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:


Crochet Flower Bookmark Pattern

Written in UK terms

Hook: 4/4.5mm

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.

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)

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!

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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

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

Comments (11)

  • Georgina Giles

    Georgina Giles

    22 May 2012 at 14:23 |
    What a lovely make, I love the mix of the two colours. And I agree with giving books - wonderful gifts!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      22 May 2012 at 16:26 |
      Thank you xx
  • Ana

    Ana

    23 May 2012 at 13:12 |
    The threads you use are simply beautiful!! :)
    What kind of yarn do you usually use? Cotton?
    I loved the grey you used in the collar, but this blue is gorgeous! :)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      23 May 2012 at 21:19 |
      Hi Ana, For this kind of project I usually use cotton, the blue is a cotton DK 'Classique' by stylecraft, I can't find the label now to get the shade number but it shouldn't be too hard to track down.xx
      • Ana

        Ana

        24 May 2012 at 17:37 |
        I’ll try to find that brand in Portugal. I find the cotton I use not so delicate as this you posted and I would like to try it and compare! Thank you! :) xx
  • Cheryl

    Cheryl

    12 June 2012 at 19:31 |
    Love these bookmarks! Thanks for sharing.
  • Casey

    Casey

    25 June 2012 at 16:30 |
    I'm definitely making myself one of these today!
  • Donna

    Donna

    11 October 2012 at 17:02 |
    Thank you for the pattern, I came across it on Pinterest, I have been needing a new bookmark pattern. I make bookmarks for the local public library which they sell to help raise money for the library.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      11 October 2012 at 21:10 |
      What a lovely idea & a great way to support your community library - I hope they like the flowers :)) Thanks for your comment. Em xx
  • Ellie

    Ellie

    26 June 2013 at 14:11 |
    I just made one of these and cannot believe how much I love it. thankyou xx
  • Hannah

    Hannah

    13 August 2013 at 01:52 |
    I just made this and modified it just a little bit at the end! I added two extra chains and then made a three chain loop. I then single crocheted (US term) seven times in the loop to add a little bit more to the end!

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