Cross Bookmark Pattern

Pattern copyright: February 1996 Sharon Devol

Size: Approx 5 inches long
# 8 Steel crochet hook
Cotton # 20 cotton thread (or equivalent)
Ch 10. In 4th ch from hook: 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1. Do not turn. Skip next 5 ch, and in last ch work: 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3. Turn

* In ch space between the dc: 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1. Across the row in the ch space between the dc: 3 dc, ch 1. 3 dc, ch 3. Turn. *

Repeat between * until there are 23 bars; finish off.

Start arms on left side, 3rd 3-ch space from the top. Use same pattern working from 3-ch space to next 3-ch space down. Arms are 4 bars long.

Arm on right side begin opposite, in a dc space (not a 3-ch space). For this arm, work from dc space to dc space down, otherwise the arms won't be exactly opposite.

Work all loose ends into stitches and cut off.

Measure a legnth of string from mid-chest to end of arm (approx:30 inches long). Loop over top of cross and ch 25 of the double thickness string, finish off. There should be about 4 inches left over.

Make tassle: wrap around three fingers 40 times, cut off and tie in the middle using the 4 inch ends of the 25 stitch ch. Wrap string 10 times around the top of the tassle; trim tassle.

Weave 1/4 inch wide ribbon across arms horizontally first, then vertically between the bars, always begining and ending over the first and last bar. Trim end of ribbon at an angle. Use approx: 1/3 yard per cross.