Easy Heart Bookmark a Free Beginner Knitting Pattern

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

Bookmark patterns knit up so fast. The main pattern is a simple two row stockinette stitch repeat. The border and edges of this easy bookmark are worked in the easy seed stitch.

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

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White knitted bookmark with fringe and heart detail on black book.

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On to the Bianca Bookmark, a simple bookmark with a lovely result. I thought a little knitted bookmark would be a great gift for the young readers in your life. This is a great project for book lovers.

If you’re a crocheter who would like to learn to knit, you might enjoy learning this crochet hook cast on method.

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  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.


BO – bind off 

CO – cast on

K – knit

P – purl

rep – repeat

RS – right side

st(s) – stitch(es)

St – stockinette

WS – wrong side

Helpful Knitting Tutorials

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 new yarn, the magic knot is one way.

How to change colors when you slip 1 at the beginning of a row.

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1″ x 1″ = 4 sts x 7 rows of St st




Bookmark is worked flat, from the bottom up.

Bookmark Finished Dimensions

2″ x 6.25″ unblocked

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

To adjust the length just knit more rows in pattern.

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picture with text of white knitted bookmark on black book


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Knit Bookmark Pattern

White knitted bookmark with fringe and heart detail on black book.

How To Knit Easy Heart Bookmark

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

The Bianca Bookmark is an easy knit bookmark pattern that works up quickly in medium weight yarn.


  • 15 yds of Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta in pale grey, a #4 medium worsted weight yarn


  • 4mm needles, Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors


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.

White knit bookmark start on needles.


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.

Close up of heart detail in white knit bookmark.

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”

Full length of 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.

Last stitch bound off on white knit bookmark finished on needle.


Cut 2 10” lengths of yarn.

Fold in half.

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

Yellow yarn needle threaded with white fringe for knit bookmark.

Pull loose ends through loop to secure.

Fringe looped through on knit bookmark.


Trim your ends. Block your bookmark.

White bookmark with fringe tail and heart detail.

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