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 .)
Diagrams Courtesy of Craft Yarn Council.
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.
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