Festival Fancy Mat & Napkin Edging

The Pick of Pineapples

Clark's O.N.T. Pineapples

Book No. 287

1952

MATERIALS: CLARK'S O.N.T. MERCERIZED BEDSPREAD COTTON, Art. B.504:

2 balls of No. 76 Robinette* ; or

J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64:

2 balls of No. 76 Robinette*.

Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.

A piece of ecru linen, 12 1/2 inches square *.

Luncheon Mat measures 18 inches in diameter;

Napkin measures 12 1/2 inches square.

*or Christmasy colors

LUNCHEON MAT

Starting at center, ch 12. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 4, 41 tr in ring. Join.

2nd rnd: Ch 5, * skip 1 tr, dc in next tr, ch 2. Repeat from * around, Join.

3rd rnd: Sl st in first sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in top of ch-3, draw dropped loop through (pc st made), * ch 5, 5 dc in next sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc, draw dropped loop through (another pc st made). Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in top of first pc st.

4th rnd: * Ch 6, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, dc in dc.

5th rnd: * Ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in dc.

6th rnd: * Ch 7, sc in next loop, 11 tr in next loop, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st in tr.

7th rnd: Sl st to center of next loop, sc in same loop, * ch 7, sc in next tr, (ch 2, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr) 5 times; ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. ending with ch 3, tr in first sc.

8th rnd: Ch 7, sc in next loop, * ch 7, (pc st in next loop, ch 2) 4 times; pc st in next loop, (ch 7, sc in next loop) twice. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in tr.

9th to 12th rnds incl: Work as for last rnd, having 1 pc st less on each pineapple and 1 loop more between pineapples on each rnd (1 pc st and 7 loops on 12th rnd).

13th, 14th and 15th rnds: * Ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in tr.

16th rnd: * 11 tr in next loop, (sc in next loop, ch 7) 5 times; sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in tr.

17th rnd: * Ch 7, (sc in next tr, ch 2) 5 times: sc in next tr, (ch 7, sc in next loop) twice; 11 tr in next loop, sc in next loop, ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

18th rnd: Ch 7, sc in next loop, * (ch 7, skip 2 loops, sc in next loop) twice: ch 7, sc in next loop, ch 7, sc in next tr, (ch 2, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr) 5 times; (ch 7, sc in next loop) twice. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

19th rnd: (Ch 7, sc in next loop) 5 times; * ch 7, (pc st in next loop, ch 2) 4 times; pc st in next loop, (ch 7, sc in next loop) 6 times. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

20th to 23rd rnds incl: Work as for last rnd, having 1 pc st less on each pineapple and 1 loop more between pineapples on each rnd (1 pc st and 11 loops on 23rd rnd).

24th, 25th and 26th rnds: * Ch 7. sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

27th rnd: Work as for last rnd, increasing 3 loops evenly around--to inc 1 loop, make sc, ch 7 and sc in same loop. Join (80 loops on rnd).

28th rnd: * 11 tr in next loop, sc in next loop, (ch 7. sc in next loop) twice. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

29th rnd: * Ch 3, (sc in next tr, ch 2) 5 times: sc in next tr, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 7, sl st in tr.

30th rnd: Sl st in next loop. sc in same loop, * (ch 2, pc st in next loop) 5 times; ch 2, sc in next loop, in next loop make (2 sc, ch 2) 3 times and 2 sc; sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

NAPKIN

Make a narrow hem all around linen. Attach thread to any corner, 2 sc in same place, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 2 sc in same place as last 2 sc were made, sc closely around, making 8 sc to 1 inch and making a picot after every 4th sc. Work other corners as before, Join and break off.

Starch lightly and press.

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