I’ll admit that a crocheted corner bookmark is not high on anybody’s list of necessities, and that in the days of the e-book it’s downright silly. And it doesn’t even do as good a job as a torn envelope. But that’s okay. I find myself moving in the opposite direction of e-books–I would rather read slower, not faster, and I like losing myself in a really good book, not zipping along efficiently. At any rate, I came across this little pattern in the May-June 1985 edition of “Annie’s Crochet Newsletter,” tore it out, and found it in my clipping file yesterday. So I sat crocheting last night while Jim and I watched “Breaking Bad.” I made one bookmark in cream-colored crochet cotton, and another in blue linen thread. Just a suggestion: one of these bookmarks with a wonderful book would make a nice Christmas present.
To begin you need a ball of Size 20 crochet cotton (sometimes called “fine crochet thread”) and a size 4 crochet hook.
Side (make 2)
Row 1: Ch4, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn (4).
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, turn (8).
Row 3-5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st across with 2 dc in last st, turn (10, 12, 14).
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in each of last 2 sts, turn (18).
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in each of last 2 sts, turn (23).
Row 8: Ch 4, skip next st, sc in next st, (ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st) across (11 ch sps). Fasten off.
Hold wrong sides tog; matching sts and working through both thicknesses, join with sc in end of row 7, sc in end of same row, 2 sc in each of next 6 rows, 3 sts in corner, 2 sc in each of next 7 rows (31). Fasten off.