Making a Crochet Butterfly Bookmark

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This easy crochet project is perfect to make as a gift. This is a page about making a crochet butterfly bookmark.
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Bookmarks are a fun way to use up those odds and ends that you don't know what to do with. They are also a nice instant gratification project! This butterfly will hold your place nicely. It's extra cute with google eyes too. You can make a whole family of butterflies.

Total Time: About 15-20 minutes

Supplies:

  • "h" crochet hook
  • tiny amounts worsted weight yarn
  • scissors
  • embroidery needle for weaving in ends

Steps:

  1. Ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch until end. Work 2 sc in end ch.
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  3. Rotate your work all the way around so that you can work on the other side of the ch. Work 5 sc on the opposite side.
  4. You will be joining in the first sc here, see?
  5. Slip stitch in the next stitch, ch 8.
  6. Slip stitch in the same space that you just chained in.
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  8. Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches, ch 8.
  9. Slip stitch in the same space that you just chained from.
  10. Ch1, turn. Slip stitch in the ch 8 space.
  11. Ch1. 8 sc in the ch space.
  12. Slip stitch in the same space that the chain is coming out of, also slip stich in the next ch and ch 8 space.
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  14. Ch1, work 8 sc in the chain space. Slip stitch in the same space that the ch is coming from. End off.
  15. Flip your work, see?
  16. Join with a slip stitch in the corresponding stitch of the already made wing on the other side.
  17. Ch 8, slip stitch in the next 2 stitches.
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  19. Ch 8, slip stitch in the same space that you just chained from.
  20. Ch1, turn. Slip stitch in the ch 8 space, ch 1, work 8 sc.
  21. Slip stitch in the same space that the chain was coming from, the next space, and the last ch 8 loop.
  22. Ch 1, work 8 sc in the loop, slip stitch to the space that the chain is coming from, and next 3 stitches. This is centering you on the body so that you can ch for the bookmark.
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  24. Ch 44, less or more depending on the height of your book.
  25. Fasten off leaving a 1-2 inch tail.
  26. Tie end in a simple overhand knot to re-inforce.
  27. Unravel ends to create a frilly tail.
  28. Weave in your ends.
  29. It looks fine plain.
  30. It is even cuter with tiny googly eyes hot glued to the top of the face.
  31. Enjoy!:)
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