Materials: (US) size 7 steel hook, size 10 cotton thread, novelty butterfly or bee button with shank (be sure end of hook will fit through shank far enough to draw up a loop), tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
NOTE: Entire bookmark is worked on the right side only, do not turn work unless otherwise noted.
OPTIONAL: (for tassel) Cut 12 strands of thread approximately 7-8 inches long, holding 10 strands together and using another strand, tie securely in the center with a double knot. Set aside.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg sc.
Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, *skip next st, sc in next st, ch 4, rep from * 4 times more, join with sl st in top of beg sc.
Rnd 4: sl st into next ch 4 sp, ch 1, 7 sc in same ch 4 sp, *7 sc in next ch 4 sp, rep from * 5 times more, sl st in top of beg sc, ch 75, place hook through shank of button and draw up loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook, working back along ch, skip 1 ch, sl st in each remaining ch, fasten off, weave in ends.
VARIATION RND 4 (with tassel)
Rnd 4: sl st into next ch 4 sp, ch 1, 7 sc in same ch 4 sp, *7 sc in next ch 4 sp, rep from * 5 times more, sl st in top of beg sc, ch 75, place hook through shank of button and draw up loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook, ch 1, fasten off.
FINISHING: Using the two strands from the top of the tassel, tie to end of chain, let the ends hang down to blend in with the tassel.
Using remaining strand of thread, wrap around the tassel approximately
1/4 inch below top and tie securely with a double knot (the ends will blend into the tassel), trim tassel evenly at bottom.
Designed and written by April Moreland
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