Last night I was goofing around with some thread. The thread was pastel and just screamed "EASTER." Then, when I though of Easter, I thought of Jesus Christ which lead me to a cross.
|Photographed on our family bible.|
So, below, you will find the pattern I came up with for a simple, Easter Cross.
Miss Cat said she would like a bookmark for her bible, so I added the three "bookmarks" with charms on the end.
|Left charm is her guardian angel.|
Middle charm is for her husband who died this last year.
Right charm is a guardian angel for all of her fur~babies.
This one was made for a Ravelry Swap . . . So, Miss Cat, who you can find at any of these three blogs By Hook, Learning and Loving Crochet and Cat's Crochet Corner, her new store, opening soon in Payette, Idaho . . . here is one of your March Swap pressies.
Yarn / Thread Choices
#3 or # 5 Crochet Thread
(Any yarn that is similar to the above mentioned materials)
Crochet Hook : 0 Metal or hook of choice
(This is a special hook . . . it was my grandma's.)
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
ch(s) - chain(s)
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
Row 1: Sc in 1st st and across to the end, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Rows 2 - 14: Repeat Row 1
Row 15: Sc in 1st st and across to the end, ch 6, ch 1, turn (5 sc and 6 ch)
Row 16: Sc in 1st ch, next 4 chs and the 5 sc to the end, ch 6, ch 1, turn. (10 sc and 6 ch)
Row 17: Sc in 1st ch, next 4 chs and the 10 sc to the end, ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Rows 18 - 20: Repeat Row 17.
Row 21: Sc in 1st st and next 10, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Row 22: Sc in 1st st and the next 4, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Rows 23 - 25: Repeat Row 22
Note: Now, you need to decide how you want to finish your cross.
I have finished mine in Option 2.
Row 26 and border: Sc in 1st st and next 2 sts:
Option 1:Ch 50, sl st around charm, sl st in each ch to last ch, finish with Option 3 instructions
Option 2: *Ch 50, sl st around charm, sl st in each ch to last ch,* repeat twice, finish with Option 3 instructions
Option 3: sc in each st around . . . with 3 sc in each corner, sl st to beginning ch 1 to join
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I would LOVE to see, and post, your finished projects.