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My mother taught me to make a chain stitch when I was in elementary school. I was hooked. Now, I enjoy making knit and crochet patterns that I love for others to learn these wonderful arts.

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Story Time Mermaid Bookmark

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Story Time Mermaid Bookmark
Story Time Mermaid Bookmark
Story Time Mermaid Bookmark
Story Time Mermaid Bookmark
Story Time Mermaid Bookmark
Story Time Mermaid Bookmark

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The crochet stitches include, sc, hdc, dc, tr and sl st. The pattern includes description of abbreviations and complete instructions.
  • There is front loop and back loop work in this design.

Pattern Description:

I made this design for the fun of having a Mermaid reading companion to read along with me. It works up really fast and makes a quick and darling gift for friends, family or you.

Her oyster shell can hang outside the book to remind any reader that there is more of the story to go. Her three-dimensional head with red hair and headdress hang outside the book.


8 hdc = 1 inch (2.5cm), 5 hdc rows = 1 inch (2.5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2 1/2 inches (6.5cm) wide by 8 inches (20cm) long


  • It uses small amounts of crochet thread and any colors can be used so it is a great project to use up small amounts of crochet thread (25 yards being the most that is needed).
  • bedspread weight cotton threads (size 10)
  • 10 yards pink (or choice of skin color)
  • 15 yards turquoise (or choice of tail, eye & top color)
  • 3 yards cream (or choice of clams color)
  • 2 yard dark dusty rose (or choice of inside oyster color)
  • Boye Steel Crochet hook size 1 (2.25mm). This is a larger size hook than usually used with thread crochet and makes working with thread crochet easier for those who are not comfortable with thread.

You Will Also Need:

  • Small amount red (or choice of mouth color) could also use embroidery floss
  • 1 skeins reddish-brown (or choice of hair color) embroidery floss
  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill
  • (6mm pearlized beads, small shells)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Washable fabric glue

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