Half Double Crochet Bookmark with a Delicate Flower Accent

27 Sep 2023 | Crochet Basics, Patterns | 0 comments

About the author: Karmen Režek

From Ljubljana, Slovenia, I aspire to inspire others with the same joy and fulfillment that crocheting has given me.

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Hello, crochet enthusiasts! Today, I’m excited to introduce a beginner-friendly project that not only serves a functional purpose but also adds a touch of handmade charm to your reading routine. Our half double crochet bookmark, adorned with a simple flower, is the perfect quick project for a lazy afternoon.

About the Half Double Crochet Stitch:

The half double crochet (hdc) is a fundamental stitch that sits right between the single crochet and double crochet in terms of height. It offers a bit more texture than the single crochet, making it perfect for projects where you want a tighter weave but a bit of added flexibility.

How to Make the Half Double Crochet Stitch:

  1. Yarn Over: Start by wrapping the yarn over your hook.
  2. Insert Hook: Insert your hook into the desired stitch.
  3. Yarn Over Again: Wrap the yarn over your hook once more.
  4. Pull Through: Draw the yarn through the stitch. You should now have three loops on your hook.
  5. Yarn Over: Wrap the yarn over your hook again.
  6. Complete the Stitch: Pull the yarn through all three loops on your hook. Voilà! You’ve just made a half double crochet.

Let’s Dive Into the Bookmark Tutorial:


  • Your choice of yarn
  • A crochet hook suitable for your selected yarn
  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


  1. Foundation Chain: Begin by chaining as many stitches as needed to reach a length of 30 cm (or adjust for your desired bookmark length).
  2. Row 1: Half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across.
  3. Row 2: Chain 2 (doesn’t count as your first hdc), turn your work, and half double crochet in each stitch across.
  4. Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
  5. Flower Creation: 
  • After completing Row 3, slip stitch into the side of that row. 
  • Switch to a smaller hook. 
  • Chain 10. 
  • To form the petals, chain 6 and slip stitch into the 10th chain from the hook. Repeat this step 5 times, creating 5 petals in total.
  • Finishing: Slip stitch back along the initial chain. 
  • Switch back to the larger hook, make a slip stitch into the side of the first row, and finish off. 
  • Weave in any loose ends.

Happy crocheting, and may your new bookmark accompany you on many literary adventures! 📚🧶✨

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