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The sample for this bookmark is crocheted with FILET #1
Size : 7 cm (2.5 inches) x 20 cm (8 inches) tassel not included.
Material: Pearl cotton # 5, hook 1.50 mm (Bates steel #7) ; you can substitute with Cebelia #10 or equivalent cordonnet thread (but the gauge can slightly vary)
Start with 17 ch.
Row 1. Dc in 8th ch from hook (7 chs = 2 ch + dc + 2 ch), * ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch* Repeat * to * 2 times more: 4 empty squares.
Rows 2-32 . Proceed following the diagram)
Use oblique increasing technique for increasing rows 2-4. Use doorstep decreasing technique for last row. At the end of row 32, do not cut thread; crochet the edging
Edge: Sc stitch all around the bookmark (2 sts in each square side). Join in first st, cut thread.
Tassel: Using a 6" cardboard piece, wrap thread 40 times around cardboard. Cut thread on a side of cardboard, and distribute the 40 strands obtained in 4 empty squares in first row. Wrap a thread piece 5 times around tassel, knot and cut.
N.B. Substitute first dc with 3 ch; for a filet primer, with increase and decrease explanations, go here
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