A close friend of mine is book mad, however, they are constantly losing their bookmarks and consequently spend half their time trying to find what page they were on! Currently they have resorted to folding over the corner of the page but I know they are not too happy doing this. I have bought them a book for Christmas and had a think about making a bookmark that might be a bit more difficult to lose! I saw a wavy crochet pattern a while ago and really liked the effect it gave so decided to make the bookmark using this. To make it slightly more difficult to lose by just falling out I decided to make it into a full loop to go the whole way around the book like an elastic band but not quite as tight!
I had no idea how to start with the wavy pattern so had a look online and came across a pattern which made complete sense and made it look very easy to do!
For my base chain, I chained enough so that the length would fit snugly around the book, and then I followed the pattern. I did three rows, each one in a different colour and then fastened off. I then slip stitched the ends of the rows together to join.
I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out, but I am really pleased with it. Hopefully this one lasts a bit longer than the other bookmarks they have had!