It's been a while since my last post. Although that doesn't mean no crocheting has been happening!
In fact, I've been quite busy crocheting some simple bookmarks as giveaways in the Gift Bags at my mom's annual Fashion Show.
For those of you who don't know me personally, my mom teaches Sewing and Design and has established her brand, Silent Sewing Academy. Every year, at around this time, she showcases her students' designs.
There were 100 guests and each guest at the event received a Gift Bag filled with gifts, magazines, samples, and vouchers. I decided to create some bookmarks for the Bags, just to get CrochetBTW 'out there' and also to let the ladies know about the Crochet for Kids lessons I'll be giving in the Summer Holidays (in December, here in South Africa).
On the little pamphlet which accompanied each bookmark, I promised that the pattern for the bookmark would be available for free on my blog, like ALL my patterns are :-)
There's a Pictorial below to help you :-)
So, without further ado, I give you the...
SIMPLE BOOKMARK PATTERN
Small amounts of wool in 2 colours - I used Double Knit, 100% acrylic
A crochet hook to match your yarn - I used 4mm
Begin with Colour A, ch 4 and join with a ss to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 and work 11 htr into the ring. Fasten off. [12 htr]
Join Colour B into any st and ch 3, 2tr in same st, *3dc in next st, 3tr in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * till the end. Join with ss to 3rd ch of the initial 3ch in this round. DO NOT FASTEN.
Ch 40 for the 'stem'. Leave a 5cm tail and fasten off.
Let me know what you think!