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My mother taught me to make a chain stitch when I was in elementary school. I was hooked. Now, I enjoy making knit and crochet patterns that I love for others to learn these wonderful arts.

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Scarecrow of Oz bookmark

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Scarecrow of Oz bookmark
Scarecrow of Oz bookmark
Scarecrow of Oz bookmark
Scarecrow of Oz bookmark
Scarecrow of Oz bookmark
Scarecrow of Oz bookmark

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The crochet stitches include, sc, hdc, dc, tr and sl st and front loop and back loop work. The pattern includes description of abbreviations and complete instructions.

Pattern Description:

Living in Kansas, I have a friend who grew up on Oz books. I felt like it would be a great series of reading character bookmarks using the pictures as inspiration. Here is my rendition of Dorothy's friend, the scarecrow.of Oz.

Scarecrow's "brain" (his diploma can hang outside the book to remind any reader that there is more story to go. His three-dimensional head with hat hangs outside the book.

What a delightful gift to give to anyone who loves to read. This is a fun bookmark to make


8 hdc = 1 inch (2.5cm),
5 hdc rows = 1 inch (2.5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2 1/2 inches (6cm) wide by 8 1/4 inches (21cm) long


  • It uses small amounts of crochet thread and many colors can be used so it is a great project to use up small amounts of size 10 crochet thread
  • 20 yards natural or new ecru (or choice of skin, cowl and glove color)
  • 13 yards classic blue Hawaii (or choice of shirt color)
  • 17 yards fudge brown (or choice of hat and boot color)
  • 10 yards misty copper (or choice of pants)
  • 4 yards cream or white (or choice of Diploma or "scarecrows' brain" color)
  • 10 yards goldenrod yellow (or choice of straw and rope)
  • Small amount red (or choice of mouth, nose & diploma tie color) could also use embroidery floss
  • Boye Steel Crochet hook size 1 (2.25mm). This is a larger size hook than usually used with thread crochet and makes working with thread crochet easier for those who are not comfortable with thread.

You Will Also Need:

  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Washable fabric glue.

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