I'm just getting started on a project to make dozens of bookmarks to give to the local school's reading specialist.
This is the first of what I hope will be several posts of bookmark ideas that I've had in my head for some time.
yarn, small amount approximately 1/8 ounce
small enough to fit through shank of button (I used a 1.5 mm)
- Read instructions through before
- If you don’t have a crochet hook
small enough to pull the yarn through the button you can sew it on with
the beginning tail and a tapestry needle.
- It’s a little tricky working around
the button, if you need to make an extra stitch that’s okay. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Yarn in the photo is Red Heart Super
Saver in Tea Leaf.
- I bought the ladybugs buttons at
JoAnn and Michaels.
Hdc = half double
4, remove hook from loop just pulled up.
Using the small hook pull loop of yarn through shank of button. Replace I hook in loop and snug up against
the button. Ch 4.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next ch,
2 hdc in last ch, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook (forms a small picot), 2 hdc in same
st as last 2 hdc. Now working over beginning tail and in free loops of
foundation chain, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in last
st. Join with slip stitch in the first sc of rnd.
30. Fasten off leaving about a 4 inch
Using yarn from the outside of the skein cut 3 strands of yarn about 6
inches long. Fold in half and draw loop
through the last chain of stem 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.