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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Elizabeth's Pineapple Bookmarks: A Free Crochet Pattern for You


 I have written before about how the members of the Threadies Facebook group inspire me. But of  all the gorgeous items posted in the group, I would have to say that those created by Elizabeth Sabo are my favorite. She has created some of the most beautiful doilies I have ever seen and her use of color is amazing.
A while back she modified one of my designs to create a bookmark. The result was so lovely that I felt I had to make my own version of her creation. Here is the finished result, inspired by and named for Elizabeth Sabo, the "Elizabeth's Pineapple Bookmark." I hope you will enjoy it! 
 Elizabeth's Pineapple Bookmark 

named for Elizabeth Sabo
designed by Elizabeth Ann White
for BellaCrochet


Sizes: Small Bookmark is about 5” long; Large Bookmark is about 8 ½” long

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

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
25 yds. Shaded Pinks for rose
30 yds. Pineapple color
10 yds. Shaded Green or Green for Leaves
Stitch marker (I use a small length of contrasting color thread)
Heavy Spray Starch
Fabric Glue
Size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook

Special Stitches:
For Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated

For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook


Small Version
Rnd 1: Starting at Rose, with Shaded Pink, ch 4, 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (10 dc made; right side of Rnd 1 is right side of work)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc. (5 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: For petals, (sl st, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in first sl st.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals and only in skipped sts of Rnd 2, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 4, (sc in next st, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first sc. (5 ch-4 sps)

Rnd 6: For petals, (sl st, ch 2, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sl st.

Row 7: Ch 5, sl st between first and second petals, leaving remaining stitches unworked, fasten off.

Row 8: With right side of Rose facing and working behind petals, join Pineapple color with sl st in ch-5 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, shell-- see Special Stitches) in same sp as joining, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 7 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 6 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 5 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, 3 dc cl (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, ch 5, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, 3 dc cl in ch-2 sp of last shell, ch 3, sl st in last st of last shell. Fasten off.

Leaf Spray (make 2)
Note: For Picot, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
For each Leaf Spray, work Steps A-D:

A: For first leaf, with Shaded Green (or desired color), ch 10, (2 dc, picot (see Note), 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in in next ch, sl st in next ch and mark it;

B: For second leaf, ch 6, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 chs, sl st in marked ch;

C: For third leaf, repeat Step B;

D: For stem, sl st in each remaining unworked ch of starting ch 10. Fasten off.



Large Version
Rnds/Rows 1-19: Work same as Small Version

Rows 20-31: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 32: Ch 3, 3 dc cl (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, ch 5, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, 3 dc cl in ch-2 sp of last shell, ch 3, sl st in last st of last shell. Fasten off.

Leaf Spray (make 2)
Note: For Picot, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
For each Leaf Spray, work Steps A-D:

A: For first leaf, with Shaded Green (or desired color), ch 10, (2 dc, picot (see Note), 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in in next ch, sl st in next ch and mark it;

B: For second leaf, ch 6, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 chs, sl st in marked ch;

C: For third leaf, repeat Step B;

D: For stem, sl st in each remaining unworked ch of starting ch 10. Fasten off.


Finishing for Small and Large Bookmarks
1: Place Bookmark and Leaf Sprays on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape as desired and allow to dry.

2: Glue Leaf Sprays to Bookmark behind rose as shown in photos.


Special thanks go to  Jolene Ortiz, Carolyn Hirning-Edelen, and Debbie Bigley for testing the patterns in this set.

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