Thursday, July 04, 2013


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.

Worsted Weight yarn, small amount approximately 1/8 ounce
Ladybug button
I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Crochet hook small enough to fit through shank of button (I used a 1.5 mm)
Tapestry needle

  1. Read instructions through before beginning.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Yarn in the photo is Red Heart Super Saver in Tea Leaf.
  5. I bought the ladybugs buttons at JoAnn and Michaels.
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet

Ch 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.

Round 1:  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. 

Ch 30.  Fasten off leaving about a 4 inch tail.  

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.

Suzie, this is a great idea. I'll be part of a fund raiser in April. The fund raiser is going to be geared towards children of all ages. The money goes towards shcolorships for Art students,usually 2. I will mention that this is from your pattern if it's ok.
That will be okay. Good luck on raising money for the scholarships.
Love it!! That's a neat bookmarker!!
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