Spike Stitch Bookmark

I love to read. Being able to discuss a book with someone else is so lovely. And now I cant crochet so much on account of my carpal tunnel, I am finding more time to read.

I am currently reading a book called ‘METRO 2033’ by Dmitri Glukhovsky. Here is a brief synopsis:
“In 2013, a nuclear war occurred, forcing a large amount of Moscow’s surviving population to relocate to underground metro stations in search of refuge. Eventually, the communities settled in the underground train stations developed into independent states. Soon, factions emerged, ranging from the independent peacekeepers the “Rangers of the Order”, to the communist “Red Line” faction and the fascist “Fourth Reich”, to the more powerful factions such as “Polis”, which contained the greatest military power and the most knowledge of the past, and the “Hanza” regime, which controlled the main ring of metro stations by its sheer economic power. As these groups began to evolve, the Red Line and the Fourth Reich quickly entered a state of war, as both sought to destroy the other. As the war raged, the stations who refused to join either side were either demolished by the factions, merged into the Hanza regime, raided by criminal bandits, or formed their own independent states. Other stations were outright destroyed by animals, mutated by the nuclear fallout. While most of the stations were controlled by the 3 main factions, some stations formed an independent alliances, including the station VDNKh (“Exhibition”). Within that station, the events of Metro 2033 unfold.” (Description from wikipedia)

I am really enjoying it so far, but when I began to read it back in january, I realised I had no bookmarks! So I decided to make one – this is what I will be sharing with you today!

Here is the pattern:
Chain 11. Turn.

Row 1. Sc into second chain from hook then the next 9 for 10 Sc in total. Turn.

Row 2. Chain 1. Sc into next 10 stitches along previous row. Turn.

Row 3 to 5. Repeat 3 more time for 5 rows of 10 Sc.

Change Colour.

Row 6. For the first row of every new colour, the sequence is as follows: Sc into first 2 stitches of last row you crocheted (row 5), then into the 3rd stitch of the row below (row 4), then the fourth stitch of the row below that (row 3) then the 5th stitch of the row below that (row 2). Then we simply take those instructions in reverse for the remaining 5 stitches of the row.
It is then as simple as completing 4 more rows of Sc before changing colour once more.
Now all you need to do is repeat row 6-10 repeatedly until the bookmark is your desired length! 

Easy peasy! 

You many need to block it out. I just soaked it, pinned it out then left it to dry. 

What are you reading at the mo? What is your favourite genre? Your favourite author! Or reccomendations for seriously good sci-fi novels? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Spike Stitch Bookmark

    • Ha ha! You are correct! This is one of the things i made before i found out – I am finally almost up to date on writing everything up! Luckily the pain is now gone and the month is up so I can get back to crocheting now 🙂 Thank you for your concern though!

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