Often we need a little tuck-in gift for a card or a tray favor. Bookmarks are always a welcome present because not only are they useful for marking our places in our reading material but they are sweet handmade touches that remind us of the giver. If you have some thread, a hook and a spare hour, this little gem will come to life right before your eyes. Pattern uses thread doubled but could also be made in heavy yarn for an ornament. Not comfortable working with thread? Then, try the pattern in Red Heart yarn for a present topper, window decoration or Christmas ornament.
Cotton thread size 10. You will need 26 yards doubled to 13 yards. Either use 2 balls of thread or measure out your scraps for a multicolored look.
Steel crochet hook size #4
½ ounce 4 ply worsted weight yarn
H/ 5mm aluminum hook
In thread, rows 1-7= 2 ½ inches high x 2 ½ inches wide. In yarn, Rows 1-7= 4 inches x 4 inches
sl st= slip stitch
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
rnd = round
sp, sps = space, spaces
Row1: Ch 18, dc in 6th ch from the hook, ch 1, skip next ch, * dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, rep from * 5 more times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch. You will have 7 spaces. Turn
Rows 2-7: Sl in first dc, ch 4 (counts as a dc and ch 1, now and throughout), *dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * 5 more times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Do not fasten off after row 7.
Rnd 1: Working down side of unit, 3 sc in first sp, * 2 sc in each of next 2 sps, in next sp work (sc, ch 5, sc), 2 sc in each of next 2 sps, 6 sc in end sp, rep from * 2 more times, 2 sc in each of next 2 sps, in next sp work (sc, ch 5, sc),2 sc in each of next 2 sps, 3 sc in same sp as beg 3 sc. Sl st in first sc of that sp.
Rnd 2; * sl st in each sc, until you get to the 5 ch sp, in 5 ch sp, work
(sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from the hook, sl st in ch 5 sp) 4 times, ch 3 sl st in 3rd ch from the hook, sc in same ch 5 sp, rep from * 3 more times, sl in each rem sc, ch 3, sl st in first sl st. To fasten off neatly, sl st in each of next 2 sts. Cut thread and weave in tails.
With remaining thread, about 1 ½ yards, double it over itself 3 times. The length will be about 7 inches. Insert hook into last ch 3, pull up threads from center, about an inch, feed free ends through loop, and tighten.
For yarn tassel, cut 2 yards. Double over itself, 2 times. Follow directions for thread tassel. Trim evenly.
Made of 4 ply yarn and an H/5.00 hook.