Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern
22May

Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern

I managed to write two crochet patterns last week and after all that mind exhaustion, and the fact I am still trying to shake my 'man' cold, I didnt really feel like crocheting much over the weekend.  But I have got a small project (even smaller than you will usually find here!) to share today...

... I was playing around with colour and wondered what it would be like to crochet with two different colours at the same time, so I just began crocheting and ended up creating these cute bookmarks for K.  I love to give books as gifts and I think it would add a nice homemade touch to to pop one of these inside a book you were giving.  Using two different colours gave them a really pretty finish, I'll definititely be trying some other projects like this.

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I'm not really sure about the rules of mixing yarns (are there any?) but if like me, you just like to try things out and see how it goes this is a great way to do it!

so without further ado, here's how I made them:

Free Crochet Flower Bookmark Pattern - Lululoves Blog

Crochet Flower Bookmark Pattern

Written in UK terms

Hook: 4/4.5mm (you can shop my favourite tools here)

Yarn: I used a mixture of various cottons the grey is Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo (80% viscose, 20% wool) and the yellow 4ply wool, the blue and peach colours were Cotton DK but these would work with pretty much anything I imagine.

Stitches

Ch = Chain

Dc = Double crochet (US SC)

Tr = Treble crochet (US DC)

Ss = Slip Stitch

2 balls of yarn (different colours - this is good project for using leftovers)

Pattern

Working with two strands at the same time, Ch5 and join with a ss to create ring (or use a magic ring if you prefer)

Row 1: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 11tr into the ring, join to top of beginning ch-3 with a ss.

Row 2: skip 1st st, *5tr into next st, dc into next st; repeat from * four more times (you should now have 5 petals) ss into final stitch.

Ch31, 3dc in 2nd chain from hook (to create a little loop at the end - you could leave this part out and just finish off after your ch30), finish off, leave tail for sewing in ends.  Attach ends to a darning needle and sew back into the chain to complete the loop.

Blimey, so easy it's hardly a pattern at all!

And before I go a quick behind the scenes shot - Here are the little helping hands that came to my rescue this morning when I was struggling with the camera and holding open the book; how I love those little hands!

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Hope you are enjoying this glorious weather - after a month of solid rain it's made me very happy indeed!

Bye for now. Em xx

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