How about crocheting some sparkling star bookmarks using zip ties this holiday season? These cute crocheted bookmarks are the perfect party favor, or small handmade gift to give together with a book or a bookstore gift certificate, and they are so quick to make you can make a bunch, even today!
Using zip ties as boomark bases is a brilliant idea that came from a very creative craft schooling Sunday contributor, Mich In LA, here, and it came in handy when I spied this little star pattern, that seemed like the perfect little bookmark topper. Of course you could also make bookmarks with ribbons, though I think the zip ties are so much easier to grab and insert in a book, especially for kids.
And the fun thing about zip tie bookmarks is that one can keep them standing up and handy in a vase or together in a container that might hold scissors and rulers.
The yarn of your choice, I used one strand of baby weight yarn together with a strand of metallic yarn, which is even lighter weight than the yarn, and sold wrapped in a ball like string. I crocheted using a 5.5mm hook, smaller than recommended, but for a project like this you want the stars to be tight, so go for a smaller than usual hook size.
The pattern for this star, which is just two rounds, and can also be make with five points, is courtesy of the moogly blog.
That's it my crafty readers, I've already used this simple pattern to make larger stars for another gift that I'll be sharing with you soon! Happy holiday crafting!