Friday, November 27, 2009

SUZIE’S CHRISTMAS TREE BOOKMARK


SIZE: Tree 2.5 inches, over all length 14 inches


MATERIALS:Size 10 cotton crochet thread
Size 7 steel hook
Needle with eye large enough to accept crochet thread.
NOTES:1. Read the instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. The turning chains at the end of each row do not count as a stitch.
3. For a larger tree (5.5 inch) make it with Sugar and Cream and an H crochet hook.


Row 1: Ch 4, 3 hdc in 3rd chain from hook. Ch 2, turn. (3 hdc)

Row 2: 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (5 hdc)

Row 3: 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch1, turn. (7 hdc)

Row 4: Slipstitch in 3 sts, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st. Ch 2, turn. (5 hdc)

Row 5: 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (7 hdc)

Row 6:
2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (9 hdc)




Row 7:
2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (11 hdc)

Row 8:
Slipstitch in 3 sts, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Ch 2, turn. (9 hdc)



Row 9: 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (11 hdc)
Row 10:
2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (13 hdc)

Row 11:
2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (15 hdc)
TAIL:Slipstitch in 8 sts, ch 69, sc in 10th ch from hook, to form ring. *Ch 4, skip 4 sts, sc in next ch. Repeat from * until 4 chains remain, slipstitch in same st as first ch. Slipstitch in remaining sts of row 11.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.
TASSEL:Cut 6 strands of thread about 6 inches long. Fold in half and draw loop through the circle at end of tail with a crochet hook. Draw the loose ends of the strands through the loop and pull them down tightly to form a knot. Trim ends of tassel evenly.



BLOCK:Mix 1 part vinegar with 5 parts water. Wet the bookmark with the vinegar solution. Squeeze out excess and lay on a towel. Shape the tree and tail, allow to dry.

Comments:
You have definetly caught my eye with this one-so neat looking and a great project right now.
vickie
 
What a cute pattern! Thank you for sharing this, and I will be making several for this season.

Merry Christmas!

A Musician by Grace
 
I like the bookmark, thanks for sharing.
 
Thank you your site has been very inspirational. Have been looking for small crochet pieces to put on Xmas Cards.

Mandy
 
Great stocking stuffer or ornament.
 
I've never heard of using vinegar and water. What's its purpose?

Love your bookmark patterns
 
The vinegar and water give the item just a little stiffness.
 
Very nice I like it too much

Best wishes from France


Laurence
 
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