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.
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:
Crochet Flower Bookmark Pattern
Written in UK terms
Yarn: I used a mixture of various cottons the grey is Sidar 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.
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)
Working with two strands at the same time, Ch 5 and join with a ss to create ring
Row 1, Ch 3, 11 tr into the ring, join to top of Ch 3 with a ss
Row 2, skip 1st stitch, *5 tr into next stitch, dc into next stitch*, repeat from *to* x4 (you should now have 5 petals) ss into final stitch.
Ch 31, 3 dc 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 ch 30), 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!
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