I love to read and I love books of all kinds. I am however always looking for a bookmark. I don’t like to bend the edge of a page down, it ruins the book. Have you seen the cost of a bookmark? I was in a book store the other day and was looking at a rack of bookmarks. I was shocked at the prices. The cheapest one I saw was $2.50. I thought about it and decided that I could make one. I came home from the store with a good book and sat down to make my bookmark.
This colorful bookmark is very easy to make. It can be made in any color and you can use any medium worsted weight yarn. I used Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn. To make the bookmark you will need the following items:
Size G crochet hook
Yarn of any kind or color as long as it is worsted weight 4 ply.
You can get any of these items at your local craft store. The flower loom comes with directions and is very easy to use.
HDC: Half double crochet
With a G crochet hook, chain 6 making sure to leave a long tail. At least 8 inches.
Row 1: 1 HDC in second ch from hook and in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (5st)
Rows 2-14: HDC across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 15: Slip st in each st across. (5st)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Use the small side of the flower loom to make your flower using the directions that came with it. Make sure that you sew through the individual petal sections before removing the flower from the loom. (see photos above)
When you are done making your flower, use your yarn needle and the yarn tail that you left at the start. You can now attach the flower to your bookmark. I hope you have fun making this bookmark. I am going to make many of these in all sorts of colors. If you ask me, you can never have too many bookmarks.
As always, you may make as many of these bookmarks as you wish, the pattern is free to use. Do not use this pattern as your own or try to sell the pattern. If you want to share this pattern with your friends please link back to me and give me credit for the pattern.
Springcurtains..odt-1 PDF printable
These pretty summer valances are just the thing for you if you don’t want a full curtain. The size is perfect at 10″ x 26″. You could easily make these longer than 10″ by just continuing the pattern to make a full curtain instead of a valance. I think they are perfect when you have a mini blind and just want a little color. The little flowers that I made on the flower loom can either be added or not as you wish and can be made in any color. I wanted lots of color as you can see by the photos. Please respect that this is a pattern that was made by me and do not take it as your own.
I used Lily Sugar N’ Cream yarn in the colors of Cornflower and Yellow for the valance. A variety of different colors were used to make the flowers. You can of course use any colors that you wish. Lily makes so many beautiful colors that it is hard to pick a favorite. They also make beautiful variegated yarn as well. You can look at all the different colors of yarn and get patterns too at their web site :
I used a size K crochet hook to make this pattern.
DC: double crochet
slst: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
The directions are as follows:
Rows 1 – 14: DC in third ch from hook. Ch 1, skip 1 ch, DC in next ch. Repeat across. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat this for the desired length that you want. 14 rows will get you a 10″ length.
Row 15 or the loop row.
At end of row 14, change colors if you wish. This is where I changed my color from yellow to cornflower blue.
Chain 1, sl st in first DC from row below. Chain 15, sc in same st. *SC in ch 1 space, (SC in next DC, Ch 15, SC all in same space) repeat from * across to the end and fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Now you can add your flowers that you made on the flower loom. You can get one of these flower looms at any craft store such as Michael’s or AC Moore or Amazon. The directions come with the loom and are very easy to follow.
Since this is my pattern, please feel free to use it and even share it with others. I have only one request and that is that you link back to me and give me proper credit.
I was not paid for this article by Lily, Michael’s , AC Moore or Amazon.