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Subject: Crochet Help---
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 9:00 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2007
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 Here is the link to a crocheted bookmark pattern I am trying to do.  I did not know it would be so difficult!!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/Katchkan/CityCatTrioB.jpg

And here are the instructions:

With MC thread of choice, ch 4, sl st to form ring,
Rnd 1 ch 2, 15 dc in ring, ending with a sl st into 2nd ch of ch 2 at beg of rnd,

Rnd 2 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st into top of last sc made, ( ch 3 picot ) sc in next 3 dc, turn, holding the last lp of each st on the hook, sk next 2 sc, 3 tr in next sc, ( should be the same one as the sc with the ch 3 picot ) yo, draw through all lps on hook, ch 1, turn, sl st in same dc as last sc made, sl st in next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st into next dc, turn sl st into ch 3 lp, ch 1, sc in same lp, hdc in same lp, 2 dc in same lp, ch 3, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sl st into top of last dc made, ( one ear made ) 4 dc in same lp, ch 3, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sl st into top of last dc made, ( second ear made ) 2 dc in same lp, hdc in same lp, sc in same lp, sl st into same lp, sl st into next 2 dc sc in next 4 dc, turn, sk next 2 sc, holding the last lp of each st on the hook, 3 tr in next sc, yo, draw though all lps on hook, ch 1, turn, sc in into same dc as last sc, ch 3 picot in last sc made, sc next dc, ch a 6 inch tail, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch st back up to the body, sl st into same dc as last sc made, sl st into 1st sc of rnd, End off, weave ends in.
Whiskers tie a strand of contrasting thread in center dc on cats face, split thread with a needle into individual strands, trim even. Block or press with a pressing cloth so tail lays flat. Enjoy

Can anyone tell me what "picot" is?   I get to that part and just get confused.  Thanks so much for any help!!

ETA: the written instructions



Last Edited on: 8/5/09 9:08 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 3:56 PM ET
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The picot is the name for the little point that chain 3 is going to make when you slip stitch in the single crochet..makes the cat paws..



Last Edited on: 8/5/09 3:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 7:28 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2007
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Thanks Carol!   Maybe I'll get the hang of this thing yet!

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 12:10 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2008
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You're very welcome! It's not bad once you get the hang of it.. you'll have to share a photo of one when you get it made. I haven't crocheted in forever.. now you've got me wanting to make something..lol..