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Crocheted Rainbow Book Marker – Free Crochet Pattern
HOOK: 4 mm hook or US size G
YARN: a bit of purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red of worsted weight 4 ply US, 10 ply AU yarn and a small piece of card board or something to wrap around to make the tassel.
Ch = Chain
Sc = Single crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)
THE TUTORIAL for Rainbow Book Marker
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Making the Rainbow
Round 1 (With Purple)
ch 8, and sc 1 in second ch form hook, sc in remaining 6 sts ch 1 cut yarn (7 sts)
Take your two purple tails and tie them together to make this side even with the other.
Round 2 (with Blue)
Sc 2 in all sts, ch 1 and cut yarn (14 sts)
Sc in first stitch by attaching the yarn without completing the slip stitch, just pull the yarn up and grab more yarn to complete the sc like shown in picture below.
Round 3 ( with Green)
Sc 1 in the first 4 sts, the sc 2 into the 5th st repeat til last st where you will put 2 sc’s in the last st. (17 sts) ch 1 and cut yarn
Round 4 (with Yellow)
Sc 1 in first 6 sts, sc 2 in 7th st, repeat til end (19 sts) Ch 1 cut yarn
Round 5 (with Orange)
Sc 2 in first st, sc 1 in following 6 sts, sc 2 into next repeat until last 4 sts, sc 1 in next 3 sts and then sc 2 into last st (23 sts) ch 1 cut yarn
Round 6 (with red)
sc 2 into first st, sc 1 into next 6 sts, sc 2 repeat until end, sc 1 into last st. ch 1 cut yarn (26 sts)
Making the Tassel
Find something that is flat, or cut a piece of cardboard that measures 8cms or 3 inches wide to wrap your yarn around.
Holding on to the tail, wrap your yarn around 10 times (5 times if using two strands of yarn) and cut your yarn on the same side where you started. Now same side cut along the wrapped yarn.
Now lay your yarn out flat and cut another piece of yarn, better to be to long than to short, place in the center of the strings of yarn and use it to type them together. Leave this tails at the top as you fold your tails in half.
Now cut another piece of string, again better to have to log than to short, and holding the string with one hand, wrap the yarn around about 4 or 5 times around the top of the tassel to make a head, not to tightly. Tie your string.
Now use your hook to feed these tails through the wrapped string you just tied to make the head.
Attach your original strings to the open chain you left before and tie them all together then feed those tails through the top connection
Cut tail ends to even them out and your done!
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By: Meladora's Creations
Posted: January 24th, 2014