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So I have been a little obsessed with making crochet bookmarks lately. They are adorable. Work up really quick (I like instant gratification). And I think they will make a good addition to the craft fair. Perfect for stocking stuffers or Secret Santa!
It’s recommended that at a craft fair you have products in a variety of price ranges. Lower dollar items can attract more people to your table, and you don’t miss out on a sale if they are not looking to spend a lot of money. I have read of people paying for their table with just the $5 items!
You can capitalize on the sale, and offer discounts for buying multiples and try to upsell with your other products. If you have an online store, enclose a business card with your site on it. That $5 dollar sale today may lead to bigger ones down the road.
What you’ll need
- -#2 yarn in green – for the stem
- -a 3.25 mm crochet hook
- -#2 yarn for the petals, one or two colors
- -a 4.5mm hook for the petals
- -a darning needle
- ch = chain
- slst = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
Crochet Flower Bookmark Free Pattern
For the petals (if you are doing a 2 color flower make 1 in each color)
With the 4.5 mm hook chain 55 (leave an 8″ length for sewing at the beginning)
Turn, and sc in 2nd crochet from hook, and across. Ch 4
Turn, in first stitch [hdc ch1 tr crochet] (all in same stitch), skip next st, *[ tr, ch1, hdc, ch1, tc] in next st, skip next st* repeat across. slst to last st.
Fasten off, leaving about 18″ for sewing.
Starting with the end that has the 8″ length, roll up the flower (if you are doing 2 colors roll one inside the other). You want the bottom somewhat tight, and the top will push out.
Thread the 18″ long length onto the darning needle and sew through the bottom single crochets all the way around until it feels secure. Then thread it through to the middle (with the 8″ piece). Tie a knot, but don’t cut off the end!
If this is a 2 color flower I sew twice, once with each 18″ piece.
Now the stem!!!
With green yarn and 3.25mm hook chain 55 (or as long as you want the stem to be), leave an 8″ long end at the beginning for sewing.
Sc in second st from hook, and repeat until you reach the end.
Leaf 1 – Chain 6, slst in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 st. slst to the base of the stem.
Leaf 2 – Chain 8, stst in 2nd chain from hook and in next 7 st. stst to the base of the stem.
- Repeat Leaf 1
- Repeat Leaf 2
- Repeat Leaf 1
- Repeat Leaf 2, slst to where you began. Fasten off leaving an 8″ length for sewing.
Leaves – Make 2
In green with 3.25mm hook chain 8. slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st. In last st dc 7 times (coming around the back to make it rounded). DC in the backside of next 2 st, hdc in next 2, sc in next, and slst in last. Finish off leaving 8″ for sewing.
Sew to the stem, and bury the ends in the leaf.
Putting it all together
Sew the flower onto the stem, in the center of the ring you made. I like to use all the ends we left to tie them together. Then bury the ends into the base of the flower.
If you like teddy bears, check out this bookmark pattern.