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The Nerdy Bookworm Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern

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What is more precious than an adorable little bookworm?! This bookworm bookmark! He’s green, he’s nerdy and he loves to hold your place for you until you’re ready to pick up that book again! 😉  In addition to this Nerdy Bookworm Bookmark crochet pattern, I also have a duck, a bunny, and a frog bookmark pattern – with more to come!

The Nerdy Bookworm Crochet Pattern

The Nerdy Bookworm Bookmark

You’ll want to use the Invisible Decrease for prettier decreases toward the bottom of the head. It really does make a big difference in the outcome of your amigurumi! Make sure you use you stitch markers and count your rows. I also crochet my amigurumi a little on the tight side.

Materials:

Size G (4mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker
Green worsted weight yarn
Red worsted weight yarn
Black worsted weight yarn (just enough for mouth)
Two buttons for eyes (or safety eyes if for a small child)
Wire for glasses (16 gauge used)
Upholstery needle
Polyfill (or extra yarn as stuffing)

Gauge: Unimportant

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms

Work in a spiral, do NOT join at the end of each round

Use your stitch marker to note the beginning stitch of each row

Use Invisible Decrease for prettier sc2tog (see video tutorial)

Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Pattern:

Head:
Round 1: Magic circle. 8sc in circle. (8)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (16)
Round 3: sc in each st around (16)
Round 4: *sc in next st, 2sc in next* repeat from * * around (24)
Round 5: sc in each st around (24)
Round 6: *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next* repeat from * * around (32)
Rounds 7 – 14: sc in each st around (32)
***if using safety eyes, add in row 11, about 5 sts apart***
Round 15: *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * * around (24)
Round 16 – 18: sc in each st around (24)
Round 19: *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * * around (16)
***add stuffing***
Round 20 – 21: sc in each st around (16)
***begin the strap***
Squish the head closed and line up the remaining 16 sts. Crochet through the very first two, then the next two, then the next two etc to the end until you have a closed head with 8 stitches across. Place stitch marker in the last stitch.

The Nerdy Bookworm Free Crochet Pattern

Strap:

1: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
2: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
3: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
4: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
5: ch-1, sc in each
6: ch-1, sc in each
7: ch-1, sc in each
8: ch-1, sc in each
9: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
10: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
11: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
12: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
13: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
14: ch-1, sc in each
15: ch-1, sc in each
16: ch-1, sc in each
17: ch-1, sc in each
18: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
19: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
20: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
21: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
22: ch-1, sc in each
23: ch-1, sc in each
24: ch-1, sc in each
25: ch-1, sc in each
26: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
27: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
28: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
29: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
30: ch-1, sc in each
31: ch-1, sc in each
32: ch-1, sc in each
33: ch-1, sc in each
34: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
35: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
36: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
37: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
38: ch-1, sc in each
39: ch-1, sc in each
40: ch-1, sc in each
41: ch-1, sc in each
42: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
43: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
44: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
45: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
46: ch-1, sc in each
47: ch-1, sc in each
48: ch-1, sc in each
49: ch-1, sc in each
50: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
51: ch-1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 5, sc2tog (8)
52: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5, 2sc in last (8)
53: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts
54: ch-1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog
55: ch-1, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bow tie:

Round 1: Ch-24, join to first ch with sl st, being careful not to twist chain.
Round 2 – 4: Ch-1, sc in each ch around, join with sl st to top of first sc.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for wrapping/sewing.

Nerdy Bookworm Crochet Pattern

Construction of bookworm bookmark:

Pinch the bow tie together in the middle, wrapping the tail yarn securely around to form a “bow”. Sew it to the base of the head.

If using buttons instead of safety eyes, position your eyes (I put mine 5 stitches apart) and grab your wire for the glasses. Using an item about the diameter of a quarter, wrap the wire around to form “glasses”. Bend them around and angle the back, then poke the wire through the back of the worm’s head so that it doesn’t stick out. Sew yarn around the glasses end a few times to secure the glasses into place. Add electrical tape to the center, this also helps to keep the glasses secure.

The adorable nerdy bookworm bookmark is ready for use! When I get more of my collection of bookmark patterns created, crocheted and posted, I will offer them in one lump PDF download on Ravelry and Etsy. Woot! Stay tuned!!

Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Pattern

More crochet before you go:

How to Crochet the Invisible Decrease for Amigurimi Crochet
Frog Bookmark Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Bunny Rabbit Bookmark Crochet Pattern
Quacktastic Duck Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern
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  1. Hello, I now get your newsletters that contain your patterns. I'm a senior citizen and need a printed pattern before me. How do I print your patterns without all of the advertisements? Thank you for your help. I enjoy your newsletters. Also, when you say you've posted something. Does that mean in this newsletter or someplace else?? Thanks for your help. Shar
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  4. Do you have a picture of how you attached the glasses to the face? I'm a little confused if you mean the back of the head where you inserted the wire into the head or between the eyes under the electrical tape. I am hoping to start on this soon for my mom who is a teacher and has specifically requested this bookmark. Thank you so much for all your awesome patterns I have already done the elephant (took me about 2 hours and I had tons of compliments), and am doing the giraffe this afternoon. I hope to have the time to do all of them since you can never have too many bookmarks! lol
    1. Hi Kaitlyn! You'll attach the glasses towards the back of the head...where the wire bends into the head. Hope that helps and happy crocheting!
  5. What a great pattern! I am glad I found your blog. You have an amazing talent and it is wonderful you are willing to share your skill and designs.
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  7. Super cute! Can you please post this as a knitting pattern? Also what if I don’t have wire? The nerd glasses are CRUCIAL!
  8. What type yarn did you use? I used a cotton yarn (4) and the 4mm hook, but my bookmark came out huge! The head of the book worm is approx the size of a regular xmas ball. What did I do wrong?
    1. Oh no! Maybe try going down a hook size? I don't know what brand of yarn I used, it was half a ball I had on hand. Definitely a thin 4 though.
  9. AAAIiiinnnnnnnn! This pattern make my heart warm! Simply beautiful! Thank you so much for share your ideas with us. xoxo Thainá
    1. What type yarn did you use? I used a cotton yarn (4) and the 4mm hook, but my bookmark came out huge! The head of the book worm is approx the size of a regular xmas ball. What did I do wrong?
  10. Hi! This is a very nice pattern which I have started on, but there seems to be an error around round 35 in the strap as it does not continue to get the nice curvy shape is has before that.
    1. Ahhh! I actually redid that strap about five times because I thought the same. I'll have to redo it again to make sure and update. Thank you!
        1. Yes, I'll try to get that done this evening. You could just take out that row and move it down, but I will let you know when I get it done :) Thank you for letting me know!
          1. I'm sorry I forgot to let you know it has been updated. If you'd like to give it another go I'd be curious if it turns out better! Thank you!
  11. Um this is the greatest thing EVER! Need more nerdy & bookwormish parents in my life- though my friend and I say that with how book-crazy we are, we've far surpassed bookworm status: we are book DRAGONS!
    1. Ooooo I wonder if you could transform the frog into a dragon and use a dragon tears stitch for the tail. Might be too bulky but would look amazing if it worked.
  12. Cannot find pattern for pig bookmark? See him in the picture with the other bookmarks but not in patterns list? Thank you for sharing. These are adorable & wanted to make the set ☺️