Monday, November 17, 2008

Buttoned Tassel Bookmark/Bookthong

Buttoned Tassel Bookmark/Bookthong

Materials: (US) size 7 steel hook, size 10 cotton thread, novelty button with shank (be sure end of hook will fit through shank far enough to draw up a loop)

Leaving 5 inch tail, ch 75, place hook through shank of button and draw up loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook, working back along starting ch, skip 1 ch, sl st in each remaining ch, fasten off leaving 5 inch tail.

For tassel: Cut 16 strands of thread approximately 7-8 inches long, set one strand aside.Holding the 15 strands of thread together and using the two tails at end of bookmark, secure tightly in place at the center of the tassel with a double knot, let the tails hang down to blend with the tassel.
Using remaining strand of thread, wrap around the tassel approximately 1/4 inch below top of and tie securely with a double knot (these will blend into the tassel as well), trim tassel evenly at bottom.

Designed and written by April Moreland
© 2008 All rights reserved.

6 comments:

  1. This is really cute. I hope you don't mind me using it for a fundraiser that my son's camp group is doing for the Tucson Ronald McDonald House.

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  2. I am new to crochet and I am having a little trouble here. I don't understand how to draw up a loop after you chain 75 and put the needle through the shank of button. If you could help more that would be great.

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    1. Hi Holly,
      After you make your 75 chains, you then put the hook through the shank of the button, then yarn over, then pull that yarn through the shank, (this is what I mean by "draw up loop".) Think of it as you are making a single crochet into the button shank the same way you would into a chain or other stitch.

      The pattern was designed using a size 7 steel hook and size 10 thread. If you are using something bigger or if the hook doesn't fit through the shank for some reason, you can use a smaller hook just to pull the loop through then switch back to your other hook.

      Let me know how it goes. :)
      April

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    2. Ok thank. When I was reading, it sounded like there would be two loops before I yarned over. But it is clear now. Thanks so much again.

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    3. You're welcome. Glad I could help :)

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  3. Love these! I stick them into birthday cards as a gift. I don't mail them but hand deliver locally:)

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