Project: Crocheted bookmark
That loopy edging -- quite easy to do -- shows how fun and versatile the art of crochet really is!
Skill level: 1
Stitches and techniques used
Chain, slip stich, single crochet, double crochet
Yarn (worsted weight; 100% acrylic)
Crochet hook, size 1/9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
In patt, 15 sts=4". To save time later, check your gauge.
Each sc, dc, and turning-ch-3 counts as 1 st.
Approx 5 1/2 x 1", excluding edging.
Foundation Row (RS): Sc into second ch from hook and into each ch across -- 21 sts total. Ch 3, turn.
Row 1: Skip first st, dc into each st across -- 21 sts total. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc into each st across -- 21 sts total. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Working along sides of rows, (ch 20, slip st into next row) 3 times. Fasten off.
Instead of loopy edging, attach frindge along the top edge of bookmark. Trim fringe so it's even.
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Excerpted from the Cozy Crochet Kit by Melissa Leapman. Copyright 2005 by Melissa Leapman. Excerpted with permission by Raincoast Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.