Quick, Easy and Awesome Bookmarks!
Isn't this country snowman just adorable? I knew when I saw this bookmark at the library that it was the perfect candidate for a little paper crochet. Back in December I tried out the Sharp Hook (here's the post), and I knew that it would be just right for this project. One of the advantages of the SH is that most of the time you don't have to pre-poke your holes. While this can be convenient, I was having difficulty getting the holes in the right spot. In order to come up with the same number of evenly spaced holes I had to use a ruler. I tried to poke the holes as I went, but that didn't work very well. I ended up marking them 1/4 inch apart first and then doing the poking. It was a little painful for the finger on the "other" side until I remembered my leather thimble! With appropriate protection I was able to move along quickly!
The bookmark is made of card stock and only printed on one side. I glued two together because I thought it would look better being double sided. Even with the two, I'm sure you would be able to make the holes using any small steel hook. Just get them started first, and definitely use (finger) protection!!
This is the first time that I combined paper and crochet. It really is an easy project, and I'm sure there are more bookmarks in my future. The hardest part is marking where the holes go, and that's more tedious than anything. I can see using this technique to embellish handmade cards, or holiday ornaments. To add a border to a wall calendar. Or, even use it on photographs to create a unique frame. Like anything in crochet, the possibilities are only limited by the imagination!
Where will your imagination take you? I'd love to hear your ideas for combining paper and lace!
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