Crochet Fairy Bookmark

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Introduction: Crochet Fairy Bookmark

I came up with an unusual crocheted bookmark for a book: a caught fairy, flattened by a book (18 cm tall or 22 cm with wings). As a result, you can see the legs of this fairy (amigurumi style) stick out from the book and her petal skirt. This fairy has also wonderful wings.

Inside the fairy there is a wire frame, so you can give it any pose. You can also use this fairy as an unusual accessory by sticking it in your pocket (for example, on the chest of a jacket). Legs of fairy will stick out of your pocket. Isn't that funny?

P.S. I'm tired of fighting with sites that steal my instructables regardless of the license (which is indicated in the upper left corner). Sorry but I decided to add attribution to my photos. I know it looks a little annoying, but it annoys me even more to see my works under someone else's authorship or for sale.

Step 1: Gathering the Necessary Material

You need:

electric twin wire with white (or light color) wrap (I used copper wire), about 47 cm long,

wire cutters,

pliers,

cotton yarn for body of the fairy flesh-colored or white (then dye them at the end of crocheting), 560 m / 100 g,

silk yarn for the dress (I used blue color), 260 m / 50 g,

white silk yarn for wings, 260 m / 50 g,

floss or thread for hair (I used wheat-color), eyes (black or gray color), lips (red color),

thread No. 40 same color as yarn for body,

polyester fiberfill,

hook 1.10 mm,

needle,

scissors,

ruler,

knitting needle,

acrylic paints for fabric,

brush,

starch,

water,

hot glue,

comb,

film.

Step 2: Making the Frame

Bend the wire in half and form the main part of the body frame of the fairy (head, neck, shoulders, waist, hips, legs), observing the proportions (photo).

Form a framework for the wings: cut outer wire on the top of the head in half, then cut lengthwise to the shoulders and spread the veins (photo).

Form the arms: cut the wire along the legs to the armpits and spread the wires. Cut off the excess (photo).

Step 3: The Legs

You will need to know how to make:

chain (ch),

slip stitch (sl st),

magic ring (magic circle) (mr),

single crochet (sc),

half double crochet (hdc),

double crochet (dc),

triple (or treble) crochet (tr),

double treble crochet (dtr),

triple treble crochet (trtr),

increase (inc) (2 sc in 1 stitch),

invisible decrease (dec) (sc 2 stitches together),

bobble stitch (mb),

picot (p),

finish off crochet.

Left leg:

Work in rounds (RND), do not turn. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round (or mark the thread).

RND 1: 4 ch (3 + 1 lifting loop).

RND 2: 2 sc, 3sc in one stitch, 3 sc. (In total you will get 8 stitches in this row)

RND 3: 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc. (10)

RND 4-6: 10 sc. (10)

RND 7: 2 sc, inc, 3 sc, 2 inc, 2 sc. (13)

RND 8: 8 sc, 2 inc, 3 sc. (15)

RND 9: 8 sc, 2 dec, 3 sc. (13)

RND 10: 7 sc, 2 dec, 2 sc. (11)

RND 11: 6 sc, 2 dec, 1 sc. (9)

RND 12: dec, 7 sc. (8)

RND 13-15: 8 sc. (8)

RND 16: inc, 7 sc. (9)

RND 17: inc, 8 sc. (10)

RND 18: inc, 9 sc. (11)

RND 19: inc, 10 sc. (12)

RND 20: inc, 11 sc. (13)

RND 21: inc, 12 sc. (14)

RND 22: inc, 13 sc. (15)

RND 23: 15 sc. (15)

RND 24: inc, 14 sc. (16)

RND 25: 16 sc. (16)

RND 26: inc, 15 sc. (17)

RND 27: 17 sc. (17)

RND 28: dec, 15 sc. (16)

RND 29: dec, 14 sc. (15)

RND 30: dec, 13 sc. (14)

RND 31: dec, 12 sc. (13)

RND 32: dec, 4 sc, 2 inc, 5 sc. (14)

Bend the end of the wire at the foot frame a little and cover the end of copper wire with thin layer of hot glue, then insert it into the crocheted leg. Form the toes, bending the wire frame and stitching.

Stuff the leg with polyester fiberfill (push it in using the knitting needle).

Do the same with the other leg.

