yup, this one won’t be about reading. well, not exactly. still about the books I guess, as the bookmarks are connected with books aren’t they? 😀
anyways. I developed a pattern for an up-cycled, heart-shaped bookmark, and I thought I’d share it here, because maybe someone else would like to try? 🙂
here it is:
Valentine’s Day Bookmark
you’ll need: yarn (pretty thick one, there is no preferences, whatever works, mine was worsted yarn) 2 colours.
crochet hook (that’d work for the yarn of your choice, mine was 4mm)
2 pop can tabs
abbreviations & stitches used in the pattern:
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
picot = chain 3, sl st to the base of the first chain
make sure the pop can tabs do not have any metal elements sticking out, just 2 loops like that:
in the following pop top loop crochet:
1sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, 1slst
in the third pop top loop crochet:
1slst, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, 1sc.
sl st to the first sc, while changing colour of the yarn.
3sc, picot, 5x sc, 2sc in each of the next 2 spots, 2x sc, sl st (right between the 2 sl st from Round #1)
2xsc, 2sc in each of the next 2 spots, 3sc, sl st to the first sc of Round #2. weave the ends.
with one yarn colour sl st in the picot at the tip of the heart. chain 45. fasten off.
with the second colour yarn, sl st in the picot. *chain 10. sl st into the 10th chain of the first colour*. repeat ** 3x. fasten off. you can addbeads at the end of the tail like so:
have fun! and Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂
*feel free to ask questions in comments if something is not clear
**this pattern is not for sale, play fair and do not sell it.
***please contact me if you want to copy it for your own site/blog.