Hi, all! It’s been a while since my last post but I am here with a quick little something to share. A while ago I was telling my awesome Lymphatic Drainage Guru about my mission trips and I inspired her. She is planning to go on one this year. What a rush! I love inspiring others. Well, as we were talking she said she wanted to bring something she could hand out; something the people could put in their Bibles….A bookmark, of course, so I volunteered to make them….30 of them.
Well I looked around for patterns but none suited me so I reworked a bracelet pattern I found.
Her pattern, for a cross-wise bracelet is HERE
I loved the stitches so here is my pattern for a crocheted cross bookmark 4 inches long and 2 inches across:
Steel crochet hook size 2/2.25mm
Crochet Cotton thread size 3 (Aunt Lydia’s or Bernat)
Skill level: Beginner
Ch3, hdc 3rd ch from hook, ch1, 2 hdc ( all in the same space)
Every other one***
*turn, slip stitch until you and in the ch1 space, ch2,1hdc,ch1,2hdc* repeat until you have the length desired (approximately 15 rows).
attach the yarn to the space between the 5 and 6 shells. *ch2,hdc,ch1, 2hdc, turn sl stitch to ch1 space* repeat 3 times (3 shells).
repeat the step above on the other side of the cross.
Weave in the ends. Starch and let the dry.
That’s it. The cross takes less than 1 hour to crochet and very little cotton thread.
A nice little gift that’s easy to make.
Thank you to Crochet Chiq for her inspirational blog post. Her work is amazing. Please check it out.
Post by Eileen of GoofingOff Sewing