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Vintage 1920s Diagonal Block Crochet Bedspread
A clever needlewoman will quickly crochet this elegant bedspread…
A perfect decorator touch!
Single spread approx 66" x 99" without fringe;
double spread approx 88" x 99"
Lily Antique Bedspread Cotton, Art # 59, 700 yd Skeins: Single Bed 13 Skeins; Double Bed 16 Skeins
#10 Steel Crochet Hook
Each Block meas approx 11" square.
For single spread make 6 x 9 blocks; for double spread make 8 x 9 blocks.
1ST RND: Ch 8 (to count as dc & ch-5), dc in 1st ch, (ch 5, dc in same ch 1 twice, ch 5, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-8.
2ND RND: Ch 3, * 5 dc in next sp; in next dc make dc, ch 5 & dc. Rep from * around, ending 5 dc in last sp, dc in joining, ch 2, dc in top of ch-3.
3RD RND: Ch 5, turn, * dc in each of 7 dc, ch 2: in 3rd ch of ch-5 make dc, ch 5 & dc; ch 2. Rep from * around, ending dc in last 7 dc, ch 2, dc in joining, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of ch-5.
4TH RND: Ch 3, turn, (2 dc in next sp. dc in next dc) twice, * ch 5, sk next 5 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc; in corner sp make 3 dc, ch 5 & 3 dc; dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc. Rep from * around, ending 3 dc in last corner, ch 2, dc in top of ch-3.
5TH RND: Ch 5, turn, * dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2; in 3rd ch of corner ch-5 make dc, ch 5 & dc; ch 2. Rep from * around ending same as rnd 3.
6TH RND: Ch 3, turn. (2 dc in next sp, do in next dc) twice, * ch 5, sk next 5 dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc; in corner sp make 3 dc, ch 5 & 3 dc ; dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc. Rep from * around, ending same as rnd 4.
7TH RND: Ch 5, turn, * dc in next 7 dc; ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in next dc (lacet made), make lacets across ch-5 sps, ending dc in 1st dc of 7-dc group; dc in next 6 dc, ch 2; in 3rd ch of corner make dc, ch 5 & dc, ch 2. Rep from * around, ending same as rnd 3.
8TH RND: Ch 3, turn, (2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc) twice, * ch 5, sk next 5 dc, dc in next dc; ch 5, dc in next dc (bar made over lacet), make bars across lacets, ending dc in 1st dc of 7-dc group, ch 5, sk 5 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc; in corner sp make 3 dc, ch 5 & 3 dc; dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc. Rep from * around, ending same as rnd 4.
9TH THRU 21ST RNDS: Rep rnds 7 & 8 alternately, ending with rnd 7.
Cut thread & fasten.
On last rnd, work to 1st corner of block; in corner make dc, ch 5, sl st in corner of finished block, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5 just made, ch 2, dc in corner of block being made, ch 2; dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in corresponding dc on finished block, ch 2, sl st in dc just completed (joined dc).
Work across lacets, joining dcs, & complete next corner to correspond (22 joinings on side). Complete block.
Join other blocks in same manner on adjacent sides.
Cut 12" length by wrapping thread around 6" piece of cardboard & cutting at one edge.
Double 4 strands tog holding ends even & pull center of strands thru ch-3 sp at edge of spread with crochet hk, draw cut ends thru lp thus formed & pull tight.
Make fringe in each ch-3 sp around edge on both sides & across bottom of spread.
Trim ends even.
* 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
Bl back loop(s)
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
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
Dtr/Dtrc double treble/triple crochet
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble/triple crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
O over (yarn over)
P picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc popcorn stitch
Pm place marker
PSSO pass slip stitch over
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sl st slip stitch
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc triple treble/triple crochet
Ws wrong side
YB yarn back
YF yarn forward
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook