Do you love to read? When you are not cross-stitching your favorite project, do you have your nose in a good book? Combine the best of both worlds by stitching up one of these cross stitch bookmarks! The patterns below are a mix that ranges from traditional to whimsical to sarcastic. Make one for yourself to use, and give one as a gift! Gift a favorite book along with the bookmark for a personal touch. It would make anyone's day!
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We Heart Books
This pattern is great for beginners–even first-time stitchers who are learning how to cross stitch! Use the heart pattern provided or apply a whole different design to fit your tastes.
Quick and Easy Cross Stitch Bookmark from The Spruce
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These patterns are a great make-and-take for your next stitch craft night. There are several designs to choose from. You can stitch one or all of them. Print out the designs and let your guests pick out their favorite pattern to stitch up. Each pattern is a different skill level, so there is truly something for every type of cross stitcher.
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Nothing goes better with a good book than a cat that wants to snuggle up on your lap while you are reading. Kaligrilles shares her Cat Bookmark for free. This pattern and the blog are in French, but it can be easily translated. As with all free patterns, please be respectful of the copyright request of the pattern creator.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Modern art lovers will go crazy with this free Geometric Art Bookmark from Cyber Stitchers. The pattern showcases a mid-century modern design that can be customized to fit your favorite color palette. You can also add lettering to the bookmark for an even more personal touch.
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Not all people want modern shapes or snarky phrases; they prefer something more traditional and elegant. 123 Stitch has these Elegant Bookmark Kits for sale on their website. The kits include everything you need to cross stitch these bookmarks. You will receive the correct amount of floss and findings to finish your project.
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Share a rainbow with your favorite reader. This inspiring pattern would be a beautiful gift for a friend who needs a little pick-me-up during a rough time. The bookmark is also an excellent way to practice your lettering and is a great project for both beginners and more advanced cross stitchers.
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These Stained Glass Bookmarks are a great gift for the Beauty and the Beast fan in your life. Give them a copy of the original fairy tale with one or all three of the bookmarks. Everything Cross Stitch has this pattern, which includes all three designs for purchase on their website.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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The Hands Off My Book cross stitch pattern from Kincavel Krosses is a great way to get your message across and save your place at the same time. This pattern is available for free. You may copy, share and customize this pattern to your liking. You can sell the finished project for charity only, not commercially.