Saturday, February 15, 2020

Higher Love Bookmark


This bookmark has 22 rows and measures about 5”.  For this pattern I used the same textured hearts that are in the Sweetheart Soiree doily pattern, but instead of working in rounds they are worked in rows.  The pattern is called Higher Love because the hearts are made using front and back post stitches which give them a raised appearance.  

If you would like just the written pattern, it's available here- https://www.draiguna.com/p/higher-love-bookmark-written-pattern.html
Happy crocheting!

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This bookmark has 22 rows and measures about 5”.
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.
size 10 thread- 30-40 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle

scissors

Additional materials for the tassel-
A piece of cardboard
A book, or flat heavy object
Optional- comb
Optional- pliers

  
    
Stitch Abbreviations

BPdc- back post double crochet
ch(s)- chains
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
hdc- half double crochet

RS- right side
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)

WS- wrong side
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches



2-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each dc on hook, FPdc around the post each of the next 2 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

2-BPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each dc on hook, BPdc around the post each of the next 2 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

4-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around the post of each of the next 4 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

picot- ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook.

large picot- ch 5, slip st in fifth ch from hook.


[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated, or work enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated.



( ) - Enclose additional information and the number of stitches at the end of a round.

♥ Stitch Key 

ch 4, slip st in first ch to make a ring.


♥ Row 1 

WS (wrong side)- ch 2 (counts as first hdc), in ring work- hdc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 2, turn.

(4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 3 dc)

♥ Row 2 

RS (right side)- hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 1, FPdc twice around next dc, FPdc around next dc, FPdc twice around next dc, ch 1, hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn.

(4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 5 FPdc)
Instructions on how to make a FPdc are available here-
  How To Make a FPdc


♥ Row 3 
WS- hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 1, BPdc twice around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, BPdc twice around next FPdc, ch 1, hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn. 
(4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 7 BPdc)


♥ Row 4 
RS- hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 1, FPdc twice around next BPdc, FPdc around next BPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BPdc, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next BPdc, FPdc around next BPdc, FPdc twice around next BPdc, ch 1, hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn. 
(4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 6 FPdc, 2 2-FPdc decreases, 1 ch-3 space)

♥ Row 5 
WS- hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 1, BPdc twice around next FPdc, BPdc around next FPdc, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 sts, ch 2, 3 dc in center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 2, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 sts, BPdc around next FPdc, BPdc twice around next FPdc, ch 1, hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn. 
(4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 6 BPdc, 2 2-BPdc decreases, 2 ch-2 spaces, 3 dc)

♥ Row 6 
RS- hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 2, FPdc twice around next dc, FPdc around next dc, FPdc twice around next dc, ch 2, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 1, hdc twice in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn.
(4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 2 4-FPdc decreases, 2 ch-2 spaces, 5 FPdc)



♥ Row 7 
WS- skip next ch-1 space and next 4-FPdc decrease, hdc twice in next ch-2 space, ch 1, BPdc twice around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, BPdc twice around next FPdc, ch 1, hdc twice in next ch-2 space, skip next 4-FPdc decrease, next ch-1 space, and next hdc, dc in next hdc, ch 2, turn.
(5 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 7 BPdc)

♥ Rows 8-19 
Repeat Rows 4-7 3 times.

♥ Row 20 
RS- Repeat Row 4.

♥ Row 21 
WS- Repeat Row 5.

♥ Row 22 
RS- sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc in last sc made, sc in next dc, picot, [sc, large picot, sc] in next dc, picot, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in last sc made, sc in next ch-2 space, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, fasten off and weave in ends.

(7 sc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 2 4-FPdc decreases, 2 picots, 1 large picot)

♥ Blocking ♥
It is optional but recommended to block your finished piece. Fill a bowl with water and add some liquid starch if you prefer the bookmark to be lightly stiffened. Soak and gently press out any excess liquid, being careful not to pull or twist on the stitches. Lay it flat on a blocking mat and pin the bookmark starting from one end and working to the other.  Allow to dry completely before removing the pins.

♥ Making the tassel 
1- Starting with a tail about 6” long, ch 45.  Fasten off leaving about 6” of thread.
2- Thread one end onto the yarn needle.
3- Pull the thread through the large picot on Round 22 so that the chains s are evenly spaced on both sides of the picot.
4- Pull the yarn needle through the first ch made to make a loop.


 5 and 6- Tie both ends together in a double knot.  Don't trim the ends yet, they will be used in Step 9 to attach the tassel.
7- Wrap thread around the cardboard about 35 times or as thick as you would like the tassel to be.  Cut one side of the thread to remove it from the cardboard. 
8- unfold the bundle of threads, and lay them flat across the double knot with one 6” tail on each side.

9- Tie both ends together around the bundle of threads.
10- Pull the ends tight and make a double knot to secure the tassel.
11- Fold the tassel threads in half again. The double knot should be hidden in the center.
12- optional- Using a comb, brush the tassel to even the threads out and trim any long pieces.

13- Cut a long piece of thread, about 20”, fold it in half and thread both ends onto the yarn needle, creating a loop on one end.
14- Place the tassel on top of the thread, as shown in the photo, and place a flat heavy object on top of the bookmark.
15- Pull the yarn needle through the loop, going around the tassel.
16- Pull the loop closed around the tassel and position it about 1/2” from the top as shown.  Leave the yarn needle on the thread for weaving in the ends.

17- Begin wrapping the thread around the tassel working up.
18- After wrapping the thread around the tassel a few times take the yarn needle and and push it through the middle, behind the thread you just wrapped and down through the center of the tassel.
19- Pull the yarn needle out through the bottom of the tassel.  
Tip- If the wrapped section is very tight you can use the pliers to grab the yarn needle and pull it through.
20- Brush and trim the tassel to the length that you want. Finished!


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This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it onto your website. You can sell items made from this pattern. Please credit me as the designer, Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it.  This includes making charts or graphs. Thank you!

© 2020 Draiguna

11 comments:

  1. These bookmarks are adorable!!

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  2. Is it possible to get this as a printable pattern without the pictures, graphs, and charts? Crocheting while sitting at my computer is difficult.

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    1. i did print screens and then turned it into a pdf since i use my kindle and i am not always in Wifi.

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  3. This pattern is absolutely precious!!!

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  4. Having fun doing these for some friends. It is a lovely pattern. Thanks for this.

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