RND 33: 14 sc. (14)

RND 34: 2 sc, inc, 11 sc. (15)

RND 35: 3 sc, inc, 2 sc, 2 dec, 5 sc. (14)

RND 36: 4 sc, inc, 9 sc. (15)

RND 37: 3 sc, inc, 11 sc. (16)

RND 38: 16 sc. (16)

RND 39: 4 sc, inc, 11 sc. (17)

RND 40: 17 sc. (17)

RND 41: 5 sc, inc, 11 sc. (18)

RND 42: 18 sc. (18)

RND 43: 6 sc, inc, 11 sc. (19)

RND 44: 19 sc. (19)

RND 45: 7 sc, inc, 11 sc. (20)

RND 46: 20 sc. (20)

RND 47: 7 sc, inc, 12 sc. (21)

RND 48: 21 sc. (21)

RND 49: 8 sc, inc, 12 sc. (22)

RND 50-54: 22 sc. (22)

RND 55: 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 12 sc. (24)

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread

Right leg:

RND 1: 4 ch (3 + 1 lifting loop).

RND 2: 2 sc, 3sc in one stitch, 3 sc. (8)

RND 3: 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc. (10)

RND 4-6: 10 sc. (10)

RND 7: 2 sc, inc, 4 sc, 2 inc, 1 sc. (13)

RND 8: 9 sc, 2 inc, 2 sc. (15)

RND 9: 9 sc, 2 dec, 2 sc. (13)

RND 10: 8 sc, 2 dec, 1 sc. (11)

RND 11: 7 sc, 2 dec. (9)

RND 12: 7 sc, dec. (8)

RND 13-15: 8 sc. (8)

RND 16: 7 sc, inc. (9)

RND 17: 8 sc, inc. (10)

RND 18: 9 sc, inc. (11)

RND 19: 10 sc, inc. (12)

RND 20: 11 sc, inc. (13)

RND 21: 12 sc, inc. (14)

RND 22: 13 sc, inc. (15)

RND 23: 15 sc. (15)

RND 24: 14 sc, inc. (16)

RND 25: 16 sc. (16)

RND 26: 15 sc, inc. (17)

RND 27: 17 sc. (17)

RND 28: 15 sc, dec. (16)

RND 29: 14 sc, dec. (15)

RND 30: 13 sc, dec. (14)

RND 31: 12 sc, dec. (13)

RND 32: 4 sc, 2 inc, 5 sc, dec. (14)

RND 33: 14 sc. (14)

RND 34: 11 sc, inc, 2 sc. (15)

RND 35: 5 sc, 2 dec , 2 sc, inc, 3 sc. (14)

RND 36: 9 sc, inc, 4 sc. (15)

RND 37: 11 sc, inc, 3 sc. (16)

RND 38: 16 sc. (16)

RND 39: 11 sc, inc, 4 sc. (17)

RND 40: 17 sc. (17)

RND 41: 11 sc, inc, 5 sc. (18)

RND 42: 18 sc. (18)

RND 43: 11 sc, inc, 6 sc. (19)

RND 44: 19 sc. (19)

RND 45: 11 sc, inc, 7 sc. (20)

RND 46: 20 sc. (20)

RND 47: 12 sc, inc, 7 sc. (21)

RND 48: 21 sc. (21)

RND 49: 12 sc, inc, 8 sc. (22)

RND 50-54: 22 sc. (22)

RND 55: 12 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc. (24)

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Step 4: The Upper (Flat) Part of the Dress

Crochet turning work.

ROW 1: Crochet using blue yarn (for dress) around the wire above the leg 34 sc (photo).

ROW 2: 1 ch (lifting ch), 1 hdc, 1 dc and 2 tr in one stitch, 2 tr in one stitch, 2 tr in one stitch, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dtr crochet together, 1 dtr, 2 trtr crochet together, 1 trtr, 2 trtr crochet together, 1 trtr, 2 trtr crochet together, 1 trtr, 2 trtr crochet together, 1 trtr.

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Crochet the same over the second leg.

Connect the two halves in the middle using single crochet (photo).

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Step 5: Connection of the Dress With Legs

On the lower row of flat part of the dress (above the leg) crochet * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Turn and on the same lower row of flat part of the dress repeat from *.

Crochet the same over the second leg.

Fix the legs with the dress on the sides (sew). Connect the legs with the dress using single crochet (start from the inside of the thigh, photo). Don’t cut the thread (continue next step).

Step 6: Bottom of the Dress (Skirt)

ROW 1: (starts between the legs) 3 ch, 2 tr, 6 dc, 2 dc in one stitch, 3 dc in one stitch (side), 2 dc in one stitch, 6 dc, 5 tr (between legs), 6 dc , 2 dc in one stitch, 3 dc in one stitch (side), 2 dc in one stitch, 6 dc, 2 tr. (In total you will get 48 stitches in this row).

