Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Free Beginner Pattern-Bookmark For Dad

Bookmark for Dad    
·         H/8 Hook (5 mm)
·         Red Heart Soft Worsted Weight Yarn (2 colors or variegated)
·         Tapestry needle
Gauge:  Gauge isn’t important, you can make the bookmark as long as you like, the measurements in the pattern are just a suggestion (4 inches = 11 rows; 1” = 4 hdc .)
Ch 45. 
Row 1:  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook.
1. YO insert hook in 3rd ch from hook
2. YO hook again

3. Pull up a loop

4. YO hook again, pull through 3 loops on hook

Make 5 more hdc (one per ch) leaving a long ch for a tail. (6 hdc)
YO hook, insert hook in next ch

6 hdcs made

Row 2:  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in first hdc and each hdc to the end of the row. 
Repeat Row 2, 2 more times, but don’t finish last hdc on the fourth row.  Change color.
1. don't finish hdc


2. instead of YO with same yarn start with new color

3. new color added in

Row 5: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across, working tail of new color under sts to secure.  Cut of yarn of first color leving a tail long enough to weave in. (6 hdc)
work tails in under stitches

Repeat Row 5 until hdc portion of bookmark is about 7 inches long (about 18 rows altogether.)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

         Hdc—half double crochet
 Yo—yarn over

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