February 2 - Rosette bookmark from Gina
Here I’ve used the original but added a repeat so it is 6-sided. I’ve added a small picot mostly for joining. This is for a bookmark but you could continue adding motifs and make it a garter. Beads and more picots would be appropriate in that case.
I’ve added a white ribbon in this sample but you could use a tassel instead. I don’t use buttons or beads on my bookmarks but you could if you like them.
For the bookmark:
About ½ yard on shuttle, CTM from ball thread
SLT = shoelace trick
This is made entirely of chains so you will use very little thread from the shuttle.
Hang a paperclip, ch 5 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 1 ds, turn work by flipping up, SLT
Ch 10 ds, j to last p, turn work again and SLT, ch 4 ds, p, ch 6 ds, p, ch 5, j at base where paperclip is.
*Flip up, SLT, ch 5 ds, flip up, SLT, hang paperclip – this creates your p to join in with each heart
Ch 5 ds, j to last p of previous heart, ch 6 ds, p, ch 4 ds, p, 1 ds, flip, SLT, ch 10 ds, j to last p, flip, SLT, ch 4 ds, p, ch 6 ds, p, 5 ds, j at base where paperclip is. Repeat from * until there are 5 hearts.
For the last heart in the motif, flip up, SLT, ch 5 DS, flip up, SLT, hang paperclip, ch 5 ds, j to last p of previous heart, ch 6 ds, p, ch 4 ds, p, 1 ds, flip, SLT, ch 10, j to last p, flip, SLT, ch 4 ds, p, ch 6 ds, j to 1st picot of 1st heart, ch 5 ds, j to base where paper clip is. Flip, SLT, ch 5 ds, j to base of 1st heart. Cut and tie and hide ends.
On subsequent motifs, 1st join on the 2nd hump of the heart and then next heart, join at the first hump p. See photo.