Friday, April 14, 2017

Dainty Cross Bookmark or Ornament; a Free Crochet Pattern for You

Dainty Cross Bookmark or Ornament
designed by Elizabeth Ann White

for BellaCrochet

Skill Level: 
Intermediate —for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Size: About 4”

Size 10 Cotton Thread: 
10 yards of desired color
Heavy starch 
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel Hook 

Special Stitches:
For Picot, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch sp indicated
For Triple Picot, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in ch sp indicated

Pattern Notes:
On Rnd 2, each time you work (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook), you will be creating an eyelet space.
On Rnd 3, you will work into the eyelet spaces by inserting your hook between the ch-4 and the dc of each sp.
If you are not familiar with Eyelet Spaces and the Eyelet Foundation, you can read more about them here:

Rnd 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each of next 2 dc, *sc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 3 times, sc in same ch-2 sp last sc was worked in, sc in each of next 3 dc**; repeat between * and ** 2 more times, sc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 7 times, sc in same ch-2 sp last sc was worked in, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc (the second sc of Rnd 2), *ch 2, picot (see Special Stitches) in next eyelet sp, ch 3, triple picot (see Special Stitches) in next eyelet sp, ch 3, picot in next eyelet sp, ch 2, sc in center sc of next 3-sc group**; repeat between *and ** 2 more times, ch 2, (picot in next eyelet sp, ch 3) 3 times, triple picot in next eyelet sp, (ch 3, picot in next eyelet sp) 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Place Cross on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape as desired. Allow to dry. If desired, a loop of crochet thread or ribbon may be added for hanging.
I want to thank the members of the Threadies Facebook group for testing this pattern for me. I was overwhelmed at the folks who took time from their busy lives to make this little cross and give me their feedback on the pattern (catching a few errors in the process!) Thanks to you all!
Here are a few photos of crosses some of the members made:

 Morag Mackenzie was the first person to finish the cross and post a photo.

Kath Baer had the same idea as me for photographing her little cross. I guess it is true, great minds do work alike!!!
Carolyn Hirning-Edelen made this lovely little gold cross. She was the first person to find a mistake in the pattern! 

Copyright BellaCrochet 2017. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it (or any portion of it) on any website. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!) This pattern has been tested for accuracy and clarity, and I can offer no additional information, photos or help with it.

If you have enjoyed this design, I hope you will check out my other free patterns:
Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!


Anonymous said...

HAPPY EASTER! Thanks for sharing another nice pattern! Judy

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Thank you so much for sharing yet another one of your lovely patterns. Wishing you and your family a blessed and Happy Easter. :)

www.,ConnieP'sblogspot said...

Wow... and Kath Baer is a friend of mine, too.... she is a lovely person, and I just love the idea.... of displaying the cross, in a picture with the Holy Bible... what a blessing to have this cross pattern, and also to see the picture with the Scriptures.. Bless you...

Connie J. Prichtt

LISA said...

HAPPY EASTER to you. So sweet of you to post this! An answer to my hearts desire! I was looking for a pattern as such...

Kokopelli said...

Such beautiful ornaments on your blog! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kim said...

Beautiful cross! I prefer it a bit larger so I made it with a #2 (2.2mm) hook. Either way, it's so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Bonjour j'aimerais en français svp .c'est très beau

Ruth said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS PERFECT PATTERN!!! I've been looking for a different pattern for a cross, and feel so very fortunate to have found yours. I just made one and I love it!! I made an Easter tree with a bunch of pussy willow twigs in a crock and hung it full of crosses, crocheted ones, and some made with fabric, needle and thread, edged with beads. Now I can add some of these in pastel colors. Oh happy day!! God bless you!!!!