ROW 2: 1 ch, * 4 sc, 2 ch, 4 sc, 6 ch, sl st in the same stitch. Repeat from *. In the end instead 6 ch crochet 3 ch, 1 dc.

ROW 3: 6 ch, 3 ch connect sl st, 5 dc, * 1 sc in the arch of 2 ch, 5 dc in the next arch of 6 ch, 3 ch connect sl st, 5 dc in the same arch. Repeat from *. At the end, go between the ruffles.

ROW 4: * 6 ch connect sl st in the same stitch, 3 ch, 1 dc in the middle of the ruffle, 2 ch connect sl st in the same stitch, 3 ch, 1 dc in the stitch between the ruffles. Repeat from *, at the end of sl st.

ROW 5: Repeat row 3.

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Step 7: Other Parts of the Body

Crochet many sc around frame of the right hand (as in step 4). Then crochet the right shoulder as well. Skip the wire for the right wing and continue crocheting around the wire for the neck, head. Then also pass the wire for the right wing, crochet around the wire for the right shoulder, then for the right hand.

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Hands:

Start with 6 sc into a Magic Ring.

RND 1-4: 8 sc.

Then crochet the little finger: 3 ch, turn, 2 sc, 1 sl st.

Then crochet the ring finger: 4 ch, turn, 3 sc, 1 sl st.

Middle and index fingers crochet like the ring finger. Then 2 sl st.

A thumb crochet like the little finger.

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread. Bend the tip of the wire frame of the arm forming a loop, insert it into the crocheted hand.

Sew the hand to the arm. Fix additional flashing through the wire loop.

Stitch fingers to make them harder and thinner (photo).

Make second hand in the same way, but crochet thumb from opposite side.

Neckline:

Start crochet on the top of the dress.

ROW 1: 2 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 2 sc, 2 hdc in one stitch, 2 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in one stitch, 2 hdc in one stitch, 2 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 2 sc . Then crochet around the wire on the side, turn.

ROW 2: 9 sc, 2 sc crochet together, 9 sc, 1 sl st to wire, 1 ch, 1 sl st to wire.

ROW 3: 7 sc, 2 sc crochet together, 1 sc, 2 sc crochet together, 7 sc, crochet several sc around wire.

ROW 4: 6 sc, 2 sc crochet together, 1 sc, 2 sc crochet together, 6 sc.

ROW 5: sl st to connect with wire, 8 sc, sl st to connect with wire.

ROW 6: sl st to connect with wire, 6 sc, sl st to connect with wire.

ROW 7: sl st to connect with wire, 4 sc, sl st to connect with wire.

Then crochet neck, head (sl st to connect with wire, several sc, sl st to connect with wire.

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Connect the neckline with the left shoulder and crochet arm (from top to bottom): 3 sl st, 14 hds, 15 sc, 12 sl st.

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Sew all holes at the junction with the wire using the thread and the needle.

Crochet the right hand in the same way (from top to bottom).

Step 8: The Wings

The wing consists of two parts (upper and lower).

Bend the ends of the wire for the wings.

Left wing:

Start crocheting from the shoulder (fix the end of the thread by the shoulder at the base of the wing wire).

ROW 1: crochet around the wire for the wing as in step 4 (the end of the wire too), 10 ch (form the upper part of the wing), 1 sl st to the beginning of the chain at the shoulder, turn.

ROW 2: 20 ch (form the lower part of the wing), 1 sl st in the shoulder between the two parts of the wing, turn.

ROW 3: 12 sc (crochet the chain of the lower part of the wing), turn.

ROW 4: 3 ch, mb (4 dc).

ROW 5: 5 ch, turn, 1 sl st to booble, turn.

ROW 6: 4 sc, 3 ch, mb (4 dc), 4 ch, 1 sl st through 4 stitch, turn.

ROW 7: 5 sc, 1 sl st to top of the booble, turn.

ROW 8: 7 ch, 1 sl st.

ROW 9: 7 sc (tie the arch), 4 ch, 1 dtr (in the middle, see photo), 9 ch, 1 sl st in the shoulder (photo), turn.

ROW 10: crochet two arches together sc (connect two parts of the wing) (photo), 7 ch, 3 ch, mb (4 dc) (photo), turn.

ROW 11: 5 ch, 1 sl st to booble, turn.

ROW 12: 7 sc (around the arch), 8 ch, 1 sl st (photo), turn.

ROW 13: sc (around the arch, photo), 3 sc (after the arch), 2 sc in one stitch, turn.

ROW 14: 5 ch, 1 sl st (photo), turn.

