Celtic Bookmark
Celtic Bookmark

Celtic Bookmark

-- © Copyright 1997 LaRae Mikulecky

Ever since I posted this picture of the bookmark I made (back in February or March), I have had many requests for the pattern.  With the first one I made, I did not write down the pattern as I was making it.  I have since started another and have been recounting from my first one and writing down the pattern as I make the second one.  I want to give major credit to Rosemarie Peel on this one.  It is her Celtic Motif that I have expanded on to make this bookmark. Feel free to share the pattern giving credit to the author.

Abbreviations
SR = Split Ring
/ = division between shuttles in Split Ring
R = Ring
MP = Mock Picot
CR = Close Ring
CH = Chain
RW = Reverse Work
sp = small joining picot
p = picot
+ = join
- = join


I made my bookmark with size 20 thread. We start by making a base of split rings. 2 rows of 14 rings. Wind 2 shuttles using the continuous thread method. It will take 6 yards on shuttle one and 4 yards on shuttle 2. You can see from the picture below what the bookmark will look like after tatting this section. The pattern starts in the upper left of the picture below. I have chosen to use more than one color this time. Try any combination of colors you like.



Section One
R: (Shuttle 1) 6 - 12 - 6 CR
SR: 6 - 6 / 6 - 6 CR [12 times]
SR: 6 - 12 / 6 CR
MP-leave space enough to create mock picot as starting next ring.
SR: 12 - 6 / 6 CR
SR: 6 - 6 / 6 + 6 CR [13 times] joins are to picot of adjacent ring.
Cut and hide threads using your method of preference.



The next section is pictured a bit larger than actual size. I used a size 20 variegated thread. I would suggest using one color for this section or a variegated thread so you will be able to wind your shuttle using the continuous thread method. You must cut and hide threads with each of the 7 motifs you make in Section Two. It is less frustrating to work in two ends than to work in 4 ends. Wind about 2 yards onto a shuttle. If using one color DO NOT cut the thread from the ball. If using two colors, tie the ball thread to the shuttle thread.



Section Two
R: 20 CR RW
CH: 2, sp, 6, sp, 2 RW
[R: 20 CR RW CH: 2, (+ to p of prev chain), 6, sp, 2 RW] 2 Times
R: 20 CR RW
CH: 2, (+ to p of prev chain), 6, (+ to p of first chain), 2, join to base of first ring
Cut and hide threads using your method of preference.
Make 7 of these motifs.



Now we need to put the rings of the second sections through the rings of the first section. The picture below shows one of the motifs inserted as instructed.








Section Three : Side Section
*R: 4ds, join to space between rings of first round, 4ds CR RW

A few notes about this first join - Be sure wrong side of bookmark is facing up on this join. You can see where I started in the picture above, where the unfinished ends are. There is also an enlarged picture below.

CH: 5ds, shuttle join through ring on section two to the free picot on ring of section one.
CH: 7ds, shuttle join through ring on section two to the free picot on ring of section one.
CH: 5ds RW *
Repeat from * to * 5 more times.

Section Three : Corner Section
R: 4ds, join to space between rings of first round, 4ds CR RW
CH: 5ds, shuttle join through ring on section two to the free picot on ring of section one.
CH: 8ds RW
R: 4ds, join to space between rings of first round, 4ds CR RW
CH: 8ds, shuttle join through ring on section two to the free picot on ring of section one.
CH: 5ds, shuttle join through ring on section two to the free picot on ring of section one. RW
Note: on the last corner the join will be to the base of first ring made.
Repeat Side Section
Repeat Corner Section
Cut and hide threads using your method of preference.





Section Four
This is the final round. First a few notes. I started on a different side than section three so as not to have to hide all thread ends in the same area. All joins are to the picot's on rings of first round. (The same picots you joined to with the chains in section three). The joins are a little tricky on this round so I will try to explain here. From back to front, put crochet hook through area next to the picot you will be joining to. Pull a loop of thread through - hold this loop with your finger so it won't get twisted or get pulled back through the piece. Now take crochet hook out and come back to the front of the piece and insert hook down through picot and grab the thread you are holding with your fingers and pull through picot. Finish as you would any shuttle join.

*CH1: 4ds, 5p sep by 2 ds, 3ds - join to next picot
CH2: 2ds, 4p sep by 2ds, 1ds - join to next picot *
Repeat from * to * 5 more times.
Repeat CH2 once
CH3: 4ds, 6p sep by 2ds, 3ds - join to next picot (this will turn the corner)
Repeat from * to * 6 times
Repeat CH2 once
Repeat CH3 once - joining to picot where you started
Cut and hide threads using your method of preference.


ENJOY!



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