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Crochet Pineapple Fish Bookmark Father's Day Christian

Pineapple stitch bookmark in the shape of a fish
Pineapple stitch bookmark in the shape of a fish
Maria Merlino copyright 2014

Surprise Dad with a special bookmark that represents his favorite hobby, fishing!

Pineapple fish bookmark
Maria Merlino Copyright 2014

Gauge: Not important, just keep stitching even

Materials: Small amount of # 10 thread in a variegated or multicolor,

Steel crochet hook size #7

Special Stitches:

Double Treble Cluster= db tr cl: Yarn over (yo) 3 times, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, *yo 3 times, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times; repeat from *, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

Double Treble = d tr : Yarn over three times and insert hook in indicated stitch. Draw a loop through chain-5 loops on hook; [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times.

tr-dtr decrease= Yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, *yo 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times; repeat from *, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

Instructions:

Row 1: Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from the hook, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp. Sl st in 3rd ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from the hook---a ch 2 and a picot made, ch 2, 2 dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp , dc in next dc, ch 7, dc in next dc, 2 dc in top of beg ch-3. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp , dc in next dc, ch 3, working over the ch-7, make 9 trc in the loop, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, sc in first tr, ch 5, *skip next tr, sc in next tr, ch 5, rep from * rep from * two more times, skip next tr, sc in last tr, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch 3. Turn

Row 6: Ch 5, tr in same sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, *sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5, rep from * I more time, sc in last ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, (tr, dtr) in top of the turning ch-3. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 8, dtr in same sp, dtr in next tr, dtr in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 loop, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 loop, rep from * one more time,ch 3, dtr in next dtr, ch 8, sl st in next dtr. Turn.

Row 8: Now work 8 sl sts up the ch-8 you just made, working across previously worked dtr, sl st across each of next 3 dtr, ch 5, dtr in last dtr, ch 3, sc in ch-5 loop, ch 5, sc in last ch-5 loop,ch 3, work a db tr cl over the first and second dtr. Leave rem sts unworked. Turn.

Row 9: ch 5, dtr in rem ch-5 loop, ch 3, tr-dtr decrease---begin tr in the same ch-5 loop and dtr in first tr. Turn.

Row 10: ch 3, working over the ch-3 loop, 6 dc. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from the hook, ch 1, (in the next dc, dc, picot, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of ch-3, picot. Fasten off

To Make the tassle: Ch 50, sl st in the center space of row 1. Sl st down chain. Fasten off. Tie 2 ends in a square knot. Trim evenly.