First post, first pattern
Posted August 23, 2009on:
In this blog, I will post original patterns, some vintage patterns, and musings about life in the Copper Country of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Here’s the first pattern. I haven’t tested it lately, but will crochet it up soon, and post a picture.
Easy Ribbon Bookmark
Size 10 crochet cotton
Size 6 or 7 steel hook
Size 6 hook will make a slightly larger size
1/4″ ribbon (approx 14″ or length desired)
Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc). Ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch across. (30 ch, 31 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), turn, dc in each dc and ch 1 sp across, 2 dc in ch 6 sp (61 dc).
Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), turn, *skip 1 dc, tr in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with last tr in ch 3 (31 tr, 30 ch1 sp).
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in each ch sp and in each tr across, ending with 2 dc in ch 5 sp (61 dc).
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts and 1 dc and 1 ch), turn, *skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across.
Edging: Working around the outside of the bookmark, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) over dc just made, (sc, ch 3 sc) along edge of bookmark over dcs and trs and between dcs along the long edges. On corners, work (sc, ch 3, sc) twice. Continue around ending with a sl st in first sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.
Block and stiffen as desired.
Weave ribbon through spaces made by tr stitches.