Dress Bookmark - revisited

Thursday, September 13, 2007
I've updated this post with a video for round 5. Thank you to my lovely daughter Laura for taking the video. -- I love my new camera!

This is a follow-up to a previous post about a very adorable crochet bookmark that sits on the corner of a page and looks like a dress. The previous blog entry and pattern link is here.

The pattern is pretty straight forward through round 4 but figuring out round 5 from the pattern can be a little difficult so I've put together a tutorial with pictures and a video to help out.

At the end of Round 4 everything should look like this:



The beginning of round 5 looks like this (I've worked round 5 in red thread to highlight the work):





Also, I don't end my rounds like this pattern has written for them to be finished. The pattern has you joining the end of one round right into the space that you'll be starting the new round from (effectively skipping a number of stitches that originally began the round)

I always join the end of one round with a slip stitch to the beginning chain of that same round, then I slip stitch into the next couple of stitches and into the space that it wants me to start working from on the new round. I have found this to be a clean/flatter finish to the round.

Continue working rounds 6 thru 10 and you'll have a very cute crochet bookmark!

6 comments:

Thata said...

Cutie... thanks for sharing :)
hugs,
thata

Paula said...

I emailed you a few times to say thank you, but then you emailed asking if it helped, so I am not sure if you got them or not.

YES THIS HELPS TREMENDOUSLY! ESPECIALLY the picture of you going in on the fourth row. I would have been doing it backwards! I finished the first one and am making more for a Christmas swap I am involved in! THANK YOU AGAIN! I will be linking to this post when I post my dress. :)

Paula said...

Sorry to use the blog, but my emails do not seem to be going to you, I just have to ask about finishing each round. It says to SL ST to finish the round. I am ending with a shell and sl st shell to shell (so there is no spaces with the DC like there are between all the other shells. Is this correct? Thank you again for ALL your help!!

lady_n_thread said...

I don't end my rounds like this pattern has written for them to be finished. The pattern has you joining the end of one round right into the space that you'll be starting the new round from (effectively skipping a number of stitches that originally began the round)

I always join the end of one round with a slip stitch to the beginning chain of that same round, then I slip stitch into the next couple of stitches and into the space that it wants me to start working from on the new round. I have found this to be a clean/flatter finish to the round.

Paula said...

OH how funny! I must not have understood the directions, because I have been doing EXACTLY what you said (only instead of all the sl st, I just sl st to the top of the beginning ch from the round, and then sl st in the shell to begin the next shell). I will try adding a few more sl st inbetween the chain and the middle of the shell before beginning the new shell for that round.

I was mainly worried because while there were like five spaces between each shell, there were no spaces between the beginning and ending shell for each round. I worried about it not being the same all the way around. :)

P. Harper said...

You should be finishing the round with the ch 1, dc group, ch 1, then a sl st in top of the ch 3 that starts the beginning shell. Then sl st in next 2 st and the ch1 sp to start the next round. Hope this makes sense. I've made 4 of these so far and that's how it worked for me.

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