For this Watermelon Book Marker project you will need :
HOOK: 3.5 mm hook, size US E
YARN: a bit of green, white, black and red regular worsted weight 4ply US (10 ply AU) yarn.
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
ST(S) = Stitch(es)
THE TUTORIAL for Watermelon Book Marker
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Making the Watermelon
Ch 4 and sc into the second ch from the hook and sc 1 in the next 2 sts ch 1 and turn (3 sts)
Sc 2 in all sts ch 1 and turn (6 sts)
Sc 2 in first st, ( to sc in first stitch, instead of pulling yout yarn through your loop to slip stitch, leave the loop on your hook and pull through both loops like shown below)
sc 1 in the next 4 sts repeat (sc 2, sc 1 in next 4 sts) and once you get to the end and you’ve done your sc 2 in the last st, the next st your going to put in the last stitch two rows down, put 2 sc’s in there. The picture below marks the place where you need to put your two single crochets. ch 1 and turn (10 sts)
Sc in the first 3 sts, then sc 2 in the next, repeat until you get to the last st, where again you need to go two rows down and put 2 sc’s into the last stitch. (14 sts) ( just look at the side stitchs and count two rounds down, put two single crochet’s in that stitch) ch 1 and turn
Sc in all sts around, ch 1 and turn (14 sts)
Sc 2 in first stitch, sc 1 in next 6 sts and repeat, until last 6 sts, you will put sc 1 in the next 5 sts, and 2 sc’s in the last st. ch 1 and cut your yarn (17 sts)
Change your color to white
Round 7 (with white)
Sc 2 into first st, sc 1 into the next 6 sts then sc 2 (repeat til end of round) ch 1 and cut yarn ( 26 sts) change yarn to green
Round 8 (with Green)
Sc 2 into first st, sc 1 into the next 6 sts then sc 2 (repeat til end of round) ch 1 and cut yarn (26 sts)
With black yarn to make the seeds, you want to get your tapestry needles and a bit of black yarn and tie a knot in one end of the yarn and thread the other onto your needle, working back and forth through the natural flow of the stitchs (remembering it shows on both sides) feed your yarn back and forth through the sts. You can really make your seeds go in any direction you like just be aware it shows through the other side too.
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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