Cathedral Window Tablecloth

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Star Treasure Book No. 126

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AMERICAN THREAD The Famous "PURITAN" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON

Article 40

37 balls White, Cream or Ecru

Steel Crochet Hook No. 8

Each motif measures about 5 inches

180 motifs 12 x 15 are required for cloth measuring about 61 x 76 inches

Ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 3, and work 19 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch.

2nd ROW: Ch 7, skip 1 d c, d c in next d c, * ch 4, skip 1 d c, d c in next d c, repeat from * 7 times, ch 4, sl st in 3rd st of ch.

3rd ROW: Ch 1, s c in same space, * 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in next mesh, s c in next d c, repeat from * all around.

4th ROW: Ch 1, s c in same space, * 7 d c (shell) in next ch 3 loop, skip 2 s c, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around ending with 7 d c in last ch 3 loop, join in 1st s c.

5th ROW: Sl st to center st of shell, * ch 7, sl st in center st of next shell, repeat from * all around.

6th ROW: Ch 5, d c in 2nd st of ch 7 loop, * ch 2, skip 1 st, d c in next st, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch (40 meshes).

7th ROW: Sl st into 1st mesh, ch 5, 2 tr c cluster st in same space (2 tr c cluster st: 2 tr c in same place keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time), * ch 5, skip 1 mesh, s c in next mesh, ch 5, 2 tr c cluster st in same mesh, repeat from * all around ending with ch 5, skip 1 mesh, join (20 cluster sts).

8th ROW: Sl st to top of 1st cluster st, * ch 7, sl st in top of next cluster st, repeat from * all around.

9th ROW: Ch 4, skip 1 st of ch, d c in next st, * ch 1, skip 1 st d c in next st, repeat from all around, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch (80 meshes).

10th ROW: Ch 3 (counts as 1 d c), 1 d c in each of the next 10 meshes and in each of the 10 d c, ** ch 5, skip 2 meshes, s c in next d c, * ch 4, skip 2 meshes, s c in next d c, repeat from * twice, ch 5, skip 2 meshes, 1 d c in each of the next 11 d c and in each of the 10 meshes, repeat from ** twice, ch 5, skip 2 meshes, s c in next d c, * ch 4, skip 2 meshes, s c in next d c, repeat from * twice, ch 5, join.

11th ROW: Ch 1, s c in same space, 1 s c in each of the next 20 d c, 2 s c over next loop, * ch 6, 5 d c popcorn st in next loop (popcorn st: 5 d c in same space, drop loop from hook, insert in 1st d c, pick up loop and pull through), ch 3, popcorn st in next loop, ch 3, popcorn st in next loop, ch 6, 2 s c over next loop, 1 s c in each of the next 21 d c, 2 s c over next loop, repeat from * twice ending with ch 6, popcorn st in next loop, ch 3, popcorn st in next loop, ch 3, popcorn st in next loop, ch 6, 2 s c over next loop, do not join.

12th ROW: 1 s c in each of the next 23 s c, * 2 s c over next loop, ch 7, popcorn st in next loop, ch 3, popcorn st in next loop, ch 7, 2 s c over next loop, 1 s c in each of the next 25 s c, repeat from * twice, 2 s c over next loop, ch 7, popcorn st in next loop, ch 3, popcorn st in next loop, ch 7, 2 s c over next loop, 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c.

13th ROW: 1 s c in each of the next 25 s c, * 2 s c over next loop, ch 8, popcorn st in next loop, ch 8, 2 s c over next loop, 1 s c in each of the next 29 s c, repeat from * twice, 2 s c over next loop, ch 8, popcorn st in next loop, ch 8, 2 s c over next loop, 1 s c in each of next 4 s c.

14th ROW: 1 s c in each of the next 27 s c, * 2 s c over next loop, ch 7, d c in top of next popcorn st, ch 3, d c in same space, ch 7, 2 s c over next loop, 1 s c in each of the next 33 s c, repeat from * twice, 2 s c over next loop, ch 7, d c in top of next popcorn st, ch 3, d c in same space, ch 7, 2 s c over next loop, 1 s c in each of the next 6 s c. sl st in next s c, cut thread. Sew motifs tog through top of s c.

JOINING MOTIF: Ch 4, join to form a ring ch 1, 8 s c in ring, join.

2nd ROW: Ch 4, join to corner of 1 large motif, ch 4, skip 1 s c of joining motif, s c in next s c, * ch 4, join to corner of next large motif, ch 4, skip 1 s c of joining motif, s c in next st, repeat from * twice, join, cut thread.

EDGE: join thread in corner loop of corner motif, ch 5, d c in same space, * ch 2, skip 1 st, d c in next st, repeat from * across motif to next corner of same motif, ch 2, 2 d c with ch 2 bet in corner loop, 2 d c with ch 2 between in corner loop of next motif, repeat from 1st * all around always working 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in corner loop at each of the corner motifs, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.

2nd ROW: Sl st into corner mesh, ch 5, 2 tr c cluster st in same space, * ch 5, skip 1 mesh, sl st in next mesh, ch 5, 2 tr c cluster st in same space, repeat from * all around, ch 5, join, cut thread.

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