Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mini Fish Applique - Bookmark

This is bookmark to Honor, my brother, JON ERIKSON.
On June 15, 2014 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
On August 11-13, 1981, Jon was the first person EVER, to swim
The English Channel Three Ways non Stop! (38 hours and 27 minutes)
He and his father, TED ERIKSON, both swim like FISH!
Unfortunately, I did not get that gene, but I do like to take baths.

This Fish is very quick and easy.
It should take less than 10 minutes to make one.
I made over 100 for my Mom to give away at the clinic. 

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Sport Weight Yarn in Various colors (~ 4 yards)
3.5 mm / E hook
For Tassel: ~ ½ yard of a contrasting color
Yarn needle to weave in ends

Finished Size:  ~ 1 ¼” Wide by 3 ½” Long without tassel (6.4cm x 11.4cm)

Gauge:             Gauge is not critical.  4 sc = ~ 1” (2.5 cm)

~ = Approximately
= Inches
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
RT = Right
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
SS = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
TR = Treble Crochet

US Terminology

Regarding copyright:
This is a free pattern for your personal use.  You are welcome to sell any items that you make.
But please, do not sell the pattern or reproduce the text without permission.

Fish (RT Side):
Row 1: Ch 10, sk 2 chs, Sc in back-bar loop of the next 8 chs.  Ch 1 and turn.  (8)

Row 2:  Sc in the first st, Hdc in next, Dc in next 5, Hdc in next.

5 Sc in the beginning ch-2 space.  Mark the center sc for Tassel placement.

Rotate 90 degrees to work the other side of Row 1 (in the 2 free loops of each st).
            Hdc in next st, Dc in next 5, Hdc in next, Sc in last.
            Join with a SS to the center (Between the edgings).
Do not FO.  Continue to Tail.

Tail:    Ch 3, 5 TR, Ch 3.
Join with a SS to the same center-joined st of Edging.

FO and weave in.

Alternate Tail:
*Ch 5, sk 1 ch, Sc in next ch, Hdc in next 2, Sc in last.*
Join with a SS to the same center-joined st of Edging.
Repeat from * to *,
Join with a SS in the first sc of edging.
FO and weave in.

Cut 3 Strands, each ~ 5 1/2” long.  Holding the 3 strands together, fold in half.
Pull center loop through the middle sc at the nose-tip of the edging.
Pull the ends of the strands through the loop and pull snug.

2014 P Perkins