Mark Your Spot: Free Cross Stitch Bookmark Charts

Free cross stitch bookmark patterns to keep your place

Do you have a bibliophile in your life? You never get to actually see them, you just see the top of their head because their nose is always in a book? Maybe that person is you. Keeping your place in a book doesn't have to be a challenge when you have a great bookmark to hold it for you. Below is a small sampling of cross stitched bookmarks that range from traditional to whimsical to sarcastic. There is something for everyone. 

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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Make a cute bookmark for your favorite insect fan. Stitch the design in the floss color(s) of your choice.
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    Band Sampler Bookmark

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Learn new stitches and create a unique bookmark as you stitch a free Band Sampler Bookmark pattern. Use the suggested colors or choose your own.
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    Beach Read Bookmark Chart

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    One of the great joys in life is lazing on the beach reading a fun, but not-too-challenging, novel. Stitch this design for your favorite beach bum and gift it with a stack of books before a summer trip.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Give a friend who enjoys that certain type of guilty pleasure romance novel an appropriate bookmark.
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    Great for a Christmas gift, or with a quick color change, suitable for any occasion.
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    Great gift for Father's Day or anytime you want to make something special for Dad.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Cross Stitch and Back Stitch are combined in this simple bookmark pattern with a saying about friendship from Aristotle.
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    Madeleine L'Engle Hope Quote

    Design © Connie G. Barwick

    When I designed this pattern, I did not intend to use it as a bookmark, but after I stitched it, I needed a gift for a friend. I whipped up an easy Aida bookmark and I had the perfect present for a fellow fan of Madeleine L'Engle.

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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    I love to give my Mom books for Mother's Day and Christmas because then I can read them too! Seriously, we share the love of reading - she passed it on to me at an early age. So, a bookmark is a perfect present for any occasion or just because.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this design in an eye-popping color as I did to stake your claim to your current reading material. Or choose your favorite color if you like.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this design in red-white-and-blue for a USA patriotic design or choose your favorite colors to fill in the diamonds for a personalized design.
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    This Back Stitch design stitches up quickly. Stitch it on a large count fabric for a pillow or framed design instead of a bookmark.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Got a friend who's into fantasy? This will be the perfect gift for them! Or, make it for yourself - I am a dragon fan from way back so I am keeping this bookmark to keep my place protected.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Keep your place in style with this Traffic Light Bookmark. Warn everyone not to lose your place!
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    My dad didn't like for us to read romance novels, but we sneaked them anyway. This bookmark was inspired by a book cover my Mom found - it was velvet and very pretty - and it had the words "Trashy Novel" emblazoned on it. If you like to read "trashy novels" don't hide it - flaunt it with this bookmark instead.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    The motifs adorn a card in the photo, but they will work great for sentimental bookmarks too.
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    Mother's Day Bookmark Mix-and-Match Motifs

    Combine small motifs from the free Cross Stitch Pattern Collection, Mother's Day Rose, to create a unique bookmark for Mom.
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    For the Easy Aida Bookmark project, I repeated one of the mini motifs to create a special bookmark. You could use these motifs, and perhaps the free alphabet patterns to create your own personalized bookmark design.

Cross stitch bookmarks are a fun and pretty way to keep your place while reading your favorite book. These bookmarks also make a great gift for friends and family. Give them their favorite book along with a bookmark for a personal touch. It will make anyone's day!