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Subject: Has anyone ever crocheted a book mark?
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 2:28 PM ET
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I just got back into crocheting and have mostly been working on scarves since they are quick.  I was wondering if anyone had ever made their on book marks?  I'm sure it's possible, I just don't even know where to begin (i.e. type of yarn, needle size, pattern).  Any help from my fellow hookers would be greatly appreciated.

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 5:16 PM ET
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I crocheted a few bookmarks years ago. I had a pattern and used the cotton crochet thread.

Subject: bookmarks
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 6:24 PM ET
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I have crocheted several and found the instructions on the Internet.  I did several crosses using the small thread.  Turned out really well

Frances

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 1:12 PM ET
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I make them all the time as small tokens for friends. I usually use free patterns found on the internet. I prefer to use thread to crochet them as it's less bulky, but you could certainly use yarn and just use a single chain as the marker with a cute topper of some sort.

Subject: bookmarks
Date Posted: 4/25/2008 11:14 AM ET
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Subject: bookmarks
Date Posted: 4/25/2008 11:16 AM ET
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somehow posted an empty email.  sorry.

I've crochetted cross bookmarks, copied from one that my great grand mother made for each of her great grand children.  Easy using double crochet with ribbon threaded through.  Made nice gifts to church-going friends.

Melissa

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Date Posted: 4/25/2008 12:12 PM ET
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I have crocheted several bookmarks.  I like to include them with books that I mail out.  I got most of my patterns online but also have a couple of books with bookmarks in them.  I have made them using size 10 crochet cotton.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 12:39 PM ET
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I'm a long time hookhead and have crocheted maaaany  bookmarks using the already mentioned crochet cotton.10.  May I suggest you make a few using  anything larger than c.c. 10 since you have recently returned to hooking.  However, if you have good eyes, nimble fingers, and the patience of a saint (I possess none of the above) then jump in with the c.c. 10. 

 

Oh, and good luck.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 2:47 PM ET
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I crochet bookmarks out of thread all the time. They're my favorite ones to use. :)

There's lots of free patterns for bookmarks on the net using thread or yarn. And there are some great inexpensive pattern books for all types as well.

Hugs! Juli

Subject: Heres one pattern
Date Posted: 5/12/2008 1:00 PM ET
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Crochet Bookworm Bookmark



Materials:

leftover yarn
size "G" crochet hook
plastic eyes
stiff thin wire
clear silicone
toothpick (optional)

Instructions:

Chain 63; skip 1 chain; 3 single crochet in the next 4 chains (head); switch to 3 double crochet in each chain, continuing until you develop 3 complete spirals; 3 single crochet in the next 3 chains; 1 single crochet in next 2 chains; 1 slip stitch in next 2 chains. Cut the yarn and pull the end through, tightening to create a slip knot. Weave the end into the other stitches so its not visible.

Twist the worm fairly snug, tugging on the "head" so it's clearly visible. Glue the eyes in place with clear silicone. (Since you only need a very small amount of silicone, a toothpick makes a suitable applicator.)

Create glasses by bending wire around any object that is extremely small in diameter (i.e. 3/8" drill bit). Once you create the first loop, bend a second one right next to it. Bend the wire on either side of these two loops straight back (creating the arms of the glasses). Snip the wire to a suitable length, enough to embed the arms into the yarn, but not so long that it comes out the other side. Once you have the glasses positioned properly, place a dot of clear silicone on either side to hold them permanently in place.

 

 

Subject: bookmarks
Date Posted: 5/12/2008 1:12 PM ET
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Audrey

I have done lots, especially cross bookmarks but this is the site I use mostly

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/bookmarks.php

Frances

Subject: Lacy Bookmarker - Pineapple design.
Date Posted: 8/16/2008 5:46 PM ET
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Hi, i've crochete quite alot of this paraticular bookmark.  It's called Lacy Bookmarker.  The instructions are as follows. For those that are interested.

SIZE; Approx 9" long: Size 7 steel crochet hook. Breadspread weight crochet cotton . 25 yds.

Beg with foundation ring, ch 8, join with a sl st to form a ring.  Ch 3, dc in ring work (ch 3, 2 dc in ring) 7 times; ch 3 join with a slt st in top of beg ch3 - 8 ch 3 sps. (foundation ring completed)  Do not finish off: continue by working back and forth in rows as follows:  Row 1: (Ch 5 do not turn; work (2 dc,ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch 3 sp (shell made) work a shell in next ch-3 sp (leave rem sps unworked)  ROW 2: Ch 5, turn: work a shell in sp of each shell.  ROWS 3 - 14 Rep: Row 2, 12 times.  ROW 15: Ch 5 turn; shell in sp of first shell, ch 5, shell in sp of next shell.  ROW 16: Ch 5, turn, shell in sp of first shell, ch 2 work 9 trc in next ch-5 sp (for base of pineapple) ch 2, shell in sp of next shell.  ROW 17 Ch 5, turn: shell in sp of first shell, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in first trc of pineapple; (ch 3, sc in next trc of pineapple) 8 times, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, shell in sp of next shell. ROW 18; Ch 5 turn: shell in sp of first shell, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in first sp of pineapple (ch 3, sc in next sp of pineapple) 7 times, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, shell in sp of next shell.  ROWS 19-24 Rep Row 18, 6 times, having one ch-3 sp less on pineapple on each row. (note, At end of row 24 you should have one sp on top of pineapple).  ROW 25  Ch 5, turn; shell in sp of first shell, ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp, sc in last sp of pineapple, ch 2 sk next ch-2 sp, shell in sp of next shell.. ROW 26: Ch 5, turn, 2 dc in sp of first shell, sk next two ch-2 sps, 2 dc in sp of next shell, ch 4 sk next dc of shell, sl sl in next dc.  Finish off, weave in ends. Block to specified size. Enjoy

Subject: bookmark
Date Posted: 11/7/2008 6:08 PM ET
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I've crochet plenty of bookmarks.  Most of the patterns were gotten rom the web.  They make great gifts and I'm thinking of including some with books that I send out.  One idea is to make granny squares with left over thread and sew the squares together to the desired lenth.