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 range 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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Would You Like to Save
This pattern is a fun play on an everyday computer command. Beginner stitchers will love this pattern because of simple lines and easy lettering.
Would You Like to Save from Stitch Bucket
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These patterns are a great make-and-take for your next stitchy 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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The Outlander Book series has seriously devoted fans. There are websites, fan pages and groups devoted to this sci-fi romance. House Elf Stitchery celebrates Outlander with this bookmark. In addition to this pattern, they also have other popular culture cross stitch patterns, from Harry Potter to Star Wars.
Outlander Bookmark from House Elf Stitchery
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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 10 below.
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Treat Yo Self
Isn't it time to give yourself a little treat? Stitcheroodle's fun and colorful Treat Yo Self Bookmark pattern is just what you deserve. It can be stitched on bright red fabric, like the bookmark pictured, or you can customize it with your favorite color. This bookmark would go great with a quick and mindless summer novel and a fruity drink on the beach.
Treat Yo Self from Stitcheroodle
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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 an great project for both beginners and more advanced cross stitchers.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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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.
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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.