Stained Glass Cross Ornament or Bookmark by Cara Louise Reitbauer
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Stained Glass Cross Ornament or Bookmark

Crochet
January 2013
Thread ?
1.5 mm
Finished ornament measures about 4 inches tall
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These cross ornaments make me smile every time I make one, and I have been making them for about 30 years now!

Over the years I have tweaked and perfected my pattern, and have developed several different edgings to make each one unique. I include instructions for 4 different edgings in the pattern.

These stained glass crosses are spectacular when worked in variegated thread, then edged in a complementing color, starched stiffly, and hung in a window to catch the sun. My pattern also includes my favorite starching method and instructions.

These can also be made with solid colors, and/or finished with just a light spray of laundry starch to use as a bookmark.

This is a fairly easy pattern, with dc and ch stitches mostly, and a couple hdc’s at the corners. The edgings given range from a simple sc stitch to a more advanced but optional reverse sc stitch.