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- Quick and Easy Ways to Crochet a Bookmark Crocheted bookmarks are not only useful for those who enjoy reading regularly, but they are also excellent ways to clean up your yarn stash. Furthermore, they work up very quickly so making them great for last-minute gifts or for selling at craft shows. So in this article I'm going to give you some tips as to how you can whip up your own bookmarkers in no time at all, and have them ready for gifting when needed. One idea is to resort to a crochet pattern. You may have some in your pattern collection, but you can also find a huge variety of free patterns online simply by doing a search in Google. And did you know that when it comes to bookmarks, that you do not have to stick with just bookmark patterns? Any flat applique pattern will work. So you can choose from an array of flowers for the girls, and for the boys you can choose from animal, car and sport appliques. Then simply add a string and sometimes a cute little pom pom or charm and you're all set. It's that simple! So basically, any flat applique, provided it's not too bulky or too large could make a bookmark for you to use or to gift. Another thing you can do is simply make a series of chains and then add a pom pom, a tassel or a charm. Again, super quick, and so easy that you could teach this one to your child without any problems. And if you have small odds and ends to clean up in your yarn stash, bookmarks will do the trick as you can simply work it in single crochets, but changing the colors in each row for a colorful piece of artwork. Crochet them in bright and cheerful rainbow colors, holiday or seasonal colors, or in colors to reflect your own personality! One thing to keep in mind when crocheting a bookmark is that you want to keep the fabric on the thin side. You do not want a pattern that's going to be super bulky and ruin the books you read. So, you want to keep that in mind when choosing your pattern, as well as when choosing your material. Personally, I would not recommend that you use a bulky yarn for this type of project, regardless of the pattern. Worsted weight yarn, on the other hand, should generally be okay to use if the pattern does not have much texture. However, for textured stitches, such as cables or the puff stitch, I would highly recommend that you use a thread or lace weight yarn. So I hope you'll give some of these ideas a try and have fun whipping up a bunch of bookmarks for yourself, for gifting, or for selling at craft shows!
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