Crocheted Cross Bookmarks

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.

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Handmade crochet bookmark by GoofingOff Sewing

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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

 

 

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Remembering Mrs.Patterson

Yesterday, a family member passed away. My mother-in law died at the age of 79. She led an incredible life, helped a lot of people, and always had the coffee pot on when friends stopped by. I learned a lot from her.

Love your children. Don’t disown them even if their beliefs are different than yours.

Be faithful to your spouse. Some things are hard to forgive and harder to forget.

Remember your friends. A cup of coffee doesn’t cost much and the return is incredible.

Share your blessings with others.

Be ready to cook for a crowd, even if it means throwing hot dogs on the grill and opening an extra can.

Let others take the spotlight and enjoy their time in it.

Cry when you need to and don’t be afraid to show your tears.

Keep a good relationship with your children’s spouses.

Don’t pit your children against each other.

In personal and business life, honesty is the best policy.

Don’t hold grudges.

Take care of your body and mind. Be a good example to others.

Be a member of your community. A good member that all can be proud of.

Be kind to animals. Feed them, hold them, love them.

Post by Eileen Patterson in memory of Winifred “Joan” Patterson.