Making a Crochet Butterfly Bookmark
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February 19, 2015
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
- "h" crochet hook
- tiny amounts worsted weight yarn
- embroidery needle for weaving in ends
- Ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch until end. Work 2 sc in end ch.
- 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.
- You will be joining in the first sc here, see?
- Slip stitch in the next stitch, ch 8.
- Slip stitch in the same space that you just chained in.
- Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches, ch 8.
- Slip stitch in the same space that you just chained from.
- Ch1, turn. Slip stitch in the ch 8 space.
- Ch1. 8 sc in the ch space.
- Slip stitch in the same space that the chain is coming out of, also slip stich in the next ch and ch 8 space.
- Ch1, work 8 sc in the chain space. Slip stitch in the same space that the ch is coming from. End off.
- Flip your work, see?
- Join with a slip stitch in the corresponding stitch of the already made wing on the other side.
- Ch 8, slip stitch in the next 2 stitches.
- Ch 8, slip stitch in the same space that you just chained from.
- Ch1, turn. Slip stitch in the ch 8 space, ch 1, work 8 sc.
- Slip stitch in the same space that the chain was coming from, the next space, and the last ch 8 loop.
- 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.
- Ch 44, less or more depending on the height of your book.
- Fasten off leaving a 1-2 inch tail.
- Tie end in a simple overhand knot to re-inforce.
- Unravel ends to create a frilly tail.
- Weave in your ends.
- It looks fine plain.
- It is even cuter with tiny googly eyes hot glued to the top of the face.
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