rep last row.

picture of heart detail in white knit bookmark free beginner knitting pattern

Continue Bookmark

Row 1. (WS) K1, P7, K1.

Row 2. (RS) K1, P1, K5 , P1, K1.

Row 3. Rep Row 1.

Continue to rep rows 2-3 until work measures 5.75”

picture of full white bookmark on needles

Final Edge

On the next RS row.

Row 1. K1, *P1, K1, rep * across.

Row 2. Rep Row 1.

BO in pattern.

Cut yarn, weave in ends.

picture of white knit bookmark free beginner knitting pattern finished on needle

Tail

How to Add Fringe Tangi Video 

Cut 2 10” lengths of yarn. 

Fold in half. 

Use a yarn needle to pull folded end through the center st. 

picture of yellow yarn needle threaded with white fringe for knit bookmark

Pull loose ends through loop to secure. 

picture of fringe looped through on knit bookmark

Finishing

Trim your ends. Block your bookmark.

How to Block Crochet Tangi Video

picture of white bookmark free beginner knitting pattern with fringe tail and heart detail

I hope you enjoyed the Bianca Bookmark free beginner knitting pattern! I’d love to see your #biancabookmark tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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