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Comments: This one is an easy bookmark, useful exercise for crocheter starting with thread.

Size : 4 cm (1.5 inches) x 17 cm (7 inches) fringe not included.

Material : Pearl cotton # 8, hook 1.15 mm (Bates steel #9) ; you can substitute with Cebelia #20 or equivalent cordonnet thread (but the gauge can slightly vary)

Difficulty: easy

Stitches: ch, sc, dc, crab stitch


Start with 14 ch.

1. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in all other chs. 1 ch, turn

2. 4 dc, 3 ch, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, 3 ch, 4 dc, 3 ch, sc in last sc. 3 ch, turn.

3. 4 dc in 3-ch sp, 3 ch, sc in 4th dc of next dc grp, 3 ch, sk a sp, 4 dc in next sp, 3 ch, sc in last sc. 3 ch, turn

4-30. Repeat Row 3. Do not cut thread, but proceed with edging.

Edge: Crab stitch all around the bookmark (3 sts in corner). Join in first st, cut thread.

Fringe (optional): Using a 6" cardboard piece, wrap thread 30 times around cardboard. cut thread on a side of cardboard, and distribute the 40 strands obtained in sps in one of shorter sides. Wrap a thread piece 5 times around tassel, knot and cut.



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