Shell Cross Bookmark
By Mistie Bush
This book mark would make a great gift for a special person who has a love for books or as an achievement award. Make this book mark using Coats Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3, size 1 Super Fine and a Coats United Kingdom Milward 3.0 mm Bamboo hook.
Yarn: Coats Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3, size 1 Super Fine, 150 yds, 137 m, Color Warm Teal
Lying flat excluding tassel and charm Length 4 ½ inches Width 2 ½ inches
BLO = back loop only
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Shell = 5 dc in indicated stitch
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd from hook and each ch across, 2 sc in last ch, working on back side of starting ch sc in each ch to beginning, 2 sc in same st as 1st sc; join with sl st in 1st sc (34 sc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next 15 sc, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 16 sc, 3 hdc in next sc; join with sl st to top of 1st hdc
Rnd 3: ch 1 (does not count) BPDC around same st as join and each st around; join with sl st to 1st BPDC
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in same sp as join, sk next st, * shell in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st * Repeat 3 more times, 2 dc in next st, place charm on hook, 3 dc in same sp, * sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, shell in next st * Repeat 3 more times, sk next st, ch 2, sl st into beginning sc
Fasten off and weave in ends
Cut 10 – 6 inch strands and fold in half and pull center fold through ch 2 sp, pull up and pull ends through loop and pull tight. Trim if needed
Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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