MaryM's Original Lavender Filet Bookmark
This lovely bookmark is actually more of a construction than a
piece of crochet-tatting! I believe I counted 38 ends to tuck in.
However, it takes longer to tell than to do, and goes very
The general plan is to make 3 rings, then make 3 squares out of them joining corners as you go, and then make the webbing in the 4 corners formed by those joins.
Notice and keep right sides of pieces in the same direction as you work.
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
ds - 2-part double hitch stitch
p (picot) - 3/16" gap between ds
small p (small picot) - 1/8" gap between ds
make 3 - Ring = beginning with
2" tail of thread, do
ds, (small p, 2ds, p, 2ds) 3 times, small p, 2ds, p, ds, Close Ring, cut another 2" tail on this end, pull thread through loop and tie a small knot behind Ring with the beginning and ending tails, then tuck ends of the thread in opposite directions inside the Ring itself, snug the strings to firm up the shape of the Ring, clip ends off very close to the Ring, Ends hidden.
Join in any p,
Row 1 - ch 8. dc in same p (1st corner made),
[ch 2, dc in next small p, ch 2, dc in next p, ch 5, dc in same p (2nd corner made)] 3 times,
ch 2, dc in next small p, ch 2, dc in next p, ch 2, join in 3rd ch of beginning chain.
Row 2 - ch 5, (dc, ch 5, dc) in corner loop,
(ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, (dc, ch 5, dc) in corner loop,
Proceed around in this fashion, join in 3rd st of beginning ch, do not break off.
Edging Row - ch 1, do sc edging all around with sc in each dc and 2 sc in each space, making 3 sc in center ch of each corner.
Join in beginning sc. Break off and hide ends in sc-edging.
Work same as for 1st Square, then on Edging Row, join 2nd Square to 1st Square by catching center sc of one corner of 1st Square as you make center sc of one corner on of 2nd Square. This joins the 2 squares atogether t tips of corners only.
Same as 2nd Square.
Now the 3 squares are joined on point.
Orienting to the corner insets:
Counting the corner-joined sc stitches as "#0," rows of webbing will be joined to stitches #5, #9, and #13 along the sides of the Squares.
WebbingRow 1 -
with 2" tail of thread, join with sl st at st #5 on 1st square, between Square 1 (outer square) and Square 2 (middle square).
ch 2, dc in join of the 2 squares, ch 2, sl st in st #5 of middle square, break off with 2" tail of thread. Hide tails in the sc-edging of the squares.
WebbingRow 2 -
repeat as for WebbingRow 1, working from st #9 of outer square, do (ch 2, dc in dc) across to st #9 of middle square.
WebbingRow 3 -
Repeat as for WebbingRow 2, beginning in st #13 of outer square, do (ch 2, dc in dc) across, ending in st #13 of middle square. One side of webbing made.
Repeat to form webbing in remaining 3 junction spaces between the squares. Hide all ends in sc-edging.
String about 30 seed beads, tie a knot to secure beads but not so tight as to prevent the beads from draping nicely, tie to one end of bookmark, hide ends into the sc-edging of the square.
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