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Location: New Jersey

Crocheted Cross Bookmark

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Designed by Terry Day

Materials needed:

  • 2 (10m) spools Kreinik 5545 Currant Purple in Medium #16 Braid
  • 1 (10 m) spool Kreinik 9194 Star Green in Medium #16 Braid
  • Size 1 steel crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge for apples)
  • Sewing needle with eye large enough to allow the Braid to pass through

Finished size: 3 1/2” wide by 9”long


Key: ch = chain, sc = single crochet, sk = skip, hdc = half double crochet, st = stitch, sl (or sl st) = slip stitch, tog = together, dc = double crochet, lp = loop


With purple, ch 51, (loosely) hdc in 3rd ch from hook, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, hdc) in same ch, *sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, (hdc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, hdc) in next ch, rep from * 6 times, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, (hdc, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, hdc) in last ch, (top of cross). Working down opposite side of foundation ch, rep from *to * 7 times, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sk last 2 ch, join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch, fasten off purple. Attach purple in ch-2 sp of 3rd shell from top of cross**(ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, hdc) in same ch-2 sp, ** ch 1, turn, sl st in each st, sl st in ch-2 sp, rep from ** to **, fasten off. Attach purple to ch-2 sp of corresponding shell on opposite side of cross, rep same process, fasten off.


Attach Star Green with sl st in ch-2 sp of shell at bottom of cross, (ch 2, sl st in back lp of next st) all the way around cross having an extra-(ch 2, sl st) in any ch-2 sp of shells, fasten off.


Cut 3 purple and 4 Star Green 6” lengths of thread for tassel. Holding all lengths of thread together, fold in half. With right side of cross facing, using crochet hook pull all loops of fold through st at very bottom of cross, pull ends through lp and pull tight. Trim ends evenly. Press cross with warm steam iron placing cloth between iron and piece making sure all strands of tassel are lying flat and straight. For French knot, take length of Star Green thread and with needle, pull thread up through center intersection of cross pulling thread up from back. Wrap thread 4 times around needle, put needle down through stitch just to side of where thread came up through (so that knot will not pull all the way through and will stay in place on front side of cross). Pull thread slowly through to back being careful not to distort French knot. Pull secure but don’t pull too tightly. Secure on back with regular knot and trim ends close to knot on back side.

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