Thursday, April 14, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern...Botanical Bookmark!


The Botanical Bookmark is a lovely little project to add a little beauty to reading time.  Pretty little blossoms are accompanied by two hanging leaves that are easy to add on.  This bookmark makes a perfect handmade gift too to go along with a great book!

Botanical Bookmark
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 3.75 mm F crochet hook
  • Yarn scraps/leftovers in DK, sport, or sock yarn weight..something not too thick so it can be slipped inside of a book (The yarn I used is Mirage by Adriafil (light pink), Cotton-ish by Bernat (Orchid), Lion Brand Bonbons (green)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing:
  • 8 inches long (flower part only)
  • 11 inches long (including leaves)
  • 1.5 inches wide





Flower Instructions:

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 then work 11 dc into the center of the ring, Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 2: Chain 3 and in the first space, work (2 dc, then a sl st). *Skip the next space. In the next space work (3 dc, then a sl st) all in the same space. Continue from * to end for a total of six petals. Join to close round with a sl st. Fasten off.

Longer Leaf Instructions: 

Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: In the center of the ring, work 3 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc, 3 dc. Join with a slip stitch to close round.  Without fastening off chain 10, then insert the hook into one of the stitches in between the petals of the bookmark.  Wrap yarn around hook and bring through both the loops from the flower and the loop from the leaf.  Fasten off.

Shorter Leaf Instructions:

Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: In the center of the ring, work 3 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc, 3 dc. Join with a slip stitch to close round then without fastening off chain 6, then insert the hook into one of the stitches in between the petals of the bookmark.  Wrap yarn around hook and bring through both the loops from the flower and the loop from the leaf.  Fasten off.

Finishing & Assembly:

Weave in all ends and you're finished!


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