Monday, February 20, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1920s Star Spangled Crochet Tablecloth

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Vintage 1920s Star Spangled Crochet Tablecloth


A clever needlewoman will quickly crochet this elegant tablecloth in shades
of cream, gold & silver…A perfect decorative touch!

SIZE:   
Approx 56” x 56”

Materials: 
American Thread Co Puritan Star Spangled Crochet Cotton, Art 40:  42 Balls Gold & Silver Spangle
OR
Puritan Crochet Cotton, Art 40: 17 Balls White, Cream or Ecru
#7 Steel Crochet Hook

GAUGE: 
Each motif measures approx 1 ½” x 1 ½”. 
1,369 motifs, 37” x 37

MOTIF:
Ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 1, sc in ring, * ch 3, sc in same sp, rep from * 6 times, ch 3, join in 1st sc.

2nd Rnd:  Sl st into next lp, * ch 5, sc in next lp, rep from * 6 times, ch 2, dc in sl st (this brings thread in position for next rnd).

3rd Rnd:  Ch 3, sc over dc, * ch 9, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next lp, ch 5, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next lp, rep from * twice, ch 9, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next lp, ch 5, join in dc, cut thread.

Work 2nd motif joining it to 1st motif in last rnd as follows:  ch 3, sc over dc, * ch 4, join to center st of any ch 9 lp of 1st motif, ch 4, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next lp of 2nd motif, ch 2, join to center st of next ch 5 lp of 1st motif, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next lp of 2nd motif, ch 4, join to center st of next ch 9 lp of 1st motif, ch 4, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next lp of 2nd motif, finish motif same as 1st motif.

Join 3rd motif to 2nd motif & 4th motif to 1st & 3rd motifs in same manner.

Work 1,365 more motifs, & joining in same manner.

Edging:
Attach thread in any corner lp, 3 sc in same sp, ch 3, 3 sc in same sp, * ch 5, sl st in 3rd st from hk for picot, ch 2, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in next lp, ch 5, sl st in 3rd st from hk for picot, ch 2, 2 sc, lp before joining, ch 3, 2 sc in lp after joining, rep from * across side to joining before next corner, ch 5, sl st in 3rd st from hk for picot, ch 2, 2 sc in ch 3, 2 sc in next lp, ch 5, sl st in 3rd st from hk for picot, ch 2, 3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc in corner lp, rep from 1st * all around ending to correspond, join, cut thread.


Enjoy!

HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:

*                                   repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                               alternate
Approx                        approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                              between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                           back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                            back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                   ch-1 space
ch-sp                           chain space
Cl                                cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                         complete
Cont                            continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                        double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                       double treble/triple crochet
fl                                  front loop(s)
Foll                              follow/follows/following
Fp                                front post
Fpdc                            front post double crochet
Fpsc                            front post single crochet
Fptr                             front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                             half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                              inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                            loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt             pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc                 popcorn stitch
Pm                             place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                       single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch                  turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                     treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc              triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                           yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over
Yoh                             yarn over hook