This past week I having been making crocheted bookmarks with some leftover yarn that I have. My intention is to insert them into the Christmas cards I will give to the team of colleagues I work closest with. I will also put one in the book that I will buy for my children to put under the tree.
When searching on the internet, I found a pattern that I liked on Crochetmore.com. I printed the free pattern and started working on it. I have paraphrased the shell pattern below.
Row 1: Chain 10, in the 7th chain from the beginning create the shell (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in the last ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Work a shell in the ch 2 space in the center of the last row, dc in the top of beginning ch 3, ch 3, turn
Repeat until you have done as many rows as you wish. I did 10 rows but if you want to make a longer bookmark, you can do more.
When it came to doing the border around the shell pattern, however, I found it difficult to follow the instructions. I tried zooming in on the picture but I was unable to see the detail. I then decided to do my own pattern.
Border/Edge: I began working at the tip (the last row I worked on): ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3. I then worked in the next space doing 2 dc, and so on. When I came the the bottom of the bookmark I did 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc around the corners.
Tassel: When the bookmark was completed, I cut 4 strands of yarn and created a tassel at the pointed edge.
These bookmarks were quick to make and, once I had worked out the pattern, they were easy to do. I am hoping that the recipients will like them.
Do you give gifts to the colleagues you work closely with?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014