Thursday, December 15, 2011

SNOWFLAKES a sweet bookmark made


Earlier I had mentioned I would be sharing a picture of the 'giveaways' I made. 
Surprise goodies are always fun...working on the small projects builds the anticipation of giving them to my special friends.


This year I found a SNOWFLAKE BOOKMARK ... (free pattern from Suzies Stuff):

MY SNOWFLAKE BOOKMARK 


MATERIALS:White, size 10, crochet cotton
Size 6 or 7 Steel crochet hookSmall #10 flat zinc washer Needle with eye large enough to accept crochet cotton
GAUGE: Unimportant
SIZE: Snowflake about 2 inches across
INSTRUCTIONS:ROUND 1: Attach thread to washer with a sc. Work 17 sc around washer. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (18 sc)
ROUND 2: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as join. *Ch 4, skip 1 st, sc in next st, ch 2, sc in next st. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, slipstitsch in first sc. (6 ch 4 loops and 6 ch 2 loops)
ROUND 3: *(Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) all in ch 4 loop. Slipstitch in ch 2 loop. Repeat from * around.TAIL: Ch 85, slipstitch in 5th st from hook. Ch 1, turn, 6 sc in ring. Slipstitch around tail. (I chained 70)...Ch 80, slipstitch in ch 2 loop where cord started. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.  If desired stiffen snowflake.(I spritzed each bookmark with a little water and spray starch then locked/flattened/stretched/pinned them onto a bulletin board until they dried)
Didn't they turn out nicely as decorations on the little stockings I had leftover from a previous after-Christmas sale?

I stuffed each stocking with Earl Grey and Green tea bags and Butterfinger bites.

WHAT goodies are you making for your friends or visitors?

Blessings,

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2 comments:

Kim said...

Sooo pretty! I like how they do double duty as decorative item/useful item too.

I spent yesterday afternoon/evening sewing (first time in months!) and had so much fun making a beach bag and an apron. They'll be gifts for my tutor's daughters. It felt wonderful to sit down at the sewing machine :)

Joyce said...

Your bookmarks are sweet. Most of my homemade goodies are edible : ) Merry Christmas!