Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bug on a Leaf Bookmark

Bug on a Leaf Bookmark

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
Copyright 2009

12 comments:

  1. This is really sweet! If I can find the buttons, I'd like to try one or two!

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  2. I have a bag of buttons I'm going to try this. It's on my to do list. Thanks for sharing.
    Holly Days

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  3. I love it, April! Wish I could get cute buttons like that here. Nice pattern (as usual!)

    -M

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  4. I just discovered your blog a while ago. Everything is just beautiful. I can't wait to make these as gifts for all my reading buddies. They are going to love them. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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  5. What a wonderful package decoration, or card enclosure!
    Thank you for sharing your pattern.

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  6. Love this. So cute! I'm so glad I found you today.

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  7. Found the ladybug buttons at Joann Fabrics today 1/23/11 - Looking forward to making a couple - Thank you for sharing -
    Lee

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  8. This is really cute. I think I will use a butterfly instead. Thanks for the ideal. New follower.

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  9. I have made several of these bookmarks and given them to the special education classroom at the middle school in an effort to encourage them to continue to try to improve their reading skills. Thank you so much for this wonderful simple pattern that I was able to use to help these special kids on their way to success in their lives.

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  10. I have made several of these bookmarks and given them to the special education classroom at the middle school in an effort to encourage them to continue to try to improve their reading skills. Thank you so much for this wonderful simple pattern that I was able to use to help these special kids on their way to success in their lives.

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  11. What a cute little bookmark this is!! I just finished making one and am very happy with it!! It worked up super quick too, which was nice :) Thanks so much for the pattern!!

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  12. Your pattern is beautiful! You've been featured in an MNE Crafts Round-up so even more people can find your pattern!

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