amigurumi, food, misc-pattern

Free pattern: Watermelon Bookmark

After the sunflower bookmark I made previously, I decided to make another bookmark people can use to raise funds. Last year, I raised more than 100 euros for the red cross and this year I’m hoping to do something similar:)

Feel free to make these bookmarks yourself and sell them to donate the profits!

Materials

  • Yarn (I used Scheepjes Catona)
    • Red
    • White
    • Green
    • Black
  • Crochet hook (I used a 2.5 mm hook)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase (sc2 in one stitch)

Pattern

Crochet

This pattern is not crocheted in the round!! So we’ll chain and turn around between the rows.

Using red yarn:

1. 4sc in magic ring (4)

2. ch1, turn, [inc, sc] 2x (6)

3. ch1, turn, [sc, inc, sc] 2x (8)

4. ch1, turn, [inc, 3sc] 2x (10)

5. ch1, turn, [2sc, inc, 2sc] 2x (12)

Leave a long tail with red (35cm) and change to white yarn:

6. ch1, turn, [inc, 5sc] 2x (14)

Leave a long tail with white (35cm) and change to green yarn:

6. ch1, turn, 14sc (14)

Fasten off and leave a long tail (45cm)

Finish

Take a string of black yarn that’s about 45cm long and embroider some seeds on the red part of the watermelon. End with a little knot, after this you’ll still have about 35cm of string left, that’s ok!

Now fold the watermelon so it’ll look like a slice. With the red piece of yarn, sew the red part closed. After doing this, you’ll still have lots of red string left and it’ll be hanging at the tip of the watermelon – that’s exactly what we need 🙂

Thread your yarn needle with the long black and long white yarn tail and sew them through the tip of the watermelon, so they’ll be hanging next to the long red bit of string.

Now take the long green yarn tail, tuck all of the short yarn bits into the watermelon and sew the top of the watermelon shut. After this, pull the green yarn tail through the tip of the watermelon. After this, you should have 4 long ends hanging from the tip of the watermelon slice. You can now braid these. I bundled the white and black string together so I’d have 3 bits to braid with. Once the braid is long enough to use as a bookmark, put a knot in the end and you’re finished!

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