Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Butterfly Bookmark Pen/Stylus Holder

Butterfly Bookmark Pen/Stylus Holder                                 


MATERIALS: Red Heart Super Saver I used Sherbert Print, Orchid and a small amount of Black
Size E (3.5 mm) & D (3.0, 3.25 mm) crochet hooks, Stitch marker, needle, large button and white glue

Stitch:  Ch-Chain,  DC-Double Crochet,  HDC-Half Double Crochet,   SC- Single Crochet,   
*SC Dec- Single Crochet Decrease,   SS-Slip Stitch,   TR-Treble Crochet

Special Stitch: *SC DEC- Insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, YO and draw through 1 loop. Insert hook in next stitch, draw up a lp (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through all 3 loops.

Using E Hook
TAIL: Ch 80, sc in the 5th ch from hook. *Ch 4, skip 4 chs, sc in next ch.  (Do not let chain twist.) Repeat from * until 5 chains remain, sc in last chain.

Pen/Stylus Holder
Ch 8, slipstitch through the top of last sc and threw to the chain it was done, to form loop. Ch 1, turn.
Black thread shows where to insert the hook for joining.
For the next 22 rounds, or however long you need it to be for your pen or stylus, pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: sc in each stitch around (8sc)
After doing this first round take the tail and insert it into the circle of sc’s of rnd 1 and pull it all the way through.

Rnd 2-22: continue sc around.
Rnd 23: sc, scdec  3 times around
Rnd 24: 3 scdec around, ss to next stitch.
 Fasten off and leave a 4 to 6 inch tail for sewing on Butterfly, you can weave this through the stitches about 1 inch up from the bottom.

Using D Hook
Rnd 1: Ch 8, ss to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (ch 2 counts as a dc), dc, ch 1 in ring. *2 dc, ch 1. Repeat from * 6 more times. SS to top of chain 2. (16 dc, 8 ch 1)
Rnd 3: SS in next dc and into chain 1 space. Ch 1, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in this chain 1 space and repeat from * in next chain 1 space.  In the next 2 chain spaces work the following **sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 3 and ss into the first chain forming a picot, dc, hdc, sc. Repeat from * in the next 2 chain 1 spaces and in the last 2 chain 1 spaces repeat from ** . ss to chain 1.  Fasten off.
With Picots on both sides, see photo below, fold in half. Tie black yarn around center. Cut yarn and if you want the antennae to be stiff put drop of white glue on them and work it in with your fingers.

 Sew Butterfly about 1 in up from the bottom of the holder.

Alternate version; sew a large button (I used a decorative button) on instead of the butterfly.

To get the butterfly through the chain 4 space openings pass the bottom of the wings first then the top over the center of the butterfly and then the bottom of the other side and then the upper wings. You may have to pull the antennae through afterwards.



  1. What are your terms for selling your items I made?

  2. You can sell anything that you have made from any of my patterns. All I ask is that you NOT sell the pattern. You can share the pattern but please do not sell it.