saavikam77 (saavikam77) wrote in polycraftual,

Cherry Blossom Bookmark (an easy crocheted bookmark)

The blossoms may be already fallen from the cherry trees, but with the cherry blossom bookmark, you can take the beauty of spring with you for the rest of the year.

Cherry Blossom Bookmark

From the pattern PDF (downloadable through Sendspace):

* This pattern was originally designed for a fandom auction held on Livejournal after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11th, 2011, to help raise money for disaster relief.
* The Cherry Blossom Bookmark has 2 flowers, one large and one small, joined with a length of chain stitches, crocheted all in one piece.

Materials: Use any yarn up to worsted weight, and smallest hook size for that yarn to get a tight gauge.

Stitches Used: (all are in US terms)
* ch – chain
* st – stitch
* sc – single crochet
* sl st – slip stitch
* dc – double crochet
* hdc – half-double crochet

* Using magic ring, draw up loop, ch 1, 5 sc into ring, sl st into 1st sc, pull ring tight.
* Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 4, sc in next st) 5 times, finishing w/sl st in 1st sc.
* Sl st into 1st ch-4 space, ([ch 1, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, ch 1, sl st] in ch-4 space, sl st in next ch-4 space) 5 times, finishing w/sl st in 1st sl st.
* Ch 45 or 55 (depending on yarn weight and how long you want your bookmark; more ch's for smaller yarn weights).
* Sl st in 4th ch from hook to create a ring, bring yarn behind the chain, ch 1 around the chain to lock it in place.
* (Ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) 5 times in ring, finishing w/sl st in the locking ch-1.
* Bind off, weave in ends. Pin and block the chain to straighten if desired. Shape the petals of the large flower with the press of a thumb into each petal.

Pattern and photo © Ella Smith-Rumph 2012; Pattern may not be sold; Pattern may not be distributed without permission and credit.

The Ravelry page for this pattern is here.

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