Tunisian Openwork Stitch Bookmark


by M. J. Joachim

Tunisian Openwork Stitch Instructions

(Worked on front side of fabric only)

Step 1:  Chain an even number of stitches

Step 2:  Cast on loops across your hook, through each chain, keeping each loop on your hook >>> insert hook into chain or stitch, yarn over, draw up loop

Step 3:  Cast off loops >>> Yarn over, draw through 1 loop only (for the edge), *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook.  Repeat from * until you have only 1 loop remaining on your hook.

Step 4:  Insert hook through next vertical and horizontal bar in the previous row; yarn over and cast loop onto hook.

Step 5:  Skip next vertical bar; insert hook into next horizontal bar and cast on loop.

{Repeat Steps 4 and 5 across row to cast on loops.}

Repeat Steps 3 – 5 for pattern.

Special Note:  Be sure to cast on loop from edge to keep your edge even.  It is important to count the loops you cast on, so they remain the same amount as your initial foundation row.

Tunisian Openwork Stitch Bookmark Instructions

You Will Need

Size 10 Doily Thread

Size D Crochet Hook

Beads for Fringe (optional)

Step 1:  Make a Foundation Chain of 12

Step 2:  Follow Steps 2 – 5 to make Tunisian Openwork Stitch pattern, until bookmark is the length desired. Finish off.

Step 3:  Cut strands of doily thread for fringe. Evenly space it across the foundation chain you made when beginning your bookmark. Use as much fringe as you’d like, based on personal preference.

Step 4:  To make fringe, pull a loop through, yarn over, pull through and secure

Add beads to fringe if desired. Depending on how you’d like your finished bookmark to look, you can add beads on each strand of fringe, or only on some strands. The beads you choose will also affect this decision.

Step 5:  After all beads and fringe is in place, trim the ends to even it out.

Step 6:  Take an end strand and tie it around all the fringe strands, securing it on the back side of your bookmark. Weave in loose strand at other end of bookmark. 

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