Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I give U my Heart bookmark

It's a snow day today, again. The kids are loving it! Yesterday they were sledding in our front yard making the best of being forced to stay home from school due to weather. Can't you see how upset they are?


We also brought baby A out to play in the snow for the first time. Here she is with her very handsome daddy.

So today we get a phone call at 5 am saying school was yet again cancelled...more snow fell overnight. I have tried to talk the kids into building a snowman for me. No such luck! Today they ventured to the neighbors house to sled on the "good" hill. My hubby had to venture out in this and travel about 4 hours away for a physical and drug test to start his new job. That left me and baby A in the house and me trying to stay busy so I don't worry too much about the road conditions.

In an effort to stay busy I decided to whip up an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a few days. I am a reader. I have two bookshelves full of books not to mention 2 or 3 boxes of books hibernating in the garage waiting for me to read the books on the shelves so I can pass those along and move the box books in. That being said, I also like bookmarks. I once took part in a bookmark swap and got LOTS of bookmarks. One can never have to many. Well, long story short I had been thinking about things to make for Valentine's Day. Why not a bookmark? So I sat down today and after many frogging episodes I came up with this. Hope you like it. I am thinking about maybe creating a gift tag to go with it. If I do, I will post it for ya!




I Give You My Heart Bookmark
small amount size 10 bedspread crochet thread
1.65 mm steel hook (size 7)
Stiffener of your choice
tapestry needle

chain 2
R 1: work 6 sc in first chain. Join to first sc
R 2: ch 2, work 2 hdc in same sc and in each sc around. Join to first hdc (12 hdc)
R 3: ch 2, dc in same hdc, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, sc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in last stitch, join to first dc. (17 dc and 1 sc)
R 4: ch 2, dc in same stitch, hdc in each of next 2 stitches, (hdc and dc) in next stitch, dc in next, (dc & trc) in next, 3 trc in next, (trc & dc) in next, hdc in next, sl st into sc of previous row, hdc in next, (dc & trc) in next, 3 trc in next, (trc & dc) in next, dc in next, (dc & hdc) in next, hdc in each of last 2 stitches. join to first dc.
chain 70
beg small heart
3 trc & 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook, 2 dc in next chain, sc in next chain. Turn so that you can work in the opposite side of the chains you just worked in. Sc in same chain as previous sc, 2 dc in next chain, dc &3 trc in last chain. Ch 2 and join with a sl st to last chain. Finish by weaving in ends. On the small heart end I used the tail to sew up the gap in the center.
Stiffen the hearts using your desired method. I left the chain loose but you can stiffen it also if you would like. This would also look cute if you added some ultra fine glitter when stiffening.

heart bookmark
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8 comments:

Doreen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Ginny for the lovely crochet bookmark, I will certainly be giving it a try.
I love your blog. Keep up the great work!
Hugs,
Doreen

HDMac said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is cute. Thank you, Ginny for sharing with us!

Your Voy friend,
Marcia "HDMac"

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are a blessing! Thank you so much for this. I was looking for something to make for our annual Ladies Retreat at Church. This is awesome. I pray your husbands job is going well.

Thank you,

huskerfan53 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love to make little things to give to the people I sew for and this would be great. Thank you so much.
Linda

Mary Hunt said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the bookmark. I've made 4 as Valentine gifts. I added a few beads just above the small heart.

The little heart just "makes it"

Thank you.
Mary H, Iowa

Vivien said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you so much for sharing this! This is just too cute and I couldn't help making three of them - I think they will be wonderful gifts^^

<3

Tamara/moogly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so lovely! thanks so much for sharing this pattern. i included a link to this page on my blog this morning, if you want to check it out: http://tinyurl.com/7ffkvpg

Linda McLawhorn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I cannot thank you enough for posting this pattern. I am new at crochet and depend so much on other's knowledge. I drive a school bus and plan to make bookmarks for the kids. This one is great for some of the girls. Thanks again!

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