Bookmarks have been around as long as there have been books. The earliest known reference was in 1584. Today bookmarks are created out of all types of materials including, metal, wood, silk, and other types of fabrics.
And one fun way to create your own bookmark is by completing one of the many cross stitch bookmark patterns or kits that are on the market.
We’re having so much fun bookmarking these 26 Cross Stitch Bookmark Patterns that are mix of traditional, fanciful, funny and sarcastic designs. Make one for yourself to use, and give one as a gift!
Are books your life? Do you dive into a new adventure every time you turn the page? Why not cross-stitch a bookmark to save your place for when you just have to put that book down.
Because this cross stitch bookmarks are quick and easy, you can make them for friends and family, mail them along with cards, or tuck them inside a book you’re giving.
1. Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern by Rogue Stitchery
This bookmark is perfect for all bookworms out there! The finished design can also be framed for mounting on the wall or sitting on a bookshelf.
This 2-page pattern includes a full-color photo of the stitched bookmark in the cover side and contains the black-and-white pattern with symbols, a color legend with the DMC colors/numbers and symbols, and instructions in the back side.
2. Harry Potter Inspired Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern by Beetle With A Needle
If you have the love for all things Harry Potter, this pattern is a must-try! This pattern includes an introduction of a color photo of the finished product with some pointers for beginners, color pattern with symbols and a list of DMC thread colors, and a detailed set of instructions for finishing your work.
Boost your reading with this wonderful bookmark of vibrant colors!
3. Rainbow Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Little Polish Needle
Stitch these pretty bookmarks for yourself or for someone special. Perfect make for book readers /booklovers. They will also be ideal as a gift for birthdays or simply as a token of friendship. Enjoy these cheery vivid colors of rainbow. Reading will never be boring from now on!
4. Easy Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern by Connie G. Barwick
This is a quick and easy tutorial that is perfect for teaching someone how to cross-stitch. 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.
You may also want to check our pattern for Country Heart Bookmark.
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5. Little Learner Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Free Patterns
These free cross stitch bookmark 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. Each pattern is a different skill level, so there is truly something for every type of cross stitcher.
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6. Celtic Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Cross Stitch Bonanza
This cross stitch bookmark patterns includes charts/patterns for 10 colorful designs of Celtic bookmarks. The designs are different sizes; however, the models have been made in such a way that they all have the same width 5 cm and the length 20.5 cm (including the pointed part).
7. Parrots Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Fuzzy Fox Designs
This pattern is designed for competent beginner/intermediate cross-stitchers and includes whole stitches only, minimal backstitch and 4 French knots. With this design, you’ll create a cute bookmark that will always make you smile!
8. Midnight Reflection Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Whispers Of Hope
This charming set of Midnight Reflections bookmark cross stitch patterns includes a red, black, gray & white stained glass window, a stained glass night sky and Celtic knots done in purples and black.
This cross stitch bookmark patterns includes the cross stitch charts, supply list, full-color photo and instructions for stitching and assembling.
9. Ice Cream Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Povitrulya Handmade
Why not combine your love for books and ice cream into an Ice Cream bookmark? All it takes to make this colorful bookmark is a small piece of 16 count Aida cloth, 10 x 20 cm in size, and leftover threads from kits that have already been embroidered. Stitch whatever flavor you want!
10. Almond Blossom Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Lara Makes
You can make these cheery bookmarks in anticipation of waiting for the almond blossoms. You will picture yourself snuggled up reading a good book, a hot coffee in hand, and using these bookmarks to make life just a little less gloomy.
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11. Blackwork Mosaic Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Storms Stitches
Mix and match blackwork mosaic tile designs to create beautiful bookmarks like these. An easy to follow pattern that is very nicely presented. The design of these bookmarks is mesmerizing!
12. A Year Of Bookmarks Cross Stitch Pattern by Stitch Notions
A quick and easy project for each month of the year. Stitched on perforated paper, these bookmarks are the perfect gift for friends, family or … you!
13. Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern by A Curious Twist
Finally, a bookmark that lets everyone know not to bother you when you’re reading your favorite book. Now you can make your own snarky bookmark with this easy cross stitch pattern and tutorial.
