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FOURTH OF JULY BOOKMARK: The Bright Colors of Freedom

By Meridel Abrams (c) 6/96

Posted at the Crochet Partners's Library with Permission
23k Bookmark  Designer's Notes: Bookmarks are fun, fast and easy to do! I really like them because they result in fun mini-samplers of crochet stitches. One cannot have too many good books -- or bookmarks :) 

Pattern Notes: The instructions only "look" hard -- they are actually very easy once you get started --M.A.

Stitches Used:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sk - skip
cl - cluster
sl st - slip stitch
sh st - shell stitch -- To make the shell stitch - (ch1, dc into 3rd st from the hook, dc 4 more times in the same space, sc )

MATERIALS:

DMC white Cebelia #10 (or cotton #10)
DMC red Cebelia #10(or cotton #10)
DMC cotton perle 5 -- #796 (royal blue)
or any #10 Royal/Navy Blue
Steel crochet hook 1.15mm

DIRECTIONS:

Row 1: With red, chain 16 + 1, turn
Row 2: Sc 16 in each of chains in row 1, ch 4, turn
Row 3: Sk 1, 1 cl, *ch 1, sk 1, cl 1* 6 times, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, turn,
Row 4: Sc 16, ch 4, turn
Rows 5 - 14: Repeat rows 3-4, 7 times
Row 15: Sc 16, ch 1, turn
Row 16: Sc 16, ch 1, turn, (do not tie off)
Row 17: With White, sc 16, ch 1, turn,
Row 18: Still using white, sc 16, ch 1, turn, (do not tie off)
Row 19: Carry Red from Row 16 up to row 19. With Red, ch 1, sc 16, ch 1, turn,
Row 20:With Red, sc 16, ch 1, (do not tie off)
Row 21: Carry White from Row 18 up to row 21. With White, ch 1, sc 16, ch 1, turn,
Row 22: With White, sc 16, ch1, turn, (do not tie off)
Row 23: Carry Red from Row 20 up to row 23. With Red, ch 1, sc 16, ch 1, turn,
Row 24: With Red,Sc 16, ch 1, (do not tie off)
Row 25: Carry White from Row 22 up to row 25. With White, ch 1, sc 16, ch 1, turn.
Row 26:With White , sc 16, ch1, turn, (tie off)
Row 27: Carry Red from Row 24 up to row 27. With Red, ch 1, sc 16, ch 1, turn.
Row 28: With Red, sc 16, ch 1, (tie off)

Rows 29-40 are worked in two parts, work the left side first, tie off and go back and work the right side. Slip stitches on each row will link the two parts together together to form one complete row

Remember to start the Blue rows on the right side and the red and white rows on the left side. This is important as the "other" side of the piece should actually become the "front". We are actually facing the back side of the bookmark as we crochet. To get a better idea of this, flip the piece over and observe the cluster stitches in Rows 3 - 14. They should have more "texture" to them. That will be the front of the piece. (Mark the Front side with a different colored thread.) Now, flip the piece over and work Rows 29-40 following the the instructions below.

RIGHT PART OF BOOKMARK:BLUE

Begin Row 29 from the right side. This is important.
Row 29: With Blue, ch 1, sc 9, ch 1, turn
Row 30: sc 10, ch 1, turn
Row 31: sc 10, ch 1, turn
Row 32: sc 10, ch 1, turn
Rows 33-40: same as rows 31-32, (tie off)

LEFT PART OF BOOKMARK: WHITE & RED

1st row: With White, ch 1, sc 6, ch 1, sl st to top of Left side of row 29, turn

Row 30, With White, sc 6, (do not tie off)
Row 31, With Red, ch 1, sc 6, ch 1, sl st to top of Left side of row 29, turn
Row 32 With Red, sc 6, (do not tie off)
Row 33 Carry White from Row 30 up to row 33. With White, ch 1, sc 6, ch 1, sl st to top of left side of Row 33, turn
Row 34 With white, sc 6, (do not tie off)
Row 35 Carry Red from Row 32 up to row 35. With Red, Ch 1, sc 6, ch 1, sl st to top of left side of Row 33, turn
Row 36 With Red, sc 6, (do not tie off)
Row 37 Carry White from Row 34 up to row 33, ch 1, sc 6, ch 1, sl st to top of left side of Row 33, turn
Row 38, DMC white #10, sc 6, tie off
Row 39, carry DMC red #10 from Row 36 up to row 39, ch 1, sc 6, ch 1, sl st to top of left side of Row 33, turn
Row 40, DMC red #10, sc 6, (tie off)

TOP ROWS OF BOOKMARK:

Row 41, DMC red #10, sc 16 in each of chains in row 40, ch 4, turn
Row 42, DMC red #10, sk 1, 1 cl, *ch 1, sk 1, cl 1* 6 times, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, turn;
Row 43, DMC red #10, sc 16, ch 4, turn;
Rows 44 ­ 57, DMC red#10, repeat rows 3-4, 7 times, tie off ;

Edging: Royal Blue

Row 1: sc in each st on all four sides of the bookmark
Row 2: sh st on all four sides of the bookmark. To make the shell stitch - (ch1, dc into 3rd st from the hook, dc 4 more times in the same space, sc ) this should form a semi-circle shell.

Happy 4th and Enjoy the Bright Colors of Freedom!

Meri 


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