CHAIN OF LOVE BOOKMARK printer-friendly version
Finished Size: 1.75” wide by 9” long (crochet portion only) (approx. 13” long with ribbon insert)
50 yds. size 10 bedspread weight cotton in color white (or color of choice)
Size 2 steel (C/2.75mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge
14” long piece of ¼” satin ribbon in color red (or color of choice)
Thin tapestry needle
Gauge: 1 motif = 1.5” square
Bookmark is made of 5 motifs created individually and attached by the join-as-you go method.
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), hook (hk), loop (lp), repeat (rep), round (rnd), single crochet (sc), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st), together (tog)
Rnd 1: Ch 4, join into ring, ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * 3 times, ending last rep ch 5, sl st in beg sc (four ch-5 lps)
Rnd 3: Sl st into first ch-5 lp, ch 1, *in ch-5 lp work (sc, hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc, sc)(corner completed), ch 2, rep from * around, join with sl st.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp to right of join, ch 5, *in corner work (sc, ch 3, sc); ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp; ch 5, rep from * around, ending with sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, join with sl st. Fasten off.
Rep Rnds 1-3 of Square 1.
Rnd 4 (joining rnd): Ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp to right of join, ch 5, in corner work (sc, ch 3, sc); ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp; ch 5, sc in next corner, ch 1; holding two squares with wrong sides tog, sl st in any corner on previous square, ch 1, sc in same corner on current square (join completed); continuing work on current square only, ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp; ch 5, in corner work (sc, ch 3, sc); ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp; ch 5, in corner work (sc, ch 3, sc); ch 5, sc in last ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
Squares 3, 4 & 5: Rep Square 2, joining each new square to one corner of previous square as described on Rnd 4.
Weave in all tails.
Stiffen bookmark lightly with white glue/water or starch solution. Place dampened bookmark on wax-paper covered surface, spreading or pinning out lace pattern with rust-proof pins, and leave to dry.
Finishing: Cut 14” length of ¼” satin ribbon and weave in and out of motifs as shown, weaving ribbon under Rnds 3 & 4, over Rnd 2, and under Rnd 1 of each motif. Trim ribbon ends with a diagonal cut.
Copyright March 2010 – Designs by KN – www.designsbykn.com
For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.