Priscilla Filet Crochet

Book No. 112

Coats & Clark's

1959

J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A. 104: Size 30 - 2 balls of White; and Size 20 - 6 balls of No. 61 Ecru; or

CLARK'S BIG BALL MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B. 34: Size 30 - 2 balls of White; and Size 20 - 4 balls of No. 61 Ecru; or

CLARK'S BIG BALL MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B. 345: Size 30 - 1 ball of White; and Size 20 - 3 balls of Ecru.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 9 and No. 10.

Centerpiece measures 26 1/2 inches in diameter.

With Ecru and No. 9 hook, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring. Join to top of ch-3 (24 dc, counting ch-3 as 1 dc).

2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in joining, 2 dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc) 7 times; ch 2. Join as before (8 bls and 8 sps).

3rd rnd: Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 3, 2 dc in sp, dc in next dc (starting bl over sp made); (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc-sp over bl made; 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc-bl over sp made) 7 times; ch 2, sl st in top of ch-3 to form last sp.

4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc (starting bl over bl made); (3 dc in next sp, dc in next dc-inc bl over sp made; dc in next 3 dc-bl over bl made) 7 times; inc bl over last sp. Join (56 dc). Break off and fasten.

Change to No. 10 hook.

5th rnd: Attach White in joining, sc in same place, * ch 3, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, h dc in first sc to complete last loop (56 loops).

6th rnd: Sc in loop just formed, * ch 3, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending as on 5th rnd.

Next 6 rnds: Repeat 6th rnd. Break off and fasten at end of last rnd.

13th rnd: Attach Ecru in loop just formed, ch 3, dc in same loop, 3 dc in next loop and in each loop around, dc in first loop. Join (168 dc).

14th rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc (starting inc bl over bl made); * (ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 11 times; 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc (inc bl over bl made). Repeat from * around, ending with 11 sps.

Change to No. 9 hook.

15th rnd: Make 1 bl, (ch 2, dc in next dc-sp over sp made) 11 times; (make 1 bl, 11 sps) 6 times.

16th rnd: (Make 1 bl, 5 sps) 14 times.

17th rnd: Make 2 bls, (3 sps, 3 bls) 13 times; 3 sps, 2 dc in last sp, sl st in top of ch-3 to form last bl.

18th rnd: Make 3 bls, (1 sp, 5 bls) 13 times; 1 sp and 2 bls.

19th rnd: Make 3 bls, (1 inc bl, 5 bls) 13 times; 1 inc bl and 2 bls -  266 dc.

20th rnd: * Make 1 bl, 1 sp, (1 inc bl, 1 sp) twice; (1 bl, 1 sp) twice; (1 inc bl, 1 sp) twice. Repeat from * around.

21st rnd: Ch 5, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc (starting sp over bl made); make 1 bl, 1 sp around, joining last bl to 3rd ch of ch-5.

22nd rnd: Make 1 bl, 1 sp around.

23rd rnd: Make 1 bl, 1 inc bl around - 343 dc.

24th rnd: Make 4 bls (1 sp, 7 bls) 13 times; 1 sp and 3 bls.

25th rnd: Make 3 bls, (3 sps, 5 bls) 13 times; 3 sps and 2 bls.

26th rnd: Make 2 bls, (5 sps, 3 bls) 13 times; 5 sps and 1 bl.

27th rnd: Make 1 bl, ch 2, dc in same place as last dc was made (inc sp made); (make 7 sps, 1 inc sp, 1 bl, 1 inc sp) 13 times; 6 sps, ch 2, dc in joining of previous rnd, ch 2. Join to form last inc sp.

28th and 29th rnds: (Make 1 bl, 19 sps) 7 times.

30th rnd: Make bls around -  420 dc. Break off and fasten.

Change to No. 10 hook.

31st rnd: Attach White in joining, sc in joining, * (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc) 7 times; ch 3, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending as on 5th rnd - 224 loops.

Next 13 rnds: Repeat 6th rnd. Break off and fasten at end of last rnd.

45th rnd: Attach Ecru in the 7th loop following the last loop formed on previous rnd, ch 3, 3 dc in same loop and in next 7 loops, * 4 dc in next loop, 3 dc in each of the next 7 loops. Repeat from * around. Join - 700 dc.

46th rnd: * Make 1 inc bl, (ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 9 times; ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

47th rnd: (Make 1 bl, 19 sps) 14 times.

48th rnd: (Make 1 bl, 9 sps) 28 times.

49th rnd: Make 2 bls, (7 sps, 3 bls) 27 times; 7 sps and 1 bl.

50th rnd: Make 3 bls, (5 sps, 5 bls) 27 times; 5 sps and 2 bls.

51st rnd: Make 4 bls, (3 sps, 7 bls) 27 times; 3 sps and 3 bls.

52nd rnd: Make 5 bls, (1 sp, 9 bls) 27 times; 1 sp and 4 bls.

53rd rnd: Make 5 bls, (1 inc bl, 9 bls) 27 times; 1 inc bl and 4 bls.

54th rnd: Make (1 bl, 1 sp) twice; * (1 inc bl, 1 sp) twice; (1 bl, 1 sp) 4 times; (1 inc bl, 1 sp) twice; (1 bl, 1 sp) 3 times. Repeat from * around.

Next 4 rnds: Repeat 21st and 22nd rnds alternately twice - 154 bls and 154 sps.

59th rnd: Make (1 bl, 1 inc bl) twice; * for ease in increasing and to keep position of pattern, place a marker in last st made; make 5 bls, 1 inc bl, 3 bls, 1 inc bl, 5 bls, 1 inc bl, (1 bl, 1 inc bl) 3 times. There should be 72 dc following marker. Repeat from * around. Remove markers.

60th rnd: Make 6 bls, (1 sp, 11 bls) 27 times; 1 sp and 5 bls.

6Ist rnd: Make 5 bls, (3 sps, 9 bls) 27 times; 3 sps and 4 bls.

Change to No. 9 hook.

62nd rnd:  Make 4 bls, (5 sps, 7 bls) 27 times; 5 sps and 3 bls.

63rd rnd: Make 3 bls, (7 sps, 5 bls) 27 times; 7 sps and 2 bls.

64th rnd: Make 2 bls, (9 sps, 3 bls) 27 times; 9 sps and 1 bl.

65th rnd: (Make 1 bl, 11 sps) 28 times.

Next 2 rnds: (Make 1 bl, 23 sps) 14 times.

68th rnd: Make bls around. Break off and fasten.

Change to No. 10 hook.

69th rnd: Attach White in joining, sc in joining, * ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending as on 5th rnd.

Last 7 rnds: Repeat 6th rnd. Break off and fasten at end of last rnd. Starch lightly and press.

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