Cross-Stitch Cookbook Bookmarks

By  Pamela Kellogg 

If you ever have problems marking your page in your cookbook, these adorable bookmarks are the solution. They also make wonderful gifts for a housewarming or bridal shower.

  • Cross-Stitch Cookbook Bookmarks
  • Closeup View


  • White 16-count Aida-cloth bookmarks, 2”x6-7/8”, two
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss


  • Tapestry needle, #26

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, iron, pressing cloth or bath towel

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands
Backstitch: 1 strand

Pattern - Cross-stitch Cookbook Bookmarks

  • Size / Stitch Count
  • 1. Approximate finished size of design: 1-7/16"x5-1/4"; Stitch count: 23 w x 85 h
  • Note
  • 1. Both bookmarks are made in same way.
  • Bookmarks
  • 1. Print cross-stitch chart and key.
  • 2. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric using two strands of floss. To find center, fold bookmark in half, then in half again the opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 3. Backstitch with one strand of floss. Backstitch letters with DMC 310 Black and stems with DMC 500 Very Dark Blue Green.
  • 4. Press finished design from wrong side through a pressing cloth or towel. (Note: Pressing without a towel will flatten stitches and dull colors.)