Cheri's
Fancy Filigree Bookmark
Free pattern to use for your personal use only:
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By Cheri Mancini
Copyright 2006
(Pattern Refined/Revised 3-25-08: see blue text)
It can be crocheted with, or without, revisions.
Items shown were crocheted without using revisions.
Supplies:
Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 crochet hook
Note: Multicolor bookmark on index page was made holding 2 size 20 threads together, a size 7 crochet hook, and it has one more dc in center of each chubby cluster than pattern calls for.
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Cheri's Fancy Filigree Bookmark
Copyright 2/11/06 (pattern refined/revised 3-25-08: see blue text)

A Chubby Cluster:  (basically equals a "dtr, dc, dtr" cluster)
Chain 7 (The first chain will not be counted as part of the cluster.  This chain 7 equals a chain one and a dtr.) 
YO, insert hook in 6th chain from hook, YO, pull loop through chain, YO, work off 2 loops together, once (there should be 2 loops remaining on hook);
YO 3 times, insert hook in same 6th chain from hook, YO, pull loop through chain, (YO, work off 2 loops together) three times.  There should be 3 loops remaining on the hook.  YO and work off all 3 remaining loops together at one time.


Row 1: Work 12 Chubby Clusters (you will have a chain one, then 12 clusters with a chain one between each of them). 

Round 1: Chain 1.  Turn work 90 degrees, and, working down long side of bookmark: slst over the side of the last dtr just made. Chain 1, sc over side of the same dtr, chain1

*
Over side of NEXT dtr, make:
A: Trc, chain 4, slst in top of trc for picot,  (Note: "slst in top of trc" means to make the slst in top/front & the left/side loops of the trc - not the 2 top loops), chain 1,
B: Trc, chain 1,
C: Trc, chain 5, slst in 5th chain from hook for a picot; chain 4, slst in 4th chain from hook for a picot; chain 4, slst in 4th chain from hook for a picot; slst at base of the 1st of the 3 picot group, then slst in top of last trc, chain 1.
D: Trc, chain 4, slst in top of trc for a picot, chain 1,
E: Trc, chain 1.  **

Over side of NEXT dtr: One sc, chain 5.

Over side of NEXT dtr:
one sc, chain 1, turn.

Work 7 sc over the "chain 5" just completed.  Slst in next sc.  Chain 5, turn.  Skip the first 3 single crochets that are over the chain 5 loop.  Sc in next sc, chain 4, slipstitch in top of sc just made (for a picot).  Chain 5, skip the next 3 single crochets that are over the same chain 5 loop.  Slip stitch in next sc.
Chain 1.*

Repeat between * and * 2 times.


Repeat between * and ** once.

Over side of NEXT dtr: One sc.

(Chain 5, slst in 4th chain from hook) twice.  Slipstitch in end/top stitch of bookmark.  Chain 4, trc in 4th chain from hook; chain 4, slst in top of last trc; chain 4, trc in 4th chain from hook; slipstitch in end/top stitch of bookmark again.  Chain 4, slst in 4th chain from hook; chain5, slst in 4th chain from hook, chain 1, sc in side of next dtr on other side of bookmark.   (See photo of work in progress, below)

Repeat between * and * 3 times.

Repeat between * and ** once.

Over side of next dtr
, make a sc, chain 1, and then slst in end of bookmark.

Chain 33 for a tassel, turn.  Skip 2 chains: (3 dc in next chain) 23 times.  Leave last 8 chains un-worked.  Chain 1, turn.  (Sc in next dc, chain 1) down side of curly tassel to the end (ending with a sc).  Fasten off, and hide ends of thread in work.  I spray starched my bookmark, placed it on an appropriate countertop, shaped it to shape while it was still wet, and left it to dry.
Idea:
Working down just one side of the Chubby Clusters creates a beautiful edging.
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