Thursday, March 19, 2015

Crochet Cross Bookmark, Free Vintage Pattern

The pattern for this bookmark is from Crochet and Tatting Heirloom Edition, Star Book #66 by American Thread Company, 1949.

I used a steel hook size 1.25 mm and size ten crochet cotton thread. You will also need about 1/4 yard of narrow ribbon.

I post the pattern below exactly as it appears in the original publication.

Suggestion: Use a bit of clear glue to secure the ends of the ribbon

Ch 11, dc in 4th st from hook, ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, sl st in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3, turn.

2nd Row - dc in next dc, ch 5, 1 dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of ch, ch 3, to turn each row.

3rd Row - Repeat 2nd row.

4th Row - dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, sl st in next st, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of ch.

Repeat 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows 8 times, break thread. Attach threat in top of dc of 22nd row and working alone side, ch 3, dc in next st, ch 5, skip 1 row, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3, turn.

Repeat 2nd, 4th, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows once, break thread. Work other arm of cross to correspond.

EDGE - Attach thread at lower edge, *ch 3, dc in same space, skip the length of a dc, sl st in next st, repeat from * all around, break thread. Lace ribbon through beading as illustrated. 

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  1. Hi Olga, wow I love this crochet bookmark! It's really pretty and you did a great job making it. This would make a lovely present for Easter.
    Julie xo

  2. So pretty, Olga! I just bought three tiny crochet bookmarks fro a garage sale. The lady also made knitted booties that are sweet. I used to work well with thin cotton but find it difficult now. Your work is beautiful!

  3. My dear Olga, this is stunning! I absolutely love it! Happy Spring to you!

  4. It's beautiful, what a lovely gift this would make, thanks for sharing. :) xx

  5. I found your blog through the link from your sharing on My Romantic Home. I will try this one I made a rectangular bookmark with the ribbon through it and really love the look. Thank you for sharing.

  6. That's beautiful Olga. Perfect for Easter! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  7. What a beautiful book mark you have made. What a lovely gift it would be especially at Easter time. This brings back memories of my grandmother and the crafts she would make. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  9. Thank you so much for the crochet book mark pattern. My grandchildren will like them!
    A grandma in Texas

  10. You do such beautiful work. As well as your beautiful work, I love the design of your webpage. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. For all those who love to crochet I know we all appreciate it.