Thursday, December 07, 2006

Quickie Bookmark for Christmas! ~UPDATED~

Size 10 thread (I used dark red and ecru)
Size 7 steel hook

Stitches used: single crochet, slip stitch

With Ecru:
Chain 30, keep it straight and join with a slip stitch
R1-Ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join with sl st into the beginning sc of this round.
R2-6–repeat round 1, finish off ecru after this round.
R7–join red with a sc in the beginning stitch of the previous row, sc around, join with sl st into the first sc of this round.
R8-12 repeat round 11, do not finish off red.
R13-decrease sc over the first two stitches of this round, add another decrease sc half way through the round (28 sc)
R14-25–repeat round 13 until there are 4 stitches left on your hat
Last row of hat–decrease sc through all four stitches, closing the top of the hat. Do not finish off red

Ch 60, sc in 10th ch from the hook, and each remaining ch until the last ch. Sl st into the last ch, and sl st into the stitch that closed your hat.
Make an ecru tassel or pom-pom to add to loop at the end of your bookmark. Turn up the hat piece at the color joining line. Press lightly!

Mary McKnight

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