Materials: (US) size 7 steel hook, size 10 cotton thread, novelty "bug" button with shank (be sure end of hook will fit through shank far enough to draw up a loop)
NOTE: to attach button, place hook through next ch, place button on hook, yo, draw up loop through button and through ch, yo, draw through both loops. (see pic below)
Leaving a 5-6 inch tail, Ch 81
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 sts, attach button in next st (see notes), sc in each of next 3 ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: tr in each of next 5 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, (sc, ch 2) in next st, working along opposite side of starting ch, sc in first st, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 5 sts, ch 3, sl st in next st; For tail: working in unworked sts of beg ch, sl st in each of next 70 ch, fasten off leaving a 5-6 inch tail.
Tassel: cut 10 pieces of thread approximately 6-7 inches long. Cut another piece approximately 8 inches long and set aside. Using the 2 end pieces on the tail of the bookmark, tie around the center of the 10 pieces of thread, secure tightly. Using the 8 inch thread that was set aside, wrap around and tie a knot approximately 1/4 - 1/3 inch down from top of tassel. (See photo for placement). Trim ends even.
Designed and written by April Moreland