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Making a Crochet Butterfly Bookmark


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February 19, 2015

finished butterflyBookmarks 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.

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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.
  2. step 1
     
  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. step 2
     
  5. You will be joining in the first sc here, see?
  6. step 3
     
  7. Slip stitch in the next stitch, ch 8.
  8. step 4
     
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  9. Slip stitch in the same space that you just chained in.
  10. step 5
     
  11. Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches, ch 8.
  12. step 6
     
  13. Slip stitch in the same space that you just chained from.
  14. Ch1, turn. Slip stitch in the ch 8 space.
  15. step 8
     
  16. Ch1. 8 sc in the ch space.
  17. step 9
     
  18. 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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  20. Ch1, work 8 sc in the chain space. Slip stitch in the same space that the ch is coming from. End off.
  21. step 11
     
  22. Flip your work, see?
  23. step 12
     
  24. Join with a slip stitch in the corresponding stitch of the already made wing on the other side.
  25. step 13
     
  26. Ch 8, slip stitch in the next 2 stitches.
  27. step 14
     
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  28. Ch 8, slip stitch in the same space that you just chained from.
  29. step 15
     
  30. Ch1, turn. Slip stitch in the ch 8 space, ch 1, work 8 sc.
  31. step 16
     
  32. Slip stitch in the same space that the chain was coming from, the next space, and the last ch 8 loop.
  33. 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.
  34. step 18
     
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  35. Ch 44, less or more depending on the height of your book.
  36. Fasten off leaving a 1-2 inch tail.
  37. step 20
     
  38. Tie end in a simple overhand knot to re-inforce.
  39. Unravel ends to create a frilly tail.
  40. step 22
     
  41. Weave in your ends.
  42. step 23
     
  43. It looks fine plain.
  44. step 24
     
  45. It is even cuter with tiny googly eyes hot glued to the top of the face.
  46. finished with googly eyes
     
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  47. Enjoy!:)
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