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Sparkle Cross Bookmark

Sparkle Cross Bookmark Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This bookmark is made with a glittery thread and has a long tail with beads at the end. The way to use this bookmark is to put the cross in the back of the book inside the back cover then use the long tail to mark where you are.
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Materials Needed:
Size 10 crochet thread, Metallic Knit Cro-Sheen White/Silver.
Size 7 steel crochet hook
45 Pearl E Beads or other 4mm round beads
Fine needle that fits through beads

Yarn Thickness: 10 thread
Gauge: 9dc=1" *
Finished Size: Cross 5"x6", Tail 12"
Skill Level: Intermediate

Special Stitch Used: Picot: Ch3, slst in 3rd ch from hook.

Instructions
Cross: Work the cross first, fasten off, weave ends in, then join thread at the top of the cross to make the tail.
RND 1: Ch4. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3, 2dc in ring. Ch2. 3dc in ring, ch2, 3 times. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Slst into the next dc. Ch3. 7dc in next ch2 sp. Sk next dc. *Dc in next dc. 7dc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Ch1. Sc in same st as slst. (Sc in each of the next 3 dc. Ch17, slst in 8th ch from hook. Ch4. Sk 4 chs. Slst in next ch. Ch4. Sk next dc. Sc in each of the next 3dc.) *Sc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * 2 times more. Sc in each of the next 4 dc. Ch27. Slst in 8th ch from hook. Ch4, sk 4 chs, slst in next ch 3 times. Ch4. Sk next dc. Sc in each of the next 3 dc. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 4: Ch1. Sc in same st as slst. Sc in each of the next 3 sc. (3dc, picot, 3dc in each of the next 2 ch4 sps. 3dc, picot, 3dc, picot, 3dc, picot, 3dc in next ch 7 lp. 3dc, picot, 3dc in each of the next 2 ch4 sps. Sc in each of the next 7 sc.) Rep bet () 2 times more. 3dc, picot, 3dc in each of the next 4 ch4 sps. 3dc, picot, 3dc, picot, 3dc, picot, 3dc in next ch 7 lp. 3dc, picot, 3dc in each of the next 4 ch4 sps. Sc in each of the next 3 sc. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Tail*: String on all 45 beads. With the beads, you are going to make a 5 petal flower with 9 beads per petal. Join thread to top of cross to the right of the picot. Ch90 or as many as you need to go the whole length of your book plus at least an inch. Pull up 9 beads, ch1. Pull up 9 beads, slst in previous ch1, 4 times. Flower made. Dc in each ch back to the top of the cross and slst to top of cross to the left of the picot. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

*(Gauge is not really important with this pattern but I did get 9dc per inch.)
** You can make the tail as long or short you need by increasing or decreasing how many chains you make.

Design written on Friday, April 10, 2009. Copyright ©2009 By Julie A. Bolduc p110036

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