Heartfelt sentiments are very important, especially on Valentine’s Day! Express your love for a special friend by creating a cross stitched bookmark as a gift. Not only is this an economical present, but your friend will be touched by the time and sincerity that you put into this project. Most people simply rush to the Valentine’s Day section of the store, but you had the forethought and sincerity to actually create a handmade bookmark that your friend will be able to treasure forever. Here are the supplies I used to create this heartfelt bookmark:
- red yarn
- white yarn
- plastic canvas mesh
- permanent marker
- a large eyed needle
Take a look at the tutorial below to see how this fun and festive bookmark was created for Valentine’s Day.
Here is the heart bookmark that I created for Valentine’s Day.
Step One: Use The Ruler To Measure Out The Bookmark Shape
Here I used a ruler to measure out the bookmark shape.
Step Two: Begin Stitching On The First Heart
Here I began stitching on the red yarn for the first heart.
Step Three: Keep Stichting The Heart
Here I continued stitching the second row of the heart.
Step Four: Stitching The Fourth Row
Here I am beginning to cross stitch on the fourth row of the heart. Look at the picture to see how many stitches I am placing on each row, and keep in mind hearts can be modified anyway you like when cross stitching.
Step Five: Begin The Fifth Row
Here I have started stitching the fifth row of the heart.
Step Six: Begin Stitching The Sixth Row
In this picture I am stitching the sixth row of the heart.
Step Seven: Begin Stitching The Seventh Row
In this step I have begun to cross stitch on the seventh row of the heart.
Step Eight: Begin Stitching The Eight Row
Here I have begun to stitch the eighth row, which has one less stitch on each side than the previous row. I decrease the stitches towards the bottom of the heart in order to form its accurate shape.
Step Nine: Begin Stitching The Tenth Row
The tenth row is when I decrease the stitching on each side once again. Look at the picture to see what I am doing here.
Step Ten: Begin Stitching The Eleventh Row
Here I am beginning to stitch on the eleventh row.
Step Eleven: Finish Stitching The Twelfth Row
Here I have finished stitching the twelfth row, and I decrease the stitches on each of the rows as I get towards the bottom.
Step Twelve: Begin Stitching On The Fourteenth Row
I am almost finished cross stitching the heart with the fourteenth row.
Step Thirteen: Stitch On The Fourteenth Row
The fourteenth row has three stitches, and it is the next to last row.
Step Fourteen: Stitch On The Fifteenth And Final Row
Here I have stitched on the fifteenth and final row.
Step Fifteen: Repeat The Steps Above
Here I repeating the steps above as I stitched on the second heart.
Step Sixteen: Begin Stitching On The Third Heart
Here I have begun to stitch on the third on final heart.
Step Seventeen: Begin Stitching On The White Background
Here I am beginning to stitch on the white background for the hearts.
Step Eighteen: Continuing Stitching On the White Background
Here I continue cross stitching down the length of my bookmark.
The Completed Bookmark
This video shows what the completed cross stitched heart bookmark looks like.