This project, that I’m about to show you, is a very simple to make and is great for beginners, just like myself! I’m going to break down each step with pictures, and explain the process a little easier for you! I will also have a YouTube video in the makes for those who prefer videos to learn from.
First things first, let’s talk about what items you will need:
- Meduim (Size 4) Yarn
- If you are a beginner, I suggest working with light colors than dark ones. Lighter colors you will be able to see a bit better than dark colors.
- Also, you will need 2 different colors, one for the heart and one for the stem, but if you want to stick with the same color, that is fine as well.
- Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm/U.S. 7
- Sewing Needle
Next, I will let you know what type of stitches that are involved with this stitch, I find it useful to know what kind of stitches the project requires, so that I can practice or get to know the stitches before hand:
- Chain stitch (ch)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Treble Crochet (tr)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Small or Large Picot (For the stem)
I also what to remind you that if the first time you make this, it doesn’t come out perfect, that’s okay! It takes a lot of time and practice to make your projects come our perfect.
*Remember: You can always push your work back, if you feel you don’t have enough room to work your stitches in.*
Step 1: Make a magic circle. (Down below I have a slide show on how to make a magic circle. However way you make a magic circle, is totally up to you! This was how I learned to make them.
Step 2: Now that we have our magic circle, we can begin! Chain 4 (ch).
Step 3: Next, you will need to crochet 2 tr (Treble Crochet) into the circle. If you don’t know what a treble crochet is, here is a picture that can help you out with that!
Step 4: Double crochet (dc) into the circle 3 times. Down below will be a picture on how to double crochet.
Step 5: Chain 1 (ch).
Step 6: 1 Treble Crochet (tr) into the circle. (You can look back up to the picture if you forget.)
Step 7: Chain 1 (ch).
Step 8: Double crochet (dc) into the circle 3 times. (You can look back up to the picture if you forget.)
Step 9: Treble crochet (tr) into the circle 3 times.
Step 10: Chain 3 (ch).
Step 11: Make a slip stitch (sl st) into the circle to secure your work.
That’s how you make the heart part of the circle. The next part is the stem or the actually bookmark itself. This might be difficult, so I’m going to try my best to explain it.
Step 12: Make a slip stitch (sl st) into the heart circle with a different color, or with the same color.
Step 13: Chain 42 (ch), or however long you would like it to be. You can make it longer or shorter, but I would stick to chaining 42, just so you can see how long or short you might want it to be.
Step 14: Count from your hook the 6th chain and make a slip stitch (sl st) into that 6th stitch.
Step 15: Then you are going to slip stitch (sl st) into each chain, until you reach the 6th chain.
Step 16: Now, we are going to make a small picot. Chain 3 (ch), insert your hook into the 3rd chain from your hook, the first chain that you made if it is a little easier for you. Then, yarn over and pull through all the loops.
Step 17: Repeat Step 15 and slip stitch (sl st) into each chain until you reach the 6th chain.
Step 18: We are going to now do a large picot. It’s basically the same thing as a small, but you just chain more. So, chain 5 (ch), insert your hook into the 5th chain from your hook. Then, yarn over and pull through all the loops.
Step 19: Repeat Step 15.
Step 20: Repeat Step 16.
Step 21: Repeat Step 15
Step 22: Repeat Step 17.
Step 23: Slip Stitch (sl st) all the way up til you reach the heart and slip stitch into the middle of the hole, in the heart and you are done!
Here is what the finished product should look like! Mine isn’t perfect, but no one’s will be perfect the first time. Practice makes perfect!
*If you have already liked my Facebook page, I will be going LIVE tonight on my Facebook page showing how to make this! If you are interested, here is the link to my Facebook page! Please like and don’t forget to share!