With work, life, and some times nicer weather I’ve been finding it a little difficult to focus on crochet and the blog. My attention span drifts toward more demanding tasks and unfinished work assignments. Crochet is supposed to bring comfort and release from the everyday stress but I suppose that applies to crochet that you yourself are not designing and testing. Design and pattern QA is not my favourite part about crochet – this is the part that is more like work rather than play. I decided to take a little break by doing something I love but haven’t made time for in ages – reading. It has been almost a year since I read a book because it’s hard to crochet and read at the same time. You might be thinking, “You know, there are these things called audio books….” To which I will say, it’s just not the same as picking up a book and using your eyes to absorb a story. I am, after all, a visual learner. Anyway, a friend lent me a book and I quickly became immersed in the story but it wasn’t long before my hands were reaching for a hook and some yarn. Oh, what’s a hooker to do? Crochet a bookmark!
To make the blue bookmark I used Fine weight (2) merino wool yarn and a size 3.25mm crochet hook and for the pink bookmark I used Light weight (3) cotton yarn.
The stitches in the square brackets are done in the same ch space. There are two versions of this pattern with the only difference being the single chains between each repetition eg. “sc in next 3 ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, [dc 2, ch 3, dc 2] ch 1, etc.” Try them both and see which one you like best.
Ch 34, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, *[dc 2, ch 3, dc 2], skip 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, skip 2 ch* repeat and end with 2 sc. Ch 1, continue on bottom of foundation chain and repeat pattern to end, ch 1 and slips stitch to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends.
You can block your bookmark or simply press it between the pages of a very heavy book. You can see that the different types of yarn and pattern versions gave each bookmark a different look. Experiment and see what you come up with!