Sunday, December 27, 2009
SUZIES HEART BOOKMARK
Many thanks to Diane P for testing this pattern.
Worked in size 3 thread the heart is about 2 inches across.
MATERIALS:Size 3 crochet cotton
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Size 10 crochet cotton
Size 7 steel crochet hook
NOTES:1. Read instruction all the way through before beginning bookmark.
2. Bookmark may be crocheted from any size thread or yarn with appropriate hook.
3. I used J&P Coates Royale Fashion crochet thread.
Round 1: Chain 4, make all stitches in the first chain. 3 tr, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 tr, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, chain 2, slipstitch.
Round 2: Chain 3, in first tr make sc and hdc, in next stitch 3 hdc, in next stitch 2 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, ch 1, dc in tr. Ch 59 (69 for size 10 thread), sc in the 10th ch from hook to form ring. *Ch 4, skip 4 sts, sc in next ch. Repeat from * until 4 chains remain, slipstitch in dc. Ch 1, sc in next four stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 3 hdc in next stitch, hdc and sc in next stitch, chain 3 and slipstitch at base of beginning ch 3.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
TASSEL:Cut 6 strands of thread about 6 inches long. Fold in half and draw loop through the ring 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 heart and tail, allow to dry.