I make these bookmarks for gifts for friends and relatives. The size 10 thread color in the photos is a pastel mix, and I made this bookmark for an Easter basket.
If you are a good crocheter, I would call this an easy pattern. If you are a new to crochet, this pattern may seem complicated, but it has all the standard language of a regular pattern, just using small thread. I have not tried to make this pattern using regular yarn, and I figured it wouldn’t be used as a bookmark at that point. If I did, I would probably use a size G or H crochet hook.
A tassel could be added to the end if you would like and/or a ribbon tied to the top. (No picture, but please use your imagination!
As this is my first post, please be kind on your comments… Thanks! =D
Step 1: Materials & Pattern
• Size 10 Thread, any color
• Scissors, embroidery needle
• Iron and it’s accessories
• Optional to starch bookmark with spray or fabric stiffener
• Optional embellishments such as matching ribbon
• cluster = Chain 3, dc in the 3rd ch from hook
• Be careful not to twist chains or work as project gets bigger, especially on Round 2.
• Gauge is not important. The size in the photos ends up being just over 5-1/4-inches long.
Round 1: (Chain 3, dc in the 3rd ch from hook) 4 times; join with a slip st in very first ch.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 15, sl st in 15th ch from hook, (*ch 3, 2 dc in same st, sc over outside ch 3 of next cluster, 3 dc between clusters,* ch 15, sl st in 15th ch from hook) twice, repeat from * to * once more;
Base: ch 28, sl st in 15th ch from hook, (ch 6, skip next 6 ch, sl st in next ch) twice, 3 dc in same st between clusters, sc over outside ch 3 of next cluster, sl st in top of first ch 3.
Round 3: Sl st in top of next 2 dc and into loop, *(ch 3, 2 dc, sl st in loop) 7 times, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, sl st into next loop, * repeat from * to * two more times;
Base: **(ch 3, 2 dc, sl st) 3 times in same loop, sc in between loops, sl st into next loop, ** repeat from ** to ** once, (ch 3, 2 dc, sl st) 7 times in the next loop, sc in between loops, sl st into the next loop, repeat from ** to ** once, (ch 3, 2 dc, sl st) 3 times in last loop, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, sl st into first loop.
Step 2: Finish the Project:
Before ironing, stretch and shape the cross. Iron on cotton setting. You can optionally spray with a light coat of fabric stiffener before ironing. Wait about 10-minutes for the starch to permeate into the yarn before ironing.
Optionally add embellishments such as a ribbon at the top or a tassel at the bottom.
I hope you love it just as much as I do!