Materials: Small amount of #10 crochet thread in color or colors of your choice. #5 (1.9 mm) crochet hook. Embroidery needle for weaving in ends/threading tassel.
sl st…slip stitch
DC Cluster: In next ch-1 space: 3 dc, ch 1.
Notes: Instructions as given assume that this is worked in a single color. To change colors at the end of a round, simply fasten off with the old color, and join a new color with a sl st in any space. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1 and work the round as usual from that point.
Finished size: 1.75 inches (4.5 cm) wide by 5.5 inches (14 cm) long, plus tassel.
Base row: Ch 50. Dc in 6th ch from hook and in next 2 ch. *Ch 1, skip one ch in starting chain, dc in next 3 ch.* Repeat from * to * across (11 clusters), ch 1 and dc in last ch of starting ch.
Round 1: Ch 3. 2 dc in space formed by final dc of base row. [Really needs a pic here] Ch 2, 3 dc in same space. Ch 1. Work a dc cluster in the next ch-1 space and each ch-1 space across. In ch-5 space at the end of the base row, work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. Then work a dc cluster in next ch-1 space and each ch-1 space across. 3 dc, ch 2 in same space the round began in. Join to beginning ch 3 with a sl st, sl st in next 2 dc and in ch-2 space.
Rounds 2 and 3: Ch 3. 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. Work dc cluster in each ch-1 space across, and 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 in each corner. Join as in round 1.
Round 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each dc and each ch-1 sp to corner. In corner space, sc, ch2, sc. Repeat around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Round 5: Ch 3, turn (you’re now working on the original right side). Dc in each sc to corner. In corner, dc, ch2, dc. Repeat around. Sl st to first dc, fasten off.
Tassel: Cut at least 20 12 inch lengths of thread (more if you’d like the tassel particularly dense). Thread through stitches on one end of bookmark, centering each strand so it is doubled. Gather fringe together and tie knot to form tassel.
Block it and you’re done! 😀
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Starting the first round:
End of round 1:
Threading the tassel:
The Rectangle Granny Bookmark crochet pattern is Copyright 2007 by Deborah Ellis. Please do not reproduce this pattern without explicit permission to do so. Please feel free, however, to sell any items that you make from this pattern. If you have any questions at all, please contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.