Fast, Easy, Fun!
Summer Lace Bookmark
11/2 inches wide x 71/2 inches long
• Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Size 10 crochet cotton (white: 400 yds per ball; solids: 350 yds per ball): 1 ball each #1 white and
#119 violet • Size 8/1.50mm steel crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
Rows 1–3 = 11/4 inches wide x 1 inch long
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Chain-4 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
Row 1 (RS): With white, ch 11, dc in 5th ch from hook (beg sk chs do not count as a st), [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] twice, turn. (3 dc, 2 ch-2 sps, 1 ch-4 sp) Row 2: Ch 4 (see Pattern Notes), dc in first dc, ch 2, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in last dc, turn. (3 dc, 2 sc, 4 ch-2 sps, 1 ch-4 sp)
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in first dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in last dc, turn. (3 dc, 2 ch-2 sps, 1 ch-4 sp) Rows 4–21: [Rep rows 2 and 3] 9 times. Fasten off.
First corner: With WS of bottom right corner facing, join (see Pattern Notes) violet in first ch-4 sp, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in same sp, turn, ch 4, sl st in first sc, ch 4, sl st in next sc, (sc, picot— see Special Stitch, sc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 4, sl st in next sc] twice.
Long edge: [Ch 3, picot, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 sp] 9 times, ch 3, picot, ch 3.
Last corner: (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in last ch-4 sp, turn, ch 4, sl st in first sc, ch 4, sl st in next sc, (sc, picot, sc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 4, sl st in next sc] twice. Fasten off. With WS of top corner facing, rep Border across other edge.
Block to open lace design.
With its pretty contrasting edge, this quick-to-make bookmark will make a nice gift for your favorite book lover!