You can use any color thread or Aida fabric you like. It’s a great way to use up any little pieces of Aida fabric you have lying around. Check out A Curious Twist for more awesome patterns.
14. Cactus Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Povitrulya Handmade
The cactus symbolizes lust and sexual attraction between two people, the power and loneliness of the desert, enduring all things, no matter how painful or difficult. This Cactus Bookmark will be the perfect gift for someone you love.
This pattern is very clear and easy to read and the instructions included are very helpful for beginners.
15. Abstract Bookmarks Cross Stitch Pattern by Better Cross Stitch
You will have 3 abstract cross stitch bookmark patterns in this download. Designed for a bookmark, this design is easy to stitch and perfect for beginners. This pattern makes a great accompaniment to books and planners.
The vibrant colors of these bookmarks will brighten up your reading.
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16. Would You Like To Save Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Stitch Bucket
This cross stitch pattern uses 9 colors, has a stitch count of 1012, and dimensions of 31 x 80 stitches. This pattern is a fun play on an everyday computer command. Beginner stitchers will love this pattern because of simple lines and easy lettering.
17. Iris Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Better Cross Stitch
This Iris Bookmark pattern celebrates one of the longest blooming and easiest flowers to grow. Plant irises and they come up year after year, early in the season, ready to display their exquisite beauty.
Precut bookmarks can also be adapted to stitch this Iris Bookmark pattern. The process of stitching is really pleasant and the result is astonishing!
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18. Bookcase Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Rogue Stitchery
This 2-page pattern is for printing only. The cover side includes a full-color photo of the stitched bookmark. The backside contains the black-and-white pattern with symbols, a color legend with the DMC colors/numbers and symbols, and instructions.
The instructions include how to make the bookmark. The finished design can also be framed for mounting on the wall or sitting on a bookshelf.
19. Floral Bookmarks Cross Stitch Pattern by Easy Stitch Pattern
This cross stitch bookmark patterns is for these 3 bookmarks with beautiful and delicate flowers. They will look great not only as bookmarks but also as decorative borders on your table linen, napkins, pillow covers, Aida bands, etc.
Quick and easy to stitch. You can easily swap your threads too to suit your stitching needs.
20. Dream Catcher Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by New Leaf Craft
You can make a very cute bookmark or find your own idea of the usage of this pattern. This pattern was designed for 16 count ivory Aida, but you can use any count or color you are comfortable with.
This cross stitch bookmark pattern comes with suggested colors. If you wish you can change colors according to your needs (the design would look great in a different range of colors).
21. Flowers Bookmarks Cross Stitch Pattern by Better Cross Stitch
This cross stitch bookmark patterns makes the perfect gift for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or a bridal shower. These patterns are for instant download so you can start working on your project right away.
A bookmark with floral embroidery can be a beautiful gift for Mom. Or for anyone who loves summer, nature and spending time in a garden.
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22. Feather Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Anny Funny Xx
All it takes to make such a bookmark is a small piece of 14 counts Aida cloth and 4.72 x 23.59 cm in size. There are 5 colors. This cross stitch bookmark patterns includes a full-color and a black and white cross stitch pattern with symbols on several pages and DMC color floss legend.
23. Lion Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern by Stomp Creations
This pattern contains a color picture, a useful information sheet, and a symbol chart with DMC legend. This is a cute modern cross stitch pattern with a lion theme. Make this bookmark for everyone you know who love lions!
24. Pineapple Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern by Lucky Star Stitches
This is a cross stitch bookmark pattern featuring a summery patterned pineapple and flamingoes. There’s nothing like pineapple gifts to bring out a tropical cross stitch or Hawaii cross stitch decor and flavors around the house and this fruit cross stitch is an ideal way to gift a pineapple flamingo all-in-one!
Mark your spot with this colorful and unique pineapple embroidery from Lucky Star Stitches!
25. Cute Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern by Stone Dragon Workshop
This cute cat cross stitch bookmark pattern creates a pretty, useful gift for cat lovers & book readers! You can change the colors of your preference. Another fun project to cross-stitch!
