Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Book Lovers Bookmark, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Book Lovers Bookmark is a lovely little project that you can stitch up in no time!  Simple crochet stitches resemble columns of hearts and the bottom is finished off with some fabulous beaded fringe for some added sparkle.  Perfect to accompany your favorite thing to read or gift along with a book too!



Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below! 

Book Lovers Bookmark
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 4.0 mm "G" crochet hook 
  • Whims Merino Superwash DK in the "red" colorway, note: I used a small amount from the hank, only about a quarter of the total yardage.
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape Measure
  • Optional: Beads and bead needle

        Sizing:
        • 8 inches tall
        • 2.5 inches wide
        • Fringe adds another 2-2.5 inches to length of total


        Instructions:
        Ch 11 (to change the width, use a multiple of 4+3)
        Row 1: In the 5th ch from the hook work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc). *Skip 3 chains and in the chain after that, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), repeat from * across until 2 chains remain. Skip a ch, then in the last ch, work 1 dc.

        Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each ch 1 space from the previous row (center of each fan). Work a dc into the turning chain space.

        Repeat row 2 until bookmark is about 8 inches tall.  Weave in any ends.  If you like you can block your bookmark to really open up that lace, check out my video tutorial below:




        Add fringe along bottom edge and add beads to ends of fringe strands if needed.


        © Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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