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A beautiful way to keep the spirit of Carnival while keeping your page!
This could easily be made in a solid by continuing the pattern instead of finishing off where indicated.

You could alter these to be for Valentine's Day (Red, White, Pink), 4th of July (Red, White, Blue), Christmas (Red, White, Green), Or just using some favorite colors instead!!

The tassel is optional and can be made longer or wider by changing variable mentioned in step 22!

Posted by VeganSprinkles from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States • Published See VeganSprinkles's 33 projects »
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  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies:
    +1 skein each of Purple, Yellow, and Green Crochet Thread
    +Hairpin Lace Loom
    +Crochet Hook Size 8/ 1.50mm
    +Scissors
    +Stitch Markers (helpful but not necessary)

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 2
    Step 2

    To learn how to start using a lace loom I used a lovely tutorial by Birgit Tüchsen found at http://bynumber19.com/2011/08/28/hairpin-lace-crochet-tutorial/

    To start set Loom to 1 1/2" wide.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 3
    Step 3

    Create a loop half the width of the space with green and put onto the left side of the loom.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make 45 loops on each side.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 5
    Step 5

    Skip the First 3 loops. Attach yellow to the 4th loop.

    SC in 4th loop, 5th loop, and 6th loop ch 5.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 6
    Step 6

    Go back and SC in the First 3 loops.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 7
    Step 7

    Skip next 3 loops (loops 7,8,9) and SC in following 3 loops (loops 10,11,12).

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 8
    Step 8

    CH 5, pull the 3 skipped loops up and SC in each (loops 7,8,9).

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat down this side: Skip 3 loops, SC in next 3 loops, CH 5, SC in each of skipped 3 loops.
    When you reach the end of this side CH 5, SC into center of green, CH 5.
    Repeat All of this step down the other side of the green loops.
    Finish Round by SC into first yellow stitch.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 10
    Step 10

    Into CH 5 loop: SC 3, CH 1, SC 3.
    Into the space between the CH 5 loops (in between each 6 green loops): SC 1, CH 1, SC 1.
    Repeat around and finish off.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 11
    Step 11

    Attach purple in CH space, CH 6, SC in next CH space.
    Repeat around.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 12
    Step 12

    In each CH 6 loop: SC, HDC, DC, TCH, DC, HDC, SC.
    Finish off and weave in all ends.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 13
    Step 13

    Finish off and weave in all ends.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 14
    Step 14

    Optional Tassel:
    Cut a piece of purple around 6-8 inches long.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 15
    Step 15

    Wrap some purple thread around the loom. I wrapped it around 10 times. I also left the skein attached so it didn't unwrap itself.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 16
    Step 16

    Wrap some yellow around. I wrapped it around 10 times.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 17
    Step 17

    Add some green- I did 10 here too.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 18
    Step 18

    Scrunch it all together. Take the piece of purple string and run it in between the gap of the string loop.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 19
    Step 19

    Tie the string into a tight knot at the top of the bundle.

    Cut the string off from the skeins at or below the bottom bar of the loom.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 20
    Step 20

    Cut another piece of purple string.
    This time instead of going in the gap, time wrap the string around the entire bundle.
    Tie it in a tight knot just below the Top bar.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 21
    Step 21

    Remove the loop of string from the loom.
    Slide a pair of scissors into the loop middle and pull it to the bottom.
    Cut along the bottom to turn the loop into a tassel.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 22
    Step 22

    Tie a knot in the middle of the purple string at the top-don't trim the extra string just yet! This is the loop to attach the tassel to the bookmark.

    Trim the uneven strings at the bottom of your tassel.

    *The tassel can be made Longer by widen the bars of the loom- Wider by wrapping more string around the loom- and the Hanging/Attaching loop can be made longer by cutting a longer piece of string at step 14.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 23
    Step 23

    To attach the tassel: Run the purple loop through a point at the end of the bookmark.

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 24
    Step 24

    Pull the tassel end through the loop and pull taught.
    Now you can trim the purple strings down!

  • How to crochet a bookmark. Mardi Gras Haripin Lace Crochet Bookmark - Step 25
    Step 25

    Get ready the mark your page and to mark the date for Mardi Gras!

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