Queen Anne's Lace

Home Decoration Book 76

The Spool Cotton Company

1936

MATERIALS: Clarks O.N.T. or J & P Coats Mercerized Crochet, size 20, 221 large motifs and 192 fill-in-motifs are required for a tablecloth of about 60 x 80 inches (13 x 17 large motifs)

Each motif requires 25 yds. of thread. Fill-in-motif requires about 5 yds. Allow for extra thread for edging.  53 balls of Clark's O.N.T. or 44 balls of J & P Coats.

Milward's steel crochet hook No. 8 

Cluster - Make tr in each st indicated always holding back last loop of each tr on hook, then thread over and take off all remaining loops. A tight ch st should then be made to fasten cluster.

FIRST LARGE MOTIF: Ch 6, join with sl st.

1st Rnd: Ch 6, * tr in ring, ch 2,. Repeat from * unti 7 sps are made, join to 4th st of ch-6 (8sps).

2nd Rnd: Ch 4, 4 tr in 1st sp, * ch 2, 5 tr in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-2 to 4th st of ch-4. (8 tr groups)

3rd Rnd: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, tr in next 4 tr, * tr in 1st ch of ch-2, ch 3, tr in next ch of same ch-2, tr in next 5 tr. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-3 to 4th st of ch-4; sl st in 1st tr of group.

4th Rnd: Ch 4; make tr in next 4 tr, working off together as for a cluster; * ch 4, 5 tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, skip 1st tr of next group; make tr in next 5 tr, working off togeter as for a cluster. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-4 to tip of first cluster.

5th Rnd: Ch 8, * skip 1st 3 ch of ch-4, tr in next ch, tr in next 5 tr, tr in 1st ch of next ch-4, ch 4, tr in tip of cluster, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join to 4th st of ch-8.

6th Rnd: * Ch 12, skip 1st tr of next group, tr in next 5 tr, working off together as for a cluster; ch 12, sc in the single tr between groups. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-12 to base of first ch-12 (16 loops). Break off.

SECOND LARGE MOTIF: Work 1st 5 rnds as for 1st motif.

6th RND: Ch 12, skip 1st tr of next group; tr in next 5 tr, working off together as for a cluster; ch 6, sl st in 1st ch-12 loop on 1st motif (always keep right side of work on top), ch 6, sc in next single tr on 2nd motif, ch 6, sl st in next ch-12 loop on 1st motif, ch 6, make a cluster back on 2nd motif. Complete this rnd as for 1st motif (no more joinings). Break off.

Make 11 more motifs joining each motif to previous one as second one was joined to first, leaving 6 ch-12 loops free on each side of joinings on each motif, thus making a strip of 13 motifs.  Make a 2nd strip of 13 motifs joining to first strip as follows:

First motif of 2nd strip - Work as for 2nd motif of 1st strip and join, as before, to first motif along side of first strip, leaving 2 ch-12 loops free on 1st motif (counting from joining of 1st 2 motifs).  2nd motif, work as before to 5th rnd incl. and join to the 2 adjacent motifs as follows - 6th rnd:  Work as for 6th rnd of previous motif, but join to the 3rd and 4th ch-12 loops (counting from joining) of 2nd motif on first strip, then work 2 ch -12 loops back on same motif, then join 3rd and 4th ch-12 loops of 1st motif of 2nd strip.  Complete rnd as before, but with no more joinings.  Break off. (Note. 2 ch-12 loops are left free on each motif to be joined later to fill-in-motif).  Work next 11 motifs of this strip thus joining each motif to adjacent 2 motifs.  Work 15 more strips, joining as before.

FILL IN MOTIF

1st Rnd: Ch 8, tr in 8th ch from hook, ch 4, tr in same place, ch 4, tr in same place, ch 4, join to 4th ch of ch-8 (4 sps).

2nd Rnd: Ch 4, 6 tr in 1st sp, * ch 5,  7 tr in next sp, repeat from * around, joining last ch 5 to 4th st of ch-4; sl st in 1st tr.

3rd Rnd: Ch 4; make tr in next 4 tr, working off together as for a cluster; ch 5, join to 1st ch-12 loop of a large motif (as large motifs were joined), * ch 5, sc in next ch-5 loop back on fill in motif, ch 5, join to 2nd ch-12 loop of same large motif, ch 5, work a 5-tr cluster back on fill in motif, ch 5, join to 1st ch-12 loop of next large motif. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.  Work and join the remainder of fill-in-motifs in the same way. 

EDGING: Attach thread to joining point between any 2 large motifs, * 7 sc in 1st loop of next motif; in each remaining loop of same motif make sc, half dc, 5 dc, 4 tr, 5 dc, half dc, sc; 7 sc in last loop. Repeat from * all around.

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