My mom and Gene’s mother both received bookmarks this year, made from a pattern I’ve had in my Ravelry queue for almost 5 years. I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to get around to this project as it turned out to be quite easy and satisfying.
I used crochet cotton and a size 3 steel hook (2.1mm), significantly larger than the 1.25mm hook called for in the pattern. I prefer it slightly larger, actually. It seemed a good size book mark for the novel I was returning to my mom, so it probably fits better in other books too.