ROW 15: 3 sc, 6 ch, skip 6 stitches, 1 dc, 5 ch, 1 sl st (photo), turn.

ROW 16: 3 sc (around the arch), 3 ch, mb (4 dc), 2 ch, 1 sc, 6 sc (around the next arch), turn.

ROW 17: 9 ch, 1 sl st at the end of the arch (photo), turn.

ROW 18: 6 sc (around the arch), 3 ch, mb (4 dc), 15 ch, mb (5 dc) through 4 loops (photo), 3 ch, 1 sl st in the top of booble, 5 ch, skip 2 stitches, 1 tr, 1 tr in the top of booble, 4 ch, 1 tr in the side of booble, 3 ch, mb (5 dc) in the side of booble Crochet several sc around the wire, crochet around the end of the wire.

Finish off crochet. Cut the thread.

Final wing trim: connect the thread at the shoulder, 10 sc tie the first arch, 1 sc in the side of booble, 3 ch, 1 sl st in first stitch of previous chains, 1 sc in the side of booble, 2 sc in one stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 1 p, 2 sc, 3 sc tie the next arch, 1 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc in one stitch, 3 sc, 5 sc tie the next arch, 2 sc tie the next arch (between the wing parts), 8 sc tie the next arch, 4 sc in the side of booble, 1 sc tie the next arch, 2 sc in one stitch, 2 sc in one stitch, 2 sc in one stitch, 1 sc in the middle, 1 sc tie between the arches, 2 sc tie the next arch, 1 p, 3 sc, 1 sc in the side of booble, 1 sc tie between arches, 4 sc tie the next arch, 2 sc tie the next arch, 1 p, 2 sc, 8 sc tie next arch, 1 p, 8 sc, 5 sc tie the next arch, 3 sc tie the next arch, 1 p, 3 sc, 1 sc tie between the arches, 2 sc tie the next arch, 1 p, 3 sc, 1 sc tie the next arch, 1 p, 1 sc.

Crochet the second wing the same way, just don’t cut the thread, but continue crocheting.

Step 9: Body Coloring

If you used white thread for fairy’s body and want to get a flesh color, mix acrylic paints to get desired color in a small amount of water and carefully paint the fairy’s body with it. Cotton yarn absorbs water with pain well, so do not apply it in large quantities very close to the dress, otherwise the dress will be painted too.

Before you start dyeing, make sure that you get the right shade. Test it: crochet a small piece of the same thread, color and let it dry. Paint under natural light. Let the paint dry well. If you didn’t like the color, then try to wash the fairy.

If the wings do not hold well, then starch them. Iron with a warm iron.

Step 10: The Face

During further work, wrap the doll’s body with film.

Mark on the face a place for the eyes, mouth, nose. You can first draw the face on paper (circle the outline of the head on paper, and then draw eyes, mouth, nose in the place you like), and then mark it on the crocheted face. Color the back of the head in hair color.

Embroider lips, eyes, eyebrows, nose (photos). For eyebrows, better use a thread slightly darker than for hair. Bend the head of fairy for easier embroidery.

Color the back of the head in color of hair (to hide stitches).

If it is difficult for you to embroider such small eyes, you can draw them on cardboard or fabric, cut and then glue.

Step 11: Hair

Determine what length of hair you want to make.

Fold the threads several times or wrap them on a piece of cardboard of the required size, and then cut into pieces of double the necessary hair length.

Insert two threads into a needle eye and insert under the thread of stitch on head outline (photo).

Remove the needle, fold the thread in half and tie two knots (photo). Do this with each stitch of the head outline.

Do the same on the neck at the back, attaching threads. Tie these threads in the same way but one by one to the top of the head - they will cover the back of the head (photo).

Comb the hair and make a haircut for your fairy (cut the edges of the threads).

Make a bang (tie another row of threads to the top of the head and to the side) (photo).

Step 12: Enjoying the Work Done

Your crochet caught fairy bookmark is ready!

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    4 Comments

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    CoffeeAndYarn
    CoffeeAndYarn

    8 months ago

    It's so beautiful! I've been on a bookmark streak lately. I'm sorry about people stealing your work and profiting on it. SMH.

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    DianaHM
    DianaHM

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

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    ClaraOswald77
    ClaraOswald77

    1 year ago

    I love your pressed fairy bookmark! My nieces believe in fairies ( long story, but a sweet one :) ) They've been getting little gifts and knick knacks from their "fairy" for years! They're getting a bit older now, but they still play along :)

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    DianaHM
    DianaHM

    Reply 1 year ago

    How cute! :) Then I’m sure that the fairy bookmark would be a great gift for them! You have to crochet it :)