Sunday, December 13, 2009
MATERIALS:Size 10 Crochet thread
Size 7 Steel crochet hook
Needle with eye large enough to accept thread
Red seed beads for holly berries
NOTES:1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Leaves and berries maybe worked with any size yarn or thread just use the appropriate size hook for the yarn.
3. Leaf stitches are worked by inserting hook under two loops of the chain. When you work in the unused loop of chain there will only be a single loop. That’s why you work over the tail to make it match the first side.
Picot = Ch 3, slipstitch in 3rd ch from hook.
Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, picot, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, picot, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch*, sc in last ch, picot, sc in same st. Working in the unused loops of foundation ch and over the tail, repeat from * to *, sc in last ch, slipstitch in first sc.
2nd HOLLY LEAF
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.
Glue three red seed beads to base of leaves. As an alternative make the berries with French knots of red thread.