Monday, May 27, 2013

Make It Monday: Cross Bookmark


Finished Size:  4" tall 3.5" wide
Yarn: Fingering Weight 
Yardage: Approx: 20 yds 
Crochet Hook: Size D (3.25 mm).  
Gauge: 25 chains = 4" 
Materials: removable stitch marker 

Abbreviations: 
ch: chain 
rnd: round 
rep: repeat 
sc: single crochet 
sl st: slip stitch 

Notes: 
  • The tassel is optional. I made a chain to my desired length and added a tassel. A good tutorial for making a tassel can be found here: http://www.marthastewart.com/908665/how-tie-tassel 
  • I recommend starching the cross for a stiff finish to maintain its shape. 

Rnd 1:Ch24, sl st in 8th ch from hook, ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st in next ch (mark this stitch), *ch 12, sl st in 8thch from hook, ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st in next ch* rep from * to * once more, sl st in marked st, **ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st in next ch** rep from ** to ** 2 more times, sl st to first ch to join. (you should now see the cross shape) 
Rnd 2: ch 1, 6 sc in ch12 space, *sc in next ch 4 space* rep from * to * 2 more times, 12 sc in next ch 12 space, **sc in next ch 4 space** rep from ** to ** once more, 12 sc in next ch 12 space, ***6 sc in next ch 4 space*** rep from *** to *** once more, 12 sc in next ch 12 space, ****sc in next ch 4 space**** rep from **** to **** 2 more times, 6 sc in next ch 12 space, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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