I am in process of improving this pattern. So if you have visited before you may find changes.This is the pattern I have devised to make the above. I find it easiest to work from an abbreviated pattern so that is what I give below with an explanation of the abbreviations. I hope it is easy to understand.
I used #10 crochet cotton and a 1.25mm hook. It came out about 4 inches high and three inches wide. (10 x 7.5 cm) However using a smaller hook will give a firmer though slightly smaller bookmark.
Celtic Cross Bookmark
Start with at least 160 chain. Ideally make a few more to allow for missing the odd one or miss-counting. Excess chains can be undone at the end.
(158ch before first tr)
I find it easiest to work with an abbreviated pattern, so here are the abbreviations.
Corner = (2tr, dtr, trtr) into first ch, 3ch ss into 3rd ch from hook, (trtr, dtr, 2tr) into next ch.
V = 2tr into ch.
N eg 12 = 1tr into each of next 12 ch.
First V = 3ch then tr into 3rd ch from hook.
Corner = (2dc, tr, dtr) into first ch, 2ch ss into 2nd ch from hook, (dtr, tr, 2dc) into next ch.
V = 2dc into ch.
N eg 12 = 1dc into each of next 12 ch.
First V = 3ch then dc into 3rd ch from hook.
(V V 4 V V 3 Corner V 1 V 1 V Corner 3 V V 4 V V 4) x 3
V V 12 V V 3 Corner V 1 V 1 V Corner 3 V V 12 V V 4
Tie trefoil knots first then interweave centre and sew ends together. Join should be underneath circle when cross is complete.
Then make circle.
(V11) x 8.
Interweave round centre of cross and position so join is underneath.
For a bookmark you could add a cord at the top or bottom as I describe at the bottom of these patterns – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/cross-bookmark-pattern/
To use as a bookmark this definitely needs to be stiffened though I think some spray starch is enough.
I am still experimenting so I have yet to complete the cross as a bookmark.
But here is another idea: a two colour bookmark.And if one arm looks slightly odd, I have to admit that I missed out a corner when making it and didn’t realise soon enough (well I was watching a very interesting programme on the beginning of the universe) so I had to fudge the end to be able to show this to you.