My Free Patterns

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Friday, 7 May 2010

Folded Bookmark

If you don't like tails on your bookmark, or tassels or ribbons that come out from the page when you close the book, maybe you'll like this.  This is a bookmark that hasn't got any of the above, but will stay on the page of the book and will not get lost in it, too.
I call this a folded bookmark.  
Why folded?, you asked.  The next picture should make it clear enough.

The bookmark is folded together and placed to hang on the top edge of the book on the page where you stopped.  It  will not get lost in the book because you can see a splinter of it from the top.  There will be no overhanging tail, tassels or ribbons when you place the book on the shelf.  Neat, huh?

The thread used for the model is Lizbeth 115 - Springtime, size 20.  The full length of the finished bookmark is about 15cm and 4.5cm at the widest part.

Part 1 (shown in yellow in the chart)
Two shuttles

Begin at the ring shown,
R(5-5), reverse work (rw).
C(6-4-4-8), rw.
R(5+[to picot of pr ring]5), rw.
C(4-4-4), rw
R(5+[to shared picot of pr join]5), do not reverse (dnr)
Switch Shuttle (SS), C(3-3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to 2nd picot of chain before last]5), dnr.
R(5-5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to previous ring]5), rw
C(3-3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to shared picot of pr join]5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to shared picot of pr join]5). Dnr.
R(5-5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3-3), dnr.
SS, R(5-5), rw.
C(4+[to previous ring]4+[to picot of opp chain]4), rw.
R(5+[to previous ring]5), rw.
C(8+[to last picot of 1st chain]4-4-6), rw.
R(5+[to shared picot of pr join made]5), dnr.
SS, C(3-3-3-3-3-3), dnr.
SS, repeat from the beginning for the other half of the motif.  After the last chain, cut and tie to the base of the first ring made.

Part 2 (shown in green in the chart)
Shuttle and ball

R(5-5), dnr.
R(5-5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to previous ring]5), rw
C(3-3+[to 3rd picot of chain at tip of Part1]3+[to 2nd picot of same chain joined to earlier]3-3), rw.
R(5+[to shared picot of pr join]5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to shared picot of pr join]5), dnr.
R(5-5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to previous ring]5), dnr.
R(5-5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to previous ring]5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to shared picot of previous join]5), rw.
C(3-3-3-3), rw.
R(5+[to shared picot of previous join]5), dnr.
R(5+[to picot of first ring made]), rw.
C(3-3-3-3-3).
Cut thread and join to the base of first ring.

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16 comments:

  1. What a very neat idea. Looks great too.

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  2. That is a very nice bookmark.Very pretty and useful.

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  3. I really love this! Are you going to make the pattern available? I am currently in a bookmark phase and would love to tat this! I think the multi-colored threads are perfect for bookmarks =)

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  4. That is so neat! I've never thought of a folded over bookmark although it would seem natural since they do sell them with a small maganet attached at the bookstore..lol..

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  5. This is completely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. This bookmark is so pretty and clever! Will you share the pattern later?

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  8. Great idea. Thanks I have downloaded it.

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  9. Hi Jon,
    I wanted to first thank you for all the wonderful patterns you have put up for us to work on. I LOVE your work. So far I have tried 2 of your patterns; this one, fold over bookmark I have made twice and I have also done your Quantiesque. I am really looking forward to trying more of your patterns. Thanks again!

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  10. I loved making this model. you can see on my blog if you wish. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. This bookmark is beautiful!!
    Thank you for this pattern:)

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  12. Thank you for this lovely pattern. I enjoyed making it. Although the graphic picture shows the second half of Part One joined at the C8-4-4-6, the written directions do not. So when the directions say to repeat pattern from beginning, remember to join those chains to first half. Hope this makes sense.

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