I had been playing around with Daffodils for a new bag design and decided to turn one of them into a bookmark. If you are looking for a quick and easy make, or maybe you need an end of year teachers gift, these work up fast and look great!
The free version of the pattern is below. A PDF copy is available for a small purchase amount on my ravelry page.
USA terms are used.
This is a perfect scrap buster project as only a small amount of each ball is used.
1 ball Cotton Dk in Orange = C1
1 ball Cotton Dk in Yellow = C2
1 ball Cotton Dk in Green = C3
2 large beads with wide holes. I made mine from Polymer clay. Instructions are given if you wish to make your own.
Small amount of craft glue.
Sc- Single crochet
Dc- Double crochet
Tr- Treble crochet
Slst- Slip stitch
Blsc- Back loop single crochet
Fl- Front loop
Measurements: 15 ½ inches/39.37cm from top of flower to end of tassel.
- Chains count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.
- Gauge is not a necessity for this project. Size will be determined by hook and yarn selection.
- Keep the orange yarn and stitch marker to the front of your flower when working round 2.
- Stitch counts and hints appear in purple.
- Making your own polymer beads is optional. If purchasing beads, be sure to buy ones with large holes.
- This bookmark is sized for a medium book. Reduce the stem chains if you wish for a shorter bookmark. Increase the stem chains for a larger bookmark.
Round 1: With C1 make a magic circle. Ch1 into a magic circle (does not count as a st). Sc15 into circle. Slst to ch1. Remove hook and insert a st marker. Do not fasten off. 
Round 2: With C2. Attach yarn with a slst into any back loop of round 1 .*( Ch2, dc1, tr1) into same back lp. Ch3, slst into first ch (picot made). (Tr1, dc1, ch2, slst) into next back loop. Slst across next 2 back loop of sc* Rep from * to * 5 times in total. Slst to first ch2 to close round. Fasten off and cut yarn. [5 petals]
Round 3: Remove st marker from C1. Ch1. Sc into each Fl of round 1. Slst to ch1 to close. 
Round 4: Ch1. Sc into each st around. Slst to ch1 to close. 
Round 5: Ch1 does not count as a st. Place next sc into same sp). * Sc. Ch2, slst back into first ch of ch2. Sc2tog over next 2 sts.* Rep from * to * around. Close with a slst. Fasten off and cut yarn.
With C3. Ch50. Sc into 2nd ch from hk. Sc across to last ch. Work 3sc into the last ch. Turn and work sc along the other side of the ch. Work 2sc into the last ch. Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew to flower head. Using a tapestry needle sew one end securely to the back of your flower. [48sc + 3sc + 48sc + 2sc]
Leaves: (make 2)
Using C3. Ch16. Slst into 2nd ch from hook. Sc into next ch. Hdc into next 2 chs. Dc across to last 3 chs. Hdc into next ch. Sc into next ch. Slst into last ch. Fasten off and cut yarn (leave a long tail for sewing). Sew the leaves to the stem, just above the beads. [2sc, 3hdc, 10dc]
Polymer Beads (optional):
- Polymer clay in any colours (available at most craft outlets: I used red for this project).
- A rolling pin
- 5mm crochet hook.
- Acrylic gloss varnish.
- Paint brush
Step 1: If using more than one colour of clay, combine these by working them together. Roll balls approx 10 to 15mm in diameter.
Step 2: Push a hole through the centre of each ball with a 5mm crochet hook end. Push the hook through several times from each end of the hole. This ensures the hole is even.
Step 3: Place your beads on an oven tray and bake in a slow oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Note: It is a good idea to place foil over your beads and tray, prior to baking. This helps keep any smell from the clay contained.
Step 4: Paint with Acrylic Gloss varnish making sure to brush out any bubbles. Allow to dry.
Adding Beads and Jewellery cap:
Thread your beads onto the stem end, not attached to the flower. Place a small amount of craft glue inside the jewellery cap and push the stem end onto it. Allow to dry.
1. Wrap yarn 10 times around an iPhone or a piece of cardboard approx 3 inches/7.5cm wide.
2. Thread a darning needle with 15cm/5.90inches of yarn and tie the top of the tassel tightly, leaving the tail to tie to your jewellery cap.
3. Remove the yarn from the iPhone/cardboard.
4. Thread a darning needle with approx 20cm/7.87inches of yarn and wrap around the tassel 6-8 times tightly. Knot and push the needle down through the wrapping so it can become part of the ends.
5. Tie the Tassel to the Stringing Jewellery cap.
6. Cut the ends of the Tassel and trim evenly.
Thank you to my wonderful testers:
Agnès Arcarons, Kathy Dodge, Bethany Colhoff, Amy Belanger Dreffs, Heather Greene, Patsy Breaux Cantor
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