For this Daisy Book Marker project you will need
HOOK: 3.5mm hook, size E US,
YARN: worsted weight yarn. 4 ply US (10ply AU)
Cardboard or book, CD case, something to use to wrap around to make the tassel
Ch = Chain
sl st = Slip stitch
DC = Double Crochet
THE TUTORIAL for Daisy Book Marker
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Making the Daisy
With your 3.5 mm hook, ch 5 and sl st into beginning chain to for a ring.
Next Ch 3 and sl st into center of ring (working over your tail) do this 3 more times for a total of 4 small little petals. Now for the next row, you will be working in the back stitches. Ch 4 and then sl st into the back stitch (the sl st from last round)
repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 ch 4 spaces on the back of the flower. As shown in picture below.
Cut yarn and switch to yellow.
Slip stitch your yellow yarn into one of the ch 4 spaces from the previous round. And ch 3 then DC 2 then ch 3 and sl to into ch 4 space. Then sl st into next ch 4 space and repeat for the remaining ch 4 spaces.
Once you get to the end of the round, sl st to small space left from when you made your first ch 4 and sl st in between the petals (like shown below)
and ch 3, DC 2 ch 3 to add another petal in between. Cut yarn.
NOTE: UPDATE: Attach the yarn behind the middle petal you just made. Not between the two bottom petals like shown in the picture below, because when you use the book marker it will lay upside down. So you must attach it to the flower behind the top petal, so that when you use it, it will lay right side up on the book, and not upside down.
Attach the yarn in between the two bottom petals and 40 or 45 if yarn is thicker or book your reading is long in length. (This is with regular size paper back in mind.) and on your 40th ch pull yarn to leave a loop open to attach the tassel to. Like shown in picture below.
Do not attach it like shown above, but attach it behind the top middle petal.
Making the Tassel
Find something that is flat, or cut a piece of cardboard that measures 8 cms 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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