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Vintage Crocheted Bookmarks


This past week I have been having a lot of fun learning how to crochet these vintage ribbon bookmarks. I had never crocheted using thread before…so it was kind of exciting to try something new. When I first started I felt like I had these huge monster fingers because it was so hard to not drop my {itty bitty} project…but a few bookmarks later and I think I’ve {mostly} got the hang of it.

These patterns are the actual property of my great-aunt,  she didn’t include a hook size with her pattern, but I suppose it doesn’t really matter since the pattern would work with any “thread” sized needle. I ended up using a hook size 1.90MM —but anything around that range would work, it just depends if you like a tight or loose look. :-)

SHELL (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc – in same sp)

BEGINNING SHELL (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp)

ch 12, turn, sc in second st from hook,
sc in each st (to hide the tail of the beginning thread include it in the sc)
turn, sl st to third sc, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same st,
*skip three sc, shell in next sc (repeat from *)
Turn, sl st in dc, st st in ch sp, work beg shell, shell in each ch 2 space.
Repeat rows to desired length (about 21 rows)
Turn, sl st to ch 2 space, ch 5, shell in middle sp, ch 5 and finish off.
Thread ribbon.

Ch 12, turn, sc in second st from hook, sc in 4 sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in 4 sc, turn,
Row 1: Ch 5, 5 tr, ch 3, 5 tr in sp, tr in last st, turn,
Rep row 1 until desired length.
Last Row: turn and ch 6, sc in sp, ch 6, sl st in end tr.
Sc all around.
Finish off and thread ribbon.


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Get Your Craft on
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  1. These are so beautiful!

    I am hosting a giveaway and would love it if you checked it out!

    Laura @ along for the ride


  2. LOVELY!!

    .-= Gail@FaithfulnessFarm´s last blog ..Recent Vintage (Thrifty) Finds =-.


  3. Those are gorgeous! Every day I kick myself for not learning to crochet and knit. WAH! Some day … :)

    Happy VTT!


  4. These bookmarks are lovely! You’re quite talented- I tried to learn knitting but could never cast on… I’m sure crocheting is just as complicated… Congrats on some excellent handiwork.


  5. Ohhhhhhhh, They are simply gorgeous and I love them. Now I hafta get busy crocheting. Thanks you, thank you for the pattern.
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy VTT..


  6. I really like your crochet book marks. I have one or two similar. I did not make them as I never learned how to do that.
    .-= LaVoice´s last blog ..Vintage Thingies Thursday – Week Three =-.


  7. Beautiful! The patience and talent you have- I am impressed! happy VTT and thanks for sharing today!


  8. These are beautiful……have a great VTT!
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  9. Soooo pretty! I love them, Anne!
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  12. These are beautiful! I have just started crocheting with thread (and beads!!), so I’d LOVE to try this. Thanks for sharing the patterns!
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  13. So cute!!! I cant wait to make these


  14. Lovely bookmarkers! I love the dainty detail of adding ribbon to the crochet.
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  15. The bookmarks are very pretty ! Thank you for sharng your art !


  16. Great work! Thanks for sharing your patterns. Keep up the good work.


  17. I really don’t know how to knit and crochet. But this is such a pretty bookmark! Especially for paperback book readers. Wow


  18. what size thread did you use


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