26. Galaxy Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern by Lakeview Needlework
This cross stitch bookmark pattern also fits for needlepoint and bead embroidery. There’s a blue swirl on a black background surrounded by yellow stars. This is a perfect gift for lovers of a starry sky, space, and astronomy.
When done, it can fit into a 5×7 inch frame or be used as a bookmark.
10 Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits
1. Bluetits Bookmark Cross Stitch Kit
This is a pretty cross stitch bookmark kit that can be completed quickly. The bluetit is a striking bird that is a favorite among many birders. They can be found across Europe.
This completed cross stitch bookmark kit would be ideal for any nature lover that loves to sit outside and read a good book.
2. Counted Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits ‘Mischief Managed – I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up to No Good’
Harry Potter is the bestselling book series of all time. If you are a die-hard Potterhead or know one, this cross stitch bookmark kit will surely be a hit. The bookmark has the spell that will allow you to view and hide the contents of the magical Marauder’s Map.
3. Vervaco Dog and Cat Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits
This cross stitch bookmark kit has 2 adorable bookmarks. You will not have to choose between a cat pattern or a dog pattern. You get both! The finished designs are stunning.
4. Pansies Bookmark Cross Stitch Kit
Pansies are old-fashioned flowers that have been used in designs for years. They are beautiful and colorful. The pansy symbolizes love and admiration. This pansy bookmark would be a great gift idea for a gardener or florist.
5. Counted Cross Stitch Kit ‘The Hunger Games: District 12’
The Hunger Games trilogy has a huge following. The books were best-sellers, and the movies were blockbusters. The series became a pop culture phenomenon. This District 12 bookmark features Katniss with her trusty bow and arrows.
The kit contains everything you need to complete the kit. You will need to have basic cross-stitching knowledge.
6. Cross Stitch Kit ‘Lord of The Rings: The Shire of Middle-Earth’ Bookmark Kit
Any J.R.R. Tolkien fan would love to have a handmade Lord of the Rings cross stitched bookmark. This hobbit door cross stitch bookmark kit pattern is easy to follow. However, the instructions for finishing the bookmark are a little confusing.
7. The Child: Baby Yoda – Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits
Baby Yoda, also known as Grogu, is an extremely popular Star Wars character. You cannot go anywhere without seeing his merchandise for sale.
If you are looking for a unique gift idea for an avid Star Wars fan, create this bookmark and give it as a gift. You can almost bet that they will not have one of these.
8. Textile Heritage Butterflies & Buddleia Counted Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits
Two Small butterflies adorn this beautiful bookmark. This cross stitch bookmark kit includes everything you need to complete the bookmark. This kit is designed to be stitched in hand.
Complete one for yourself or for your butterfly-loving friend. Any book and nature lover would be thrilled to be given this bookmark as a gift.
9. Vervaco Goose Feather Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits
This bookmark features the classic fountain pen design. The fountain pen is the ideal blend of tradition and beauty. It is known for its luxury, history, elegance and class. This elegant bookmark design would be the perfect accompaniment to any historical or classic book collection.
10. Embroidery kit ‘Unicorn’ Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits
This whimsical unicorn bookmark kit would be a great gift for a young crafter. What better subject matter for a bookmark than a mythical unicorn? The pattern is easy to follow and could be completed by a beginner.
The finished design is bright, colourful and cheerful. It would be perfect for any child who has dreamed of meeting a unicorn.
Having access to countless cross stitch bookmark patterns and kits gives you the ability to create a useful work of art.
A bookmark can be a reader’s best friend. They are not only useful, but they can also be fun and inspirational. And as long as we have books, we can never have enough bookmarks. It can be hard to locate bookmarks in stores nowadays.
Thanks to cross stitch bookmark patterns and kits you can create these small masterpieces for all your friends and family.
Although many people now read on electronic devices, these will never take the place of a physical book. Feeling the book in your hand and flipping the pages will not be outdone by a digital book.
Books are collectable and readers love to display their collections. And every reader also needs a collection of bookmarks. So, what better gift could you give a reader?
We hope we have included a cross stitch bookmark patterns you would love to create for yourself or for a gift. Check more cross stitch ideas here.