Saturday, December 05, 2009
SUZIE’S 6 POINT STAR BOOKMARK
SIZE: Star 2.25 inches across with size 3 thread
Size 3 crochet thread
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Needle with eye large enough to accept crochet thread
1. Read the instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Pull slipstitches in joins tight.
3. I used J&P Coates Royale Fashion Crochet thread
4. A smaller star can be crocheted with size 10 thread and a size 7 steel hook.
ROUND 1: Ch 4, join with a slipstitch to form ring. Ch 2, 12 dc in ring. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (12 dc)
ROUND 2: Ch 1, *2 sc, dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc, 2 sc all in the same st, skip next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in ch 1. (6 points)
For pin, ornament or embellishment fasten off and weave in ends. For bookmark continue below.
Ch 59, 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.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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.
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 star and tail, allow to dry.