Friday, December 17, 2010
This bookmark only takes a small amount of thread and a few minutes to complete. The blocking with vinegar may be a new technique for you. It adds just a bit of stiffness.
SIZE:Large 2.25 by 14 inches
Small 1.75 by 11.5 inches
MATERIALS:Large: Size 3 crochet cotton
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Small: Size 10 crochet cotton
Size 7 (1.5 mm) steel crochet hook
Needle with eye large enough for the thread you are using
1. Read instruction all the way through before beginning bookmark.
2. Bookmark may be crocheted from any size thread or yarn with appropriate hook.
TAIL:Ch 60 (70 for size 10 thread), sc in the 10th ch from hook to form ring. *Ch 4, skip 4 chs, sc in next ch. Repeat from * until 5 chains remain, sc in last chain.
Ch 6, slipstitch in same st as last sc, to form loop. Ch 2, turn.
ROW 1: 12 dc in loop, hdc in loop. Ch 3 (counts as first hdc and ch 1), turn.
ROW 2: Hdc in first dc. *Ch 1, hdc in next dc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (13 hdc)
ROW 3: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 1 space. (12 - sc, ch 2, sc groups)
Fasten off and 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.
Sitting in the tv room, and i forgot my scissors from upstairs. So all I hafta do is do the tassel and the finishing.
Good timing, now i've got a gift for my mother-in-law who reads a lot. Gonna make her some mittens, but they might not be done by Saturday.
Hopefully I can send along a pic soon.
she liked the gift, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow, thanks a lot!!