Diamond Fun Crochet Bookmark and Glasses Case utilizes small, cute granny squares. This is a quick project and the perfect scrap busting pattern. I received a bag of cute mini skeins of yarn as a gift, and as I was playing around making granny squares, this idea was triggered. You’ll want to make them in all your favorite colors. Make a bunch and have them on hand for gift-giving or craft fairs.
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#4 med weight yarn Suggestion: use your scraps
US F hook (3.75 mm)
2 or more beads with holes big enough to get a tapestry needle through
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Each square: 2″
Bookmark: (including braided/beaded tail) 10″ long
Glasses Case: 6″x 4″ Inside of case will be slightly smaller.
Abbreviations Used: (US Terms)
ch-2 sp=chain 2 space
Special Stitch: Picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
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Granny Squares Bookmark
You will make 3 squares for the bookmark
With your CC, work all these sts in MR, ch 3, dc 2, ch 2, dc 3, ch 2, dc 3, ch 2, pull MR tight, join to beg ch 3. Fasten off. [12 dc, 4 ch-2]
Join MC in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc 2, ch 2, dc 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each ch-2 sp around, join in beg ch 3. [24 dc, 4 ch-2 sp] Fasten off.
Now you will sew each square together on wrong side in back loops. Three squares together in a vertical row.
Trim Around Bookmark
Join CC, in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, *sc in next 3 sts, picot, sc next 3 sts; rep from * until next ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc next 3 stst, picot, sc next 3 sts, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, *sc in next 3 sts, picot, sc next 3 sts; rep from * until last ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc next 3 sts, picot, sc last 3 sts, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off.
Cut 3 at least 6″ length of your CC. Join and knot them behind the middle picot on one of the short sides of the bookmark. Braid the 3 yarns to your desired length. Using the tapestry needle, feed each yarn through your beads. Make a knot bigger than the hole of the bead. Cut the yarn leaving a small tassel on the end.
Granny Squares Glasses Case
Follow same instructions listed above to make the squares. You will make 12 squares for this. Sew squares together in same fashion above. Make two rows of 3 squares, then sew the two rows together to make one rectangle. Then repeat for second rectangle. Next, place the 2 rectangles wrong sides together.
Starting at the top of long side of rectangle, join CC, sc evenly through both thicknesses in ends of rows down 1st long side, around short side, back up other long side. Stop at top of 2nd long side, leaving other short side open. Now, working through one thickness, sc around entire opening, sl st in beginning st of opening.
If you love granny squares, check out my XOXO Granny Square Tutorial.
Now that you have your bookmark and glasses case, grab a book and your favorite beverage or snack. Then snuggle into your favorite reading spot and lose yourself in a story.
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