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~Heritage Heartcraft, heirloom quality thread crochet by Cara Louise Reitbauer~

I have been crocheting since about 1974 at age 8 when my mother taught me with regular yarn and larger crochet ...

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Stripey Snake Bookmark

from Heritage Heartcraft
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Stripey Snake Bookmark
Stripey Snake Bookmark
Stripey Snake Bookmark
Stripey Snake Bookmark
Stripey Snake Bookmark
Stripey Snake Bookmark
Stripey Snake Bookmark

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sl st
  • sc
  • dc

Pattern Description:

In the process of designing my last pattern (My One Skein Summer Hausfrau House Bra) I stumbled onto Tunisian Crochet without knowing what it was! After doing quite a bit more research, I discovered that Tunisian crochet is actually quite closely related in construction to the chainless foundation technique, which is also used in this design.

Even if you are NOT familiar with chainless foundation or Tunisian crochet, this piece is simple enough to assure success. I include links to tutorials with pictures to help out in discerning the different stitches being used.

The striped effect is made by using variegated, or 'self-striping' thread which reduces the number of thread ends. The head and border and the bottom of the face may be worked in coordinating solid colors or with the same variegated color. The facial features are then embroidered on with small lengths of other colors.

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  • Size 10 crochet thread in a variegated (self-striping) colorway
  • 2 other coordinating colors for the head and border and for the bottom of the face
  • small amounts of other colors for facial features
  • 1.65 mm steel crochet hook

Suggested yarn:

20 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread Size 10

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