I’ve been in a John Green kind of mood lately. It might be because The Fault in Our Stars is currently showing in cinemas. It might be because I finally got around to reading Paper Towns. But whatever it is – I’ve wanted to read whatever I could get my hands on which had been written by him.
Which led me to re-reading Looking for Alaska. And whilst trying to find a bookmark I decided to embrace my crafty side and create a Looking for Alaska inspired crochet bookmark.
What do you think? 😀
It was fairly easy and I was able to make it in about half an hour with a part of that time including me trying to find where I stashed my wool supply!
I’ve never written a pattern before but decided to write out my instructions in case anyone else wanted to make one of these lovely daisy bookmarks!
small amounts of 8 ply yarn in yellow, white and green
3mm crochet hook
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
ch = chain stitch
tr = triple crochet
Using yellow yarn:
Row 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Change to white yarn
Row 3: [8 ch, sc into 2nd chain from hook, hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, sl into the next stitch. sc through the closest yellow stitch to the hook]. Repeat 11 times to get a total of 12 petals. Finish off.
Using green yarn:
Row 1: Chain 14 and turn.
Row 2: In the 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 2 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, tr in the next 4 stitches. Dc in the same chain as the 4th tr. Dc in the next 2 stitches and then ch 2.
Row 3: Continuing around the other side do the reverse of what you just crocheted (sc in the first 2 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches. Tr in the same chain as the 3rd dc, Tr in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches. Sc in the first sc of the first row and ch 1.
Repeat rows 1-3 to get a second leaf.
Using green yarn:
Sc into the back of your daisy. Ch 15. Sc 2 into the middle of your leaves. Ch 25 (or however more you want until you reach however long you want your bookmark to be). Finish off.
Ta-dah! Your Looking for Alaska bookmark is complete!
Also – I apologise for the quality of my photos. I lent my camera to someone and it is currently in Hong Kong. I’ll update this post with better photos once I have access to it again!
Looking for Alaska on 1st January 2005
Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (François Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.